Lately I have been taking it easy, and given it was a long weekend, that came with the territory. Chilling out not only gave me time to relax and replenish my system, but I did ponder a little about life via Pinterest, (as you do), and came across this lovely and truthful quote:
“If life can remove someone you never dreamt of losing, it can replace them with someone you never dreamt of having” Anon
Well, first I’d like to say no one can be replaced… but I definitely get what the writer was saying. Very dear people come into our lives and they go, (and sadly) …. often at the most unexpected and inconvenient moments. Sometimes through tragedies, or disagreements, but other times they just go AWOL without any explanation whatsoever. I’d like to focus more on the latter. I think when you reach a certain age and/or maturity level in life, you learn to just appreciate the good times and hang on to the great memories, so when friends decide to leave your life – it’s not as stressful an event as it used to be. It’s so much better to look at those situations in a positive light even though it is hard (as human beings) to accept the fact that people that you may have thought were your “ride or die” would one day just act like strangers.
That being said, I have found that this is one of those areas in my life where I continue to see God’s faithfulness and goodness. When that happens, He usually brings new people into my life without much energy spent on my part. After all, He knows what’s best for us and has our best interests at heart, always. So be encouraged if you are in a space that you feel is void of friendships or love. Just let go of all the negative emotions that come with the territory, hang on to the great times you had and embrace life and all the joy it has to offer… before you know it, you’ll meet people who will be exactly what you need during this very season. And hopefully, they will be around for life. Make every moment count because they could just be for this season…
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