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A few years ago I received an email from a friend with this story, the author is unknown.

I found this story to be very inspirational as I travel through the different stages of my life, meeting new friends, reconnecting with old ones in the same train after so many years… saying goodbyes to those who are leaving us, sharing our dreams, hopes, sorrows and laughter in precious moments or for the long journey. The essence of this reflection on life  is what did we learn from our companions in this journey? How much did we love, give, forgive, cared and shared? What memories do we live behind?

The train of life

At birth, we boarded the train of life and met our parents, and we believed that they would always travel by our side. However, at some station, our parents would step down from the train, leaving us on life’s journey alone.

As time goes by, some significant people will board the train: siblings, other children, friends, and even the love of our life.

Many will step down and leave a permanent vacuum.  Others will go so unnoticed that we won’t realize that they vacated their seats! This train ride has been a mixture of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

A successful journey consists of having a good relationship with all passengers, requiring that we give the best of ourselves. The mystery that prevails is that we do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. Thus, we must try to travel along the track of life in the best possible way — loving, forgiving, giving, and sharing.

When the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty — we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who continue to travel on the train of life.

Let us be grateful for our lives and the opportunity to participate in this journey.

I close by thanking you for being one of the passengers on my train!index 2

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on bodyandsoulnourishmentblog and commented:

    I am re-blogging this post, which was one of my first ones in May 2016. Enjoy 🙂


  2. Anita Bowden says:

    So beautiful, Amira! ❤ ~Anita


    1. Thank you Anita! and thank you for being a passenger in this train, together we can discover the magic of the journey!

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  3. inaloveworld says:

    I am grateful for my life and the opportunity to participate in this journey. Thank you for being one of the passengers on my train, Amira! It is such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing! ❤ ❤


    1. Oh dear Manuela! I am thrilled to have this opportunity as well, to share this journey of discovery with friends like you, which enrich us each day, inspire us, and “keep us focused on the light” In gratitude, Amira ❤

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