Listen to your gut!
Or your intuition, or inner voice, or whatever else you might call it. It could be important.
Sunday is pizza day in my house. I make a point of spending as much of the day as possible at home so I can make my pizza dough in the afternoon. I also make sauce if I don’t have any leftover sauce already in the refrigerator. And I love to have some downtime after a usually busy week and Saturday.
This Sunday, however, I spent the morning at an inspection with my buyers. I was intending to have the rest of the day at home. But then another client requested a second showing of a specific property in the late afternoon, which I agreed to. This left me with a window of about three hours. That was enough time to go home, relax, make my dough, and try to get a bit of quiet time.
So when a previous client (and now friend) asked me to stop by her house, I declined. I went home instead and had a quick lunch. I then sat down at my desk to take care of a few things. All of a sudden though, this friend I said “no” to popped into my head. I felt an intense urge to go see her NOW. It wasn’t guilt talking. I felt perfectly fine is saying “no” to stopping by. But for some reason, she appeared into my head right then. I had a huge need to drive to her house and see her right away. So I called her to see if she was still there, and I immediately got up, put on my coat, grabbed my bag, and drove the 20 minutes straight to her house.
When I got there, as soon as she opened the door, I said, “Hi, I smell GAS!” Her home was full of the smell of natural gas. There had to be a leak somewhere. Unfortunately, she hadn’t smelled anything and was unaware of the issue. She had a candle lit, the windows and doors closed, and was ready to turn on the stove to cook, and the gas dryer to do her clothes. A few days later, and we now know there was a leak in the pipe coming into the house and a small leak in a hose inside the house. Thankfully, a crisis was averted and the worst thing she has to do is pay for repairs.
So when your gut or inner voice starts yelling at you to do something, DO IT! I am very thankful I did just that.