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--our siblings,
friends, children, and even the love of our life.
Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.
Others will go so unnoticed that we don't realize
that they vacated their seats!
This trip 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 is that 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.
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.