Friday, June 3, 2016

Dear Editor - The Train of Life - From Fred Collins

Dear Editor,

For all of you that would like to live life at its fullest, I have a story for you. 

I’ll call it “The Train of Life.” Some folks ride the train of life looking out the rear watching miles of life roll by, marking every year. They sit in sad remembrance of wasted days gone by and curse their life for what it was, and hang their heads and cry. 

But I don’t concern myself with that. I take a different bent. I look forward to what life holds and not what has been spent. So strap me to the engine as securely as can be, I want to be out on the front to see what I can see. I want to feel the winds of change blowing in my face. I want to see what life unfolds as I move from place to place. I want to see what’s coming up, not looking at the past. Life’s too short for yesterdays. It moves along too fast. 

So, if the ride gets bumpy while you are looking back “go up front and you may find your life has jumped the track”. It’s all right to remember that’s part of history, but up fronts where it’s happening, there’s so much mystery. The enjoyment of living is not where you have been, it’s looking forward to another year and ten. It’s searching all the byways, never should you refrain for if you want to live your life, “you’ve gotta drive the train.”

Fred Collins
Chairman of the Sunshine Committee

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