Life is Like a Journey on a Train


Recently my father Earl passed. Any man can be a father, but not every man earns the title of “Dad.” He was a Navy Seal and an Aerospace Engineer that helped expand our knowledge of the universe through space exploration. He was not just my Dad, but an inspiration and my best friend. It was my honor to dedicate my last book “Evidence of Eternity” to him. Perhaps the most difficult lesson we learn is that change is part of life. Nothing in the material world is permanent, and eventually all things, and all people must pass. Sometimes, I need to remind myself of this which isand that is why I’m sharing this story…Blessings…Mark Anthony


Life is like a journey on a train… with its stations… with changes of routes… and with accidents!

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 i.e. 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 train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells.

Success consists of having a good relationship with all the 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 for the coming year 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!

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4 Responses to Life is Like a Journey on a Train

  1. Belinda Court says:

    This us such a beautiful way to look at our lives and our deaths. Thank you so very much for sharing Mark.

  2. Karen says:

    This is beautiful Mark. I am sharing it.
    Huge Hugs & so much love of God & All Angels surrounding you. in all you do. You , your dear father Earle, & your Beautiful Mom, have all been such a blessing to mankind. ⚘

  3. Angie Bowman says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you. May your father rest in peace. Losing someone so dear to you is heart breaking. Much love

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