Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 14 - 7 Month Focus

Yesterdays stats were OK. Out of my 6 goals, I Blogged, got my water in, and journaled my food. Missed my exercise, calories came in at 1957 and  I got in 6161 steps. Thankfully that day is over! Today I am already off to a great start!!

59 pounds ago, I would have never done this...

Last week while looking at my email, at work, I saw this woman's name that just beckoned me. I was prompted to call her. Not just an inkling, like it would be nice to talk her. No, it was CALL HER NOW!!! Well this woman is not a favorite among the office. She causes a lot of extra work for many of us and every time I see her name I would bristle. Lets just say, she's not my  favorite person! Anyway, I said to to the voice in my head, "No....I'm not calling HER!"  Well the urge just kept coming, the intensity was pushing me to make the call, an intensity that was making me very uncomfortable!

So finally I said, "OK...OK...if I still feel this way in 1 hour, I will call her!" Well guess what? One hour later, I'm calling her....

I said, "Hey this is Joy, from...., this is going to sound dumb, but you have been on my mind a lot today and I just wanted to know if you are OK? She kind of giggled on her end and she said, "Yeah, I'm OK." I said, "Well good, I don't know what came over me today, but I just had to call." Then she said, "Hey, do you want to go to lunch sometime?" To which, I said, "YES!"

What in the world???

Anyway the lunch was yesterday, we had a great talk, I learned a ton about her. After hearing her life story, I thought, I really do need to pray for you! Anyway, she's a little over weight, so I shared some of my tips that have helped me so far. After about an hour and a half, we leave. As we were walking to the car, she says, "Hey, why did you call me that day?"

Then I told her that I had, had this overwhelming urge to call her to see if she was OK. I asked her if she ever got that feeling before that she needed to do something. She said she did. Then I said that I had just gotten the news that my Sister In Law was told that she does not have long to live. I told my new friend, that that's what really prompted me to make that call. That I no longer wanted to let life pass me by, that when I get the urge to reach out to someone, I'm going to it. I'm not guaranteed tomorrow and I don't want to miss out on anything or waste another minute. Then I told her that I did not want to miss out on making a new friend. Then she said, "Agreed!"

Next big fear that I'm going to tackled is going with a new acquaintance who is a Christian author. She's taking me to book writing workshop. I don't know if I've shared this before, but I have a book in my head and I can't get it out. We are both hoping this will ignite me and get me started on my journey to author!

How about you? Are you prompted to do something, but stop yourself from doing it? If so, the next time it happens, take a chance, do it and see where it leads you. It just might change your life!!

Keep focused!


  1. That is really a cool story! And now you have a new friend that you didn't before. I believe that nothing is by coincidence. I have had promptings and I try to act on them. Sometimes I do, and other times I regretfully don't. But I don't want to live my life w/ regrets because life is precious and short. It's really about how we treat each other and not what we do or get. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement to reach out, Joy. I admire your example!!


  2. Great story! Glad you made a new friend! Those are always nice.