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

Author Unknown

Friday, November 08, 2019

Chapter 11, Page 8, Book 19

At the end of the day give up your worries and give thanks for the journey

Ben Vereen

November 8th - In the end...

Every ending is a new beginning.

Marianne Williamson

One day ends and another begins and the journey goes on and on, still I am thankful for each day.  None of us knows when the end will come so we need to appreciate and enjoy each day.

The Train of Life
by Author Unknown

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 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.  Other will go so unnoticed that we do not realized 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 wilth all the passengersrequiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to every one is:  We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down.  Se we must live in the best wayLove, forgive. and offer the best of who we are.

It is important to do this because when the times 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 without us.

Along my journey I have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for. 

R.M. Taylor


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm thankful for the journey!


gratitude is a precious commodity. " I have learned that the more thankful I am, the more I have to be thankful for. "

jack69 said...

WEll, that was a VERY GOOD analogy. I have never thought of it that way but it is as good an explanation of life as I have read. Good stuff we like it.
That is so true, we just do not know what station we will step off the train, but the journey is good. I have truly enjoyed the majority of this trip. Love it.
Sherry & jack

betty said...

That is a great analogy with the train comparing it to life. So true in its own way too. I've stopped at so many different stations in my journey. Some have been good ones, some I have wanted to leave but have had an unexpected layover. All have been interesting and learning adventures. I am sure I am going to remember this as I am out and about and see trains or train tracks.


Jenny Woolf said...

That is a good post, it applies all through life. Leave good memories.

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Terry - the more grateful we are - the more grateful things we have to be thankful for!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

That's a lovely analogy. Thank you. Right now, I'm hanging onto my husband with both hands, because I'm not ready for him to get off the train yet. (I don't think I ever will be. For more than fifty years, I've been praying that I be the first one to go...)

Mevely317 said...

Maybe, because I love passenger trains, this analogy resonates so much. I wish every man, woman and child could read this!