Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“For me, every hour is grace and I feel gratitude in my heart each time I meet someone and look at his or her smile.” Elie Wiesel
The temps this week have been crazy...First cold....freezing in fact...then wet....heavy rains....and now super hot sticky.

The weather is so much like life..... crazy....wild....changing. One day...amazing stuff happens. The next nothing special....the one following that, something entirely different. So the week has been a reminder to me.....I need to just go with the flow...and take things as they happen. 
This week grateful for.....

-The smile of a stranger. Sometimes it just makes a huge different in the way I feel.
-Animals in the wild. We took friends to our favorite hiking trails and saw deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. They had never seen so many. They were in awe which made us over the moon happy. 
-Dentist. Got to put a plug in for him. He's a great guy.....his whole team are amazing. I had to have some work done and he charged me 1/4 of what he should have. He always does that. He and his wife and his team are gifts in my world. 
-Flowers....they're eye candy with their brilliant colours.....and incredible smells. Hard not to smile around them. 
-And mostly...this incredible joy inside b/c of knowing He loves me...and is always there. That amazes me...and makes me smile big time.  

15 comments:

Nana Jul said...

I love reading your thankful lists! You make me smile friend!
Love ya - hope your day is filled with eye candy!
Jul

Cami said...

As always, I love your lists :)
Flowers can make your mood change from bummed out to incredibly happy & smiley. I love how simple they are but how amazing they are, too.
Stranger Smiles are some of my favorite, too...if they don't give any, I'll share mine with them ;)

Happy Thursday my friend!

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

You said it soooooooooo well and I found myself nodding in agreement with each thanksgiving. Flowers...yes, I think I would go get some and place in my house today.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Flowers are eye candy....and all the thing you list make me smile

Karen said...

Such a sweet gratitude list...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Nikki,
So much of nature, I think is eye candy. I love lacy trees almost as much as flowers. There is something almost magical about a walk through the woods when it is quiet except for the sound of birdsong and the whisper of trees overhead.
You always bring a smile to my day because of your thankful heart. Just like Anne of Green Gables, don't ever change, my friend, we love you just the way you are!

Giving thanks and praise to Him for the good changes He is making in all of us!

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful list my friend. Hugs.

Sharon said...

The things you're grateful for always make me smile - and they inspire me to be thankful, too.

GOD BLESS!

Joy said...

Amazing life it is:)

Daisy said...

Wonderful post! So much truth and wisdom here today. :)

Wanda's Wings said...

There is always reasons to smile.

Chatty Crone said...

The dentist seems sweet. And I am like you - I love the colors of God too. sandie

Debbie said...

I love this one because so many of the things you listed are the very things that make me thankful.

(I don't like the animals in the wild to be TOO wild though.)

My favorite was the smile from a stranger. I take this so much to heart that I try hard to be the smiling stranger myself.

RCUBEs said...

"Be thankful..." One of what He wills for us...I'm glad you never cease to do this...Week after week...Have a great weekend sister...We're supposed to have an almost 100 F coming tomorrow!Yikes!

But I'll still be grateful for all of His blessings...Thank you for rubbing your gratefulness with me. Hugs.

Launna said...

I love your thankful lists... they are great reminders of what we can grateful for... when life is so challenging.