Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Random Thoughts and Paying Attention

by Maggie Sefton

I'm Back East in my hometown area of Northern Virginia, where it's chilly and grey one day and warm and sunny the next.  Having grown up here I'm used to this kind of back-and-forth weather.  That's why I pack accordingly.

This past Sunday I spent the afternoon of Mother's Day at my oldest daughter Christine's home in Vienna, Virginia.  My two grandsons were traveling out of state, but my two granddaughters, Natale and AnaSofia were there.  (Christine used the Italian spelling of both girls' names when they were born).  My wonderful, Salt-of-the-Earth Hoosier son-in-law, Tim,  was doing his favorite weekend activity---working on one of their cars, their 2001 model Bullitt.  He had already dutifully spread both front and back yards with grass seed.

I no longer do any "heavy duty" yard work.  Or, climb up on ladders to clean gutters.  Nope.  I still remember being two steps from the top of my fold-out metal step-ladder one Autumn day, cleaning the dead leaves from the gutters of my Colorado home.  I was  stretching to reach all the leaves, when my Inner Guide sent a simple block of thought into my head.   It said:  "Don't do this again."  That was it.  That was all.

But I paid attention.  I've learned over a lifetime to always pay attention to what I call "inner guidance."  It knows something I don't know, and----it's always right.  Whenever I've ignored the advice, I've made a mistake.  Or, something happens that messes up my plans.  So, I Pay Attention.

Do any of you Cozy Chicks Blog Readers and Friends relate to this admittedly weird example?  I think most of us get little jabs of "inner direction."  Some of us ignore it.  Others pay attention and adjust their activities accordingly.

I know, I know. . . some of you are probably thinking "Metaphysical Maggie" is out of the closet again.  :)   Don't worry.  She's harmless.  Simply weird.  Let me know your thoughts on either one of my Facebook pages----Maggie Sefton or Maggie Sefton Author.  I'm curious if you've had similar experiences.    


catladymac said...

I used to clean out the gutters and sometimes climbed up onto the roof. But about 4 years ago (when I was 68) I started up the ladder one day - and when I got far enough up to swing my leg around onto the roof, I just thought -"NOPE!" and climbed back down.

Maggie Sefton said...

catladymac---That's another example, I think, of our Inner Direction helping us out. Giving us a warning when we need it. I'm so glad it's there. It's kept me out of a lot of trouble over the years. :)