Second Chances Quotes (195 quotes)
A Story of Second Chances
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? Well, my college roommate Julie Malek lived here, and each time I visited her and her family -- sometimes with Brett, sometimes on my own -- I felt a connection to the mountains, a sense of peace and permanence.
I would. I believe in second chances more than I believe in first chances. I believe that when life presents you with the same scenario twice, it is giving you a chance to do things differently, to recreate the perfect scenario you always wanted. A second chance is sometimes a miracle in disguise. How many relationships and friendships were restored because the second time around things were different and made more sense? How many milestones have you achieved at work when your boss gave you a second chance to do things right after a major flop? How many songs have you hated at first but ended up loving after listening to them a couple of times?
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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.
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?