A few nights ago I was cleaning out an old file box in preparation for yet another move and I came across something I had received from a friend many years ago. I could not tell you who that friend was, but whoever it was they sent me this interesting message and I must have thought it was special because I have been carrying it around for about 15 years now. I could see right away that I had printed it from my old “Hotmail” account (I am getting old!). But as I read the words and reflected upon losing two friends, one to cancer and another due to a tragic accident, during a single month of 2018 (and it’s only March right now), along with losing touch with a few other friends (for no particular reason), I just had to stop and appreciate LIFE, if even for a second.
And so today, I thought I would share that message with you, so that you could take a moment…perhaps 60 seconds, or 5 minutes, by yourself to just read the message and reflect. No noise. Just you, your thoughts and your breath………..
“When someone is in your life for a REASON…It is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.”
I know it’s not easy. I have been trying to reach out to an old friend, who I considered one of my closest for the past 8 months, and he won’t return my message…I kept killing myself over why he won’t connect with me, but I now realize after having the above message come into my life again that it is OKAY. There is nothing I can do. I have extended my hand only to come up empty, and there are plenty of others who need me.
I hope you had a great day today, and I hope tomorrow brings you many blessings. Remember, 90% of any situation is how you decide to think about it — so think POSITIVE.