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Sunday, July 27, 2014

And Sometimes We Ignore That Still, Quiet Voice

After two weeks of working non stop I had plans to work even more. There were images to download, photos to edit and blog posts to write. You can be quite sure that I was not taking the time to stop and smell any roses, let alone some lovely peonies. 

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Then I noticed a small screw had fallen out of my laptop. And I chose to ignore it. Even though my Jiminy Cricket was working overtime I continued working. Feverishly. The next day the entire screen separated. I took it to my favorite repair guy and he said, “Oh if you would have brought it in right away we could have just replaced the screw but now a crucial part has broken off.” This constituted having to order a replacement. 

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Which of course meant a lot more money for repairs.

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Oh if only I had listened to that quiet, still voice.


“If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.” ~ Proverbs 18:13


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh no! Well, maybe we will all remember this after seeing what happened to yours! Hope you get things fixed pronto! Sweet hugs, Diane

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

So sorry this happened to you. Lesson learned. Thank you for sharing a VERY important reminder to slow down a bit. Life is hectic and it takes work to slow to a reasonable pace sometimes. For a sunday morning this was a good read for me. I, too have had CRAZY weeks and have another one I am facing this week.

God bless you.

Christine said...

Just what you don't need, at this time!
I think I would of done the same thing, not realizing how important a tiny screw was.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I have been there many times. A few years ago we ignored something and it turn into some expensive repair, so now we never ignore anything. Lesson learned.

Karena Albert said...

Laura a wonderful reminder to always listen to our inner voice!

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Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Life lessons ... they are so useful, aren't they?

Gypsy Heart said...

Don't we all ignore that still, small voice at times? I certainly have and yes, I later regretted my doing so. :)


Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I am so sorry to hear this because I know that you don't have time for this now! I hope that it will be resolved soon!

Julie Corbisiero said...

So sorry that happened to you! What good advice. Do take care and have a good week.

Debbie said...

YES and AMEN. I can't say any more than that because the post says it all.