It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chapter 11, Page 10, Book 15

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 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 will continue to travel on the train of life.
Author Unknown

November 10th - on track

Love should create peace within. Not chaos between the heart, mind and soul.
 Author Unknown

People can be like trains, making unscheduled stops along the way, but inevitably always arriving at our proper destination. They make scheduled and unscheduled stops along the way and move at their different speeds. Some trains can travel for hours and are mindful of only a single destination; other trains meander from busy stop to busy stop. The route and purpose of any train may change as the years go by. 

Our lives stretch out in front and behind us like train tracks, and we are the train, its passengers, and the engineer. The way you choose to live your life and the goals you are working toward are the route and destinations you have chosen.   Changing your route can sometimes give you a chance to get on the right track.  You may even discover that the something new you’ve been waiting for is just around the bend. 

Keeping myself on track is a full time job here at my house.  I really don’t need to keep track of what others are doing or thinking.  It’s not that I don’t care, I certainly do care, but not to the point where drama in others lives takes up more time than my own life.  There are those that do that and interfere where they are not wanted or needed.  That only makes matters worse for all concerned.

A sign at a railroad crossing read, The average time for the train to pass this crossing is 14 seconds, whether your car is on the track or not.

Life happens. Stuff happens. Trains cross the intersections! 


betty said...

That was a good analogy with life being like a train. And trains can derail, like lives can too; good to know they get put back on the track and we can too if we hit a rough spot in life.


jack69 said...

I like the analogy. But I love your last statement!!! GOOD summation!
We are now in Orlando, shingles and all!

Rick Watson said...