Some people come into your life for a season, and some come for a lifetime. Never mix seasonal people with life-long expectations.
…and it is not blood, proximity, or desire that creates the difference between the seasonal people and the lifers…. it is simple behavior.
I have a dear friend who is struggling with this seasonal v. lifer conundrum right now. One of her ‘forever friends’ has taken a leave of absence from her life… and making it even worse for my pal, is that her friend flew away on wings of judgment.
I think as human beings we sometimes forget what false loft judgment puts beneath us. When we hold our judgment ‘over’ someone else, we are looking down upon them from a self-imposed vantage point. What we often cannot see is that our vantage point on someone else’s life, can reach no further than the tip of our very own nose. … Why is this? Because that is where OUR life ends and THEIRS begins.
Judgment of another is one of the most expedient ways to turn a lifelong relationship into a seasonal one… Remember this before taking flight on wings of judgment. Those wings always catch the winds of pride and take us up to a height that makes a soft landing impossible.