Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thankful Thursday

"You love me real or not real? Real!" Suzanne Collins

Hung out with friends a lot this week.....and talked.....the real stuff. 

I used to live masked....hiding the real me. But something I discovered about  love  - it pushes us out of our hiding place.....and gives courage to show up just as we are.

Grateful for:  

-Creative people.....met up with a couple of writer friends. The time flew and the bonding between us deepened.
-sisters - I got only one. We were separated for the longest time but we managed to find our way back to each other and have become incredibly close.
-best friends...R's been in my life forever. She's gone through all life's downs and ups with me. She knows pretty much everything about me and I her.....awesome friendship
-old friends - he found me on google. Now we chat everyday. He's a writer and one heck of a crazy guy....very cool to have him back in my world.
-Mostly the One who showed me the incredible love and gave me the courage to be real. He taught me love demands goes the extra mile....and it accepts just because. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 


Just Be Real said...

Your opening two paragraphs I can so relate to now. It is interesting now to even think back when I began my blog and called it "Just Be Real." How much that would mean now to me this day. Thank you for sharing your grateful list! Blessings to you Nikki for sharing your heart.

Debbie said...

Oh goodness, I love the comment that love draws us out of our hiding place. Such true and wise words this morning.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you for being such an encourager, Nikki. God is awesome in the way He takes us and shapes us, using our pasts to mould us into who He wants us to be. Bringing special friends into our lives is one of His many blessings. Have a fabulous weekend, my friend.

Big hugs,

Sharon said...

" courage to show up just as we are."

Oh Nikki, yes. It is the unconditional and merciful love of the Lord that allows me to be *real* with HIM! I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father who knows me completely (better than I do myself), and yet who loves me.

I am grateful for His listening ear, His shoulder to cry on, and the almighty shelter of His wings.


Daisy said...

Good friends and family can make all the difference in the world when they are a part of our lives. Lovely post, Nikki. :)

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

We need not pretend when love is present.

Nana Jul said...

It sounds like you have had a wonderful week. Being creative, catching up with family and friends, and just being real - living it! So much to be thankful for!!

Launna said...

Nikki, I am so happy for you... these are wonderful things to be grateful for..

I have been looking for things to be grateful for this week... I know I have many things... for some reason, I felt so alone... I felt lost... I still do... I am working on changing that...

This is a wonderful post as usual :)

Chatty Crone said...

So many wonderful gifts HE gives us and all we have to do is look and identify them - that is what you have done! Love yah, sandie

Denise said...

What a blessing to have people in our lives that we can be our true authentic selves! Thankfully God never asks us to compare ourselves to others; He desires us to place our uniqueness and integrity entirely in Him, and stay real! :)

Blessings Nikki; have a great weekend!

Wanda said...

"But something I discovered about love - it pushes us out of our hiding place.....and gives courage to show up just as we are." I just love that line Nikki. Have a great weekend.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Nikki,
Oh! This one is a wonderful post.
It is so true that we should talk about what we really are and do,
not be ashamed of what people may think or judge us for something that they do not like about us.
We should be truthful to ourselves.
Anyway, God sees our hearts, before we even know it...
Great post, Nikki!
I love your writings with great food for thoughts.
Thank you a lot for joining me in Facebook, and for saying Happy Birthday! You have been my first follower in my blogs, and a super friend in Blogland.
I admire you, Lady Love.
You are a real winner.
All the Best,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Wanda's Wings said...

Friends are such a blessing!

Cindy said...

Nikki, You sound absolutely amazing and so so positive. I reaad this and thought oh how I have missed my visits here. Thank you for always being so inspiring.

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Nikki,
Thank you for posting your wonderful thoughts in my sites!
I think true friendship is a golden treasure forever.
God bless you, my friend, Nikki.
Love & Hugs,