Thursday, October 11, 2012

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday 

"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been." Madeleine L'Engle

I think this age thing is a gift. As I'm getting older...I see and do things differently than how I would have...even from a year ago. I chose not to react or be impulsive like before. 

Maturity? Age? Not sure but looking back over this past year and what's attitude's changed - I trust more....and I'm more willing to wait things out then to act impulsive and quick.

I see it with my kids too. My 12 year is talking different...with more understanding....more reason.....and she's moving differently in her world. And my 16 year old.....the passion she has to take on her world...make a huge fears.....

This week I'm thankful for....

-seeing things clearer.....more positive...with greater hope and peace.
-My book, Dancing Softly, finally done. Finito. Now working on the cover and then off to publish next tues.Yeahh!!!
-Discovered a retreat centre in the mountains for writers and artists It's a place we plan to visit often. 
-Incredible talks with my girls....Their slant on things totally inspires me.
-Mostly.....knowing He's there always....arranging pieces of my life....bringing loose ends together....making sense of the confusing....pumping me with hope and peace and joy...not b/c of perfect circumstances....but just the knowing that He's there ....working behind the scenes for my highest good.


Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I love the quote...I enjoyed reading her through the summer..the picture is priceless, isn't that what the brain does, we always are young in our brain, even if our bodies won't move that way anymore

Your list is wonderful...and yes, aging is great as it brings wisdom and peace

Congrads on your book...enjoy those girls!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
I like that quote and the picture is so right on! I often think to myself that it would be so great if I could go back thirty years and have the wisdom I have now. Oh, the mistakes I could have avoided! But I have learned from them and hopefully they have made me better. Congratulations once again on your new book and have a lovely weekend with your girls.


Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki,
Yes...I am definitely seeing thing differently. I wish sometimes I did not have to learn things through experience, but just the way it is. I have learned to be so much more compassionate to the suffering of others. You are right. He is right there, holding me through it all. Sending you gentle hugs. :)


Daisy said...

I think I have become more patient and less impulsive as I get older too. Congratulations and good luck with your new book!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Well the retreat place sounds perfect. How wonderful to have your book done. Way to go! Love the photo, have seen in many times and it's so perfect for your post.
Age does bring wisdom. (well maybe not to those who are going through a mid life crisis)

Nana Jul said...

It's nice not to impusively jump as much...but to wait and trust KNOWING He's got it. I am thrilled your book is done! WHOOHOO sister that is worth celebrating! I can't wait to read it. And those girls of yours...see the difference in you and it's making a difference in them too! That's a two-fer. You inspire!!
Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Your post made me smile, thank you. We grow and at times we are not aware of the positive change in ourselves but then we realise and think-how did that happen or when did that happen? Thank you God. The retreat sounds perfect-I hope you have many opportunities to go there. Blessings.

joy said...

Thanks for sharing part of your life, the changes and the blessings and God's hands over all.

Crown of Beauty said...

I am sure your new book is a great read. Praise God for a ready publisher. It really is amazing how God opens our eyes to see where we have been... it's like a ray of light that shines in our path, giving us hope to keep on.

Blessings on your weekend.


Anna said...

Beautiful post, inspiring as always! :)

Chatty Crone said...

Very inspiring. And I have used that photo too - pretty deep when you think about it.