Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Everyday Living

Light Bulb Moments: 75 Lessons for Everyday Living

Language: English

Pages: 328

ISBN: 1401943926

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


“Have you ever had one of those experiences when the light bulb just went off? You thought to yourself, ‘Now, I get it! That was the lesson I was supposed to learn in all of this!’” Light Bulb Moments is a collection of 75 lessons learned through everyday life. In each chapter, author, life purpose coach, and speaker Talayah Stovall shares personal stories and anecdotes to help guide us through life’s ups and downs. Discovering your purpose and passion; developing persistence, hope, patience, faith, and forgiveness; setting clear and actionable goals for the future; and understanding the value of friendship and love are among the many treasures found in this wise little book. Key messages include: Your passion can become your livelihood Successful people often fail their way to success Whatever you don’t control, controls you Distinguish between your goals and your wishes or dreams Lighthearted, warm, and compassionate, Light Bulb Moments will inspire you to pursue your greatness and create a vision for your life as you want it to be. “Everyone wants more love, light, joy, and energy in their lives. Occasionally, all we need is to drink deeply of someone else’s story to reignite ours. Here is just such a book.” —Mark Victor Hansen, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series

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in his late 90s—and climbed back over the fence into our yard to hide and wait until nightfall. The plan was that he would then climb the fence, with the aid of the blocks, and leave through the neighbor’s gate. Now, there was just one small flaw in my grandfather’s logic. Did you pick up on what it was? Let’s review: he climbed the fence to get the blocks that he needed to enable himself to climb the fence. Did he really need the blocks to climb the fence or did he just convince himself that he

car by looking in the rearview mirror. Unpack those bags, and start again with a fresh outlook. Be grateful for your blessings. Appreciating what we already have is the cornerstone of life satisfaction. It only gets better from there! With a positive outlook, the world can be your oyster. If you are not satisfied with your past, begin again. This is the time to do it. Pastor Jerald January said, “God blesses action, not ideas.” It is time to get our goals and ideas out of our heads and into the

loosely quote Saint Francis of Assisi, let’s seek more to understand than to be understood. All our relationships would benefit from having a better understanding of the other perspective. Hopefully we can all learn from past mistakes and move forward with even stronger relationships. By the way, if you don’t live in Chicago, the two schools rescheduled the game and all went well. LESSON #31 FORGIVENESS HELPS US HEAL “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

one. Of these two people, who do you think will lead a happier and more fulfilled life—the one who held on to the anger or the one who released it? If you take a small, scratchy pebble and hold it under your tongue, it will become more and more irritating over time, and it will eventually cause you a lot of pain and frustration. You will most likely end up removing it unchanged. But if you insert that same scratchy pebble into the mouth of an oyster, the oyster will coat the pebble until it

even those things that are good. We should be able to control our urges and habits, not let them control us. How can something that is essentially good for us end up being so bad for us? In most things, there is a danger of excess. It is definitely possible to have too much of a good thing. Water is good for our bodies, our crops, and our flowers. Humans are composed of 70 percent water, and if we allow our bodies to become dehydrated, we can suffer serious consequences, even death. However,

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