*****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. Then people come into your life for a SEASON, b ecause 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.***** *****When i was a child,I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a WOMAN I put away childish things.***** ~1 Corinthians 13: 11~ *****Just because no one has been fortunate enough to realize what a gold mine you are, Doesn't mean you shine any less. Just because no one has been smart enough to figure out that you can't be topped, Doesn't stop you from being the best. Just because no one has come along to share your life, Doesn't mean that day isn't coming. Just because no one has made this race worthwhile, Doesn't give you permission to stop running. Just. because no one has realized how much of an awesome woman you are, Doesn't mean they can affect your femininity. Just because no one has shown up who can love you on your level, Doesn't mean you have to sink to theirs. Just because you deserve the very best there is, Doesn't mean that life is always fair. Just because God is still preparing your king, Doesn't mean that you're not already a Queen. Just because your situation doesn't seem to be progressing right now, Doesn't mean you need to change a thing. When a boy left for college, his father gave him some advice: ... You can date a girl from every sorority but make sure an OES is your wife. You can kiss an AKA and SGRHO, go eat with the ZETA's and DELTA's too but when its time to marry a woman, find an OES who's right for you. We know that you'll enjoy your years and give them all a spin but never buy a ring unless OES in on her pin. During your years of college you'll go from one girl to another, but take advice from your wise ol' dad and bring an OES home to your mother. Created by George Walker, Stone City #54, Bloomington, IN ep shining, keep running, Keep hoping, and keep praying, Keep being exactly what you are already. What makes you an Eastern Star, O Sister of mine? It isn't the mottoes, nor is it the sign, It isn't the jewel which hangs on your breast, It isn't the white suit in which you are dressed, It isn't the passes, nor the labyrinth, nor grip, Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip, Nor yet the possession of that mystic word, On five points of fellowship duly conferred. Though these are essential, desirable, fine, They don't make an Eastern Star, O Sister of mine. That you to your sworn obligation are true- 'Tis, that, Sister of mine, makes an Eastern Star of you. Secure in your heart you must safeguard your trust, With chapter and with Sister be honest and just, Assist the deserving who cry in their need, Be chaste in thought, in your word and deed, Support her who falters, with hope banish fear, And whisper advice in an erring one's ear. Then will the Great Lights on your path brightly shine, And you'll be an Eastern Star, O Sister of mine. Your use of life's hours by the scroll you must try, The gavel to vices with courage apply; Your walk must be upright, as shown by the baton, Through the labyrinth, to bourn whence travelers come; The book of your faith be the rule and the guide, The compass your passions shut safely inside; The light which the Architect placed in your care Must pass the strict test of His to prove lovely and fair, And then you will meet with approval divine, And you'll be an Eastern Star, O Sister of mine. Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.