Life is full of second chances, when things come around a second time, giving an opportunity to change, rectify, reconcile and restore.
Nature itself is full of them, since day gives way to night and night to day. Each year and each season comes around, refreshing the earth and setting things in order.
Every year, month and day is a time to make good what we didn’t do earlier or were not given a chance to do so.
Every birthday, wedding anniversary, and death day is a time to celebrate, remember and be thankful for people, circumstances and opportunities. Work anniversaries and special dates help us mark time and look back, often with a sigh of relief that we have come thus far.
Sadly, many are not quick to grasp second chances and thus lose out on time to make good the lost.
It is important to not miss on second chances but be alert to them.
Second Chances provide new beginnings and give rest to the past, enabling closure of gone by events,
After the glory of summer, Autumn brings with it the beauty of fall when leaves change color, a last hurrah of vividness before the monochromeness of winter.
This vision soon gives way to the bane of the season – falling leaves, a characteristic that gives its unique name. Allowed to rot away on paths, patios and decked areas, leaf matter can become unsightly – and potentially a slippery hazard.
Having to sweep the yard is often a tedious but necessary task for gardeners and home owners.
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