The Train of Life

At birth, we boarded the train of life and met our parents, and we believed that they would always travel with us 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 on, 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 realise 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’s remember to thank our creator (whoever you believe that to be) for giving us life to participate in this journey.

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

(Author Unknown)


 I spotted this inspirational piece doing the rounds and found it really poignant. I love the analogy of life being a train journey! We’re lucky to have people we love in our lives, so give them an extra hug after reading this.

Love from Katie. Xx

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