Opportunities for a do-over come to most of us. That’s what divorce is all about. Regardless of the consequences, divorce gives a couple an opportunity to move on in life.
: a new attempt or opportunity to do something after a previous attempt has been unsuccessful or unsatisfactory
“Art, unlike life, permits do-overs: the illusion that one can get things right with craft and persistence.”
“As for his pitch, Keaton’s first try was in the dirt. He requested a do-over and fired one right down the middle.”
Life trains us for do-overs. You fell down? Get up. You got thrown off the horse? Get back in the saddle again. You didn’t finish the race? Finish the next one. You failed? Keep trying.
You get the idea, right?
Unfortunately, life is such that those nearing death do not get another do-over. Without a cure or improvement in symptoms, those with ALS are on a rapidly progressing downhill road to death. There is so little time left that opportunities for a do-over are few and far between.
I was in good physical shape before my diagnosis. Now I’m not. Sorry. No do-over. I have relatives who were once close but have chosen to stay away. No do-over. I have regrets about not living life better while trying to find a diagnosis or cure. No do-over.
We get do-over opportunities throughout life but there comes a time where there is no longer time for a do-over.
If you have time now and a need to do something to improve your life, to help someone else, or to repair a broken bridge, do it now. Tomorrow comes quickly and may not have the same opportunities.