Monday, April 18, 2011

No permanent damage... for any of us...

The good news is that my sister Carrie, is out of the hospital today. She broke her neck in a skiing accident yesterday. Fortunately the break did not involve the spinal cord. She broke either the transverse or spinous processes. So the good news is that she doesn't need surgery and has to wear a neck brace for the next 4ish weeks. Such a blessing.

We learned last week that Grandpa V. has liver cancer. We will learn of the plan of attack later this week.

This morning was one of those days when I felt I needed to go to the temple. I wanted to add a number of family names to the prayer roll and I needed to feel the peace I find when I attend the temple, send time in prayer, service and scripture study. It was a nice experience for me.

I had a Say Go Be Do that I didn't follow through on while leaving the temple. I felt I should have spoken directly to a sister from church who was there with a group of ladies from my neighborhood. As I said hi in general I thought that was good enough. BUT no, just as I'm leaving, I felt I should have touched and spoken directly with Betty. But I said no to myself because it would have been odd to return and do just that.
I realized I talked myself out of a SGBD moment. As I drove home I decided I would go see her and explain later.
Later was just after 8pm when I told Gove about it. He told me to get down there and tell her. I went like a diligent wife. I was somewhat shy but I just said what I was doing with this challenge, explained how I didn't listen to an idea that came to me and I was now at her home to wish her a good week.
It turned out we had a nice conversation that would not have occurred at the temple. Did I miss at the moment when the idea came? I thought I did. But now I don't think so. I had the idea, I didn't follow at the moment but I did make a plan to go, I did go later, and I and she had a nice experience.
My conclusion is that it's not that you have to act at the moment with every Say Go Be Do (some you really must act right then) but you do need to write it down and make a plan for how you will accomplish the prompting and follow up with writing what the outcome was.

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