You might think you know what love is when you stand facing your future spouse and say "I do", but that's not when you really know love.
Real and true love comes with the years, from the laughter, the tears, the joys, the heartaches and the knowledge that you could never have made it through it all, without that person by your side.
(Well, you might have made it through without them, but you wouldn't want to.)
That's when you really know what love is all about. You find out over time, that love is not what you thought it was, it is so much more.
KJ @ KJ-isms
A REASON, A SEASON OR A LIFETIME.... People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each 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.
Author Unknown ...
(but beautifully stated)
My daughter* and her family just lost their family dog of 13 years. The heartbreak is real, whether it is a beloved pet or family member, or friend. Tears show how much love was shared between you and your missing loved one. Don't be sad or bothered by the tears, be happy for all the time and love you had together. KJ @ KJ-isms (*Shared with permission)
We all look at situations with our own set of biases. But rarely do we try to look at any situation from the other persons point of view. We are so convinced that we are right and they must be wrong. WRONG! KJ
For the most part, it doesn't really matter what the truth is. What matters most is what you believe the truth to be. And that can, at times, be the furthest from the truth. KJ
The biggest regrets in life won’t be what you imagine they would be. It won't be not getting the job you wanted, that awesome car or girl/boy of your dreams. And it won't be what you thought you could accomplish, but didn't. The biggest regrets will be when you remember a time that you were unkind to another human being. A time when you could have chosen a kind gesture or response, but didn't. And yes, I remember times that I was unkind and will regret those times.... always. And the worst part is that one can never take them back or make them right. One can only change how they handle new situations that will come. A choice to make someone happy and glad that they met you, instead of sad. KJ