Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same"  Anne Frank

The week hasn't been very exciting. I spent most of it writing. I'm up to 27,000 words and now just want to get it done and over with. Writing this amazing story has opened up a different culture and a lifestyle different than anything I've known. Yet the similarities outweigh any differences and reminds me how much the same we all are. I'm grateful for.....

-my friend's wife reading what I have to date and telling me it gave her chills...that she couldn't stop turning the pages. I love that.
-an older friend whose expertise has opened up doors that I couldn't have opened had it not been for her.
-People. They're what really matters. Things break, get used up, and are eventually pushed aside. People live on even when they're no longer alive.
-sometimes I look at strangers and they look familiar....like I've met them before...seen them somewhere even though I never have. It reminds me of our connection to each other.....
-relationships.....the best one is with Him. He centres me. Guides me. Shows me the value in me and in every person I meet. 

18 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great list...yea! on your writing, what an awesome gift...and yes, so many stories are the same, different times, different places, and yet, all are stories of what the enemy meant for evil and what God used for our good!....redemption.

RCUBEs said...

With so many trials going on and even with close friends, what better way for me to cheer up myself this morning than to visit you and get infected with your grateful attitude...How true that we may differ in many ways, but our lives even its purposes are the same...all about God!!! Blessings to you sister and keep writing! ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Living with an attitude of gratitude, is what it's all about! I love how we are all connected when we're in Christ!
Have a blessed day, Nikki, and thanks for sharing.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Ginny said...

It sounds like you are having an amazing creative streak with your writing, way to go!!! Yes, life is not about us, it is all about others!

Olivia said...

I wanted to encourage you in your writing, Sarah; that is a big accomplishment for sure. I resonated with what you said about how people are what matter and that they live on even when they are dead--special people live in my heart and I know this is true. Peace to you today and happy writing, xoO

Wanda's Wings said...

Friends are truly a gift from God. Your blog is always so up lifting. I really enjoy the read.

High Heeled Life said...

We certainly are one with HIM and the connections cross all barriers. Wonderful list, and so happy that your writing is coming along. xo Blessings HHL

Glenda said...

"In Christ there is no east or west, in Him no south or north; but one great fellowship of love throughout the whole wide earth." So wrote hymnwriter John Oxenham. If we all would live like we believe this, wouldn't the world be a better place? Great post!

Nana Jul said...

I love how God lines things and people up in our lives. He opens doors...He encourages us to step out of our little zones and connect..because like you said we are so much the same...different stories, but with the same God shaped hole in our lives.
Persevere sister - We'll be praying you through!
Love,
Julie

Galen Pearl said...

Yay you on your writing self discipline! And faith in the guidance that will get you exactly where you should be!

Denise said...

Nice list.

Nancy said...

God gives us all different gifts and I am in awe of yours....writing.....It's a huge commitment and I am proud of you for tackling it with joy and determination...I will pray God will give you all the words you need and that it will flow from you like water down a stream.....

Just Be Real said...

Always a blessing to read what you have to share Nikki.

Debbie said...

"He centres me"

That really says so much in three words. That's exactly what we need in this crazy world.

I'm so proud of you and for you for the way God is using you to write those words. What wonderful affirmation to have your friend's wife give such encouragement.

Shelley said...

Great post! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful comment from your friends wife on your writing. Hope you have a beautiful weekend.

Deborah Ann said...

It sounds like your book is going to be amazing! Please let me know as soon as it's available. I cannot wait!

TexWisGirl said...

this was a peaceful feeling post. :)

thank you so much for finding my spot! God bless you and keep sending you that peace!!!