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The ENGINE, not the caboose! :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

When I see myself as the little train that could, I have to remember that the character in that story was an ENGINE, not a rail car in the middle, and not the caboose!

I have to remember that to climb those hills in my life, and to keep going in the right direction no matter how I feel in the moment, I'M the one who has the power. Because of that, the results are not only my responsibility, but within my control. God provides the fuel, but it's me who needs to keep pushing. If I give over that control to anyone or anything else, then it doesn't matter how much "I think I can," because then I've become the caboose. No power. No control.

SOOOOO, after a day of being the caboose yesterday, I'm resolved to remember I'm the engine! Thanks to one of my Friends here who gave me the little train image ... I think I can, I think I can.
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    That's very insightful! I also loved reading your new "introduction" I think you are so right with the here and now and not tomorrow. Tomorrow might never come, so we need to learn to live for the day!

    1574 days ago
    The engine is steaming, and rolling!! emoticon
    1582 days ago
    emoticon blog! You have SO much to offer us with your wisdom & kind spirit.

    That attitude will get you ... ANYWHERE you want to go ! emoticon emoticon

    DEUTERONOMY 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head , & not the tail; & thou shalt be above only, & thou shalt not be beneath ; if thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy GOD which I command thee this day, to observe & do them.
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    1582 days ago
    emoticon Stay focused on that great attitude, it will get you through each day! emoticon
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  • GABY1948
    GREAT attitude to have!
    1583 days ago
    That's one of my favorite stories. We can do it.
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  • MSHEL7
    This is a great little blog. I never thought of it that way either. I'm going to be the engine today too. No more letting others take over my train and derailing me.
    1584 days ago
  • NHES220
    We definitely can Gail! We are in charge here!
    1584 days ago
  • SLACHETKA103145
    I love this image and I too have used it to pull me through...I have never thought of the 3 sections as I guess I always think as a whole so maybe I better break things up a bit at times so parts become one!

    1584 days ago
    Hi Gail! I like the way you use the engine imagery with God being the fuel. I see the fuel as my faith, hope and love from God. You have given me something to think about. What is my engine? If it is me, who am I? That question is interesting to me because since I turned 50, "who I am" is very different than when I was 20 years old, burden and unhealed from the child abuse. I need to awaken my spiritual self again to continue in my journey. Your blog gave me something powerful to think about for myself. emoticon

    I know you are a deep thinker and someone who acts based on introspection. I see changes in you in just the few months I have known you and I always, always, look forward to your blogs. I can't wait to read your book. I will get next month, for myself. emoticon emoticon
    1584 days ago
    emoticon I didn't see a train but this big ole truck will pull you, push you or you can drive you where ever your heart wants to go on this journey. It truly is up to you!

    Oh! My copy of your book has shipped! WOOHOO!!
    1584 days ago
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