occur to (someone)
to come into someone's mind (an idea or thought)
It occurred to me that I will not be able to meet my friend on Saturday because I have to go to the airport to meet someone else.
Reasons Tim Tebow Breaks The Mold
Hes already built 12 of them in places like Afghanistan, Ethiopia, and Haiti. Now, partnering with CURE International, hes building another one for disadvantaged children in his birth country, the Philippines.