It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, April 04, 2016

Chapter 4, Page 4, Book 16

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.


April 4th - companions on the journey

How do you recognize a companion? Well, think about your friends. After spending time together, you begin to share mannerisms and phrases. You are marked by similar experiences, and you share each other’s ups and downs, griefs and joys. Companionship is not so much about what you do as it is about who you become. It’s about how your common experiences change you.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. 

Henry David Thoreau

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When someone is in your life for a Reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed or just felt. They have come to assist you through a hard time, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. Then, suddenly, the person disappears from your life. Your need has been met; their work is done.

Some people come into your life for a Season , because your turn has come to share or grow or give back. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They give you great joy. Believe it; it is real. But only for a season.

Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lesson.  They are the things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all your other relationships.

Think about the people in your life over the years. Whether they were there for a reason, a season or a lifetime, accept them and treasure them for however long they were meant to be part of your life.

And when they are gone, be thankful for the gifts you received from them when they were here, for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

I received this message in an e-mail many years a go but the thoughts are still so true.  There are life lessons that can change your life.  

Real friends are God’s blessings!  They are a special gift.  Be a friend.


betty said...

That is so true how people come into our lives for a season of time and they are there for a particular reason. Sometimes they can be hard to deal with, but knowing there is a purpose for our relationship with them can help perhaps with how our attitude is towards them.


jack69 said...

I had a companion once, a very intelligent successful man. When we talked he ws able to make me feel like I was the center of his world. I knew different, but our conversations were NEVER about his successes (unless I forced them) It was all about his friends and what THEY had accomplished. I have never been able to evoke the same feelings, I miss THAT friend. He was amazing. My friends are my wealth.


Friends are priceless. I like your observation, "When someone is in your life for a Reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed or just felt."

Buttercup said...

I've been so blessed. I've had a number of friends since childhood and happily, we do keep in touch. Some were just for a season, and very grateful for them, too.