My mother always complained when I posted a poem or a photograph instead of a regular blog entry. She admonished me each time I took what she referred to as writing shortcuts so I usually avoided re-posting or simply taking a poem. One twist that was deemed acceptable to both her and Daddy was if I included some of my own photography to jazz up the text I wanted to share that day. Then others complained that I had too much photography on the blog. It was a case of damned if  you do, damned if you don’t. Then I realized that my photography had indeed outgrown the blog and needed its own platform, so the FrogDiva photography website was born. At the rate I’m going, I might have to set up a separate site for the creative writing…

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In Gratitude Of The Morning – © Theresa Herzog 

Tomorrow being the First Sunday of Advent, I am reviving my Christmas series, something I enjoy recycling year in and year out. So with sincere apologies to my parents for reposting something I received several years ago…

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

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.

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.

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I have been blessed with people who entered my life for a reason, season, or a lifetime.

I learned from the reasons;

I made the most of the seasons;

and I treasure those who are my lifetime pillars.

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