Second Time Around

I’ve spent 86-years getting second chances. Statistically, I have done like our national debt – it just keeps climbing.  I have been blessed to “Pass This Way Again”, more than once. What I have discovered is that GOD and TIME heals. Warm Fuzzies abound when I do see many good friends, again. It is even more precious when past mistakes are forgiven.   I recall hurting and being hurt, but the being hurt part doesn’t matter anymore. I pray that is the same for others. The moment I accepted GOD’s GREATEST GIFT, I was empowered to forgive.  To do so is not natural. To do so requires more than I can do alone. To do so requires “Let GO and Let GOD”, donchaknow. There is a song that was very popular years ago.  Here’s what I get from the internet:

The Second Time Around  by Frank Sinatra(Live In Paris/1962)

  1. Love is lovelier the second time around
    Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground
    It’s that second time you hear your love song sung
    Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth, is wasted on the young
    Love’s more comfortable the second time you fall
    Like a friendly home the second time you call
    Who can say what brought us to this miracle we’ve found?
    There are those who’ll bet love comes but once, and yet
    I’m oh, so glad we met the second time around
    Who can say what brought us to this miracle we’ve found?
    There are those who’ll bet love comes but once, and yet
    I’m oh, so glad we met the second time around.

    Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen gave us a bevy of great popular songs and this one speaks to my thinking.  I would hope that those of us who have been blessed , “The Second Time”, would stop and be thankful. Second time’s around are not happenstance, donchaknow. To GOD be the Glory for each and every one. Really.  That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.  AMEN

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