In my opinion, for one to be given a second chance is to receive a blessing from God. I was very grateful for the second chances that I had been given. And the beautiful thing about it is that there is no statutory limit on making things right again. God's time is totally different from ours and if he sees fit to allow us to make things right, it will happen--no matter how much time has passed.
Second chances come in a variety of "colors". It can be a second chance at love, friendship or to accomplish something that you had previously failed. Second chances can be very powerful and I believe that God gives them to us so that we can forgive and be forgiven. It is a gift that shouldn't be taken lightly.
What do you do with the second chance you've been given?
If you've been given a second chance, you should do whatever it takes to make it right as soon as possible. It doesn't matter what the circumstances are. If you've wronged someone, they deserve the truth and to hold on to that truth is just selfishness on your part. If it's a second chance at love or friendship, jump at the opportunity. Life is too short to let valuable time go to waste.
Lesson to be learned?
God does things at his own discretion and during the time he sees fit. We are here to learn the lessons that need to be learned from each others experiences. I've learned that my second chances have allowed someone else the opportunity to express forgiveness and love. I value that because it's what God teaches us... to forgive.
Peace and Blessings