Second Chances Quotes (195 quotes)
A SECOND CHANCE
During the summer before eighth grade, I noticed a few lumps on my neck about the size of my thumb. They felt hard, immense, and uncomfortable. At first, I ignored them, thinking they would go away; but they didn't. Finally, I told my mom. Mom was a doctor and could recognize almost any type of disease. Patients, whose medicine their doctor gave them failed, often came to seek my mom for eastern treatment. My mom's expression became confused and apprehensive as she examined me.
Posted in New Beginning , tagged again , born , born again , Christianity , cross. I was not a religious person. All of my adult life, I only had two prayers. Never really believing, I said these prayers every once in a while, just in case. You know what I mean.
June 17, , was the day I left Manhattan and moved west to Colorado, with only my 5-year-old twins by my side. Only hours before, we'd said goodbye to family and friends and to the apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side where the twins were born -- the apartment where we lived as a family of four with their father, Brett, and later, after his long battle with brain cancer ended, just the three of us. Extreme life changes are rarely sudden, but this one came to me clear as the Denver skyline. I'd turned 40 in May and along with that milestone birthday came the end of a decade of caregiving and mourning and the beginning, or so I hoped, of a brighter future. Why Denver?
Giving Life A Second Chance: Believing In Yourself And The Power Of Whenever I tell people my story, they often ask me "why are you so.
the clever boy and the terrible dangerous animal
I would. I believe in second chances more than I believe in first chances.
Many times we get down and discouraged because we fall short and sin and think God will never forgive us. The truth is God waits with open arms to forgive and receive us unto Himself again, but we must recognize our faults and repent before Him. The Bible says God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness, so never think God is mad at you or will not forgive you. Billy Graham. I found great comparison with this story and the forgiveness that God has towards His children. I hope you will be encouraged and uplifted by this simple story that shows a second chance is always available from the Lord. In the game a player recovered a fumble, but became confused and ran the wrong way.
Everyone makes mistakes. But not everyone is given an opportunity to make things right. Not everyone gets a second chance. That is why if you are given the opportunity to fix your wrongs, you should be careful and play your cards right. Make sure that you do not make the same mistake twice. A choice. I once came accross a saying that goes, you can never make the same mistake twice because the second one was a choice.
I often think about how I got to where I am today and how somehow everything that has happened, big or small in my lifetime have made me a better, happier, wiser and stronger person. Now this is coming from someone who's lost a parent, struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts among a boatload full of other things. If you've ever heard the saying, "you can learn and grow from every experience," I want you to know that this is indeed true. When I look back to some of the hardest moments of my life, I can tell you that honestly each of these experience have taught me some of the most important things you'll ever learn: That love can heal, there are good people out there if you allow them in, memories of loved ones live on forever, you cannot love anyone until you love yourself, you alone are good enough, words can kill, friendship is sometimes bitter sweet, you cannot please everyone and most of all, never settle or give up because life is a journey full of roadblocks and failures but the best comes when you refuse to let one closed door break you down and acknowledge that there is a purpose for everything. I'm 14 turning 15 in September. Whenever I tell people my story, they often ask me "why are you so resilient, how can you be so strong, what makes you so positive, etc, etc?