“Monday 5 Things” with D. Paul Graham…..Lightbulbs…..

Xpr34834Photo: D. Paul Graham / A lightbulb moment at 24 E Design Co., in Savannah

Monday 5 Things…..Lightbulbs…..

For the past few years, I have been photographing lightbulbs. The glowing filaments of each light bulb that have become part of my photographic archives represent moments in my life. Those moments of clarity, revelation, epiphanies, and inspiration. Those moments that moved me to action, to refuse to give up, to change direction, to change my life. Those moments where darkness was replaced with truth revealed by light. Lightbulb moments. We’ve all had them. We all want them. This morning’s M5T shares questions that have inspired lightbulb moments.

1. What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

What steps would you take that would move you toward living the life you want? What would make you run to your dream rather than away from them? What or who would you fight for?

2. What would you do if you really believed in yourself?

What would make you proud of yourself? How would you live your life? What would make you love yourself? What decisions would you make; for you? What promise(s) would you make to yourself that you will resolutely not renege on? No matter what?

3. What would you do if you were really honest?

With yourself? With others? What fulfills you? What would you refuse to accept? What binds you? What frees you? What relationships would remain in your life? Who would you ask for forgiveness? Who would you forgive? Who would you say ‘I love you’ to? What would you stop procrastinating on? What is your true calling in life?

4. What would you do if money was no object?

How would you spend your time? What would you be doing right now? For a career? For pleasure? For others? Where would you travel? What would inspire you? What would you pursue?

5. What would you do if all you had was one year, one month, one week, one day, one hour left in your life?

Where would you spend your time? Who would you spend time with? Who would you want to walk with, talk with, cry with, laugh with? Where would you place your faith? Where would you find peace?

Here’s to a week of seeking out and responding to those lightbulb moments in your life.

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D. Paul Graham is passionate about people, culture, photography and business. He has embraced his wanderlust with his travels around the globe and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive.

You can find M5T each Monday here on www.southmag.com and by friending D. Paul Graham on Facebook. Paul is also a contributing photographer to South Magazine. His photographic work can be found on Instagram @dpgraham and at www.imageGRAHAM.com . Your feedback is always welcome. Email Paul at dpg@imagegraham.com