Thursday, September 5, 2013

Thankful Thursday

“At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.” John Green

Sometimes I nurse wounds way too long and then one day I've had enough......and just like's more pain. And I wonder why it took me so long.

What I think now - all of us need to take whatever time we need.... That helps me not to judge or demand that someone moves forward on my timetable. It helps me accept them for who they are and where they're at.

I'm grateful this week for....

-amazing friends and family who stick by me & never rush or bully me into doing something I don't want or am not ready for.
-for opportunities to make a difference in someone else's life. I got a couple of emails from people who read my books. They said my story encouraged them and gave them hope. 
-School started, routines up and running again. Kids are happy, excited, involved. There's something so awesome about this time of year. 
-reconnected with someone I hadn't seen for awhile. Found out he loves writing too....a true kindred spirit.
-Mostly that His love is a constant. He's there the bad and good times. He never lets go...never leaves...He cares enough to never hurry the process.....and the absolute best - He's never given up on me. 


Terri Tiffany said...

I al ways love your thankfulness. It cheers me!

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Nikki for sharing your grads list here. That quote from John Green is potent! Pain only last for a moment. Letting Our Heavenly Daddy intervene and heal the pain is what it is all about. I needed this today dear one. Thank you for sharing. The picture is priceless as well. Hugs.

Saleslady371 said...

Love your list of thanks. I always enjoy this time of year too!

Launna said...

I agree with you Nikki... everyone moves at their own pace and no one should push anyone.

I love your thankful for list as always :-)

Sharon said...

Loved your insights about how we all need to take our time when getting over something. Very sound advice. We should not judge people when they are in pain, nor chastise them if we think they are taking *too long* to get over it. (I think that includes self-judgment, too).


Joy said...

Nice to hear updates from you. Encouraging:)

Nana Jul said...

He certainly does have a ton of patience with us! And He just loves us...Thank God! He so Amazes me!
Stay thankful Nikki - it's where the abundant life is found!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I agree, people have to move forward in their time and there are no rules.
Have a great weekend. ((HUGS))

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all gave each other the space they needed to heal and not be so quick to judge. Great post and have a great weekend.


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

That is so true, we each heal differently and in different times. Great illustration, yet we still need to grab that band aid and pull it off to continue to go forward.
School here also!!

Denise said...

Healing takes time, and often we are impatient and quick to judge others during their time of sorrow, pain, etc. But what can often be perceived as "too much" time for healing, is actually time for waiting, and time for allowing. For healing and growth to take place.

Great post Nikki!
Blessings and hugs!

Daisy said...

Everything in its own good time. This is a lovely post, Nikki. Your thankful posts always make me smile.