Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

“It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

It's been very autumnish....rainy, windy, chilly. Driving along the winding roads near our home I can't stop staring at the the trees in the hills. They're totally breath-taking and pure eye candy. It's strange to think that just a month ago they were all green. I absolutely love this time of year. And am thankful for.....

-the coziness of snuggling with my family on the couch, eating sunflower seeds and watching movies like The Ulitmate Gift that makes us cry our hearts out and then whoop and cheer because of the happy ending.
-looking out the window and watching the coloured leaves drift down and pile everywhere. What an amazing sight and it makes me think how cyclical life is....constant endings and new beginnings. It's what I've been feeling lately....that I'm at the end of what's been and on the verge of something new and exciting. Not sure what that is....but I just feel it inside.
-spoke to a group of women this week. It was great. Everyone started crying and sharing their hearts and thanked me.....but the truth....I'm grateful for them...to witness their courage and be part of their journey of healing and recovery. And I love that in some crazy way....we're all connected to each other.
-Something else I'm really grateful for...when I go off on my own tangent....and follow along wrong trails.....and get frustrated that things aren't what I imagined....I can always come  back to Him....and know....He's there waiting. He always has my back.
-I'm grateful  that He's the door-opener for all the neat things in my world. My faith is an anchor that grounds me and a springboard into amazing adventures.

14 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

When I read someones grateful journal it thrills me - because I know they have found the secret of life - being grateful for what God has given us in spite of what we don't have. And it is not easy so I commend you. Also it reminds me of what I am grateful for I can add to mine.

Love the 'eye candy' and the movie suggestion.

Love you!
sandie

Rhonda said...

I was so touched by your level of gratitude for the goodness of our Lord this morning....it seems to be where my heart is at this morning also...oh the goodness of the Lord is but sweet morsels of His amazing abundant love

Cami said...

I adore reading your Thankful posts :) You are fantastic.

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Debby@Just Breathe said...

How wonderful that you can speak and touch their hearts. I would love to see some leaves of color falling off the trees.

Debbie said...

My favorite one this week is the fact that He has your (our) back and is there when we realize we have gone off on a tangent. What a merciful and patient God we serve!

Ginny said...

This is really such a wonderful and exciting time for you. It could be the best time of your life, but who knows? Maybe the best is yet to come!!!!

Ginny said...

Oops, forgot to ask, did you take that picture? I really like it!

Crown of Beauty said...

Nikki, I really loved this post. Autumn is my favorite season of the year too... yes, life is cyclical, new endings, new beginnings... unexpected twists and turns, surprise visits from God. You're so right, when we go off on a wrong turn, He always welcomes us back. I like the way you said that. He's the door opener, and faith is our anchor.

Really timely post, dear friend.

Love
Lidia

Just Be Real said...

Nikki, such a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing dear. Blessings.

RCUBEs said...

I love this season! Love the crispness in the air. Smells of apples. Yes, there are lots to be thankful for. Starting with the littlest things. Sometimes, those are just what we need, don't we? God bless you sister.

Finally Free said...

Hi Sarah(Nikki,
I feel the same way. When I share in others pain I feel so connected. I encourage them and they encourage me, too. So happy God placed you in my life. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

Cinner said...

I LOVE your post today, and when you talk about speaking in front of women, I don't know but I feel I am right there. I was thinking about the first time when you had said how scared you were. You are so strong now and you are an angel for alot of women. that is what I believe. love you loving your life. all the best dear one. love c

Connie Arnold said...

Such a lovely post! Those are some wonderful things to be grateful for, and especially that last one!

Of One Heart said...

You are so awesome! I get my inspiration here. I breathe here. THANK YOU.