Take two

“This is what life is about. We do not get redos, but we do get second chances.” ~ Jeffrey Fry.

 It is not a movie, but a blog, in which you are seeing “Take two.” Like with all new beginnings, there are frequently some initial bumps.

My first “Welcome blog” announcing this new website that went out July 3rd did not reach my entire email list. Hopefully, for those of you who did not see it, you will click this link, (https://claimyourworthiness.com/welcome-to-a-new-world/) and read my initial message.

The error turned out to be a gift, as is often the case with challenges.  I learned that how we treat mistakes shows us much about our character, and our own sense of self-love and worthiness.

At first I was upset and hugely disappointed, for I had worked years on preparing the messages contained within this new site, and the introductory email was to be a huge celebration of that work. I could keep beating myself up that the launch was not perfect or I could lightheartedly blame it on Mercury retrograde, a planetary alignment some believes wreaks havoc with technology. I searched for the middle ground, by getting the error corrected and trusting that “everything happens for a reason.”

In the grand scheme, the blog distribution was a small mishap, but it triggered more significant times in my life when things did not go as planned and I wish I acted differently.

I’m sure you have many of those times in your life as well, especially in this great time of uncertainty. I find solace in these quotes:

  • “ I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Mayo Angelou.
  • “ If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you’ve got to go all the way.”- Lance Armstrong
  • “Don’t think there are no second chances. Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.”  – Nicholas Sparks

Each time we can move from judgment to forgiveness and acceptance of ourselves for mistakes, we grow in worthiness. And, I want to extend those gifts of love to others now, too.



My friend, Sharon Spector, captured the precious photo of the two heart-shaped leaves while walking the beach in Sarasota, Florida. May all our “second chances” be so sweet.

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  • Doug says:

    Great blog! We all have had moments of panic when things don’t go our way! The universe has a way of knowing what’s best. Sometimes we just need to let go, and let what will be, be!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Thanks, Doug…yes, letting go has great value, as does accepting life’s imperfections. Blessings, Gail

  • Cynde Denson says:

    Fantastic words of wisdom Gail. You model optimism and amazing resilience, all with a willingness to reinvent yourself all while flowing with the life that presents itself to you. Your new site is not only gorgeous and beautifully constructed, it is a testament to the forgiving, loving and wise woman you are.

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Thank you, Cynde, for valuing me and my work–and understanding the tenacity it took to reinvent myself, and my coaching platform. By assimilating life lessons and thousands of hours of training, and acting on intuitive guidance, I am now sharing a much deeper understanding of transformation, and ways to integrate a love-based consciousness, from which all things are possible. Your beautiful words of support touched my heart. Blessings, Gail

  • Oliver Vielma says:

    I love this website!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      I do, too, Oliver: it is a dream come true, and worth all the hard work! It captures my essence, and is “real,” as I wanted. Blessings, Gail

  • Sharon says:

    Weaving your life experiences into a beautiful tapestry of learning, honoring, gratitude. Onward!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Sharon: Love the artistic way you describe the creation of my site and revised coaching platform. Your photo is beautiful. Thanks so much…Blessings, Gail

  • Thomas Ogren says:

    There’s a house I pass each morning on my long walk & it has a sign that says: Take What you Need, and below it are little strips of paper with something like Love, Courage, etc. on it.
    I’ve never taken one, thinking I should leave them for someone who needs it more. But yesterday, looking at it, I was reminded of Gail’s blog & claim your worthiness. And I thought, hey, I’m worth it, and so I took one, and put it in my pocket for the good vibes.
    Good stuff here!

    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Tom: You have such a way with words, and are a gifted storyteller. Thanks for using your writing gifts in making a poignant point, and so kindly and cleverly endorsing my new coaching platform on claiming your worthiness. Glad you took one of those “good vibe” notes for yourself. Blessings, Gail

  • Thomas Ogren says:

    My pleasure, Gail, and you know, I can feel those good vibes coming to me from that little paper message still in my pocket. So hey, Thanks! for sending me some good karma.


    • Gail Kauranen Jones says:

      Glad you RECEIVED that good karma, Tom. What fun when we stay open-hearted to life’s surprises. To more gifts of worthiness, Gail

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