Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Cami..at.Thankful Thursday

"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes even if you lose, you win" Eli Wiesel

I've been thinking a lot....about people and life and things. Life can sometimes be so complex. Why do some things that look like they're moving forward all of a sudden stop midway......other things that I hardly give a second glance at.....snap together perfectly and with ease.  Just when i think I've figured something out.....everything shifts and moves and leaves me scratching my head. 

Winning doesn't always look like I pictured. Sometimes the win is in my heart....the acceptance inside....and the work He's done that's pushed me to live calmer...more trusting.  I'm grateful this week for....

-all life lessons...even the rough ones. (okay maybe not at the time....but later on)
-peace. It's funny how it's there even when things aren't going the way I think they should. It think it's His way of saying trust...I'm in this with you.
-my daughter did something I've never done....not even come close...she aced her math...got 100%
-had a long talk with my bank manager. Told her my story. Because I did....she shared what happened to her as a teen...sharing hope....it's the absolute best.
-mostly....knowing in my gut that His plans are way better than my puny ones.....and His come with awesome purposes. Because of knowing that....I'm kicking back and trusting no matter what.

21 comments:

Tracy said...

Nikki, very passionate and I'm glad you shared your story with the banker...opening up our own lives helps others :)
good for your daughter...nope, never came close to acing a math exam...

Kate said...

Very tender post. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Found you through Thankful Thursday at First Day of My Life link-up.

RCUBEs said...

That's awesome...for you to always carry that courage in your heart. To willingly open the hurt just so to show what God's love had done and continue to do in your heart. God bless and always guide you sister. Be strong always :)

Rhonda said...

Nikki, I so needed this posting this morning thank you for being a ready writer for the hand of God to write his truth in my heart his a.m.

Finally Free said...

I feel the same way....So happy I have the Holy Spirit to guide me through this complex life. His ways are definitely higher. :)

Hugs,
Tammy

Cami said...

I love when you write about your kids :) They are so special and blessed!! Especially blessed to have a mom like you <3
Thank you for sharing your heart with us. You inspire me!

Also, thanks for linking up to THankful Thursday :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you dear Nikki, for sharing your heart with us. I appreciate your honesty and the simpicity in which you do share.
And Congratulations to your daughter on her mark in Math! Well done!
Have a lovely weekend, my friend, and a very Happy Easter to you and your family.

Blessings,
Sandi

Just Be Real said...

It is all about Him! Blessings to you dear Nikki!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful truths. I like what you said about peace. I love the peace of know He is always with me. Have a blessed Easter.

Ginny said...

Your daughter must be really smart!!! Tell her for me that I am really impressed!!! Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

Galen Pearl said...

Very sweet and honest post. Especially liked the story about talking with your bank manager. We just never know who we can connect with if we will just open up to the opportunity.

Glenda said...

I agree: sharing hope is the absolute best . . . and this Easter season just shouts HOPE!

Nancy said...

Oh girl, you share your heart with us and I am touched...your transparency inspires me to be the same because hiding solves nothing...With our focus on Jesus, we can relax and trust that He has our best in mind......

I hope your Easter is filled with blessings....

Nana Jul said...

Sometimes the win is in my heart-the acceptance inside...WOW. That is one deep statement and I LOVE it!
Winning - Sharing - trusting - celebrating...sounds like a great week to me!
Got ya in my prayers sister!
Love,
Jul

BelovedBomber said...

Reminds me how much our attitude affects our altitude. If we just trust God and praise Him with a heart full of thanksgiving then He takes us higher than we could ever imagine! Thanks for sharing and God bless you!

From Tracie said...

I love that first thankful you mentioned, and the sidenote with it. That so accurately sums up where I am right now.

Sharing hope is such a beautiful thing.

Jeanne said...

A lovely post that is inspiring. Good for your daughter, I bet she loves math.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Blessings to you and yours.

Sarah said...

Trusting in His purposes with you today ...

I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit ... it's been a while since I had a chance to visit. THis looks like a refreshing place to wade into all things good.

Splasing,
Sarah

A Plain Observer said...

Nikki, that's the awakening we all hope for. To trust in God

Pat Thacker said...

Hi Nikki,wonderful post!! We truly do have so much to be thankful for,and yet it seems that I complain so much-yuck. God is not finished with us yet,and I'm glad about that!
Love ya :-)