More Than a Forward

I received a message–a forward, really–from a friend who had received it from his brother, who had gotten it from a “Thought for a Day” post.

And the funny thing is, I was delighted that this friend had chosen to send it to me. Why? Because something about these words reminded him of me. In the same way I wanted to send these words as my holiday greeting to you, my readers.

At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel at 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 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. 
Lastly, I thank you for being one of the passengers on my train. By the way, I am not planning to get off the train anytime soon, but if I do, just remember I am glad you were part of my journey.
~Author Unknown

I am most grateful for the gift God gave us 2,000 years ago.

I am also delighted to be able to connect with so many people via social media outlets. You provide me daily food for thought, smiles, tears, and I love all you punny posts.

InJoy, Kathleen

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