I will often get a little niggle* in my brain, telling me to do something…and when I do whatever it is it tells me, life carries on like nothing special happened…which is maybe why I don’t see how important those little niggles are!!
I think niggles are small little knowings – intuition maybe – seemingly inconsequential in the big picture…and sometimes pretty obvious…don’t put the keys down there, make a note of that, turn this way, call so and so…etc. Hindsight can be quite enlightening though…then I get to learn just how important a little niggle can be! I can’t go into any details, confidentiality and all that, but suffice it to say, today I had a niggle, just the teeniest little one, a whisper of one…why oh why did I disregard it!! Had I listened I probably would have averted a, rather unpleasant task. I mean, it’s not like something good didn’t come out of it, C and I had to laugh at the situation (it was that or cry!), but the task took quite a bit longer than it would have, (with less man power) had I done it when the niggle was niggling me!
Lesson learned (I hope!!) Listen to the niggles, even the smallest of them…or maybe especially the smallest of them!!
* I’m a little disappointed…I really liked the word niggle, and wanted to make sure I was using it correctly…I guess I am, but I didn’t realize the negative connotation it comes with 😦 I don’t like to think of something with the potential to make my life easier as negative.