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TopsQueen October 15th, 2013 12:59pm

Did you ever have one of those "Ah ha" moments that change your life? Please share.

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Happy Hong Kong
10/17/13 10:56 pm

Reading Einstein's compound interest formula.

gtgconfused
10/16/13 5:31 am

My Dad telling me he loved me and apologizing for not being able to protect me.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/15/13 1:04 pm

Pain is unavoidable; misery is optional. Getting free from source of pain often requires running into it full bore to get thru it. Avoiding facing what happened, is in fact what is causing pain. Stay there, stay in pain. I chose to stop running from.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/15/13 1:10 pm

Realizing that I was simply ensuring nothing would fundamentally change by avoiding truth generated profound freedom to finally stop, turn, run straight into reality w/everything I had, & fight my way to freedom. Radically changed my life for good.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/15/13 1:13 pm

Without first developing a strong & enduring relationship w/Yeshua, I don't believe I'd have had the courage & foundation to make that choice, though. So hard to decide which was most profound catalyst. (Most likely conversion)

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/15/13 11:58 am

I have had many life changing events:
- Falling in love and getting married
- The births of my children and grandchildren
- The decision to go back to work
- The realization that we are growing old

But, I answered no, because I can't pinpoint ...

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/15/13 11:59 am

... pinpoint one "aha" moment that changed everything. Life has changed gradually, for the most part.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 1:39 pm

Does not have to be one it could be more than one. I think we are entitled to more than one ah ha moment in our lives I would say.

MarciS Formerly mjs83
10/15/13 9:50 am

Finally clicked that my boyfriend who died at 21 was abusive. Made a lot of things make sense.

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cgmonin Maryland
10/15/13 8:55 am

When I traveled Europe, I realized what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to live

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cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/15/13 8:07 am

When I graduated high school I realized that all the drama is actually totally irrelevant. The real world and my education and personal goals are so much more important. It's like "oh my god, there's an entire life after high school!" O:

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/15/13 7:02 am

Last year. I realized impressing other people was an addiction. Once I realized that, I was able to change and while I still like being on stage, impressing others is not important anymore.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 7:06 am

That's absolutely marvelous I'm so happy for you doesn't that free you?

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/15/13 8:15 am

That's why some celebrities go over the edge. Because they lose focus and it becomes less about their work, than about their image. Fame is not meant to be a lifestyle in itself. Unfortunately society sometimes sees it as one - thank you kardashians.

kermie gaytopia
10/15/13 6:39 am

I can still remember the moment I suddenly realized I liked boys and that it made me different, although I didn't have a word for it then or understand the repercussions. It started a trajectory that totally changed my life though :)

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:41 am

How old were you? Joel told me two years before he told his dad. I bragged to people before we went down there. Said my son is gay and he is so much fun to shop with.

kermie gaytopia
10/15/13 6:46 am

I think I was 12 when I realized it although looking back I can see signs much earlier.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:48 am

Joel was always a little different than other kids. He's the bear he was not the least bit effeminate. But he's always march to a different drummer. He has super high IQ too. You remind me of him more than just looks too. You are both very caring.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
10/15/13 8:18 am

My best friend came out to me (before anyone else) when we were 15. It was only a shock for maybe 24 hours, then I realized it didn't change anything and actually made things better.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:38 am

Tell yourself you are worthwhile, you are wonderful, people love you, until it sinks in. Please do this for you!

Arya8
10/15/13 6:50 am

Agree %

Arya8
10/15/13 6:50 am

^ I meant ;)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/15/13 6:53 am

Thanks, Joyce. I'm trying, and I appreciate that.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:15 am

The one that changed the first was when I became a Christian. Then I realized one time but not everything was black-and-white like most of it was gray.
Lately on ShowOfHands people said such nice things about me and I realized I was not garbage.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:17 am

I told my son about this over lunch. It's like the old person was shattered and gone and I'm a new creature now. Much more happy and confident. Husband thinks I'm obnoxious but that's too bad. He thinks will become a smart a-- since joining.

kermie gaytopia
10/15/13 6:35 am

Tough cookies for him! We like you this way ;)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:38 am

Thank you son you have been a big help too.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/15/13 6:09 am

The day my 1st was born, yep, I had to set an example for him to look up to,

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:12 am

Your little girl sure looks like a mini you she's adorable.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:17 am

From what I know if you hear I think you didn't awesome job.

swjboucher Just Run
10/15/13 6:09 am

Not really but yesterday I found myself opening four kitchen cupboards looking for the plates before I found them. Then I said Ah ha I would be screwed without my wife.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:13 am

Hey! How about you buy her some flowers gift to her and tell her that.

EarlyBird Portland
10/15/13 6:16 am

sw - priceless!!

Jack14 Massachusetts
10/15/13 6:02 am

The day I realized the NAP applies to all aspects of my life, not just my political views. Not a dramatic change per se, but important to me.

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kermie gaytopia
10/15/13 6:37 am

The inaccurately-named "Non-Aggression Principle."

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/15/13 6:39 am

Well I have never heard of that I think that's a good idea. I've been choosing not to engage with a family member who likes to provoke people.