Tomorrow is my birthday. While others might bemoan having a birthday so close to the Christmas-New Year’s vortex, I rather enjoy it.
You see, my birthday is Second Chances Day.
Let’s say, for the New Year, you vowed to start an exercise program, go on a diet, and start a novel. And let’s say it is today, January 5th, and you have done not one of these things. (This would, in fact, be my exact situation.)
Second Chances Day! It comes along right when you need it.
Because, let’s face it, in the normal course of human events, New Year’s Day is a horrible day to start something new.
There’s the hangover for one. And it’s a holiday. The kids are still home (are they ever going back to school?) and the tree needs to be taken down. There are often New Year’s Day gatherings to attend. Just not a good day for resolution-keeping.
And then, this year, New Year’s Day was a Friday, which meant the next day was Saturday, which definitely is not the right day to be starting anything. The next day was Sunday, and there were the papers to be read, and the Patriots game and Downton Abbey to be watched. No time at all for anything, plus it’s the last day of the week, so why would you start anything then?
What you need is a Second Chances Day, and I am generously offering you mine.
Plus, Second Chances Day falls on the Feast of the Epiphany, when the Wise Men finally got to Bethlehem, so it’s kind of already a day for the tardy and slow-starting.
As long as your epiphany isn’t, “I am never going to do any of these things,” you are in good shape.
So Happy Second Chances Day! Let me know how it goes.
Good plan! Today’s my birthday!
Happy Birthday, Carol-Lynn!
I loved this..my Second Chance Day was yesterday and your post so resonated!
Happy Second Chance Day, Calla!
Happy Birthday tomorrow, Barb! May all your second chance opportunities be successful, and all of your epiphanies be wise.
Brenda, This sounds like lines for a new “happy birthday after christmas” tune. Happy birthday Barb, from one Capricorn to another.
Happy Birthday, Karla and Happy Second Chance Day.
Thank you, Brenda!
I love it, Barb!
Thank you, Edith!
Love this, Barb and a great reminder not to throw in the towel!
No towel-throwing on my watch, Sherry!
Second Chances is the name of a vintage clothing store in the fictional town I’ve created.
Love this notion, Barb. Now I’m going off to do 50 push-ups. Sit-ups. Steps. One of those.
Don’t injure yourself thinking about those push-ups, Ramona!
Happy birthday! And – I love your idea! (Besides – I haven’t had a chance to set y goals for the year. Now I don’t feel guilty!) Lea
Take your second chance and run with it, Lea!
Great idea! I’d definitely start anew if I hadn’t quit with the new year’s resolutions.
Feel free to make a fresh start anyway, on whatever needs re-starting, Diana.
Here’s to second chances! 😉
Where would any of us be without them?
Thank you so much for sharing your Second Chance Day! I really need one!
As Mary Chapin Carpenter sings, “I take my chances every chance I get,”
This was so timely. I am now five hours into my second chance…thanks so much!
You’re welcome, Peter. Nothing like a restart–for computers or people!
First, and foremost – a very happy birthday to you! (Always easy to remember, since Martin shares the date with you.) And what a brilliant outlook on beginnings. Thank you.
I never forget that Martin is exactly 30 years younger than me.
Tell him to enjoy Second Chances Day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! May your day be filled with lots of love , joy and laughter . Happy Second chance day ! We all need one of those. God bless
Thank you, Joy. Don’t we all?