Life can be so unpredictable and flawed that we are, mistake prone as well.
Some of our mistakes are life altering. When that occurs don’t you want a second chance? Thankfully life usually does give us a second chance.
We would like to turn our attention to a guest speaker as she eloquently relates that opportunity.
Every day is a Second Chance
by: Susan Russo
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
So many of us take so much of our lives and all we have in it for granted. I would say that 99% of us do it and if you are the 1% who doesn’t consider yourself blessed and write me and tell me about how you do it.
We all get caught up in all the “issues” in life and everything else that we lose sight of what is most important to us and what is of real value.
What if you were told that you were going to die in 6 months? How would things you look at change? What would become important to you, (besides wanting to live, maybe now you’ll enjoy your life) and what would you do differently?
Would you worry about whether your boss likes you or not? Would you remember to tell your kids, wife, husband or any of the people in your life how much you love and appreciate them? Would you spend more time doing what you’ve always wanted and would you start to smell the roses and see the wonder that surrounds us every day that we typically don’t even notice?
Would you feel bad because your ex left you high and dry to pick up the pieces of your life or would you realize that they are actually very insignificant in the big scheme of things?
More than likely you would have a new found appreciation for all the things you forgot about that REALLY matter in your life. And, you may have a better perspective about the things you once believed mattered, but are merely passing “issues” in life that you’ve given too much importance to and shouldn’t have.[adToAppearHere]
I wake up every day and I am thankful for my blessings. Sometimes maybe even a bit too perfunctorily but I try my best to keep things in perspective and it isn’t always easy when you have “issues.”
I even blew work off on Tuesday to take my mother into the city to her favorite bread shop and food market. She said, “You should probably be working.” I said, “When people are dying they never say, Oh I wish I would’ve worked more. They say, if only I had spent more time with the people I love!” I try not to be one of those people.
I hate to put it so bluntly, but screw work, I have more important things to attend to!!! Plus, we had a blast. We both enjoyed it so much and she must have told me 5 times how much fun she had.
A friend of mine recently turned blue and was rushed to the hospital basically on her way out of this world and onto the next but she was lucky and didn’t leave us yet. But what an impact that little scare has had on her life.
She said, “I was always the victim and I would dwell on situations and people who made me feel bad. I gave them so much power over how I lived and here, after all, they really mean nothing in the long run. Oh, how much precious time I have wasted on such inconsequential people who didn’t have my best interest at heart.”
Do you really have to almost die to make you realize how much of life you are missing? Do you have to be scared almost to death to start enjoying your life and begin to understand what to hold onto and what to let go of? Do you really need a wake up call to see that you really have it all right here, right now?
Today is a second chance to open your heart to living a better life. Today is a second chance to get rid of all the insignificant garbage you are carrying around. Get rid of the heartache, the worry, the fears, the toxic people, and the toxic beliefs that make your life harder to live.[adToAppearHere]
Stop the insanity of holding onto people who have hurt you, of past memories that haunt you and regrets that imprison you.
In books, as in life, there are no second chances. On second thought: it’s the next work, still to be written, that offers the second chance.……Cynthia Ozick
You are one of the lucky ones who isn’t on their death bed wishing they had done things differently. You have an entire life, today. Every day is a second chance to make it right, to make it a good life and to actually enjoy yourself. (What a concept)!
So don’t wait to be happy. Don’t wait to tell someone you love them and don’t wait for tomorrow to start to really begin living because tomorrow may never come and all we really have is today.
As corny as it sounds, if you would learn to live a little bit more in the “now” moment, the roses would smell better, the sun will shine brighter and you will have a clearer view of all that you DO have in your life to be thankful for and you can forget the rest.
|About The Author|
To find out more about how to stop wasting your time and begin living your best life now, go to: http://www.susan-russo.com Susan’s work has inspired people from all over the world to take back their power! Learn the secrets in Susan’s new book: “The 7 Keys to Unlock the Power Within You” found at=> http://www.susanrusso.com
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