I have found that there is no such thing as coincidence as an old friend of mine, who I haven’t seen for at least 10, has suddenly reappeared.
Guilt was the first emotion to hit me, how could I have let the lack of contact go on for so long, this was quickly replaced by happiness as we started to catch up on the missing year then moving on to talk freely about life in general, as we always did.
Distance has been one of the main barriers for not meeting up and it is easy to blame that however with emails, mobile phones, texting, skype and so on, communication has never been easier.
We all know that time flies, but that again is an easy excuse to use.
I sat in a pub last evening having a meal with another friend and I mentioned to him about catching up with an old mate, he then told me that the very next day he was driving to Hull to meet someone he hadn’t seen in 40 years!
Below is a poem called Reason, Season, Lifetime, Allyson has tried to find out who wrote it, but with no success, it is poignant reminder that friends are important, from them we can and have learned so much.
Reason, Season, Lifetime
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 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 will teach you lifetime lessons – 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 relationships.
Think about the people in your life 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 a 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.
Maybe it is time to make that call to someone who was special to you in the past, even just to say hello.
Don’t leave it to long.