Life is like a journey on a train…
with its stations…with changes of routes…and with derailments and accidents!
We board this train when we are born, and our parents are the ones who buy our tickets.
We believe they will always travel on this train with us. Some parents simply purchase the ticket but don’t board with us, while other parents get off the train at stations further along, leaving us alone on this journey.
As time goes by, other passengers will board the train, many of whom will be our significant others: siblings, friends, children, and even the love of our life.
Many will get off during the journey and leave a permanent vacuum in our lives.
Many will go so unnoticed that we won’t even know when they vacated their seats and got off the train!
This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, good-byes, and farewells.
There are two people you will never forget throughout your journey on this train: the person that caused you the most pain and the person that loved you at every stop along the way.
A good journey is helping, loving, and having a good relationship with all co passengers…and making sure that we give our best to make their journey more comfortable.
The mystery of this fabulous journey is: We do not know at which station we ourselves are going to get off.
So, we must live in God’s light– adjust, forget, forgive and offer the best of ourselves.
And endeavor to give in, even if we are right. Remain humble, even if you are very rich and powerful. Learn to be content, even if you are not rich monetarily. Make time for people you care about. Just like I am doing for you.
It is important because when the time comes for us to leave our seat…we should leave behind hope, strength, and beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.
Thank you for being important passengers on my train…don’t know when you or I will get to our station…but I would be remiss if I didn’t say: Thank you for being part of me on this journey. We shall all fulfill our days.
We shall all have a pleasant journey if we hold on tight to God!