Monday, July 07, 2014

The Train of Life

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.

As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant, i.e., our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Reap success and give lots of love. More importantly, thank God for the journey. Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.

8 comments:

linda said...

good post this morning. I am happy to be your friend on this train of life. have a good day!

Lady Di Tn said...

This is beautiful. I too am glad yawl are on my train. I hope your weekend weather was as Wonderful as ours. Now summer is scheduled to return this afternoon. Peace

Wanda said...

I'll be on your train any day. Hope you and Abe are doing well. We are finally feeling MOVED IN.

Jackie said...

Love you, my friend....

Abraham Lincoln said...

We all love you.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...
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Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

This is quite an interesting way to describe how we pass through life with family members.
Hope you are managing okay. I just read you lost your Mom very suddenly and tragically.

Linda Gage said...

Read for the first time "Train Ride", which was shared on Facebook as an "author unknown" writing. It's lovely and I'd like to pass it along, with credit to the original author. Are YOU the original author, or do you know who that was, please? Thank you for your time!
Linda Gage