Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thankful Thursday

“Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They already know what you truly want to become.” Steve Jobs flies fast. Hard to believe it's thursday already or that my oldest is 16 and my youngest is in middle school. 
Time...we're only given so much of it. I want to use whatever time I have to listen to my heart...and follow it's lead. That means silencing the voices that try to discourage...or tell me something I want is impossible....or list reasons why something can't be attained.

I'm listening only to those people who believe like me....that nothing is impossible....and that everyone has the right to try for their dreams. This week I'm thankful for.....

-book sales of dancing softly have been wild. Someone bought 15 to give away; someone else took 6 plus 6 of my first book to sell in a quaint little shop in the country. She read my 1st book and wants to promote them. Woo hoo. And everyday I've been selling a few  online and off.
-encountered this older woman...amazing gentle and kind. It still jolts me when I encounter someone like that. I won't ever forget her or the way she made me feel. And I'll pay forward her kindness to me.
-The circle of giving. Some people this week told me I'm their hero...a mentor...someone they look up to....that also really humbled me and in turn there are those people I look up to....who mentor me....who shine Light in my life. I love that whatever we give out comes back to us.
-My city. It's the best....I love it. I love everything about it. It was actually listed as one of the best places to live. I'm grateful for living here.
-Grace.I don't fully get it except that it's something that holds me up like salt would in the Dead keeps me afloat and never lets me sink.


Just Be Real said...

Nikki, your Thursday gratitude list is wonderful.

"I'm listening only to those people who believe like me....that nothing is impossible....and that everyone has the right to try for their dreams......"

Amen, I am totally 100 percent behind you on this dear one.

Blessings and hugs.

BelovedBomber said...

what an encouraging post! time does fly, and I want to live life to the fullest! I believe too that we must surround ourselves with those that can believe for the miraculous with us! many blessings!

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

great post...and yes time flies, when did my children become old enough to marry? The joy is knowing that God isn't finished with me at age 51 nor the dreams He has planted in my heart

Great encouraging post...go girl!

RCUBEs said...

I anticipate Thursdays as you list the things you are grateful for...They encourage us to be grateful for any little thing. That is awesome your 2nd book is doing well! I know...many lives are gonna' be touched by it!!! God bless and protect you always sister!

Amrita said...

We hav e so much to be thankful for

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Nikki,
What an encouraging post! I know you are a hero to so many out there! God has done amazing things in your life. The beautiful thing about all of this is that He is using you to shine His light into the lives of others out there.
I am enjoying your book very much, my friend.


joy said...

I am very happy for you Nikki. You are really blessed and a blessing too:)

Chatty Crone said...

You know what - I can't help but think after all you have gone thru - and keeping the faith thru it all - that you are just getting things paid forward to you and YOU deserve it.


Nana Jul said...

What would we do with out God's Grace? He keeps us all afloat - thank you Jesus! And that older woman - gentle and kind...that's how I want to be - He's working on me still :)
Your thankful posts always make me smile!! daughter is reading Dancing Softly now - she said it's hard to put down.
Love ya

BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

A beautiful reminder!

Daisy said...

This is a lovely list of grateful things. How exciting that your book sales are going well! Hope you have a nice weekend.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'm so happy for all the good things happening in your life, Sarah!