Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday

 Linking with Shanda at Shanda Oakley Inspires


"You’ll miss all the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” Dr. Seuss

Everywhere....all around...life in its best. People and nature and things. I'm grateful to hear and see and smell the richness of everything around me. Once - a long time ago...I couldn't see any of it.....but after He turned the Light on....I could see clearly.  I never ever want to forget to say thanks for things like....

-the faces of my children.....the sweetness in their smiles and the sparkle in their eyes. Seeing the world through their eyes renews my sense of fun and adventure. I just love that.
-Laughing with friends always eases the pressures of everyday life....and feels so darn good.
-Feeling loved....it's the real gift...the best one. And with love comes this incredible joy that makes me walk tall and gives me a spring in my step. It doesn't matter what happens...the love of my family and friends is what sustains me. 
-My home...I love our home and our neighbourhood. There's really no place like home!!
-Mostly I'm grateful for His Grace and Peace....Without grace I wouldn't be here and without peace I'd never risk trying new things and living life to its best.

11 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Amen...I gave thanks with you this morning while reading...thanks for sharing, what a joy to count our blessings.
Oh watching life through little ones eyes...truly one of the best blessings here in earth

Happy New Year

Denise said...

Bless your thankful heart, love you.

Ika Devita Susanti said...

Wow... there are a lot of things to be thankful of. Have a great day!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are perfect! Life is so great when you have all of them.

Crown of Beauty said...

Nikki,
Lovely post as always. So heartfelt and so sincere.

Home is where the heart is.

Well, I couldn't let this year end without me dropping by here to tell you I am thankful to God for the gift of your friendship. I have no doubt the New Year will usher in blessings of peace and joy and provision for you and for me!

Love
Lidia

Ginny said...

I hope you had a wonderful and warm Christmas, Sarah!!!

Chatty Crone said...

I love your thankfuls. And all you had to do was look for them. sandie

Nana Jul said...

Smiles...those deep joy smiles are the best!! They make you smile back...you just can't help it!
Laughter - has gotten me through some tough stuff...there's nothing better then the kind that makes you crack up and then every time you think about it you break out laughing again!
Love...loving and being loved..there isn't even words..grateful!
Girlfriend, may God graciously bless you and your girls in 2012...Who knows what He has in store for us?! Expecting great things - Love,
Jul

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you Nikki. Happy New Year!

Gayle said...

Your gratitude opens the door to happiness and more blessings. May God bless this New Year for you.
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Of One Heart said...

I want to read your story. I will. I'm glad God is good with turning on Lights everywhere. :)