Life Always Offers You A Second Chance

United States
April 27, 2016 7:37am CST
I read this recently. Someone posted it on Facebook. “Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called TOMORROW.” I don’t know who might have originated that “wise saying,” but it is true, when you think about it. Have you ever noticed how something that can be VERY traumatic and almost unbearable when it happens, doesn’t usually seem quite as bad the next day? Our mind has a way of “sorting it out” overnight, so that the next day, a person is better able to deal with it. And then after a week passes, then a month, and after a year or so, whatever it was, seems to be, at least, less traumatic. Our minds seem to have a way of “taking the edge off” of most things that happen to us, after some time passes. Some things take longer than others to “fade away” with time, but usually we are able to cope with them, to a certain degree. I think about some things that have happened in my life and while I still remember how devastating they were at the time, the worst of it has lessened over time. I, for one, am GLAD that it works out that way. If it didn’t, I think we would all go a little crazy, thinking about things that happen to us, or to our loved ones. Don’t you? Can you remember something that was really traumatic at the time it happened, but after some time has passed, it’s not as bad as it was at the time that it happened?
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@LdeL0318 (6500)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
This is so true that's why we shouldn,t give up on every trial we encounter each day because there's always tomorrow.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes, there's always a tomorrow, but not everyone gets another tomorrow. The number of persons that die every day is troubling. Since thousands of hungry children die every day, and no one seems to care. That's where governments should be spending their money. There is enough food for everyone, but it is not distributed evenly. I think about all the food that a lot of people throw away every day, myself included and I wish I could feed those who don't have enough food to survive. The world is very unfair and mostly it has to do with the governments.
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@LdeL0318 (6500)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
@IreneVincent I cannot say anything more. That's really true.
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@JudyEv (91813)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Apr 16
I agree with this completely. And stuff you worry over often isn't nearly as bad as you think it is going to be.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Oh, worry? Now that's another subject. I didn't used to worry as much as I do now. I think it has something to do with age. I don't know. But, as much as I realize that worrying doesn't change a thing, and like you said, many things I worry about, never happens anyway. Right now, two of my children are traveling and I want to hear from them every day, because I worry that something might happen to them. It's foolish of me, but I just can't help it. I try not to think about them during the day, and just hope that they are OK.
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@JudyEv (91813)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
@IreneVincent I can understand this. In some short-term situations if I'm get a bit panicking I'm able to say 'this time tomorrow, it will all be over' and for some reason it really helps. I think I start thinking where I'll be tomorrow and that distracts me. :) But you certainly can't help worrying about your children however old they might be.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
@JudyEv Yes, I will be glad when they both get back to their respective homes safely. The world is just not a safe place anymore, if it ever really was, for that matter.. It just seems so much more unsafe every day. I never used to think twice about getting on an airplane and going wherever I wanted to go and I have flown thousands of miles, literally. I've also been on 6 cruises and never felt unsafe. I just don't want to travel anymore, but they do.
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27 Apr 16
There's nothing as exciting as a comeback - seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance-- Rachel Griffiths
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• United States
27 Apr 16
It happened to me once. I proved that I could comeback from a bad situation in business. It's a long story, but one in which I triumphed.
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27 Apr 16
@IreneVincent Loved to hear that. Hope we all can be like you.
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@Teep11 (6319)
• United States
27 Apr 16
There's been a lot of traumatic events but we're capable of overcoming them. Time and pray heals and sometimes we view things larger than they really are. A bad day could occur but the next day could be great!
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• United States
27 Apr 16
We get bombarded by so many tragic news stories anymore that we don't respond to them like we used to. We watch and we listen and the next day we sometimes forget because another tragic story is broadcast.
@irishidid (8115)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I always say there's something new around the corner and the adventure is seeing what it is.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes, that's right. We never know what tomorrow will bring. So, we need to look forward to what may happen for our good.
@Marcyaz (36138)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes I can think of something traumatic that happened to me and with time it has lessened somewhat.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
The old saying is that "time heals all wounds" is not quite true, in my opinion. Time helps us forget the pain, but the wound is still there.
@Shavkat (43608)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
In every situation we encounter in life, if it failed. We always have the second chance to do the right thing.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes, second chances give us another opportunity to make things right.
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