A Reason, A Season, and A Lifetime

An unknown poet once wrote that people come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

This poet suggested that once we figure out which one it is, we will know what to do for each person.

While I agree that the length of time each person spends in our lives is undetermined and variable, I don’t know that they should be treated differently according to the length of their stay.

My viewpoint is further complicated by the idea that I don’t subscribe to the notion of everything unfolding according to the plans of…