Five Minute Friday: Follow

Toy trains surround a circular track - with one train and caboose in the center(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)

Five Minute Friday: Follow


Life is not a train track.

On a train track, one thing follows another in a pre-ordained pattern and path.

The track directs the flow and provides a set path for both the leader and the followers.

The engine follows the track and the others follow the engine.

Life, thank goodness, provides a wider opportunity for motion and progress.

In life, each can lead – sometimes; each can follow – sometimes.

The track’s trail is not the only way to arrive at the destination.

Successful arrival depends more on the desire to arrive, than on a static route of steel.

For this journey, it is best to follow your heart.


Thomas the train with red caboose. Four other trains in background 


3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Follow

  1. I love your comparison of trains with life. What a great way to put it! I especially liked this line, “Successful arrival depends more on the desire to arrive, than on a static route of steel.” So true! Blessings, Carrie

  2. My son likes Thomas, so it was wonderful to see that smiley face on my WordPress reader. Blessed to visit you again from #FMF!

  3. “For this journey it’s best to follow your heart” <– yes!

    Freedom, adventure, exploration… just can't be done on tracks that don't yield to our will. I love your analogy! I'm stopping by from FMF – thank you for sharing!

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