Reason Or Season?

‘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.

10 replies

  1. Beautiful writing. I believe that everybody we meet is there for a reason, a lesson for me or a lesson for that person. Never be sad when it is time to move on to the next experience or lesson, give thanks.

  2. Rightly said
    Class A words as ever and on point
    And if the people who stick around are family, you get the added bonus of mutually hating each other and not feeling guilty about it, whilst simultaneously loving them
    Family, the A-holes you hate to love and love to hate!!

    (Sorry about use of curse words for the easily offended, hope you never meet my family!)

  3. So true, and this applies to both friendships and romantic relationships. I think the phrase is also “reason, season or a lifetime”- so basically people either come in to your life to teach you a lesson, stick around for a bit then leave, or to stay forever.

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