A Lesson

We encounter many different people over the course of our lifetime, and each person serves a purpose.

Most of the people we meet come into our lives to teach us a lesson.

Something we are meant to learn, and then move on from.

This is true of our friends, mentors, and lovers.

Only a select few people are able to stand beside us through a lifetime of lessons.

So much of this is because the path that we are on, the lessons we are meant to learn, and the pace in which we learn them are all unique to each individual and not everyone will be able to accompany you on your journey for a lifetime.

Each of us has a path that we are meant to walk, the path that feels right to us.

Each of these paths – if we are following the one laid for us – isn’t always going to be the one that is well trodden.

Meaning, the people around us will come and go – leaving us with a jewel, a remnant of the relationship, that we are meant to carry with us.

It is often easier to accept this when it comes to our friendships. It is easy to realize that there are friendships that we simply outgrow.

Harder to understand when this comes to our romances.

When a romance ends people often have a harder time wrapping their heads around the why of it.

How many times have you tried to hold onto a relationship far beyond the expiration date?

The reasons are endless.

First, it’s scary to move on and second, relationships provide an amazing amount of comfort even if you’ve outgrown the fit.

It’s simple, really.

They were only meant to be a lesson, a guide to walk with you for a time.

People who are only meant to teach you a lesson, are not meant for a lifetime.

Those lifetime relationships have a different feel to them, friend.

Look around you. I am sure you already have these kind of people in your life.

Think about how these people feel to be around; how they inspire you to grow and expand, how they feel like home, and how you feel like more of yourself in their company.

They encourage you to continually shed the old and are ready and able to embrace every new version of you along the way.

Why would you settle for anything less in your romances?

Don’t turn the lesson into a lifetime.

Always,

Your Trusted Friend ❤️

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