Do you believe in 2nd chances?

(Blog post from last year I thought was a good one so I'm reposting it with the hope it will still inspire someone to take a 2nd chance!)

Do you believe in second chances? 

Do you believe in the kind where you take a chance on something that you failed at before?

Do you believe in the kind where you give someone else a second chance at being the person you knew they were capable of but failed you before? 

I do. I believe in both kinds. 

I want to believe that we all learn from our mistakes, that we get wiser and better with each failure. 

And that possibly, just possibly, we become more determined to succeed the next time we have that chance.

When I was 47, I made a second chance decision. It was super scary. I had voices in my head telling me it was too big of a risk, that it would only lead to heartache again.

But I had to choose to try. I have only one life to live and I didn't want my life to end with any what if's.

And then there was that gut thing... I had this feeling deep in my gut that it was meant to be. That my path was meant to lead back to him and his to mine.

And when the timing was right, it happened…

Today we celebrate 9 years as husband and wife, as much in love as we were in college. Our paths may have led us apart and been a long and winding road but we are right where we are supposed to be.

The universe knew we had to grow and learn separately before we could be together again.

Thank you universe for always knowing what is best for me. 

Based on my experience, I urge you to never say no to a second chance! A failed second chance is better than never knowing. #happyanniversarytome#believerin2ndchances

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