Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Thursday

"The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind to themselves." Amelia Earhart

It's a funny thing about kindness....Whenever someone treats me kind.....and I see it in their eyes...in the way they look at me....or I hear it in the tone of their voice or feel from their actions.....it has this on me that makes me want to be kind too. I treat myself better....more gentle and patient. And I want to treat others the same. My hope is to move in that kind of power all the time...the real power that changes people for the better....that makes a difference in how they see themselves and how they move in the world around them.

This week I'm thankful for.....

-Chance meetings. We were out for a drive out in the country and came across a home with a large sign out front that said Faith. We pulled the car into the long driveway and rang the doorbell. Really glad we did. Two of the nicest people invited us in.. They asked us to come back to visit. We promised we would.
-Sells for Dancing Softly have been going strong....I hope it inspires whoever does read it to know how much their own life is a gift.
-The man who took my work, tried to get a book table at large convention. He was turned away and told there's an issue of copyright and they won't give him a platform. Yeah!!!
-Spoke at a church writer's group. The women present all had stories of trauma, abuse and addictions. I was honoured to be able to give them hope and encouragment.
-Mostly...for His promises that I can trust....it doesn't matter if they've happened yet or not...if they're taking a long time or come together quickly.....His promises are one thing I can really count on for sure.   


9 comments:

Crown of Beauty said...

It's Thanksgiving day in the US, and Nikki, I am taking this opportunity to tell you that I'm thanking God for you. Your life story as it unfolds on your blog is a blessing to me, too!
And hey, I'm happy to know that the person who stole your manuscript is not having an easy time... it is bad seed he has sown, so it is bad fruit he will reap. That's a natural and spiritual law.

Blessings...
Lidia

Nana Jul said...

I loved this: My hope is to move in that kind of power all the time...the real power that changes people for the better....that makes a difference in how they see themselves and how they move in the world around them.
I am thankful that I met you! You INSPIRE sister!
Keep shining for Him! And Hold on to all His Awesome promises...He is faithful!
Love jul

joy said...

Hi sarah( NIkki) I am so happy for all the blessings that God is giving you. You are a blessing to others too! Happy thanksgiving to all of you out there:)

Daisy said...

Lovely post! I hope you and yours have a very happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for all of your kind comments on my blog. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That's good news about that guy being turned away :) When I see that photo from The Blind Side I am so amazed at what they did for him. That is kindness in the biggest form.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nikki,
I've had a busy day so I'm just getting here now to visit you. As always, my friend, your post is and encouragement and an inspiration. God takes care of His own as He has just proven by that guy being turned away. Thank you for your faithful visit and have a wonderful weekend walking in the Light.

Blessings,
Sandi

Laura Hodges Poole said...

Much to be thankful for this year! I'm glad your book sales are doing so well. God bless you.

Anna said...

So excited for you, sounds like the book is doing very well! :)

Wanda's Wings said...

I always enjoy your thankful list.