Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking up with Cami at thankful Thursday 

Gratitude can turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. - William Arthur Ward

I woke up late....15 before 7 a.m......My youngest had to be at school for the music program. She told me it's okay...she could miss it...but I knew how much she loves going. Ten minutes later...the two of us...in in the dark and fog drove to the school. Before she left...she hugged me and thanked me over and over. Her happy sweet face will stay in my head all day.



Gratitude....it makes everything easy....and the feelings that come b/c of it....they're worth more than anything. This week I'm grateful for.... 

-S and D.....for all their support, encouragement and wisdom. They popped into my world at a time I needed them and they've become great friends.
-Things are slowly.....real slowly....super slowly.....beginning to turn around in my favor with this guy who took my manuscript.
-A young woman in prison....she's being held b/c she's in the country illegally. Her story is sad. By the time I left her, she pinky swore she'd hold onto hope....and I promised I'd see her every week until she's released. Sharing hope....seeing it come back in someone's eyes means more to me than anything. It humbles me.
-Autumn....best season of the whole year.
-Life.....hard to believe that once I wanted to give up on it. Now....I'm so grateful for all of it....but mostly that He's in my world flipping on the switch each day to new experiences....new friendships....new opportunities.  

14 comments:

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

Great list...and the best is that once you wanted to give up...what a testimony that is to the goodness of God!

Now to get my 16 year old off to school..we all seem to be running slow today

Chatty Crone said...

You know - and I try to tell my kids this - when you are grateful - I would do ANYTHING for them! Makes a huge difference. Sandie

Finally Free said...

Thanks for sharing hope today...needed it. Life has been hard. I love that...she pinky swore to hold on to hope this week. Hugs to you, my friend.

Tammy

Just Be Real said...

Sarah thank you for a timely word. Holding on! Hugs my dear.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Always love stopping over to read your grateful list. It's not always easy but it is the best way to move forward in our lives.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Taking your daughter to school sounds so stressful...hope the manuscript works out...so sad to see people in prison

Tea norman said...

All of your thank yous are very moving. Can't pick a favorite. Just deeply moved by all...

joy said...

beautiful. Yes , the world will be more colorful if we see it with gratitude to our maker and all his blessings:)

Crown of Beauty said...

Such a heartwarmer, this post. I love autumn too, but we don't have it in our country. I can only imagine... the colors, the scents of spiced drinks, the sounds, the cool days, the soft rains...

And the good news that things are turning in your favor with that man who stole your manuscript.

The woman in prison who will hold on to hope. Wow, amazing that you are willing to visit her every week, if we were neighbors, I'd surely want to do that with you.

Driving in the fog - with a sweet daughter.

And that now you are a life-giver to many others because of your painful past.

So many things to be grateful for, Nikki. You are one special woman, really special!

Love
Lidia

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You're a wonderful mom, Nikki! You have so much to offer your children and others around you. Because you didn't give up, He's using you to bless others. God is good! Thank you for being such a blessing!

Blessings,
Sandi

Nana Jul said...

I love your thankful list!! I'm so glad you didn't give up! Look how God's using you now!!
Love ya!
Jul

Peggy said...

You have many things to be thankful for. I hope you are enjoying all the beauties of this autumn season.

Cami said...

Autumn makes me oh so very happy, too! :)
I love how special and sweet your daughter is!!
AMEN - so happy that things are going your way...in your favor. It should <3

Behind the Smile said...

Sarah (Nikki), you give so much hope in your blog and I can tell from your blog outwith it to with the people you meet. I am glad things are starting to turn around with that awful man and your work :-). You are a blessing to others.