Do you know where you're going to
Do you like the things that life's been showing you
Where are you going to
Do you know?
If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
You can thank me for the earworm later if you are familiar with the song.😊Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! Happy Wednesday already?!?! Weeks just slip by way too quickly.
The song haunts me because too many dedication songs on call-in radio used this as one of the breakup songs. "Billy dedicates this song to Sally, thanks for 2 years of blah, blah, blah." A rather melancholy song and one that makes me cringe a bit, I think I may have to listen to some hard rock before the morning is finished. I mean it could be "Alone again, naturally" one of the few times I wanted to encourage a jumper. 😉 Of course I am joking. There is no end to the writing of sad songs and the pain of being discarded. It can make one question their destination as it were and wonder about the path.
Discarded or accompanied, are you content with the direction your train is moving? I am a fan of changing trains anytime in life, no one is sentenced to a doomed ride. While we probably all say we don't mind change, it is one of the seeming constants for much of humanity, THEY HATE CHANGE. I don't think anyone with half a brain want to subscribe to change for the sake of change. And most of us when we say we like change, we imagine things pretty much the same, but perhaps a little better. We subscribe to that kind of change.
As Pastor Bonhoeffer mentions - running down the corridor of the moving train does not change the destination. Changing the train does. Ruminating about the past may help us to understand and integrate it our current life, or it may trap us in a quagmire of disappointment and a feeling of hopelessness. Screw that crap! Learn from the past, appreciate it, let it serve as a teacher for a better tomorrow, but we can't live there anymore than we live in the wishful future. However a wishful future can become a possible future with the right steps in minds. It would be great to know all the steps between now and the imagined destination, but I am content if I am given the next step or two towards that destination. If I need to change trains in life, I pray I have more courage to change and less comfort in endless complaint. I'd hope to place more trust in the unknown hopeful than in the known miserable.
Quo Vadis? It helps to ask that question from time to time, where are you going? Even a fearful destination can be faced with courage if one has hope. What we hope to become or who is waiting for us at that destination can make the trip more than worth it. Happy Wednesday fellow passengers on the ride! I hope you enjoy your train and its destination.
Vintage Winter Barn Photograph by Peggy Franz. I don't know Peggy, but Duck Duck Go does and lead me to this.
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
The algorithm is always listening.
This popped up today.
The ADD crew bandied this about a few days ago.
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...