(Our thanks to Gordon Roberts for this meaningful blog.)

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 your life.

Many will step down
and leave a permanent vacuum.

Others will go so unnoticed
that we don’t realize
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.

I wish you a joyful journey on the train of life.
Reap success and give lots of love.
More importantly, thank God for the journey.

I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon,
but I thank you
for being one of the passengers on my train.

Have a wonderfully happy, successful and healthy
New Year!


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5 responses to “THE TRAIN OF LIFE

  1. Thanks for letting me ride with you all those years ago. It is a ride of lessons learned and experiences I use and think about everyday.
    Happy New Year to you too.

  2. Judy Hart

    This is a very touching message and made me shed a tear. You are definitely an important passenger on my train and truly a blessing. Thank you for all of the beautiful memories, lessons learned and just being you. Happy New Year to you and Gabrielle and may this coming New Year bring you everything your heart desires. Much love!

  3. Ellen

    You’re the best! Love this and love you!

  4. gordon

    Thank you for the notoriety, but I picked this up somewhere along the train ride. You and Gabrielle have a wonderful New Year and happy, healthy, fun filled 2018. I am now in Austin, so if you get that direction please get in touch.

  5. Art Schwartz

    WOW, I’m touched by all the warm comments. I hope the train
    keeps on track a long time

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