When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. 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 wrong doing 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 or out 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 it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may 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; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person or people involved; 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.
As I do each end of December and beginning of January, it is time to clean up my blog and who I follow and sadly, that means no longer following some of you because we came into each others lives for either a reason or a season and that time has passed.
I have been following over 100 blogs and sadly, that means I haven't had the time to sit with a cup of coffee and really share your stories and that makes me frown because I have followed you for so long, but lives change, our needs changes, our priorities change and I can no longer follow so many blogs.
I do not take this matter lightly, but here are some of my reasons for no longer following blogs:
1- Perhaps I followed only because it was required to participate in a giveaway (Remind me not to make that a requirement).
2- Perhaps your blog is now one big advertisement for sponsors and all it does is try to push products. What had once been a blog I enjoyed to read to me became a giant bill board so I stepped away.
3- Perhaps you haven't blogged in over a year which tells me you probably won't be back.
4- Perhaps we are now friends on Facebook or Pinterest
5- Perhaps you notified your readers you would no longer blog
There are so many blogs out there and this year with the Oso Landslide, my time has been taken up with my charity causes and I sadly have missed so much of your lives that I had to decide who to follow and who to stop following.
I have enjoyed my Saturday mornings with my coffee reading up on your projects and families, I have met some lifetime friends through this blog and hope to meet more. However life ebbs and flows and things must change like the tides.
I want this blog to go back to being about quilting, about fun and family and I want to continue to encourage those blogs I follow because you are all such an inspiration to me.
Merry Christmas and May 2015 bring us peace and joy!