When we learn the lesson, we say thank you and move on.
When the season changes, we say thank you and move on...or...
We spend a life time giving and receiving gratitude.
It's important to know the difference between people who are intended to teach us lessons, or see us through a season, rather than spend a life time with. Sometimes we - meaning me - confuse the teachers or seasonal companions as life time people. It's in trusting our gut when it says 'hey, you've learned all the lessons you can from this person'...or 'hey, the season is over, you don't need this crutch anymore'. Listening to what my Soul needs versus what my body or material needs may be.
Even though it can be difficult to tell the teachers goodbye, when the lessons are learned the purpose is served and it's time to say gratefully and graciously say goodbye. Knowing that the lessons have prepared me to be a better woman for the lifetime people.
When the season is over and it's time for a change, like cleaning out the closet, no matter how long the task is avoided, eventually it has to be done. When the fit no longer works, when the comfort is no longer there, it's time to say goodbye. You wouldn't wear a wool sweater on a 90 degree day...it's important to know what is appropriate for the season and act accordingly.
When my soul is too wounded for deep emotional connections, people come into my life to attend to the physical and material leaving me space to heal my soul. There's no demand for me to give anything of my soul, my heart, or my emotions. But when that season of healing has ended and my soul is ready for meaningful connections, the season for light and breezy is over. It's time to cuddle up, get close and get deep.
The lesson people, the ones here to teach me something, can last a day, a week, six months. Six months...six months of lessons learned. Maybe six months is a season and a reason...lessons learned, healing created, gratitude given.
The season is changing, the reason is clear. Thank you...thank you...thank you. It's time to head for deeper waters. Deeper waters where the surface waves don't have such an impact. Deeper waters where a myriad of life sources are waiting to be discovered.
If you're afraid of the water, I'd recommend not getting in. My waters run deep.