Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

"Life is made up of small pleasures...happiness of tiny successes." Norman Lear

 The week has been awesome. Nothing special....just everyday kind of stuff. Small pleasures....but sometimes that's the best. We hit record temps so stayed indoors more..got together with friends more....wrote more....played with the kids more.....lived life on purpose...with incredible peace.....and tons of joy. Grateful....for the small BIG things like.....

-belly laughing with awesome friends.
-talking with RG for hours....listening to his slant on life and loving that he sees life from a perspective of integrity and passion to make the world a better place.
-observing my youngest who has this incredible take charge attitude yet also a fierce loyalty and loving softness. Love that kid.
-listening to my teen...she loves to talk about anything and everything. She rarely gets upset...her steady calm with amazing hope and faith that sees the good in mostly everyone inspires me everyday. Love that kid too.
-Mostly...for His quiet whisper and gentle touch....we went to the hills...and stood at the top and prayed and when we turned to leave my youngest waved her hands and shouted....'a bluey!' A huge blueheron flew past us...wings outstretched....a sign of His awesomeness and presence and assurance that He's there...He's with us....in the moment...in the big things...and the little....the fun stuff and the hard. I love that....I love that He's realer than real.   

13 comments:

Tea norman said...

Blue Herons are beautiful.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wonderful post, Nikki! I love that He's in the big stuff and the little stuff of life! He's amazing! Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

BelovedBomber said...

I love when life is like that...almost in slow motion so we can take in every single thing! I don't want to miss the beauty He has around me or the pleasure in spending time with family or friends while I still have the time.

joy said...

LOved reading that you have a good time with your loved ones! Have a great week!

Wanda's Wings said...

Our kids are a real source of joy. We must always be thankful for them!

RCUBEs said...

Despite the differences from your kids, their love and special joy they bring to you stand out all the time. Praying for His strength to always be yours.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Sounds wonderful. My husband and I had a big belly laugh the other day and it was a fantastic feeling!

Crown of Beauty said...

realer than real... I love that. I know how that feels, but hard to put into words.

I have never seen a blue heron. Must be awesome!

Your kids sound wonderful. Most of all, that they have you for their mom, and you are redeeming in their life what you never had for yourself while growing up. That's redemption. Awesome...

I love that RG as you describe him..... passion for integrity and being a positive contributor to the world.

Loved being here today. Enjoy your evening! It's a lovely cloudy, cool morning over here.

Lidia

Anna said...

Great post! Love weeks like that! :)

Reformed rebel said...

An absolutely great post...loved it. I have to tell you that my favorite part was the last four words...He's realer than real. Oh...how what truth in those words! Thank you for sharing. This really spoke to my heart tonight.

Blessings...Chelle

Chatty Crone said...

I love belly laughing with friends - that's such a wonderful feeling.

Sandie

Debbie said...

I love that at the top of your prayer mountain, you saw a blue heron. What a wonderful AMEN to the journey, huh?

Cami said...

Belly laughing is the absolute BEST!!! Doesn't get better than that :)

I love your quote you have on top...so special, so true!

What a great list - as always!!

Thanks for linking up to Thankful Thursday with First Day of My Life...sorry it took me so long to visit!! Hope you had a lovely weekend :)