Second Chance

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It is by chance we met but it was by choice we became friends.

The choice to become friends is based on mutual respect.

The choice to become friends is based on mutual interest.

The choice to become friends is based on mutual feelings.

Honesty is the keystone to the building of a lasting relationship.

When you violate the rules of engagement the relationship is over.

It is not only a second chance, it is also a second choice,

when you are given the opportunity to repair a damaged friendship.

You have been given the chance to choose to do the

next right thing the second time around.

“We are not the same persons this year as last;
nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing,
continue to love a changed person.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham

You must first review the changes and assess the damages,

because to go back to day one is impossible.

Pray, meditate, be honest.

Without a Higher Power, whose will you are able to accept,

you will be building your relationship on your own lies.

Trust must be reestablished before the rebuilding can begin.

Honesty is the way to rebuild trust.

If the respect is gone, do not rebuild.

If the interests are no longer mutual, do not rebuild.

If the feelings have disappeared, do not rebuild.

If all is copacetic, change the wrench that fouled up

the monkey works in the first chance.

Always remember, you can never have an honest friendship

or relationship when one or both parties are under the influence

of an outside source.

Drugs, alcohol, gambling, work, sex, food or any other

obsessive compulsive behavior that may distort the honest

thinking or feeling cannot be tolerated.

Honestly discuss what your balance of respect, interest and

feelings are to make sure the choices are still mutual.

Always remember, you will never know when it is going

to be the last chance.

Be kind.

Be loving.

Be the person God wants you to be.

Happiness is helping someone help themselves.

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ME and the Boss

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About michael_e

Retired in Florida, God's waiting room. Jack of all trades master of none...when I stop learning you can feed me to the fishes. Becoming a curmudgeon and learning to love it. View all posts by michael_e

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