Compiled By: La Donna Chase
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents and we thought they would always travel by our side. However, at some station along the way our parents will step down from the train, leaving us alone on this journey of life. As time goes by, other people will board the train and many will be significant in our lives such as siblings, friends, children, even the love of our life. Many will step off the train and leave a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we won’t even realize they have vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes and farewells. Success on this journey consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.
The mystery for everyone is this: we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. That means we must live in the very best way we know how; being loving, forgiving and offering the best of who we are to others on our “train.” It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty, we will leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life. May your journey on the train of life be a joyful one; may you reap success and give lots of love to your fellow travelers and may you daily thank God for this incredible, exciting, breathtaking journey! Author Unknown
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