Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thankful Thursday

"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on earth, in the present moment and feel truly alive." Thich Nhat Hanh

It's not the big things anymore that mean so much...but the little ones....the everyday moments that make life awesome. I'm grateful for...

-spontaneous hugs from my girls and the tight bond we share.
-watching movies with friends. We saw,  'The God's Must be Crazy,' at a friend's place. Had never heard of it before. Totally hilarious. It's an older film set in Africa - incredibly funny.
-Gardening. Who knew planting flowers and watching them bud and grow could be so exhilarating. We've been experimenting with different flowers and now our backyard is full of rich colour. Love it!!!!
-Writing when the house is quiet, in the early morning when everyone is still asleep. There's something so delicious about the stillness, the calm, the quiet. 
-Mostly walks on the trails and in the hills or sitting by the lake and feeling His presence. I used to think if I wasn't doing something spectacular I was missing out on something. Now I think if I'm not taking time to simply be and know He's there....I"m missing out on something. The thing is...it's those times with Him that are the best and it's in those moments I feel truly alive.

12 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Nikki, I too am learning to appreciate more the little things in life. Thank you for sharing. Hugs my dear.....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nikki, it's those little everyday moments that are my reality. The big things are wonderful too but they're just extra icing on the cake for me. I know people who only want to live in the big moments. I think it's so sad because I feel they are missing out on real life and when a crisis comes, and it will sooner or later, they are apt to fall apart. I always enjoy popping by for your little nuggets. Enjoy your day, my friend.

Blessings & hugs,
Sandi

Daisy said...

I agree the little things really are the best.

I loved that movie. Saw it many years ago and laughed so much at it.

Gardens and growing things is a wonderful pastime. It's fun to watch the progress, and it feels like such an accomplishment when something you have planted does well.

Wishing you a happy weekend! :)

Saleslady371 said...

Last night before bed I was thanking the Lord for the simple life and how close I feel to Him and think of Him in just the ordinary days. I feel like I'm being transformed in the simpleness and it's wonderful. Love your post and I hope to get that movie one of these days.

Chatty Crone said...

I put this on my facebook - very good - it is so important this message gets out. Love you, sandie

Nana Jul said...

There's something so delicious about the stillness, the calm, the quiet. I love that statement and totally agree! I'm so thankful for the quiet times too! You need to take a picture of your flowers in the backyard! I bet it's gorgeous!
Have a great and wonderful evening Nikki! Hope you enjoyed the day!
Love,
Julie

Debbie said...

Oh, I couldn't agree more, and that last part you wrote really summed it up.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

So true about missing out whenever we fail to be still.

Launna said...

The little things are where it is at Nikki... I try to remember this daily... For those are the things I would miss.

I love that quiet time that I have when I am walking to just think and not have to worry about anything:)

Jedidja said...

Thank you! This is nicely said!

Sharon said...

Beautiful thoughts.

Yes, God can be found in the big things of life. But I am often reminded that He was also present in a whisper.

GOD BLESS!

Sandee said...

Wonderful thankful post. If we dwell on those things that are positive in our lives and negative things just don't have a chance.

Have a fabulous day. ☺