Roller Coaster or Runaway Train?

Linda Poitras By Linda Poitras, 19th Oct 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Life is supposed to be a joyride but sometimes because of life's ups and downs and giant drops we lose faith and then our fear cramps our journey.

Grab yourself some coffee and join me on my funny metaphoric roller coaster ride

Good Morning Everybody ....

I think it's safe to say that everybody has tried roller coasters at least once in their life. You know, that first drop that feels like instead of being on a roller coaster you're on a runaway train hurling off a cliff. Even if you know that in the end you're going to be ok, you still scream like that thief in Home Alone who had a tarantula on his face.

uh huh ... you know it lol

I'm a worrying optimist.

I always think things will turn out ok and will work out because history proves that point time and time again. Still, I worry. I worry when something mysterious shows up on a medical document. I worry when there's not enough money in my bank account to pay a bill. I worry about my dad when I'm far away. In fact, sometimes I worry so much that I'm a breath away from pushing the panic button and causing myself a heart attack.

That's when I feel like a runaway train. I get so scared I actually run toward doom. Just to show you how true this is ... I am petrified of heights. I go on roller coasters. Went to Bush Garden and tried all but the wooden on at least twice. Yea!

Fear is a terrible faith tester

Even if you know that everything is going to be ok and that there will be no great disaster, you still freak out and panic. It's not that bad things never happen, they just don't happen as often as we thing they will and sometimes even the awaited disaster is actually something good.

So I'm trying to get a grip.

Here's a metaphor. Are you a roller coaster or a runaway train?

When you get on a roller coaster, you know you're going to be safe. The ride was designed to handle the safety of its passenger after the ride and return them to their starting point unharmed. Despite the fact that the first Mount Everest drop and the corkscrew wrenches out this blood curling scream and you find yourself unable to even breathe ... <breathe> ... you know you are in no danger at all. Which is what makes the ride thrilling and actually quite fun.

Odd thing to say ... the terror was turned into something exciting and fun

This is how you want to look at life. Instead of always fearing the worst and causing yourself a heart attack, you want to know, with every fiber of your being that things will always work out in the end. When you can start doing that, you will get a different perspective and perception on how you see things. You will be able to enjoy the ride, feel the rush and excitement, knowing full well you'll be ok and be returned safely back to your place.

I think this is how life is supposed to be

At the end, you should be saying: That was AWESOME! I wanna do it again!

Ok, as fun as roller coasters are, sometimes we wish we went through life via the smooth track. No bumps, drops or sharp turns. We are creatures of comfort. Think about it for a minute though. Wouldn't that be boring?

Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your state of mind, life doesn't quite work like that. It does have highs and lows, ups and downs, and sometimes terrors.

So, all this bla bla comes down to this ...

Do you want to be a roller coaster or a runaway train? Do you want to see life as a great amusement park or see life as a train hurling toward a broken bridge?

My friends ... It is a choice!

I'd rather be a roller coaster.

What do you want to be?

It's time for the song of the day

My pick of the day is Feel This Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera ... enjoy the moment!

Well my friends, I wish you all a good day. Be good to one another and don't take your freedom for granted because it's not a given for everyone to do so.

and SMILE! You're on life's candid camera!


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author avatar Linda Poitras
I was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. In 2004 I married my American Mr. Man and 2 years later we moved to isla Margarita, Venezuela

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