JOURNEY OF OUR LIFE
Life is like a journey on a train …
with its stations …
with changes of routes …
and with accidents!
At birth we board the train and meet 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. 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, good-byes, and farewells.
Success consists of having a good relationship with all of the 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 continue to travel on the train of life.
Thank you for being one of the passengers on my train.”
My mom sent this to me and my sister the other day via email, and I fell in love with the analogy. What a beautiful way to look at life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!