‘Did I meet you for a reason or for a season?’, like J. Cole, I find myself wondering what indeed the answer to that question is…
There’s an old saying, something along the lines of: those who you expect to be a part of your story are sometimes only supposed to be a chapter. But how exactly can you differentiate between the ‘story-like’ ride-or-die people and the ‘chapter-like’ temporary people? To put it plainly and simply: you can’t.
You never truly realize which category a person belongs to until…well…they leave. And you don’t always see it coming (or you do, but for whatever inexplicable reason at the time it was more fun to ignore all of those red flags and pretend that everything was hunky-dory, fear not we’ve all been there!). That’s life; you win some you lose some. But hey, it doesn’t always have to be a lamentable situation.
It’s up to you whether you choose to interpret somebody’s exit from your life as a good thing or a bad thing. Is it truly the end of the world, or could it actually be a blessing in disguise?
At the end of the day, not everybody is meant to stay: fact. So even if you did only know them for a season, believe that it was for a reason and consider it a lesson learnt.
Now, turn that frown upside down; don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened; every cloud has a silver lining? Okay, okay I’ll stop! 😛
Last but not least, remember to appreciate the people who’ve stuck around through thick and thin, those are the good’uns and they come few and far between, believe that.