Listen To That Little Voice In Your Head

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"Stay safe. Stay Healthy."

I dodged the COVID bullet, thanks to the little voice in my head.

When it became apparent how serious the COVID virus is, I went to the extreme side of caution because of my compromised lung issues. I was having my groceries delivered and rarely ventured out for several weeks.


As time went on, I tried to balance responsible caution and still lead a quality life. I  wear a mask and do my own grocery shopping, and have a small bubble of friends I hang out with. I was able to golf through the summer and Fall.

In November, my step-daughter from Utah called and wanted to stay with me for a week in mid-December (last week) while she had some doctor appointments. Initially, I said yes. After doing so, I started having serious reservations because of the increase in COVID cases, and I had no idea who she had been around.

I called her and told her I didn't feel comfortable with her staying at my house. Without going into the details, suffice it to say she got mad at me, sent a few scathing messages, and hasn't spoken to me since. I considered giving in despite my concerns. I didn't. I held firm.

I received a call this morning from my other step-daughter informing me her sister has tested positive for Covid AND has pneumonia. OMG, Chills went down my spine. I was so glad I listened to that little voice in my head and held firm. Had I let her stay with me, I could very well be sick right now too!  I pray she recovers without lingering effects.

Let me tell you. COVID is real. I know several people who have had family members die. It is very sad. 

Stay safe out there!

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Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
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Yes, indeed, Roy Kelley 
I know you and Delores are being cautious.  Wishing you a happy healthy 2021 too.

Dec 29, 2020 08:43 AM #55
Rainmaker
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Hi Brian England 
When it comes to this crazy virus, I'm good with erring on the side of caution!  Stay well, my friend!

Dec 29, 2020 08:46 AM #56
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Hi Kat Palmiotti 
Yes, that connection between our brain and gut is often more reliable than what we think we want, isn't it?  Stay well!

Dec 29, 2020 08:50 AM #57
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Marte Cliff
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Isn't it interesting how some little part of our subconscious always knows more about what's good for us than our conscious minds?

When we don't listen, we generally pay a price.

I'm glad you listened and are well.

Dec 29, 2020 11:20 AM #58
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Carol Williams
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Thank you, Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI 
Me too!!!

Dec 29, 2020 01:38 PM #59
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Carol Williams
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Thank you Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 
We have to listen to those messages when our brain and gut connect, don't we?  Have a happy healthy New Year!

Dec 29, 2020 01:40 PM #60
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Carol Williams
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Hi John Henry, Florida Architect 
That's very true. Perhaps when the crisis is over, people will be more conscious of protecting each other from other health threats.

Dec 29, 2020 01:44 PM #61
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Hi Grant Schneider 
Your daughters were wise.  I hope we can all stay happy and healthy in 2021

Dec 29, 2020 01:50 PM #62
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Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 
I hope your brother is doing better!  I've known too many people who have suffered through this to take any chances! 

Dec 29, 2020 01:56 PM #63
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Hi Brenda J. Andrew 
I'm glad I am retired because it makes it much easier to say no to stuff. 

Dec 29, 2020 01:57 PM #64
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Carol Williams
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Me too, Doug Dawes 
Stay happy and healthy in 2021

 

Dec 29, 2020 01:59 PM #65
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Hi Will Hamm 
I canceled all my holiday season get togethers too.  It's the safe thing to do. 

Dec 29, 2020 02:00 PM #66
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Hi Marte Cliff 
We've all learned that the hard way more than once, haven't we?  Stay happy and healthy in 2021

 

Dec 29, 2020 02:01 PM #67
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Joan Cox
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Carol, when someone gets mad from YOUR decision to be safe is just selfish!   Glad you listened.   We do need to make good decisions.

Dec 30, 2020 07:07 AM #68
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I agree Joan Cox 
I can't be her conscience and mine too.  🤨

Dec 30, 2020 09:44 AM #69
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Laura Cerrano
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I hope more of you were listening to that voice inside of your head. I just came back from inspiration one more time!

Jan 01, 2021 12:00 AM #70
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Only one voice in your head?  Wow that would be a blessing.  I am trying to teach mine to sing so I can have a chorus with all my voices singing in harmony. Happy 2021!

Jan 01, 2021 11:31 AM #71
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Ricardo Mello
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Happy New Year!

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I have tried to get a covid-19 shot for weeks but within minutes, they are all gone Carol Williams 

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 That little voice in my head has become a real bugger because of c-19 and its variants Carol Williams 

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