Leftovers and Second Chances

by Terry Watson | September 11th, 2013
Terry Watson – Editor

Terry Watson – Editor

I quite often tell people that I didn’t get my size from just looking at food. I love to eat and as a child, and even now, my mama never had to twist my arm to do so. Each year I look forward to the holiday season and all of the food that it encompasses. However what I like best are the leftovers. For some odd reason, the leftovers taste better.

I know better to say that I’m perfect or that I’ve lived a flawless life. I’ve made my share of mistakes. I’ve let some people down and done some things that I am not too proud of. I’ve hurt and been hurt, and cried. There have been some days when I didn’t think I would make it to its end. Yet, I can only thank those who prayed me through my trials. God had a listening ear and because of that I was granted a second chance at life.

Another turn to get things right. A second chance or second time around should be treasured and appreciated. I’ve heard that the graveyard is full of people who didn’t get one. I seem to run a little faster and harder during my second chance. I have to remind myself of the mistakes I made the first time, and that makes me think twice about giving up.

Leftovers and second chances are God’s way of showing us that you can’t accomplish everything in one day. We must enjoy what He allows us to have at that particular moment and be conservative. With His blessings we are allowed to see another day and reflect on what life showed us the days before. While we sink our teeth into our triumphs and defeats, we must be mindful of the lessons that God is trying to teach us. Some days will be better than others, but with God and time, all things will be better than the day before.

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