Light bulb moment is a burst of inspiration.   It is something you get out of a moment which you previously had not realized before.  An occurrence where you feel like saying “Eureka!” because it finally dawns on you the possibilities it can give. Perhaps upon perusal of my adventures, you may yourself examine your personal experience and share your very own “ohhs” and “aahhhs” moments!

Stuck in traffic I was hostage to the tedious ruminations of my dreary mind repeatedly musing on the most mundane of things like my shoes, my bag and other cars.     Whereupon my fingers settled on a story on Wattpad, “Hmm ‘No Capes’ let me see…” 30 minutes in and I’m still glued to the words, my eyes hypnotized to the text like a charmer’s snake.   “What!  Is it my stop already?   Darn! Time indeed flies when you’re spellbound.

Yard sale finds are …hello money saved!  My fascination for yard sales have gone from a mere obsession to becoming my economic backup.  With imagination and a little bit of DIY artistry, one can truly create treasures from among the ruins.   More advantageously, it can extend the life span of one’s money.    My eyes beam with pride over my lavish porch furniture and my well-endowed purse!

Chores are Fitness!  I was soaked in perspiration when I realized “hey some people go through a lot of exercise, jogging and costly gym memberships to get this amount of sweat out of the body!  Not only do I lose unwanted calories from such a workout but I also get the productive outcome of clean clothes, clean dishes and dinner done for a happy belly-satisfied family!”  Quite a rewarding consequence indeed!

A walk home from an evening stroll found me in the midst of a downpour, at first I made an effort to hide but then I stopped, pausing for a moment and then I allowed myself to feel the dampness of the rainFlickers of childhood games under the drizzling water flashed through my thoughts and instantly almost spontaneously I smiled, beholden to the gift of a sudden unbridled joy.  An unexpected boon from an unrestrained act.

So what say you?   Can you ponder upon your own Light bulb moments or better yet can you challenge yourself to revamp and redesign uneventful times into encounters that bring on this Eureka effect? Go on and give it a try, take your moments to the next level and discover the extraordinary in the ordinary!


Light bulb moment-Eureka effect-sudden inspiration and discovery

Occurrence, adventure                   hypnotized, spellbound    

Perusal, examine                             fascination, obsession

Stuck, glued                                      imagination, artistry

Tedious, dreary                                lavish, well-endowed

Ruminations, musing                       perspiration, sweat

Mundane, ordinary, uneventful        exercise, work out

Productive, rewarding                      outcome, consequence

Revamp, redesign                             encounter, discover

 walk, stroll                                        downpour, rain

stopped, pausing                              flickers, flash

instantly, spontaneously                sudden, unexpected

boon, gift                                            unbridled, unrestrained



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Comment by Alice E. on September 25, 2015 at 5:49

 @ Dear setareh, hope you had a good dining experience with those words! :0 Thanks again for thumbs up on my work!

 @ Adaline:  Yup it was hard work but a good practice too! Glad you liked it!

Comment by Adaline Bala on September 23, 2015 at 20:04

Wow! Alice,  What a bright idea! Well written,  I can see your hard work. Proud of you my friend. Lots of new words to learn though. Thank you for sharing.

Comment by setareh on September 23, 2015 at 7:28

Oh Alice, where is my dictionary.:D So many new words! wow! Before pondering over our light bulb i think we had better try to digest your blog. Awesome writing. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Alice E. on September 23, 2015 at 2:56

Expector: Wow!  You got the perfect word for this Light bulb moment- insight! Thanks! :)

Comment by Alice E. on September 23, 2015 at 2:54

@Elen: Thank you for the compliment, I am quite humbled by it but it comes with practice and that we can all do here on EC! :)

@ Thanks for the envy Luci, right back at you, you write wonderfully too! :)

Comment by Expector Smith on September 23, 2015 at 0:00

I should add some other words or expressions that mean 'inspiration' or 'sudden inspiration':



sudden comprehension

sudden enlightment

take a tumble

Comment by Expector Smith on September 22, 2015 at 23:50


I just learned some new words. I read through it with the aid of an instant-transleting electronic dictionary, so it can be such a great reading challenge. 

Comment by Luci on September 22, 2015 at 14:09
Woow! Alice, awesome English! It should inspire us all to move on to another level!! But no time now.. so I will rather envy you :D
Comment by Elen on September 22, 2015 at 13:11

Hello dear Alice, thank you for this so much informative blog. It shows your high level you have in English!

Comment by Alice E. on September 22, 2015 at 12:05

@warrior :  Actually I'm a bookworm so yeah I love eating them books alive! :)  Thanks for passing by.

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