Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A-Ha Moments

I was wondering this morning as I drove into work about A-Ha moments. You know, those times when something clicks for you. I read stories in magazines about people having those moments when they've changed their lives. My husband woke up one day 5 years ago and decide to quitting chewing tobacco and started running on a treadmill. He hasn't stopped since.

How does that happen? I have moments when I might read something that really hits home with me, but not enough that it's changed my life. Maybe it's something that doesn't happen to everyone. Maybe you have to be ready for that life changing moment. It just fascinates me to read about an experience someone has that became the catalyst for their life altering change.

Lately, I've been thinking that I need mood altering. I am always in such a bad mood. I want that A-Ha moment. I want to wake up excited over a new day and possibilities. I used to, but try as I might I can't pinpoint when and why it left.

I've been reading Proverbs the past few nights before bed and a few verses have made me stop and think, but nothing smacking me right in the face. I need that! Or a prescription, though I've tried MANY and couldn't find the right match.

Have any of you had those moments? Was it instantaneous or over time? How did it happen?


Simplelivin' said...

I have def. had my share of a-ha moments over the years. Normally it's something that I've known, it just suddenly knocked me over the head one day. The most recent being that we had enough in our savings to completely pay off debt. Hubby had been telling me for awhile, it just took me to realize for myself that it would help drastically if we took some out to pay it down.

My Bible study is working through Proverbs right now, and it is such an amazing book!!!

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