Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My 'Aha Moment'

In May, I received an email from someone who works for Mutual of Omaha's 'aha moment' campaign (have you seen the commercials?) A lady wrote me and said she had come across my blog and thought I might be interested in sharing my aha moment when they came to my city of Raleigh, North Carolina from June 18th-20th... they were set up at a local mall about 15 minutes from my house and so I had a time slot reserved for noon on Wednesday the 19th.

What is an 'aha moment'? It's described on their website as this:

It's a moment of clarity, a defining moment where you gain real wisdom - wisdom you can use to change your life. Whether big or small, funny or sad, they can be surprising and inspiring. Each one is unique, deeply personal, and we think, worth sharing. 
Mutual of Omaha celebrates and honors these moments and the people who act upon them. We're proud to have the products and services that can help people insure their possibilities.

It's amazing all the different kinds of moments people share. I immediately knew I wanted to share my aha moment because I want to share Jesus and Lily's beautiful LIFE and legacy as much as possible! Any door God opens, I'm walking through it. I am thankful and blessed each time I get to share, no matter where it is. I saw this as an opportunity to share the Gospel and God's love, mercy, grace, healing, and redemption. The entire thing only took about 10 minutes. My mom went with me and then we went out to lunch afterwards to Bruegger's Bagels (I can pretend it's Bodo's, to my Charlottesville friends.) :)

Here's a photo of me in front of the Airstream. I was instructed to bring a prop that could symbolize my aha moment, so I brought a heart-shaped frame with a copy of Lily's hand and footprint in it, along with an actual lily from my mom's lovely garden... the lily matched my shirt. ;) Thanks to my mom for that idea! It was nice to have her there for support.

This is the fourth year that they are touring the country in their 34-foot Airstream mobile film studio, visitng 20 cities across America to capture inspirational, life-changing moments from folks all over the place.

I woke up the morning I was going to share feeling sick, so didn't know how it would turn out with a scratchy throat. And I was told the studio has no air-conditioning because it would interfere with the sound in the recording. Yeah, summer in Carolina is rough... so I thought I might be sweating and gross in the video. Thank God, He gave us nice weather that day, so I didn't even think about the temperature at all when I was in there.

It was really neat to go into the Airstream to see all the camera equipment, lights, etc. I got up on the stool, and just shared my story (a very shortened version of it). I was given a few instructions to follow. It was a little awkward, I must admit lol. And it's always weird to see yourself on video. But, I am quite pleased with how it turned out, for only being less than two minutes total. The video was just published on YouTube on July 2nd, my mom's birthday!! You can watch it below... and feel free to share it! :)

Find out more about the aha moment campaign, watch videos of other people's aha moments, and find out if they're coming to a city near you so you can share too on their website.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your Aha moment. You did a wonderful job expressing yourself. ((HUGS))


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