Adding Color to Your Life . . .

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset skey."  Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Oh the times in our lives.... they are so full of memories. Some of those push faster to the front because they left a stronger impression. Could be happy impression or a sad impression, depending of course of your life and your remembrances. People come in and out of our lives and each of them bring color to those memories and our lives. Some come for a reason. Some come for a season, but others come for a lifetime.  

“Reasons" people can vary and the length of a person's stay in your life depends on why God has woven them into your days. They are usually there to help you through a need either inside or outside of you. There will be a reason for them to be there, and when they have served that need, they will depart from you suddenly and the relationship will end. What we have to realize is your need has been met and their work is done.

The “Season” people come into your life because it is your time to grow, share, laugh and live life fully. From them you may find real peace, or maybe even the laughter missing from your life. You might actually learn to do something new. These folks bring a tremendous amount of joy to you, but it is only for a season.

The “Life Timers” are next. Each of our lifetime relationships teach us lessons.  From these lessons we can build our lives up enriching our solid emotional foundation. We have to have open hearts and minds to accept these Life Timers and use the things they teach us in our other relationships.

"Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face." Job 13:15