Almost a year ago I wrote a blog post titled “Thankful for Paying Attention to the Nudges the Universe Provides.” Tonight’s post is very similar, but just a tad different. Today I’m thankful for the nudges themselves. Just a warning – as I’m writing this I’m not quite sure it’s making sense quite the way I intended… if someone wants to jump in and take a stab at it to help me out that would be greatly appreciated!!!
What do I mean by nudges? You ever have that feeling that you’re about to head in a potentially wrong direction and something happens to help get you on track? Maybe there’s something you’re doing right and about to change but you get that gut feel to maybe stay the course instead? To me those moments are when The Big Dude Upstairs is helping to nudge us in the right direction. Nothing crazy, not like a light bulb going off or a miracle from above, rather just a subtle nudge.
Over the course of the past couple of weeks I’ve felt a few of those nudges. Some to get me back on track, some to keep me on track. Nothing crazy or drastic, but just that little shift that could make all the difference if I heed it.
That’s also one of the reasons I am thankful for nudges. The Big Dude could just push us, force us, or make the call for us. A nudge is very different. It’s something we can feel and that gets us thinking, but it’s up to us to take action on or to read correctly. In some ways it’s kind of like the rumble strips on the highway; it’s an extra warning system to keep you on track. With it being this close to Easter I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with the human experiences The Big Dude had while alive. Just my own personal hunch, definitely will be worth a conversation with Him someday over a cup of coffee in the great beyond.
The fact that a nudge is given and we’re allowed to make our own choice of how to respond is an incredible thing. It reminds me that the situation is one in which I still have the ability to decide how to move forward. I’m also reminded that The Big Dude is helping to watch out for me and doing Their best to help lead me to the right place. It also shows me that I am loved enough to allow me to make a mistake if necessary to help me grow. If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
Thank you so much for all of the nudges recently! I am taking them all in, doing my best to point myself in the right direction, and hope to do what’s needed to be the best me I can be. Thank you for taking time to help me stay the course and reminding me that I always have a choice. Thank you for being patient with me, I can be a slow learner sometimes. Thank you for nudging me at times to remind me I might already be on the right track and need to stay on course. Big Dude, thank you for loving me enough to nudge me.