Light bulb moments

Have you ever had a light bulb moment? You know what I mean. When all of a sudden something occurs to you. Something important. And life is never the same again.

I had a light bulb moment when I realized I could never drink again. That I was an alcoholic. That to do so would end up killing myself. I have to much to live for to ever mess with the alcohol again. It is a one day at a time recovery – for the rest of my life.

A friend had a light bulb moment when she realized she was jeopardizing something precious when she wasn’t standing up for her rights. She wasn’t putting up boundaries in her life. She took a stand. Now things are working out better than ever.

Another friend’s light bulb moment was realizing she was in an abusive relationship and she had to leave – for her safety and her daughter’s. She is facing a big new change, but she is doing it, one day at a time.

Another friend who had had problems with wanting to commit suicide, suddenly realized she wanted to live when she was caught in a current drifting down a river and almost drowned. It changed her life around. Facing death and realizing she wanted to live. Now, she is happier than she has ever been.

Life bulb moments. They come to most people when we least expect them. I think of them as gifts from God. The problem is that most people are so stuck in their problems and filled with negativity that they don’t see those light bulb moments when they pop up. These moments can change your life for the better – if you notice them. If not, then life can continue it downward spiral.

So watch for your light bulb moments. And thank God for them. The more thankful you are for the things you have, the more you will receive.