Friday, June 1, 2012

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

I've mentioned second chances before.  They do happen.  Sometimes we look for them, and sometimes they find us.   Right place/right time sort of thing.  I think life offers up second chances on a regular basis, but we don't always see them, or if we do see them, maybe we're afraid to take them.  Maybe it involves a career change.  I'm not a good one to comment on that as I've been at the same place of employment for 37 years.  I have had several different positions over the years, so it's been sort of like changing jobs, but I've physically been at the same location all this time.   Longevity in employment doesn't happen so much anymore.  Some people get second changes with friendships.  This has happened to me a couple of times, and I'm very thankful for it.   I've renewed friendships with a couple of childhood friends, and it's been wonderful!  It can also happen  in love.  People may say "you can't go back", but maybe you can.  Or maybe it's not going back, maybe it's just going forward, building on something that was already there.  I have a friend  who lost her childhood sweetheart.  They were young, they had a child, but their parent's good (or bad) intentions, the times, bad karma, timing, whatever, kept them apart.   Years and years later, now grandparents, they met up and got to talking.  They still loved each other.  The got married.   It's been wonderful for them.  They got a second chance.  It happens.  

My second chance today was nothing that major, but it was exciting for me.   I  found the ducklings that I saw swimming in the little pool on the grass the other day............ but now they're swimming in the big water.

I'm not sure these are the same goslings I saw strolling the Little Beach, but we'll just pretend they are. 
They're so darn cute.  I'm grinning ear to ear just looking at the pictures again.   Unfortunately, the Great Blue Heron wasn't around today, so, two out of three...........Hopefully I'll catch the heron another time.  In the meantime, I give you the beauty that is Lake Nokomis.

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