Day 3539: Aha moments

I’ve had many aha moments in my life, including:

  • life is short, so don’t waste any of it,
  • nature sustains us and we better do our best to sustain it,
  • most people are mostly good,
  • all healing is mutual, so self care is never selfish,
  • we can’t control anybody’s behavior except our own,
  • we are all so caught up in our own experience that it takes hard work to understand and communicate effectively with others,
  • people feel alone sometimes but no one is alone,
  • repressed and disowned feelings will surface eventually,
  • we all fear people who seem different from us until we open ourselves up to how connected we are,
  • we unconsciously absorb biases from our cultures and our families so we need to be aware of them and challenge them constantly,
  • it hurts to lose someone, even those I don’t know (like Queen Elizabeth),
  • it’s not so much a matter of where you are but who you are with, and
  • the best place to be is the here and now.

Aha! I just found this definition of “aha moments”:

Do you see any aha moments in my images for today?

Today is my late father’s birthday and I’m very grateful I shared so many aha moments with him before he died.

Several people on Twitter mentioned this song in response to my question about aha moments:

Thanks to all who help me blog daily about my aha moments, including YOU.

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20 thoughts on “Day 3539: Aha moments

  1. I have been away from your blog for a few days due to [life] and so from the photos I am guessing you are in Florida? I don’t recognize any of the images. Hope you are having a wonderful time.

  2. gotta love aha moments! Happy birthday to your dad! xo

  3. Since you mentioned the queen, I thought you might enjoy this clip In which an aide discusses the queens encounter with two American hikers in Scotland. It’s a gem.

  4. Love all your aha moments. I do healing work in hypnosis (so I can safely and comfortably revisit things I’ve forgotten or repressed) and when a new perspective suddenly hits me it’s always an epiphany that leaves me enlightened and feeling better about life.

  5. I had an aha moment just now realizing that aha moments happen all the time, whenever we encounter something that makes us happy.

  6. Debbie T

    Aha! More delicious treats in a display case!

  7. Oh my, Gemma Correll’s maps of different lands – Wonderful! (And of course, I recognized Johnny Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet.) As far as aha moments – I believe I can think of as many bad ones as good ones. So we’ll skip that part fro me today. : } Good night!

  8. I love, love aha moments, especially watching when children have them )

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