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The Train Of Life*

January 31, 2023

I didn’t write this and don’t know who did. I really like it, and it fits in with the overall theme of the Spinning Rabbi message, so I’m sharing it with all of my readers.  I think you will be glad that I decided to share it with all of you

“At birth we board the train and meet 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’ve vacated their seats.

The 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 …” ~ Unknown author ~

So While On The Train

Be Good Do Good Think Good Be Grateful Be Healthy Be A Light Smile

P.S. If you like it too, then share it.  If you like any post you read on this site, especially if I did write it 😃, then please share it (not so subtle hint)

*Although the author is unknown I wish I could remember where I saw this to properly give some credit

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Matt permalink
    January 31, 2023 8:48 pm

    Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.. no room for mr inbetween; Fred you have always been a leader, and your words have always motivated me even in darker times. L’Chaim

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 31, 2023 9:28 pm

      I am so moved by your comment It’s comments like yours that keep me going Thank You Matt

  2. m dab permalink
    January 31, 2023 3:45 pm

    Well said!

  3. Lynda Carter permalink
    January 31, 2023 3:33 pm

    Such a beautiful metaphor for our life journey!
    Thanks for sharing and sorry for your recent losses.
    Lynda Carter

  4. Lacey permalink
    January 31, 2023 9:51 am

    Loved reading your post today, as I’ve had a lot of people disembarking the metaphorical train in the last few years. Thankful for the kind reminder, we never cease connecting.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 31, 2023 1:21 pm

      Thank You Lacey
      I too have had several leave the train recently and in particular someone important very recently

  5. Kirk permalink
    January 31, 2023 9:38 am

    Fred, good one! Well worth the pause and reflection. Thanks from all of us Fred.
    Thanks for the effort you put into this.

  6. Bruce permalink
    January 31, 2023 8:37 am

    More support that it is the journey, not the destination, that I have the opportunity to relish one moment at a time.

    Thanks, Fred.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 31, 2023 9:00 am

      Well said Bruce and that message of the piece is consistent with the overall and underlying theme of the Spinning Rabbi’s message

  7. Lynda permalink
    January 31, 2023 8:00 am

    Glad I ran into you at the station yesterday, just in time to get back on board that train with you.

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 31, 2023 8:57 am

      Me Too. clever and funny Lynda

  8. Patrice permalink
    January 31, 2023 7:38 am

    I googled it. The actual quote was credited to “unknown” Have a great day

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      January 31, 2023 8:56 am

      When I first saw the piece it said author unknown but before I posted it I also Googled it and saw the same
      Thanks for reading it

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