Sometimes it is nagging.
Sometimes it is soft but persistent.
Sometimes it is frantic.
Call it your sixth sense.
Call it intuition.
Call it a caution from God.
Call it inspiration.
Whatever you call it, always listen to it.
Your interpretation may not be accurate.
It may be nothing you can identify.
It may be a false alarm...
But it is always telling you to move with caution and think things through a little better before you proceed.
As A Single Mom...
My search for day care was agonizing. I finally placed my son in a day care center only to be plagued by that gut feeling. I asked him daily what happened there and questioned him about how he liked it. I got nothing.
Finally, I took him out and found other care. I never knew why, but I had to be at peace with myself.
As an adult, I asked my son about it. There was nothing concrete. All he could say is "They weren't very nice to me there."
The gut was right. Everyone should be nice to my son. TLC should be the norm for all children.
My Student Joe...
My staff asked if we could drop Joe from our SCORE program because Joe was "not college material." I listened to their reasons, and they were right.
But something in my gut couldn't let him go.
The gut was right!
Listen to your gut, and remember...there is no such thing as a child who can't learn. There are children who learn slower...differently...later in life. But they all learn and they all can achieve.
Learn to "Pet their Dream." Here is Joe's story:
During a period of personal crisis, my therapist iterated, "Sharon, if it's confusing, it isn't from God." I replied, "Then God isn't speaking because everything is confusing." She said, "Then you wait."
That gut feeling? Go with it!