Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Life Is Like a Train Journey


A very beautiful and thought provoking message.



Life is like a journey on a train...with its stations...with changes of routes...and with accidents!

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 our life.


Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize that 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 for the coming year 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!

16 comments:

  1. Wow Paula!!! Very powerful. Very beautiful. Very true.

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    1. Yes it is...that is a wonderful perspective on life, isn't it?

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  2. Also, moving forward in the direction the train is going, I believe is important on our journey. This was, as always, a beautiful and thought provoking post. I have said it before, I am glad to have met you on the blogs.

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    1. I am happy to have met you as well Inger! A friend emailed this to me and I just had to share

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  3. Thank you for this analogy. I could picture faces with every sentence I read. Beautiful.

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    1. I did too, Lisa! I thought about posting pictures of my family with each of these but didn't

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  4. Very thought provoking. I enjoyed this!

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    1. I wanted to share it with all my friends here

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  5. I liked this; so true too!

    betty

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  6. When I began to wake this morning, immediately the old mind started ticking off obligations ... and rehearsing roles - none of which seemed the slightest bit inviting. Then today 3 blog friends mentioned the loss of a family member or friend. I'm pretty sure when these folks first woke and began rehearsing their own daily obligations, they never stopped to consider that their own journeys were nearing a close.
    This story is so moving; I'm sure it's touched lots of hearts. Thank you for sharing it!

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  7. What a wonderful and thoughtful post.

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    1. I am just passing it along. It is wonderful though, isn't it

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  8. I love this analogy. Thank you for brightening my day! <3

    Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
    Caring for My Veteran
    Be Positive in Life and Writing

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