Reason, Season or Lifetime

seasonsIt’s a sad time when you realize you’ve lost a friend or two…they are there but just not as close as they used to be. I guess they make space for the new ones, it’s part of the seasons…

Reason, Season or Lifetime.

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 difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; They may seem like a Godsend, and they are.

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 will die. Sometimes they will walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realise is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

Some people come into our lives for a SEASON, They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh, 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. It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.

-Author Unknown-

To Santa, from painting Elf

elfHello Santa

I received a letter from one of our blogging peeps (for that big 2012 project) I read her wish list over and over again. This is what she says in her letter:

My Xmas wish list

I am your typical girly girl, love all things beautiful and bright. Christmas period is my favorite time of the year, the glitter, the bling and the glam of this period is the best. I love beautiful smelling things (potpourri, bath stuff and the like), cute little frames, costume jewelry

Seeing that we have a budget of R100, I went out looking for as much as possible within that amount to make this lady happy this year.

I hope I’ve done a good enough job with the shopping. Are you happy?

Anyway I have sent it to her with one of the reindeers; this parcel is going to Pretoria.

Best wishes from your helper

Painting Elf

PS – just checking, did you get my letter?

Dear Santa

There’s a Christmas genie out there called Stiletto Mum full of good cheer; she has decided to create a Secret Santa project for bloggers!! Thank you for your initiative Charlotte. I’m sure this is going to be great fun. We the secret Santa’s don’t know each other but a plan has been put in place to find the perfect gift for your Secret Santa Friend. This is how-it-works: secret-santa

Here is my letter to Santa ….

Dear Santa
I’ve been a very good girl this year. Actually maybe you should define the word ‘good’. I’m not sure anymore, there were some days when I might have been a bit impatient and maybe I went a bit overboard and….oh maybe I should just start this letter with ‘Let me explain’
Anyway I have a secret friend somewhere in the blog world that is going to reward me this year, for being good. So if you can help her find something from my wish list that would be really nice.
  • I don’t wear any jewelry
  • I paint so anything arty is always good see my gallery  
  • I like Body Shop creams and things (cocoa butter, coconut, vanilla scents)
  • I like hearts (home decorations, carved ones etc)
  • Nice smelling goodies like soaps, bubble baths and salts in any scent except lavender. I especially like lemon grass
  • Summer scarves 🙂
  • Wind chimes, butterflies & dragon flies
  • Chocolate! Brown or dark chocolate, not white. Cadbury’s and Lindt none of that other stuff
  • Magazines (Country Life & SA Artist) and books (Francine Rivers & Spud – I’ve read all of them, they are hilarious
Santa will you please get the little elves to deliver my secret Santa gift this December?
Much love, Paula
PS: May I ask for one more thing? I’d like a new blogger friend, that’s the point of this isn’t it? To make new friends…and the real meaning of Santa and Christmas. Here’s to friendships everywhere ♥