Day 22 – A Second Chance

“Everyone deserves a second chance”

Have you ever found yourself in the position where you didn’t know how you arrived at the place or this situation that you are currently in? Life can spiral out of control and before you know it you have made a grave mistake. Sometimes our mistakes or bad decisions are because of our knowing what are we are doing or it could be a reaction to what someone else has done to us. It could be due to ignorance as we simply didn’t know what we didn’t know. Once we’ve made our mistake and it has affected another person or group, how do we rebound from what we have done? Should our mistake follow us around for the rest of our lives or for the rest of our relationship with the person we have negatively affected? The mistake was bad enough on its own merits, but the lasting affect could be even more impactful. Should we get a second chance?

Life is about experiences and we can learn so much from those experiences. We were not afforded an instruction manual that tells us what to do in every situation. Our parents or those that have helped to raise us have given us guidance and the tools to 2nd Chancemake good decisions. When we make bad decisions, primarily because we are human and imperfect, unfortunately we have to suffer the consequences of our decisions. When was the last time someone gave you a second chance when you made a bad decision? Not only do we need to be given a second chance or two, we need to also be the ones open to giving out a second chance. There are going to certainly be the “deal breakers”, those instances where giving a second chance is just not in the cards or reasonable. We can still handle those instances by giving constructive criticism hoping to help that person learn from their mistake. Everyone deserves a second chance and there will be a time where we will need it too!

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