Friday, September 7, 2007

Friends: Reason, Season, Lifetime

Dear Me,

To be honest, I've never been such a good friend. I have close friends but I cannot fully entrust my whole life to them. Sometimes, I get envious of other girls who after so many decades are still intact as a group of chummies.

I never had one of those. My circle of friends are varied and I only have a handful whom I can willingly and comfortably spend long hours with. Those handful are nowhere near me since a number of them have migrated outside the country or have been too busy with their lives (as I am) to even have time to reconnect. But once in a blue moon, we keep tabs with each other and those who are available, we spend some time out by having dinners together or engage in a chit-chat over a cup of joe. Truthfully, I cherish those moments. *senti mode*

Anyway, to those friends and buddies of mine (you know who you are), I dedicate this poem (which I had come across many times) to all of you. Forgive me for being such a thoughtless friend. I pray that we will see each other again and I dare say, better be ready for I will catch up with your lives. *winks*

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
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.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
things you must build upon in order 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 other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.


  1. True friends are very hard to find.
    You do not need so many of them. Just a few good ones :)

  2. [AL] - yes, you are right. It's just that the few, good ones left are too far away or too busy at the moment.. I kinda miss them, though.

  3. TAYO: ivy, jawee, kerwin, L.A. and jon --> LIFETIME tayo sa isa't isa! kahit busy sa kani-kaniyang buhay... :)

  4. [jon] - sure we are and thanks.. =) hope we'll all hook up soon. miss ko na kyo. =)


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