logging in or signing up Life on the Train zengkenken Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Uploaded from authorPOINT lite Insert YouTube videos in PowerPont slides with aS Desktop Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Copy Does not support media & animations WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 872 Category: Spiritual/ Ins.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (5) Dislike it (3) Added: October 08, 2010 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 4 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: Life on the train A while back, I read a very interesting book that compared life to a train ride or a series of train rides. Turn on the speakers! Slide 2: Life is like a train ride, it read. We get on. We ride. We get off. We get back on and ride some more. There are accidents and there are delays. At certain stops there are surprises. Some of these will translate into great moments of joy, some will result in profound sorrow. Slide 3: Wenn wir geboren werden und in den Zug einsteigen, treffen wir Menschen, von denen wir gauben, dass sie uns während unserer ganzen Reise begleiten werden: unsere Eltern. When we are born and we first board the train, we meet people whom we think will be with us for the entire journey. Those people are our parents! Slide 4: Sadly, this is far from the truth. Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them. They too have journeys they must complete. We live on with the memories of their love, affection, friendship, guidance and their ever presence. Slide 5: There are others who board the train and who eventually become very important to us, in turn. Slide 6: These people are our brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances, whom we will learn to love, and cherish. Slide 7: Some people consider their journey like a jaunty tour. They will just go merrily along. Slide 8: Others, will encounter many upsets, tears, losses on their journey. Others still, will linger on to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. Slide 9: Some people on the train will leave an everlasting impression when they get off. Some will get on and get off the train so quickly, they will scarcely leave a sign that they ever traveled along with you or ever crossed your path. Slide 10: We will sometimes be upset that some passengers whom we love, will choose to sit in another compartment and leave us to travel on our own. Then again, there’s nothing that says we can’t seek them out anyway. Slide 11: Nevertheless, once sought out and found, we may not even be able to sit next to them because that seat will already be taken. Slide 12: That’s okay… everyone’s journey will be filled with hopes, dreams, challenges, setbacks and goodbyes. We must strive to make the best of it… no matter what. Slide 13: We must constantly strive to understand our travel companions and look for the best in everyone. Slide 14: Remember that at any moment during our journey, any one of our travel companions can have a weak moment and be in need of our help. Slide 15: We too may vacillate or hesitate, even trip… hopefully we can count on someone being there to be supportive and understanding. Slide 16: The bigger mystery of our journey is that we don’t know when our last stop will come. Neither do we know when our travel companions will make their last stop… not even those sitting in the seat next to us. Slide 17: Personally, I know I’ll be sad to make my final stop… I’m sure of it! My separation from all those friends and acquaintances I made during the train ride will be painful. Leaving all those I’m close to will be a sad thing. But then again, I’m certain that one day I’ll get to the main station only to meet up with everyone else. They’ll all be carrying their baggage… most of which they didn’t have when they first got on this train. Slide 18: I’ll be glad to see them again. I’ll also be glad to have contributed to their baggage… and to have enriched their lives, just as much as they will have contributed to my baggage and enriched my life. Slide 19: We’re all on this train ride together. Above all, we should all try to strive to make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until we each make the final stop and leave the train for the last time. Slide 20: For all of you, NOW you are part of my train, so I am wishing you a NICE JOURNEY! Calatorie placuta! (Romanian) Bon Voyage! (French) You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.