elevator pause

Life is like an elevator ride…

It has its ups and downs
It can take you to new heights
Or drop you to rock bottom

People join you for some or all of the ride.
You have to stop to let some people off

It sometimes feels confining
Or even somewhat scary
And sometimes you may get stuck

Be careful not to overload it
You should know what to do in an emergency

Expect a few embarrassing moments 😉

There are awkward conversions with strangers,
Fun times with others, and quiet times by yourself.

Be open to whatever happens and enjoy the ride!
Knowing at the end of the day that you are not the one in control


35 comments on “Life is like … an elevator ride

  1. That sounds like wisdom to me. Thank you, Val.

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  2. There are also lots of buttons that people push just to irritate you. 😉

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  3. Val, this makes me smile as I avoid elevators like the plague and always use the stairs. So good for fitness and as a way of not re-visiting a nightmarish experience when I was a bold kid and went off on my own in a hotel elevator, ended up in the dark basement and couldn’t find my way back.

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  4. Very clever metaphor. (It was a metaphor, wasn’t it? 😉 )

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  5. One door closes and another opens . . . as the future unfolds.

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  6. And just to shake it up, you can turn around and face the other people instead of the door Val – that’s super funny to see their reactions! ❤
    Diana xo

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  7. Lots of wisdom here, Val! I burst out laughing when I came to the “stuck” and “embarrassment” parts…not because what you wrote (I fully agree), but because a memory came flooding back. Many years ago I got stuck in an elevator in Africa with my country’s Ambassador and was hauled out of there from a little hole close to the ceiling. I wore a mini-skirt that day. He insistent being pulled out after me.

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  8. What a great metaphor!

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  9. “You have to stop to let some people off” – YES and thank you for this!

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  10. Great analogy here.
    I think the ‘awkward’ conversations with strangers is probably the hardest.

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  11. I like this, Val. Just that simple.

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  12. I’m sure it gets old telling you how much I love each post, but I mean it each and every time, I love the simplicity of this and find it to be a perfect metaphor. Thanks for the reminder to lighten up this morning! 🙂

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  13. Wonderfully written Val.. and I think I have pressed several of those ‘Button’s as I have ridden the elevator ride of life :-).. Its good to feel the smoothness of those sliding doors as I get off for a while to enjoy the view! 🙂

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  14. I once got in an elevator that someone had clearly used as a toilet – so they can be full of unpleasant surprises too!! 🙂

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  15. Soul-ga with Michelle

    Reblogged this on Soul-ga with Michelle and commented:
    Sharing from a fellow yogini …
    Something fun to think about!

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