John told his son, “ Now pay close attention. Some of the lessons you learn today at golf can be carried over into life.”
It was a beautiful day. The sun was out with a gentle, cool breeze blowing. You could hear the birds singing over the sound of the waterfall and even see some deer in the distance. They both were enjoying the lush surroundings of the golf course as well as each other’s company.
Upon leaving the thirteenth green John got his driver out of the bag and eed up his golf ball on the fourteenth tee box. He took his stance, addressed the ball and smacked it with all his might. The ball flew off in an unintended trajectory and made a terrific splash as it entered the nearby creek.
John said, “I’ll take a mulligan,” as he placed another ball on the tee and this one landed in the middle of the fairway.
“A mulligan,” Tommy asked, “What is that?”
“It’s like a do-over. The first one doesn’t count, it’s like it never happened.”
After pondering this for several minutes Tommy asked, “Hey Dad, wouldn’t it be great if you could have mulligans in life?”
“Sometimes you can,” his Dad responded, “It’s called forgiveness.”