Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

“For just a few months of one's life, is it so awful to nap in a garden, in a patch of sunlight, in the middle of the day, right next to your favorite fountain? And then to do it again the next day?” Elizabeth Gilbert

It's been so hot that all we've wanted to do is lazy around. It's hard to be outside very long....so we wait until evening when the sun goes down and then get outdoors. There's something nice about having the freedom to do absolutely nothing. This week I'm thankful for.....

-Dancing Softly reviews keep coming in and everyone's been loving it. Not even liking it but loving it. Yeahhh.
-I submitted my children's story to two publishers...the hard part - waiting, the best part - it's done and over with it. 
-going for long drives and discovering new fun places.....beaches we never knew existed, an amazing hamburger place with burgers and fries to die for....and quaint little shops with the nicest people running them. 
-life with all it's beauty....flowers that take my breath away...trees that are tall and strong and people who smile and make me feel happy
-mostly His presence in my life...I still have to shake my head that it's real...His peace....His joy....His love. With Him in my world....life is the total best. 

17 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I am so EXCITED for you! I hope you hear soon about your two new books girlfriend! Sandie♥

BelovedBomber said...

God is showering many blessings upon you! Enjoy the rain!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
I love it when He rains down showers of blessings upon us! Sounds like you are enjoying them. Wonderful post! Have a gorgeous day.

Blesssings,
Sandi

~grateful said...

Hey!!! Its me from "grace always waits"

quaint little shops are my weak spot!! What a wide range of blessings. Have a wonderful afternoon!! <><

joy said...

i happy that you are having a nice time. Hope you visit my new blog too: Willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com. This blog is about my daily walk with God:)

Wanda's Wings said...

It sounds like a life full of joy!

Nana Jul said...

Yippy on the wonderful book reviews!! I can not wait to read it! Your Thankfuls always make me smile! Stay cool...stay creative...stay in His grip sister!
Love ya
Jul

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Applauding for you...that is awesome

Enjoyed the list...107 here today!

Mevely317 said...

How I wish I might have accompanied you .. enjoying a burger (my fav!) and discovering those little shops.

Thank you for these reminders to slow and appreciate the beauty in each ordinary moment!

Denise said...

Wonderful list of blessings; congratulations for submitting your stories! Hot here too; thankful for all the joy and love around me to take my mind off the heat! :)

Blessings and hugs,
Denise

Crown of Beauty said...

Nikki
I love hamburgers!

And yes, I agree... what joy to have the freedom to do nothing all day. Today, I enjoyed the solitude of my room, listening to worship music ALL DAY LONG. Just a bit of gardening for about an hour in the morning, and when the sun got too hot, I went back to the cool comfort of my bedroom.

Congrats on the books reviews! I am really proud to be your friend.

I know the children's story will be a hit as well.

Flowers... people who truly care... and yes, His abiding presence. Life is worth living.

Love
Lidia

Daisy said...

Congratulations on the good reviews! Sound like you have much to be grateful for. Have a good weekend!

Michelle Holderman said...

Nikki, I always enjoy reading your posts, including Thankful Thursdays. I love the sweet, simple joys you described. And His presence...well, no words can describe it. One must experience Him for themselves :)

Congrats and many blessings on your new books!!!

Love,
Michelle

Anna said...

Love your list! Congrats on the great reviews! :)

Reformed rebel said...

So happy for you on the reviews. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I enjoyed your list. Isn't God good?!

Blessings...Chelle

Ursh said...

Beaches and quaint little shops...

Oh my heart skips a beat!

Thanks...that was lovely... :)

Cami said...

I am thankful for you & for your post <3 Thanks for linking up with me at First Day of My Life!

I am SUPER excited for yooou!!! I can't wait until you hear back from the publishers!! :D