The Lightbulb Effect

chipotle cup

“Epiphany” is my favorite word in the English language.  I like the way it looks.  I like the way it sounds.  I love what it means.  So far today, I’ve had two little epiphanies and when I read the side of my Chipotle cup and saw the word there, I decided that I was supposed to write about my “ah-ha” moments today.

Epiphany #1: I can pack my lunch.  Yeah, I know.  This seems rather simple and mundane, but it never has been for me.  I hate eating the same thing over and over and over again and awhile ago, I decided that since I couldn’t afford to do much other than pay my bills and eat, I would always buy my lunch.  I figured that I should at least be able to enjoy eating if I couldn’t travel or go out a lot.  Well, that adds up to a lot of money.  Money I can’t afford to spend.

Because money was so tight for the last two weeks, I was forced to eat the same thing over and over and over again.  And you know what?  I endured it.  It wasn’t until I was walking through Wal-mart that I realized that I did it and it wasn’t that bad.  I need to make this change in my life and now I know that I can.

Epiphany #2: I need to drink more hot tea.  I have no idea what the genesis of this little idea is, but it came to me as clear as day.  I have a friend who is really into teas.  It’s always seemed to be a pretty cool thing to me, but I’ve never been into hot drinks.  I envisioned myself sipping on a cup of awesome smelling tea while leisurely writing in a cool little coffee shop somewhere.  Then it dawned on me.  The tea isn’t really about the tea.  It’s about the pace of my life.  I’m not sure what aspect of my life needs to slow down.  It’s not like I’m living an NYC kind of life.  My world is more like Mayberry.  But I’m taking this tea epiphany as a message and will be looking at my life to figure out what I need to slow down.

Today, I am thankful for the little lightbulb that went on over my head today.

goofy light bulb

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