不知过了多久，突然 Doug 站了起来，往咖啡室通往书店大厅的门口走来，燕的心差一点跳出来， 因为咖啡室的门正对着燕坐的方向，有一秒钟燕以为 Doug 看见了她，慌张中燕机械地一把抓住书架上的一本杂志，挡在自己的脸前，心跳的声音自己都可以清晰地听见。过了好一会儿，却什么都没有发生。燕放低杂志，看到 Doug 又坐回到他原先的座位上。燕轻轻地呼出一口长气，还没想好下一步究竟如何，顺手翻开手中的杂志，翻开之页是一首英文的诗篇。 燕毫无知觉地浏览着，第一遍，一个字都没进脑里去，正想丢下，一行字吸引住了燕的目光 “ People come into your life for a reason ”。第二遍读完，燕有种被电击的感觉，那首诗是这么写的：
Sometimes people come into your life
you know right away that they were meant to be there,
to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson,
or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to be.
You never know who these people may be
but when you lock eyes with them,
you know at that very moment,
They will affect your life in some profound way.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a life time,
When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.
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 even at an inconvenient time,
the person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they change; 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 for you to move on.
Then people come into your life for a REASON
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of love, 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 your life,
Put what you have learned to use in all other relationships of your life.
Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance or by means of “just happened”.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness,
and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, whatever they may be,
life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless.
Life is an unceasing process of change.
If you did something wrongfully, hurt your loved ones, knowing that we are all sinful,
You have learned what’s valuable to your life and what you should treasure,
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust
and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart.
If someone loves you, express your appreciation,
Try to love them back unconditionally,
not only because they love you, but because in a way,
they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.
Make every day count, you’ll live in peace.
The Bible says: "To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted..."
God's grace is as a healing hand.
As does the sweet scent of the poppy linger in the air,
the warm memories and love for those we have lost
will remain always safe in our hearts.
就在燕似被电击头脑一边空白的当口， Doug 步出了书店，走入了黑暗中的停车场。
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