This week’s topic is:

Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance?

For many years I have lived my life by the motto ‘Do as you would be done by’.  This means that I would always like to be given a second chance myself, and therefore I would do the same for somebody else.

It’s never a good idea to say or do something in the heat of the moment.  More often than not the action or words are regretted later on, with a long slog ahead in order to repair the damage.  It’s better to take some time to think clearly about whether that person deserves a second chance, or if he/she has had too many chances before and whether the time is now right to break free.

I’m so glad that back in 2011 Sam and I gave each other a second chance.  Life is good, and we’ve sorted out all our problems.  We even went so far as getting married again in a most unconventional setting at the ‘Bestival’ festival on the Isle of Wight.  The bride wore wellies, a long creation from the dressing-up box, and the groom wore jeans, a tweed jacket and wellies.  The congregation all wore shorts and wellies, and were slightly inebriated.  We did not know any of them.   The vicar was quite genuine, but was very loud and uncharacteristically rude.  Rock music blasted from huge speakers inside a bouncy castle in the shape of a church.


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