Jumping to a second chance

While the world was whizzing by this weekend was about some quality time at home. I am lucky that as well as being my office my home has always felt like a haven away from the hustle and bustle. My main focus is making a lovely peaceful space for me, my partner and my amazing house rabbit.

I know many people wouldn’t understand the joy that a house rabbit can bring but he is our family. He has been in our family for almost four years after joining us as a four year old rescue rabbit. Rejected from two homes, he was given another chance with us and over time he began to trust us. Around Easter he was not well but despite all the odds he recovered.

In June the situation changed and he started to become very sick. So sick that we had to race him to a specialist exotic animal vet. The outlook was not good but he refused to give up and so did we. Last night he cheekily jumped up to sit next to me on the sofa which was a major step forward. It is clear evidence that there is always a second or even third chance.

Change is often seen as a bad thing bringing disruption and making people unsettled. But without change we will not move forward. And however things are now does not mean they have to stay that way. You can make a change, do something different and take another chance. If we continue to do the same things in the same way at the same time we are likely going to get the same result.

We should never give up on making a change and definitely never give up hope. There are many times in recent years that I have struggled and felt hope slipping through my fingers when in reality it was always there. Even if I didn’t see it, it was still there.

Everyone should have a second chance. If you have had a disagreement with someone then make a move to reconciliation. If you have a desire to do something different then go for it. If you are contemplating a move then take a deep breath and go for it. We all deserve that second chance and perhaps we will be given a new lease of life like my house bunny Digger.

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