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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET trust. I was going to learn a lot about trust too. Learning to trust what we cannot see is another prerequisite to discovering a second chance. Once in a Lifetime: A Year of Second Chances So, this has become my Year of Second Chances. Each day I was presented with a chance to change my behavior, say good-bye to old habits, and make choices to walk into the unknown. My year has not been easy, but I would not change a thing. Each day and sometimes many times a day, we are given a second chance to live in the world anew and to appreciate life on life’s terms. To take that second chance, we need to notice where we are and be open to the possibility of growing. Come On, Join Me. You Can Do This! So what have you got to lose? Wouldn’t just one second chance sparkle up your days? Imagine a whole year of second chances. Imagine being happier. Imagine inspiring everyone around you. Imagine accepting more beauty. Imagine not only making a difference to others but making a difference to yourself as well. Come on. Life’s too short to do anything but enjoy it daily. Find com- fort in little things and joy in unexpected moments. In the words of Robert Frost’s poem “The Pasture”, I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long. —You come too. 10  Chapter 1 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL