You may have heard of the tree analogy (each limb of a tree represents a type of person)… I am going to give my own version of this analogy with personal touches.
Leaves: Leaves for me are those who come into your life and stay for a season. One cannot depend on them because your connection with them is weak. They are not “unnecessary” people, but they are temporary. Leaves, like most friendships, in the beginning are beautiful and exciting, but they only give temporary support and relief. They are never permanent as once the wind blows, they are gone.
Looking back at the mere years I lived, I think of all the leaves I have encountered and how many of them I have lost. I do not resent or regret supporting or having been supported by these temporary friendships, as each one of them allowed me to grow…
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