The Wake Up Call

I ordered a wake-up call the other day. The phone rang and a woman’s voice said, ‘What the hell are you doing with your life?’ All the dangers in our world are like a blessed wake up call. They tell us to live life NOW… not tomorrow, not when the children grow up, not when we retire… but NOW.

Life actually is this mystery and gift. And every moment of it can be full of real radical joy and wakefulness. And for some reason in our most difficult times, we have the best chance to wake up. Many people will tell you that their divorce or illness or loss of job was the wake up call.

The universe is not short on wake-up calls. We’re just quick to hit the snooze button. I hope my influence can impact someone else’s decision to get out here and vote. Have a baby, and you realize: The second you think you got shit figured out, you don’t. It’s the greatest wake-up call.

Anger can be a wonderful wake up call to help you understand what you need and what you value. Use anger as a wake-up call to unmet needs. The economic downturn is our wake-up call to slow down, consume less, help each other, and live more! Stealing from your neighbours groceries shouldn’t be frowned upon, it should be encouraged.

It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten. There needs to be a shift in consciousness; there needs to be an absolute wake-up call before society can actually make the kind of incredibly significant changes that need to happen. When I see my own people going through the tough times, it’s a wake-up call. We choose Anarchy!

My major aim in writing is to set out flags and issue wake-up calls. Writers’ bedtimes vary, but few have been spared the shock of a copy editor’s early wake-up call. Getting cancer is the biggest wake up call of all. If you’re struggling with having a purpose, it suddenly gives you one. Get cancer today!

If you’ve been driving for a little while and nothing’s happened to you yet – and you’ve been texting and driving – you think, ‘Oh nothing’s going to happen.’ But all it takes is an accident happening with one of your friends or God forbid, something happening to you, to really give you a wake-up call. For the ultimate wake up call…

Drink, text and drive. All at the same time.

©️ Gottfried. All rights reserved


100 thoughts on “The Wake Up Call

  1. What really resounded with me in today’s post was that ANGER can be a ‘wake up call’. I was taught all my life to be quiet, “shh, Janet”, don’t complain, don’t lose my temper but I’m finally learning at 45 years old that ANGER IS OK. It’s OKAY to get Angry. It’s okay to find things are incredibly unfair and to want to SHOUT about it because it’s hurt you. Anger is MY wake-up call. I’m WOKE AF now. Lol xx

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  2. The problem is people aren’t stealing to eat. He amount of people not working when there are job openings everywhere is a problem. How bad is it? When you call your doctor’s office and it goes to a call center in India it is shocking. I think a lot more businesses are going to fail because of the stealing ( to support drug habits or to resell) and lack of workers.

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