Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“I was giving up. I would have given up if a voice hadn't made itself heard in my heart. The voice said "I will not die. I refuse it. I will make it through this nightmare. I will beat the odds, as great as they are. I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die.”  Yann Martel, Life of Pi

I loved the movie Life of Pi....It reminded me...watching Yan's fight...his struggle to survive....of when I came to the end of myself.....and had no where else to go....I too looked up and prayed......and amazingly He answered. 

Survival. After that everything became miraculous. Waking up in the morning. Having enough food on the table. Driving the kids to school......Every bit of life became a miracle. That voice inside...the voice of hope...Clear. Deep. Penetrating. This week I'm grateful for.....

-connected with a centre that's interested in my books for their women's addiction group.
-started the first writing course....and loving it. She packed so much into that first session. I left completely inspired and pumped. 
-A woman I met online took time to research informationon on a story I'm working on. What she found is amazing. And she herself is amazing...her kindness.
-my niece in her fight against the cancer...is facing the fight full of hope and courage. She too inspires.  
-My youngest and I play mystery game called weird park. We  can't move forward until certain pieces come together. It's like that with Him too. Sometimes I want to race ahead already. I get frustrated and antsy but when a step is revealed and accomplished....nothing can compare to that joy. It's what I'm feeling now.....pumped that His plan is unfolding exactly the way it's supposed to...one step at a time....

8 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

Happy 2013!!! I just know you are stepping into one of the most fabulous years of your life. Wishing you a wonderful week-end. Blessings, C. (HHL)

Chatty Crone said...

Hello Oprah! How are you doing? I don't think I've seen Life of Pi, but I understand what you are saying. I wish too God would hurry and answer more directly at times.

sandie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy New Year, Nikki! As always you write to inspire others with your words. I love to visit you because I always feel like I have met with Him today. He speaks through you and we find love and encouragement here. Have a fabulous new year, my friend.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Vintagesouthernlife said...

You are such an inspiration to us all. I know the new year is going to bring you great things.

Daisy said...

I haven't seen that movie, but it sounds like a good one. Sometimes, we have to go all the way to the end of something before we can start something new. I'm glad you made it through to the new! :)

Anna said...

Such a great list!

I really want to read the book and see that movie. :)

Nana Jul said...

I'm so excited for you...the way you happened on the Center...so GOD! I love and agree with Sandy...we meet God here! Thanks Nikki!!
Love ya sister
Jul

BelovedBomber said...

You are the second person recently who mentioned loving that movie. I think I am going to need to check it out. Many blessings!