Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Linking with Cami at Thankful Thursday

"I have a dream" Dr.Martin Luther King.Jr

He had a dream.....a huge dream...one that many believed would never become reality. But he was determined...he fought for it and rallied others to stand with him....to believe in what he knew was right. It took time....a long time....but today....Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream lives on in all of us.

She's just a girl....only 13...but she took a stand for what she believed is right....education for everyone....girls and boys. She wouldn't keep quiet even though she knew to voice what she believed put her life at risk....And it did. The Taliban wanted her silenced so they shot her. Remarkably...Malala is alive and strong and determined to live her dream.

The brave...the strong....the people who don't back down but follow what's in their hearts....they come in all shapes, sizes, ages, colours, male...female...and they totally inspire me. This week I'm grateful for.....

-Following my own heart to write what I know...what I believe....what I need. My second book, Dancing Softly, is available now for sale at Write2Empower or for digital download at Amazon.com I hope it makes a huge difference for someone.
-The absolute beauty in fall. We've been hiking...in the woods...in the quiet....feeling the gentleness of His presence - there is nothing that equals it.
-Opportunities....to share my story...to tell what I know...to give hope...to shine His awesomeness...to make a difference in someone's life. 
-Tight friendship with people in my world...who shine love and acceptance and joy and fun and make life so much easier. 
-Kids..they bring out the fun...the playful...the silly.....They help me let go and run free and just be.
-And mostly...no matter how crazy things get...and I don't understand the whys...the messes....the frustrating...the crazies.....I refuse to stay down long. I think it's 'cause He's inserted this happy chip in my heart...a God chip....and it always ends up making me sing and believe He's got a purpose. 

12 comments:

Nana Jul said...

Hallelujah sister!! I'm doing the "Happy" dance in honor of your new book!! He did it through you and NOTHING could stop it from getting out there...NOTHING can stop God!
I'm on my way to order one now!! May your day be filled with the awesomeness of our LORD and may your Happy chip overflow!!
Love,
Jul

Finally Free said...

Love that...a happy chip in your heart. Keep shining, my friend.

Hugs,
Tammy

Just Be Real said...

Wonderfully a blessing to me Sarah. Thank you.

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

This is an awesome post from beginning to end...I must stand and yell, "Yes LORD" and applaud His work in you and how it pours out to all of us

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an awesome and happy post, Nikki! He makes all the difference in our lives, doesn't He? Those who trust and rely upon Him have hope and an unwavering belief that He will take care of us no matter what comes our way. He has indeed inserted 'a happy chip' in us! I love that!! Praise Him! And thank you for the smile this morning.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ligaya V. Bugten said...

congratulation with your new book! I've finished reading the first one and I lend it to a friend. She is not a christian. My prayer is that she will believe that God is really alive after reading your book.

Behind the Smile said...

I like the "God Chip" you have :-). It amazes me the courage people have to stand up for what is right and against injustice...that girl is amazing as are so many. I am humbled when I hear about them and their courageous stance/deeds.

Thank you Sarah (Nikki) for your support and encouragement it has been a God send to me this past week.

I may have to wait till after Christmas but I will be obtaining a copy of your new book, looking forward to reading it.

Blessings and smiles.

Behind the Smile said...

I like the "God Chip" you have :-). It amazes me the courage people have to stand up for what is right and against injustice...that girl is amazing as are so many. I am humbled when I hear about them and their courageous stance/deeds.

Thank you Sarah (Nikki) for your support and encouragement it has been a God send to me this past week.

I may have to wait till after Christmas but I will be obtaining a copy of your new book, looking forward to reading it.

Blessings and smiles.

Wanda said...

Congratulations Nikki. Such a sweet post and I'm grateful for the happy chip.

Debbie said...

She is INDEED an inspiration and also a conviction to me to stand for what is good and right and true.

I am so proud of you for following your own dreams and letting God speak through you.

Daisy said...

They are very inspiring people indeed! I love your thankful posts, Nikki. Always a good reminder to remember to be grateful. Congratulations on your new book too!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What an amazing story. I was just talking to my husband about that, having a dream and working hard to achieve it.