Friday, November 12, 2010

The many seasons of Life

imagesCA030K10We have all heard these words before: Some people are meant to come into your life for a lifetime, some for only a season and you have to know which is which. I will write this post and be done with the issue, but this needed to be said.

( These words below were written by a teenage boy, you don’t have to be older to have the knowledge to have a healthy life.)

“I put everybody that comes into my life in the category of a tree. Some people are like leaves on a tree. When the wind blows, they’re over there… wind blows that way and they over here… they’re unstable. When the seasons change they wither and die, they’re gone. That’s alright. Most people are like that, they’re not there to do anything but take from the tree and give shade every now and then. That’s all they can do. That’s all they were put on this earth to be. A leaf.

Some people are like a branch on that tree. You have to be careful with those branches too, ‘cause they’ll fool you. They’ll make you think they’re a good friend and they’re real strong but the minute you step out there on them, they’ll break and leave you high and dry.

But if you find two or three people in your life that’s like the roots at the bottom of that tree you are blessed. Those are the kind of people that aren’t going anywhere. They aren’t worried about being seen, nobody has to know that they know you, they don’t have to know what they’re doing for you but if those roots weren’t there, that tree couldn’t live.

A tree could have a hundred million branches but it only takes a few roots down at the bottom to make sure that tree gets everything it needs. When you get some roots, hold on to them but the rest of it… just let it go. Let folks go.”

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And this was added by his Mom…..

“There are people who come in and out of your life and it hurts to go through the process, but the truth of it is you have to let it go. There are more people you will meet, some who will only turn out to be leaves and branches, but always remember to cherish those who are your roots. These are the people who truly know you through and through; it could be a family member, a grade school friend, even a high school sweetheart, but if you can count on one hand the number of friends who are like “roots” then take comfort in the fact that you are truly blessed in life.”

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I have had some major leaves drop from my tree recently, but what really matters are the roots and they are still strong and healthy and deep, deep into the soil! I get it……in ways some people never will. Because someone “loves” you does not give them the right to abuse you emotionally, over and over again. It is harmful right down to your soul. So watch the leaf fall to the ground, then look up and see that magnificent tree in all of its glory and know there will be another spring and new lovely green leaves!

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Have a wonderful day everybody!

Thank you for the wonderful comments about my Dad…..



14 comments:

Pixie said...

I just started following your blog and along comes this wonderful post. So inspirational and so true!

Holly Moore said...

Touching Sandy and so true. It's really hard to let go sometimes, but better in the end not to chase leaves huh? Hugs! Have a wonderful weekend.

Meri Wiley said...

I hope you had a good day yesterday....I found some incredible stuff, but you were missed. Take care missy, and call if you need anything.

Hugs and love,
Meri

JunqueMagnet said...

Such an important and difficult lesson to learn.I continue to learn it and must now attempt to pass that knowledge on to my children.How sad when kindergarten students already tell each other, "you're not my friend.You can't sit here."Or fifth graders who talk to you one day but not the next.It does not change.Silly goings on in the neighborhood which keep you from really getting to know anyone because you have been "labeled."Ah well.I tell the kids (and desperately try to remember when my own heart is breaking)that if you can find one true, deep and good friend in your life than you have been very lucky indeed.The true friends are forever and it does not matter how far away they are because they truly do stay in you heart.I have indeed been lucky enough to have a couple of friends like that.I hope the same for my kids and for you!

Home and Heart said...

Sandy, what a lovely and strengthening post! I know what it is like to have an emotional and verbal abuser. It feels SO good to take back your life. Bless your heart during all you go through!

Creative Breathing said...

Always in my thoughts, a lovely post. Your tribute to your Dad had me in tears. The letters, what treasures! Elizabeth

NanE said...

This post really touched me Sandy! No matter how old we get, it still hurts when someone we think is a friend, proves to be otherwise. And then there are few, very special friends, that no matter how much distance or time separates you, the next time you see them it's as if you were never apart. Thank you for sharing this, have a great weekend, Nan

Jill said...

Such a great analogy, and a very important life lesson. Just bless them, and let go...
Hugs,
Jill

Andy's Attic said...

All so true. Love this post. I would add another kind of leaf/branch....the ones that you have to remove from the tree yourself. The ones who you realize are not really the good fit you thought they were or they cause your tree to shudder. These need to be weeded out as soon as possible so as not to damage the tree.
Annette

Jenny said...

Awwww, girl. You keep looking up. The sun is gonna shine on you again soon!

Cherry Chick said...

Sandy....still tears....I thought he "was" my roots. Maybe only a branch after all.
Hugs...Vicki

Shanda said...

Such a beautiful way to put that and something to think about and remember. So simple yet so true.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Sandy!

Wonderful story, thanks so much for sharing. So true too!

Debbie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Sandy,
I loved these last two Posts, Sandy! Lots to learn from both of them.
Your dad was a very good man, it's easy to tell!
xo,
Mary Lou

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