Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

 "Love is not a because, it's a no matter what." Jodi Picoult

There are people that have come and gone in my life.....some died....others moved across the country....a few just left. 

Some stayed....and journeyed with me through all the ups and downs. They stayed through the good...the bad and the in betweens. These are the people that have become family...my forever people.

I discovered something about these forever people...their life journeys have become mine...their struggles and pain...also mine. Their joys and triumphs....yep....mine too. 

So this Thursday....

-I'm most grateful for all the forever people.....some gone....some living around the corner....some right here in cyberspace.....all of them phenomenal people.
-Finished my novel, Dancing Softly. It's now in the review and edit stage. Once done....on to publication. Can't wait.Yeahhhh.
-Watching fireworks with friends at the lake. The night was perfect...the sights spectacular. A definite WoW evening.
-The city and community where I live. People here are friendly, giving, caring. Someone told me we were voted one of the best places to live in the country. I believe that. 
-That He is a definite forever...always there in my corner...helping me live my best life...teaching me to forgive...let go...move on...to give back....and to live my life with gratitude.

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Forever people.

I love that!! I, too am thankful for my forever people, and even more for the ultimate Forever One.

This is one of my favorite Thankful Thursdays that you have done.

Aliene said...

I have a few forever people left in my life. Jesus is my best forever friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
I like Thursdays because I get to come and see what you have posted.

I don't have many forever people in my life but I am thankful for the ones I do have. Jesus is of course, my very best Forever Friend I will ever have.

Enjoyed your post very much and like you, I like to live my life with gratitude. Enjoy your day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Wanda's Wings said...

Forever friends are a gift from God!

joy said...

Like you, I had people that caome and go in my life who leaves a mark and I am forever grateful for the good times spend with them. People also that God used to make me grow and to be tolerant. And most of all, forever grateful for who who had been with me all the way and will forever be. I am glad that you are happy:)

Nana Jul said...

I love that!! Forever people!
Last night watching the fireworks...like you said were spectacular...made me think...He lights up the sky to show us He is with us!!(like the song).
Finished another book - WOW!! That is something to be excited about...can't wait to read it :)
Love ya
Jul

Mevely317 said...

I, too, love your term "Forever People"!
Imagine anyone reading this could instantly recall their own Forevers' faces. Nice.
Congrats on the book! Time for a happy dance!

Cami said...

I love what you said about "forever people" You have such a way with words <3

Congratulations on finishing your novel...woohoo!!

Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday at First Day of My Life!! :) Happy Friday!

Wanda said...

Our lives are touched my so many people. Even those who you were just for season are gift to us. Congrats on finishing your novel Nikki.

Wendy said...

Forever friends are precious. You are very blessed.

Crown of Beauty said...

I have those too in my life, forever people, that's a lovely way to call them. Like friends who will stay in your heart forever, whether near or far. Congrats on your new book, I am sure it is beautiful. What's the latest about the man who stole your manuscript?

Keeping you in my prayers...
Lidia

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So much to be thankful for. How exciting about your book. You should be so proud of yourself!

A Plain Observer said...

I have been away from so long that I missed many of your posts which I just read now. I don't know how this came about with the preacher and how he took your manuscript. In my opinion what is yours belongs to you and you should fight for it. You are not being stubborn, you are learning to stand up for yourself