Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday


“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”  Shel Silverstein

Anything can happen!! Anything can be! I love this quote from Silverstein. I love it b/c it's true. I think of all the times people said to me....it won't happen. It can't. Let it go. Stop trying. 

And I think of all the times I refused to listen. Refused to give up.....refused to let go. Anything can happen! Anything can be!  This week grateful for.....

-friendship with the woman in my story...the one I wrote about and prayed to meet. There's a beautiful bond between the two of us. I think of all the people who told me I'd never find her.....He knew. And I refused to give up trying.
-friendship with the real hero in my story.....connecting with him has been a wonderful gift. And the neat thing....this summer I get to introduce him to the 'child' he rescued.
-got another cheque from Amazon...a reminder to always listen to my gut and take a risk..... 
-booked to speak at a mood disorder group in Sept and asked to run a workshop for them this spring. 
-mostly that He has made life so incredibly awesome. The awesome isn't about what 'things' I have or don't have....it's just this neat feeling inside that everything is as it's supposed to be.

11 comments:

RCUBEs said...

God of able...I love thinking about those words. Because if we truly follow Him, times that we think we can't, He enables. May His guidance, wisdom and discernment continue to guide you. Have an awesome Thursday and rest of the week sister Nikki.

Daisy said...

It is amazing isn't it,what can happen in spite of people trying to convince you otherwise. Sounds like you've had a wonderful week! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So happy to hear that things are going well for you. ((HUGS))

Nancy said...

God has blessed your tenacity and look at you......So glad blessings are coming your way...well deserved...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm a wee bit late with my visit. What a week it's been!

We serve an awesome God! He's a true Friend who enables us to do what we often believe is the impossible because "Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world." Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Chatty Crone said...

What you say is true! And I love that quote so much I am going to steal it. love, sandie

Nana Jul said...

Incredible story...still in the making sister....still walking it, still seeing Him at work in and through it! You know, it's funny, had it worked well through the first go around...you wouldn't have met the real heros, or heard the true story...hmmmm...Hard stuff you had to sift through, but His light shone the whole way! Love it and can't wait to hear more!
Love
Jul

joy said...

Wonderful Nikki. Nice hearing updates from you and how God woks in your life:)
Have a nice weekend:)

Sharon said...

What a beautiful post, Nikki. And I just love that quote from Shel Silverstein. So inspiring. Congrats on all your success with your writing and speaking - God knew that He had big plans for you - even when you thought you had lost all hope.

Impossible things are "HIM-possible" with God!

GOD BLESS!

Ashley Barnes said...

I'm glad blessings are pouring down like rain for you! Isn't it great when God just starts to surprise and make your day?! Blessings!

Saleslady371 said...

As always, you said it so well. Love Silverstein too. Your life amazes me and I rejoice with you.
Luv,
Mary