Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Spiritual Awareness – Life Lessons – Meeting People for Reasons and Seasons by D.G. Kaye

I’m back at Sally Cronin’s Smorgasbord Blog Magazine with my Spiritual Awareness column. In this edition, I’m talking about why people come into our lives for both, short stints, and some for a lifetime.


Explore the spiritual side of our natures as D.G. Kaye shares her experiences and research into this element of our lives.

You can find part twelve of the series: Learning to Trust Your #Intuition




The People We Meet in our Lives – Life Lessons – Reasons and Seasons

Welcome back to my Spiritual Awareness series 2023. I’m recently back from beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. And I’m kicking off the spring talking about why some people we meet in our lives stay for a short time, while others may stay a lifetime – reasons and seasons.

Do you ever stop and take inventory on life and the relationships we have and have had with others? We remember a person who was significant at one point in our life, and magically became insignificant or disappeared, without a breakup or bad blood, they just disappeared from our circle? Something may remind us about someone who once played a part in our life, even for a short time, and have us wondering whatever happened to that person? Sometimes we sporadically think of that person and remember when they were in our lives, having us analyze the relationship as we go into hindsight and see why they were there, their significance in our life at the time. I like to refer to these short-term relationships as seasonal relationships for reasons. Season, representing the amount of time their purpose was put into our lives, and the blessings they leave behind because often, they came into our lives to teach us lessons or lead us into new directions.



The people who come into our lives for brief stints appear for reasons. Not everybody we meet in life is meant to be a permanent part of our lives, and the universe tends to send us people when we need to learn something.

The universe has a way of knowing what we need in our lives at different times. There’s a popular phrase – What we focus on, we attract.

Have you ever woken up and something annoying happens, and it sticks with us and ruins our whole day? For example: you get out of bed and stub your toe, you’re making coffee and you drop and break a cup, then you curse and say to yourself, “I can see what this day is going to be all about.” Then your day continues to be aggravating? It’s like saying, “Oh, what else can go wrong?” Don’t ask! It’s like you’re daring the universe to show you other unpleasant things that can happen, because you invited it in.

The universe is all knowing. It’s like it has ears and eyes. So better to think positive and say something more on the lines of, “Well, that sucked, and glad it’s out of the way, now I can get on with my day and make it a better one.” Focusing our attention on something we wish for, can eventually have us meet people who may be steppingstones to people who may further introduce us to avenues or even people that we are focusing our attentions on, or simply to guide us to where we need to move next.

Yes, that is the power of positive thinking and intentions. Focusing our intentions on what we want, not what we don’t want. This is all part of the Law of Attraction, and it’s a thing. And the same thing happens to us when we meet people in our lives, they either become friends, lovers, acquaintances, or merely someone in passing, because we have something to learn from them in a multitude of ways. Ultimately, it’s for a life lesson, be it simple or big. That person may just be passing through our lives, but leaves something behind for us. A lesson. There’s always a reason. Therefore, that person may not have fit into our life for long-term, but they served a purpose in our life by entering it. It could be for one of a million different things, anything from something we learn from them, to someone else we meet through them, or for something we may have to teach – them.



We don’t meet people by accident, rather we encounter those who are meant to cross our paths. We may not realize it initially, but some people we befriend are only meant to come into our lives for a specific amount of time before they fade out of our lives or are evicted from our lives. Some relationships weren’t meant to exist for a lifetime, but merely for a designated amount of time to teach us something. Everything in life is pre-destined so the time limits spent with these messengers who come into our lives depends on the needs we’ve met or require of them.

Even the people we’ve met who we don’t desire to have in our lives have something to teach us. Please continue reading at Sally’s blog.


Stay tuned next week for more Mexican Tales.


21 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Spiritual Awareness – Life Lessons – Meeting People for Reasons and Seasons by D.G. Kaye

  1. This is a great post, Debby! It took me a while to learn this lesson and to let go of the hurt of lost friendships/relationships, but once this lesson stuck, I was able to release them with peace and kindness, understanding that their part in my journey was over. Thanks for sharing these wise words.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂


  2. You are correct about meeting people for a reason and that sometimes it only for a short while and others for ever I believe in that although sometimes I have wished it was for longer 🙂


  3. I completely agree. I have been heartbroken over a failed relationship and then realized this was a person whose influence I did not need or want. In fact, it would have been detrimental for me at the time. I just didn’t realize this myself. Hindsight is often when I understand the universe was working in my favor all along but I needed more time to come to this conclusion myself. I can be slow. Great wisdom and insight Debby. Hugs, C


  4. Great post Debby…. And you know me with intuition… I totally believe in following your gut.. and each person good or bad, have shaped us into who we are today… Sending LOVE my friend.. Really enjoyed reading.. ❤


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