WELCOME ABOARD TO MY FRIENDS.
Several years ago I received this message that impacted me to frame the words and display them where I could read them near my desk. Events of the past few years have included the demise of most of the friends I had and tonight I read this again. Nearing 90 and in sight of the station that will end my ride I decided to share this with everyone I know. I hope you will read this several times and when you see your last station to depart, share it with your family and friends. I have no idea who wrote this but they had to be one of the wisest people on earth. Clyde Brewer July 4th, 2019
At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel on our side.
However, at each station Our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on our 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 unnoticed that we don’t realize they 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 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 of the train anytime soon but if I do, just remember I am glad you were aboard for part of my journey.) ANON
Sadly because of two marriages I have great grandchildren I have never met or will ever meet on my train ride of life. Currently I am unable to travel to spend time with 56 current family members, including spouses, with most of them being 3 to 5 hours away. Hopefully the ones I will never see will know I existed? God love them all and if they see as much of America and the world I have seen, their train ride will be spectacular. Clyde Brewer