It was a normal day. Except it wasn’t because as I was going about my morning routine I suddenly thought about a friend. It was an odd and very specific nudge – I felt the need to send her a message because I just knew that she needed words of encouragement. I brushed the thought aside. I had places to go and people to see. But her face kept intruding into my thoughts. So I said to myself, “It will only take a second to send her a text maybe then I can focus on the tasks at hand.” So with phone at the ready I sent this text:
“I had a nudge in my brain to send you a word of encouragement – You are worthy. You are strong. You are smart! I hope the new job is going well…”
She responded at 9:21AM
“You’re psychic! I’m actually changing jobs and moving to Nashville!! I really like most parts of my job but its not the right fit. Don’t worry. Its all good. Maybe we can talk tonight?”
So was this just a brain itch? Was it the whisper of a guardian angel? A nudge by the Holy Spirit? I’ll never really know. However that text made her feel like she was doing the right thing. When we talked that night I heard all about the job and the other things that in confluence had pushed her to the decision to move. As I listened I also heard a ping in my brain to say what I was thinking. I generally have a very tight filter between my brain and my mouth. In this instance I removed it and said the words:
“You deserve to be happy. If finding happiness means moving, then move. If happiness means chasing that dream then do it! Finding love is hard – I say go for it!!”
So she is. She’s following her heart despite the risk. She’s being brave. It is a grand adventure and I am praying that she gets the support from all the friends and family that she has supported over the years. All those years of being the giver and never doing things for herself in order to secure the happiness and well-being of others are over. She is now securing her own joy!