Some wee little things in Grandma's Afternoons

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Ride of a Lifetime

From the begining to the end, it's like a long ride on a train.

will only
be what
make it.

When I found out around the age of 40 that I couldn't just take another train I decided that I'd live on the train of life I was given. I travelled in the passenger car for the first 40 years; doing what others wanted, and acted as expected, was angry, confused and felt helpless. Headed for a train wreck, feeling out of control.
It's inevetiable that your engine (birth) is determined and so is your caboose (death) with you not being in control of that ride. However the cars in between determine how colourful or grey the ride will be.

You are the one who determines the track.
Step aboard, live life, enjoy song, inspire children, daydream, pretend, & create.
Take the Ride of your Lifetime

I'm 52 and my train has run the track a few times,
however staying strong, being determined & Grace has kept me going.
Today! before the train ride ends don't wait until tomorrow.

It's your ride
take it to the end!
Today I'm linking my inspiring collection and heading for a mosaic monday over to visit Judith at Mosaic Monday's where she on her blog Lavender Cottage has created a location where we can share.

Hope to see you there and the next time I get internet,
Thanks for visiting, I'll be around eventually to see y'all


eileeninmd said...

Great advice and post! Beautiful images. The men in my family are big train enthusiasts. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Guy said...

Love the train. This is one of just a few things I miss living in PEI. The cick click that seems endless when a long freight train goes by. Great pictures and great advice.


Janus said...

Good advice. My train has been derailed for some time and I'm working hard to get it back on track.

Carol D. said...

Such a good message and love the train pics.

Amy at love made my home said...

Definitely. xx

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great advice about the train of life Cindy.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

ann said...

Love this post; the metaphor and the message.

Rajesh said...

Nice shots. This sure looks great ride.

Lynne said...

Excellent advice, great post Cindy!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What a great post! :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting the rusty colours!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We have taken the train across Canada a few times, just love it. I enjoyed seeing all your various train photos.

Snap said...

Wonderful post. Get on the train and ride ride ride! (I like trains, too).

Veronica Roth said...

Hello fellow Canadian blogger. :D I'm a person who loves trains to pieces. Our cabin, just past Whistler, has the train tracks about 50 ft away. I still have the squashed coins my children squashed on the tracks. Have you ever done that? Loads of fun.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

Such a clever post with such an important reminder for us all. The train doesn't slow down - in fact it seems to be going faster with each passing year -- I am on for the ride!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Really great post, Cindy! I love all your train photos. Something we don't see much in the Maritimes now, sadly. Hugs, Pam

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Love the metaphor of life and a train ride...