Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“One day things can be going along like they always were and then, suddenly, in a simple rotation of an overheated planet, everything can change.” Dana Reinhardt

It's true...things can change in a heartbeat....sometimes for the good and sometimes for the not so good.  Change is constant. 

I used to worry about changes of any kind......I'd get used to and comfortable with the way things were and when they changed it made me nervous and antsy.   But now....I know changes are part of life and I've beccome more relaxed about them....and more accepting.  This week, am grateful for.....

-I took my oldest out driving and didn't panic. She's changing...growing up....becoming more independent....I love the changes I see in her. 
-My youngest who reminds me that some things never change - The girl loses everything.....She's constantly saying...don't worry, I know where it is. The craziest - she always does find 'it' somehow. 
-Time changes - the days are getting's still light past six and in just a few weeks, it'll be spring. Woo hoo!!!!
-My niece is fighting aggressive breast cancer. It's changed life for her and us. Sickness does it. Trauma does that. Life has become much more precious....
-Something else that never changes and which I'm soooo grateful doesn't....His love...His presence....His awesomeness. Without it.....I'd have no life. 


Just Be Real said...

I am also becoming more grateful for my Heavenly Daddy's never ending change! Hugs to you my friend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Nikki,
I haven't been by in a couple of weeks due to health issues but I'm so happy I was able to get here today.
I'm not big on changes either but change can be good. It helps put things back into perspective.
This morning I woke up and got out of bed and was able to put one foot in front of the other without falling over. Glad when I reached my walker however. Just like God, it was waiting for me to help get through another day.

I will pray for your niece. Thank you for another encouraging post.


Chatty Crone said...

That is true things can change on a dime. I think how well we accept change shows how 'together' we are.
Hugs, sandie

Wanda's Wings said...

Change is a constant part of life. Knowing how to deal with it is the trick,

Launna said...

Accepting change... it would certainly make life easier to deal with, I try to go with it these days. Wonderful post Nikki :)

Daisy said...

Lovely post, Nikki. We all do face changes--some expected and some not. It's up to us how we deal with these changes.

Sharon said...

I've never been good with change. And my recent move to the mountains has challenged me more than I'd like to admit. However, it is teaching me that I love an unchanging God who is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. And He is solidly in control of every *change* that comes my way.


Nana Jul said...

Change is hard...sudden change even harder - like an earthquake that shakes everything to the core...Knowing God reigns and is in charge of everything - PRICELESS!! My trust is in Him and Him alone!
Love ya Nikki!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I find myself worrying about the future all the time. I'm working hard to change that because I do know it is in God's hands. Way to go on not panicing with the driving. I remember those times with our children. Keeping you niece in my prayers.