A teacher is a candle who spends their whole life giving light to all of their students.
I never knew there was a World Teacher Day until I saw it on my calendar, so here I am. Because as a retired Spanish teacher, and a blogger who uses – SHINE ON – to end her posts, well, it was only fitting for me to write today.
Perhaps though I’ll go in a bit of a different direction. Because I think that the world is our classroom and all of her inhabitants are our teachers. Each relationship we have teaches us something else. We learn much from the people in our lives. That poem about reason, season or lifetime seems fitting at this juncture. We are blessed to learn something from each relationship we are in. I found this poem by Brian A. Chalker which I think explains it very well. Read on…
Reason, Season and a Lifetime
People always come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
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, or to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually. They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are. They are there for a 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 just 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. And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, the season eventually ends.
LIFETIME, relationships teach you a lifetime of 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/people (anyway), and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. Thank you for being part of my life…..
My heartfelt gratitude to all of you with whom I have been in contact, had a relationship, and learned from as my teachers. You have shaped my life in amazing ways and I am truly grateful for all of you.
Beautifully said Yvonne, this world is indeed a classroom, as are those people called teachers. Be they in a classroom or this worlds people we meet every day. Mind you, I do look back to those classroom teachers and realize what they must put up with on a day to day basis. That is courage personified 🤣
And that poem is indeed an incredibly beautiful portrayal to this life’s understanding. It touches something truly inside so we can relate so well to it. I have it on my About page but found it attributed to another so I don’t know which way to go now. Regardless it is a gift to the world with the love that is within it.
And thank you kind lady, you too have shared your heart on my journey in such a lovely way. May our reason or season be a lifetime 😀❤️🙏🏽
My apologies Yvonne, I did have the poem up there but forgot I’d changed my mind and taken it down. I have another lovely one called ‘Our Deepest Fear’ there instead by Marianne Williamson and it is from her book, ‘A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles’). I must be losing it 🤣 Anyway, this poem is indeed a very beautiful share, it touches us truly. Thank you 😀❤️🙏🏽
I will have to check out the new poem! Thanks for letting me know! 🙏💖🤗
That is amazing that you have it on your about page! Great minds think alike Mark!! Hugs! 💝
So true!Nice one Yvonne.
Thanks Anne! Good to see you! 🙂