Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday


"I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that's in it. Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. " Maya Angelou

Maybe it's the beautiful weather.....or the awesome sounds of nature coming alive. Or maybe it's that we're leaving to Europe in less than two weeks.  I'm not sure exactly.... but lately...every day I wake up feeling this overwhelming urge to dance and run. 

Happiness.....it's in those everyday moments...the little things that make up for all the yuck stuff. An unexpected visit from a friend I haven't seen in ages......a guy in the store jumping to my aid when I can't lift the bag of earth......a warm smile from a stranger......
This week I'm thankful for......

-Earth smells....Starting to scrape away winter from the yard.....being outside....breathing in the soil awakens my senses to the awesomeness of life.
-seeing our first blueheron....a true sign of the end of winter. We went wild....hooting and hollering. The bird glanced at us like we were crazy. Another family came by and we passed our excitement onto them until they were all cheering with us.  
-got the tickets for our trip. We've even started packing. It's beginning to feel real.....we're actually going to Europe....yeahhh.
-writing.....had two articles accepted by two magazines.  

-mostly....for His love that always gives me courage to live my best life.....

16 comments:

Debbie said...

You made me grin about the hooting at the blue heron. I would have been out there with you or cheering you on at least.

I know you are excited about EUROPE! I've never been there. I'm waiting for them to build a bridge across the Atlantic.

Wanda's Wings said...

Living life to it fullest is what it's all about!

Rhonda Schrock said...

I really like that Maya Angelou quote at the top. Help me to be present in the minute!

Congratulations, also, on the articles!

Waving and smiling,

Rhonda

Cami said...

Where in Europe are you going?! When! So excited for you..yay!! :)
Congratulations on the magazines. That's GREAT!!
May God continue to bless you and your family!
Hugs!

Thanks for joining in in Thankful Thursday <3

Rhonda said...

Oh how I love to smell the fresh dug earth....your post lifted up above the shadows of this office space ....thanks

Glenda said...

Joy and thankfulness just seep . . . no, burst . . . from your grateful heart!

BelovedBomber said...

What a great place to be in - the place of joy and thanksgiving! Congratulations on your articles and your trip! What amazing blessings from above!

Finally Free said...

I feel like running and dancing, too!!! He is so good...

Can't wait to hear about your trip!

Hugs,
Tammy

Tracy said...

What an uplifting and happy post...I love it Nikki! I am thankful things are positive in life~ where in Europe are you going? Wow! plenty to look forward to :)

Ginny said...

Aren't the Blue Herons wonderful And also inspiring? HEY, Europe???? Where, for how long, tell us about it!! WOW!!!

Just Be Real said...

Weeeeeeeeeee!

So very exciting Nikki!

Hugs to you dear one.

joy said...

Reading your post makes me joyful too!

Chatty Crone said...

I am thrilled for YOU! sandie

Nana Jul said...

Let it all soak in...bask in HIS sonshine!!
Awesome for sure. It is REAL sister!
I'm smiling and dancing for you!
Yippy Jesus!
Love ya
Jul

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I can so agree with the sounds and feels of this time of year...I have prayed thanksgiving for them each night as the breeze comes through the window.

I have never been to Europe, but I am sure I would be so excited that the whole world would look wonderful...enjoy!

Wendy said...

Sarah - finished reading your book - you can read my review here:

http://www.shelfari.com/books/26902667/In-the-Eye-of-Deception-A-True-Story/reviews/3539397

Such a wonderfully encouraging testimony!