We have been given this day to use as
we will. We can waste it or use it for good. What we do today is
important because we are exchanging a day of our life
for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place
is something that we have left behind. So let it be something good.
Let's learn from the following article shared by an unknown
There was a very interesting
book that compared life to a train ride or a series of train
rides. Life is like a train ride. We get on. We ride.
We get off. We get back on and ride some more. There are
accidents and there are delays. At certain stops there are
surprises. Some of these will translate into great moments of
joy; some will result in profound sorrow.
When we are born and we first board the
train, we meet people whom we think will be with us for the
entire journey. These people are our parents. Sadly, this is far
from the truth, our parents are with us for as long as we
absolutely need them. They too have journeys they must complete.
We live on with memories of their love, affection, friendship,
guidance and their ever presence.
There are others who board the train and
who eventually become very important to us, in turn. These
people are our brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances,
whom we will learn to love and cherish.
Some people consider their journey like a
jaunty tour. They will just go merrily along. Others will
encounter many upsets, tears or losses on their journey. Others
still will linger on to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
Some people on the train will leave an
everlasting impression when they get off. Some will get on and
get off the train so quickly, they will scarcely leave a sign
that they've ever traveled along with us or crossed our path.
We will sometimes be upset that some
passengers, whom we love, will choose to sit in another
compartment and leave us to travel on our own. Then again,
there’s nothing that says we can’t seek them out anyway.
Nevertheless, once sought out and found, we may not even be able
to sit next to them because that seat will already be taken.
That’s okay … everyone’s journey will be filled with hopes,
dreams, challenges, set backs and goodbyes. We must strive to
make the best of it no matter what.
We must constantly strive to understand our
travel companions and look for the best in everyone. Remember
that at any moment during our journey, anyone of our travel
companions can have a weak moment and be in need of our help.
We too may hesitate or even trip. Hopefully we can count on
someone being there to be supportive and understanding.
The bigger mystery of our journey is that
we don’t know when our last stop will come. Neither do we know
when our travel companions will make their last stop. Not even
those sitting in the seat next to us.
We know that we’ll be sad to make our
final stop. Our separation from all those friends
and acquaintances we made during the train ride will be painful.
Leaving all those we're close to will be a sad thing. But then
again, we are certain that one day we’ll get to the main station
only to meet up with everyone else.
They’ll all be carrying
their baggage.. most of which they didn’t have when they first
got on this train. We’ll be glad to see them again. We'll also be
glad to have contributed to their baggage and to have enriched
their lives, just as much as they will have contributed to our
baggage and enriched our life.
We’re all on this
train ride together. Above all, we should all try to strive to
make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until
we each make the final stop and leave the train for the last