What was the moment that made you stop and think about something differently? What was the tipping point?
We all swim through life with our set of ideals. We have our values, political perspectives, moral guidelines, wisdom, jadedness or naiveté. But as we grow and experience new things, whether we are 10 years old or 96 years old, there are things that challenge those set of ideas.
Was it something that happened that changed your feelings about your weird brother-in-law? Reasons why you should have a certain career path? Made you second-guess something you said to your child? Or challenge how you feel about life after death?
Maybe it’s something more political like gun control, gay rights, racism. Or perhaps the importance of various legislature that was happening elsewhere in the world, but is showing up in ways you didn’t expect in your town.
Was it something someone said? Was it an article? Did your child, sibling, or parent do something that changed everything?
What happened that made you stop and think, “Oh”? What made you pause, what threw your worldview for a loop?
The Good Life wants your articles and stories about your lightbulb moment. We are looking for written submissions that are roughly 700-2,500 words in length. Send your ideas and drafts to Deanna Ogle at [email protected] Final submissions must be received by Wednesday, September 4 to be considered for inclusion in the upcoming series. For questions and further guidelines, email Deanna.
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