Do you ever wonder what is up around the bend? Do you ever sit and ponder what lies ahead in your life? I do. Sometimes I wish I knew what tomorrow will bring but then after I give it some thought I realize that it is best not to know. I mean it could be something bad and I would hate to waste today thinking about something bad that was going to happen tomorrow. I think most people would agree. This is especially true since it is such a nice day today. Instead we live our lives for today and wait for that “tomorrow train” to arrive. But like any train ride, we have to be ready for it. Tomorrow will be here soon enough and if we are not ready then it might just pass us by. Also we want to make sure the train we are waiting for is the right one.
The other day, I was driving home after a day’s work, taking an alternate route through a bad part of town and I stopped at a stoplight. Ahead I saw a young woman walking my way. She was smiling and waving at all the cars passing by. She was dressed in a pink skin tight body suit with high heels and a fur coat. I hate to judge people by the way they are dressed or act but I could tell that this girl had a very old profession and was busy working. A police car with its blue lights on slipped up behind her and honked the horn. The girl spun around with a big smile on her face and her hand waiving until she noticed who it was. I could see the expression on her face change and she started for a second to turn and run. I felt sorry for her and her lifestyle and wondered how she got in her present situation. She looked to be only in her teens or possibly low twenties. The nice police officer took her to the station but I bet it wasn’t the train station.
An old co-worker of mine was telling about his heart attack one day. He tends to be a smart (you know what) and is always running his mouth in a crude manner. After having a heart attack, he was taken to a hospital where they immediately began open heart surgery. While he was on the operating table, he was technically pronounced dead twice. By this, I mean his heart stopped and they had to shock him to start it again. When he was telling the story, he said: “you know that stuff about seeing a bright light is a bunch of garbage. I died twice and didn’t see any light” I quickly replied: “maybe the light was behind you and you were heading the wrong way” There is an old proverb that says “Many a truth is said in jest”
So are you getting on the right train? They all leave from the same station but some are heading north while others are heading south. There is nothing worse than hearing “Next stop Chicago” when we thought we were heading for Orlando Florida. If we get on the wrong one, we might find ourselves saying: “We should have taken that left turn at Albuquerque”. Personally, I am waiting on the Glory Train and letting that long black train pass me by. So what train are you waiting on? Are you ready or are you still waiting to buy that ticket? Don’t be left out in the cold. It’s just around the bend.
Have a great day,