Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 158 #SecondChance

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“Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” – Dylan Thomas

Poignant choice of quote today Spidey, as the date marks one year since my near miss accident on the M6 last year.

For those of you that remember, you’ll know about the way my car lost control and how I ended up spinning across the motorway, with cars whizzing by… For those of you that weren’t here for that part of my journey, you can read more here.

I might not have been around to write this post if it hadn’t been for my Guardian Angel looking out for me that day, and for that angel, I am truly grateful. It made me feel like I have been given a second chance at life.

But the reality is that we really do have the chance to start over, every new day. There is always the chance to change your direction each dawn.

Well, actually every new moment is a chance to change things…

I’m still making mistakes during this ‘second’ chance of mine, but I am aware that I can keep learning, and be changing every day to make myself a better person and to make life a more wonderful place.

As it is, I am sat here with my arm in a sling – my right arm too! Yes, clumsy klutz me has struck again. I fell over at the end of the school day on Friday and managed to bang my arm. A trip to A & E yesterday confirmed that I have a hairline fracture in my elbow, ouch! So it’s off to the fracture clinic for me tomorrow. Joy!

Obviously, this weekend is not the luckiest of my life, what with an accident last year, and now this injury… But I shall not let it get me down… There is still a smile upon my face, and even though it will be slow, what with typing with one hand, I may get a little more time to write, since I can’t do much else!

Has life ever handed you a second chance? Did you grab it by the horns and use it?

Stay positive 🙂

Happy Sunday Peeps!

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  1. thereluctantpoet
    Mar 26, 2018 @ 04:19:34

    My Dear Ritu!!! Hugs and Love and get well soon!! Ah, A new challenge on how best to write all banged up? Hey, maybe you can try some of that dictation software? We can talk faster than we can type. You might get way more done?
    Best Wishes, Dear! Heal up soon. They say a broken bone is actually stronger at the break once it heals??

    This was a wonderful post! Love the way you write!!!!
    xoxo
    Thanks for all your support!!!!

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  2. thereckoning12
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 20:32:25

    Yes many. Sometimes I think of myself as a cat..i must have used up at least 8 lives by now. I should count my blessings and stop making the same mistakes….im a slow learner but I think I’m finally catching on to the truth of my life lessons….thans for sharing your post!

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  3. Rae Longest
    Feb 27, 2018 @ 20:25:48

    I had breast cancer in 1998, and here I am today, 2018–talk about your second chances !

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  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 17:17:43

    So sorry to hear this news, Ritu. I hope you feel better soon. Thinking of you. 🙂🌻xoxo

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  5. syl65
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 15:54:46

    I hope your elbow heals rapidly Sister. As long as we are aware that we’ve been given a second chance we should make the most of it as best as we can! Take care 🤗

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  6. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 14:44:41

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  7. Prajakta
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 05:45:38

    That’s the quote we need to hang on to every once in a while. Take care and don’t stress too much. Here’s to a speedy recovery! 🙂

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  8. Saddles to Shorelines, and Life as it Comes
    Feb 26, 2018 @ 01:04:51

    Sorry to hear about your fall. That is a painful injury. Hope it doesn’t cause you too much trouble.

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  9. Michael
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 21:28:43

    I think we do get second chances Ritu. We might not always recognise them at the time in that surviving car accidents doesn’t happen to everyone so I’m grateful your guardian angel took control that day of your accident. I think for me finding the courage to get out of an abusive marriage was my second chance. It hasn’t been clearing sailing since that day, but I have family as in kids around me and a roof over my head. It could always be worse.

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  10. thebeasley
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 19:35:08

    I can’t believe the car accident was a year ago! So sorry about your arm. Hope it heals quickly!

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  11. Diana Frajman
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 17:14:16

    It is my belief that when accidents like this happen it is the universe telling you it is time to slow down. Wishing you a speedy, spidey recovery ❤

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  13. Aimer Boyz
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 16:17:45

    Sorry about the arm, Rita. Feel better 🙂

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  14. Shailaja V
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 16:17:15

    Oh dear, Ritu! Do take care. I admire your positive attitude though. That’s very inspiring.

    But woman, take a break from the blog! Come on!

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  15. Lucy Mitchell
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 16:14:30

    Oh my goodness – Rita – a blogger down! What can I do to help? If we lived closer I would bob round with some of my daughter’s carrot cake, made myself a cup of tea and ate it, whilst saying hello to all the family. Hope you get well soon x

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  16. Erika Kind
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 15:30:11

    I wish you a fast recovery, my poor sister! But I am glad, it is only a hair-fracture in your elbow and not that kind of accident like last year.
    Just don’t make a mental note in your mind for “this” weekend. But of course, it is easier said but done after such a trauma.

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  17. Corina
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 15:10:30

    Second chances are definitely wake up calls. Third chances too. That’s his I felt with that illness and surgery in 2015 and then another life threatening surgery last year. It makes one thankful for every moment. Take care of your injury.

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  18. Shelley
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 13:39:03

    Excellent thoughts on second chances. Your optimism is refreshing. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  20. Char
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 13:09:20

    Oh my, that sounds painful! I hope it doesn’t take too long to heal up.

    Second chances… I haven’t had near death experiences, closest was being behind a vehicle that did and watching it all happen before my eyes!

    We stopped to help after their vehicle was flipped up and over the barricades and landed in a ditch facing the opposite direction. It was terrifying, but they were all fine. That was a wake up call. Wow…

    I love that quote at the top! Happy Sunday xx

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  21. Losing the Plot
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:40:48

    Oh poor you! A fracture, is a fracture, is a fracture! Hairline or not it’s still painful and awkward. I totally empathise xxx

    I hope it heals very quickly and doesn’t get you down xxx
    S

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  22. hotmessmemoir
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:19:12

    Wait, both arms are in a sling? How are you writing? You poor thing! As for 2nd chances, I’m like many humans where you have what you think is a near death experience. You then begin to make declarations of how you are going to start going to church, to eat better, to seek your dream. 1 week later, I’m into my 4th glass of wine on the sofa, binge watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

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  23. sheldonk2014
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 11:54:44

    Hey Ritu how are you and the peeps
    We be find over here if it would just stop raining
    I was going to start to build the Ark but I don’t have 2 heffalumps so its a no go

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  24. Parul Thakur
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 11:05:25

    Sorry to hear about the hairline crack. Hugs and stay safe.
    Second chance? This is my second. Was saved from a horrible accident when I was 1.5years and I have always taken life as a gift.

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  25. amindfultravellerblog
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 10:44:44

    Oh no Ritu, good luck at the clinic tomorrow. Xx

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  26. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 10:17:40

    Oh no! You sound just like me… I’m always tripping over too. Hope the fracture doesn’t turn out to be too bad Ritu. Thinking of you. x

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  27. Masha
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 09:01:38

    Sometimes i think of the times when, although I didn’t know it then, there was my guardian angel with me and saved me. Sorry to hear about your accident you can ask Archangel Raphael to help you heal, sending you love and blessings.

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  28. robbiesinspiration
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 08:52:43

    So sorry, Ritu. I just finished listening to Dan Alatorre’s book An Angel on her Shoulder and this post has reminded me of that book. Creepy!

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  29. April Munday
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 08:51:09

    At least this year you weren’t carted to the hospital in an ambulance. I hope it heals well and quickly.

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  30. willowdot21
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 08:31:39

    Morning sis 💜 I am sorry to hear about your elbow! And for it to happen this weekend of all weekends. But as you say these things happen for a reason and there is always another chance. Like everyone I have had my share of life changing moments, some where I thought I may not survive or ever walk again. As Spidey is saying we must make the most of what we have we never know what is around the corner! Thank you for an uplifting Sunday thought. 💜💜💜💜

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  31. Dorinda Duclos
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 07:22:55

    Yes! I was hit by an 18 wheeler on my way to work. I definitely had a guardian angel. The policeman later told me they usually sent him where there was a fatality. I told him I was happy to ruin his day!! Live like there’s no tomorrow!!! Great post, Ritu! 😊❤️

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  33. manyofus1980
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 05:24:07

    life has handed me more than one second chance. a second, third, fourth, so well, i’m grabbing it by the horns nowadays, it wasn’t always like that though, so happy you survived that accident, and sorry about your arm, support and hugs going your way! ❤

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