We don't always get a second chance to right a wrong or to make something better so when we do, we need to jump at the chance with gratitude and enthusiasm. Perhaps you've failed an exam, turned your back on someone when they needed you most. Maybe you betrayed a friend. We've all done things that we wish we could do over again, not only to change the outcome but also to prove to ourselves that we can be better. Today is your day to correct a wrong...to give yourself a second chance.
The truth is, we're all capable of doing bad things. And we all have inflicted pain on others. Sometimes we do it intentionally, while other times it's unintentional, the result of poor judgment. Here's the thing about making mistakes; we usually know better but choose to ignore it. Often, it's the result of acting impulsively. And, all too often, we don't realize the depth of the pain we've caused until it's too late. Then we scramble for forgiveness. Each time we make a mistake we have to learn to forgive ourselves and then use that lesson to help us grow and mature. When we give someone a second chance, it means we're willing to trust them again. This offering of trust should not be taken lightly.
When was the last time you gave someone a second chance? When was the last time you gave yourself a second chance? Perhaps it's been a long time. Maybe you've never given anyone, including yourself, a second chance. Today is the day to change that. National Mulligan Day can be life-changing for you or someone else.
Think of something you'd like to do over. It can be something small or very large, it's up to you. Then give yourself the gift of a "mulligan." I bet you know someone who who needs a do-over, as well; somebody that, perhaps, has wronged you in some fashion. When you offer them a do-over, you're offering them forgiveness and the opportunity to earn your trust again. Isn't that a HUGE gift...for both of you?
The holiday season is still a six weeks away, but today is the perfect day to "gift" everyone you know with a mulligan, beginning with yourself.
Please stop by again tomorrow for a special blog on ancient ape fossils. Until then,