I Should’ve Listened

Although I didn’t really make any New Year’s resolutions, I did make a decision on January 1 to begin eating healthier and moving more.  A large part of the moving more is walking at least 30 minutes each day and attempting to log 10,000 steps daily.

So far, I’ve made the 10,000 steps every day. And my friend, Bev, and I have been accomplishing the 30 minute walk most days. Last Friday morning, we walked 45 minutes. That afternoon, the weather was so nice, I decided to walk down to the marina to add more steps to my goal of 10,000.  Although we have a good view of the marina, it isn’t accessible from our yard: you have to walk up our street, then down the next street.

As I was leaving our yard, I called Motor Man (at our shop) to let him know where I was going.

While I was out on the walkway/pier, I happened to wonder just how long this little walk would take. I thought about taking my phone from my pocket to see what time I had made the call to Motor Man. Then this little voice said: “If you take your phone out of your pocket, and drop it, it will hit the pier and fall in the river”. 

So what happened?  I took my phone out of my pocket. I dropped it. It hit the pier. And it fell in the river.

Not a recent photo, but the only one I have of the entire walkway. The arrow is where I was when my phone drowned.

Not a recent photo, but the only one I have of the entire walkway. The arrow shows where I was when my phone went overboard

Motor Man was at home when I got back. My first words were: “You won’t believe what I just did”.  But he had a great idea: take my old phone when we went to Verizon and have them activate it until a replacement phone could be shipped to me.  Once there, we filed an insurance claim, they re-activated my old phone, and my new phone is scheduled for delivery today.

Hopefully next time, that little voice will speak a bit louder (or YELL) when giving me such good advice.

~These Days Of Mine~

15 responses to “I Should’ve Listened

  1. Those “little voices” we sometimes hear are SO helpful – but only if we LISTEN to them! 🙂


  2. Ingenious to activate your old phone ( made me glad I have mine too) I wonder what can be salvaged if phone found but I think you are all over that and will keep us posted! Those inner voices, and instincts are usually worth listening to! Like the first answer you choose is usually the right one! Have a great week and stay warm.

  3. Be careful which little voices you start to listen to! You know. The one that says, “Go ahead and eat that cupcake cause you deserve it! It’s too cold to walk outside!” Keep on walking and taking pictures to share!

  4. Oh Dianna! One look at that first picture and the arrow and I knew what happened. I didn’t even have to read, but of course I did. I was a little concerned YOU had taken a tumble! Glad you had a backup plan. CH saved his old flip phone last year when he got an iPhone and his flip phone is identical to The Mama’s phone. Her phone took a flip in some different kind of water in November and she tried the rice trick and it worked. But she did use CH’s old flip phone until it dried out. New phones are always fun… 😀

  5. Rice trick did it for me too when I “washed” my phone with the laundry.

  6. Sorry to hear about your phone. It made me gasp just thinking about it! Glad you had a back-up, and quick service for your replacement. I’ll bet you had some beautiful views down there.

  7. Oh, those little voices, we do need to heed them, don’t we? I’m sorry you lost your phone to the river but it’s good you had the old one for backup. I always keep an older cell around for that reason. I’m just very glad that it wasn’t you who took a dip in the river!!!

  8. Yep.. that little voice …. : /
    At least they fixed you up until the new one arrives !

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I too have seen trouble by not listening to my little voice. I try very hard to listen now. Glad JR came up with a quick solution! Have a good rest of the week and stay warm.

  10. Oh no! I probably would have made a clumsy attempt at catching the phone and ended up in the river, too!

  11. Glad you didn’t end up in the river, but glad you had a backup plan. I’m with you – I need a big voice to just reach out and touch me sometimes.

  12. Oh my gosh… who would have thought it. So glad you did not drop yourself into the water. A phone can be replaced. So proud of you for your 10,000 steps goal. Way to go, Girl.

  13. Oh no…that’s something that would happen to me. Sorry, Dianna. On a positive note, your photo is spectacular!

  14. Great post, who doesn’t know that little voice …

  15. At least it was a phone and not you who took the tumble.

    I think those little voices/nudges are a combination of our own intuitive voice and heavenly visitors giving us a suggestion. When we don’t listen the conversation becomes real and gets our attention. Then we’re a bit more attentive and avoid even more serious events. I call these “warm ups to the wake ups.” 🙂 MJ

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