Life is like … an elevator ride

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 thoughts on “Life is like … an elevator ride

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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