The journey of life is like a train ride, complete with joy, fantasy, expectations, sorrow, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. The stations change route, sometimes by accident, sometimes by destiny.
In birth, we board the train with our parents; we believe they will always travel at our side. Our parents eventually will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone.
With time, other people will board the train. They will be significant i.e., our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life. Many will step down, leaving a permanent vacuum. Others will go so unnoticed that we don’t realize that they vacated their seats!
Success consists of having good relationships with all the passengers, requiring that we give the best of ourselves! The mystery is that 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. 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 to Eternity.
I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life. Give lots of love and reap success of a full giving life. More importantly, thank God for the journey!