It was just one of those moments…
Last summer, I was back in my old stomping grounds and, as I drove with my wife and relatives around Pacific Grove, I made a decision. I would drop in on long-time friends whom, since my move out-of-state, I hadn’t seen for two decades.
Unannounced visits are something I prefer not to do, but ‘seize the moment’ overtook me.
When the door opened, I needed an extra second [in hindsight, it felt like an eternity] to recognize the Mrs.
Her husband came to the door and invited me in for a beer, but told them both I just wanted to touch base.
He and I chatted outside for five minutes and I left fulfilled, but concerned for the wife.
A couple of days later, I found out she had battled cancer for the last nine years.
Just this last week, she left us.
And if I had not heeded that persistent nudge, I would never have shown their importance to me.
And I would have forever regretted not heeding that gut feeling.
Folks, it’s not as if we’re leaving this earth anytime soon, but we also don’t have 50 more years to leisurely let others guide us.
So, give your intuition its due and follow the wisdom of today’s photo.