Life is a journey

This is a sentence on Facebook. It was quoted by a friend of mine, whose husband, Tom, W6NLK, had passed away last year. It is a beautiful idea described in simple words, which compares our life to a train ride. Comparison of life to travel is profound. The older I get, the more I feel this is true. While working in the garden in the daytime, without anyone around me, I sometimes find myself conversing to my parents in my mind. Or should I say I am asking myself what my parents would do if they had been with me? It reminds me of the fact our life is still a journey. Everything will go away. No need to adhere anything on the earth. Just behave as this sentence says. May my life be like what the author writes here.   


John McDonald
THE TRAIN: At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. 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. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, 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 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 all a joyful journey.

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