Monday, 4 October 2010

Reason, Season or Lifetime?

This post is dedicated to all of my wonderful friends, especially those who drop into Ridgeway Cottage, but in particular it is for Lisa, the pyjama day fairy. She has already been there for a reason and more than a season, so maybe she'll be a lifetime friend.

 Yesterday afternoon Mark and Charlie had boys' time and went to the zoo to see the tigers. Josie and I stayed at home for our girls' time and made peg dollies as a 'thank you' present for Lisa. On Saturday she left a pyjama day basket outside our front door. It is one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. I loved it. It made me cry and made me smile and made my day.

The dolly on the right is Lucky Lisa which was designed and made by Josie. On the left is Lisa Lovelikins made by me, although I think it almost impossible to tell. I believe Josie continued making dolls in her bedroom after bed time as she came down for pegs and scissors, but as they are not finished, I will have to wait to see who she has made.

 Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
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 wrongdoing 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 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 now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They 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;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
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.

— Unknown


  1. Dear Susie and Josie, I absolutly love my dolls . I dont know what to say but thankyou ! Im so glad you enjoyed your pajama day basket . You always think of everyone else and shown much thought and generosity to me and others . I am truly emotional after reading your blog and will always be your friend for life ! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. ! haven't made peg dolls for ages! Just out of interest, what was in the pyjama day basket? It sounds lovely!

  3. My pyjama day basket contain the following:
    A DVD with three films to watch with the children
    A puzzle book
    Hot chocolate
    Beautiful relaxing music
    An angel candle
    Chocolate chip cookies
    A card with the kindest words

    It was lovely, infact it was so lovely I might copy the idea and blog about it.


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