Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday

"It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards." Yann Martel

Sometimes when I'm fighting something hard.....I think of certain people that happened into my world.....people who made a difference.....who taught me I was worth something and showed me with their own lives.....life's possibilities.  

Other people stepped into my world to remind me to play.....to have fun.....to live life as it's meant to be lived. That's been the hardest lesson to learn....but also the best. 

This week I'm thankful for.......

-My kids who have taught me to laugh...to play....to forgive....and to love unconditionally.
-Mr. W. - Whenever I attempt something huge....his words echo inside me....'inch by inch it's a cinch. I can do anything inch by inch. 
-P.....I met her in the hospital....a Polish lady who didn't look very brave. But she rescued children during the holocaust. She taught me to live brave.....and always stay true to myself. 
-C....met her when I talked at the prison. They said she was quite disturbed....but she asked if she could read me some of her poems. They were powerful.....and amazingly full of hope. She reminded me everyone has a gift.....and to never judge. 
-And mostly that He stepped into my world and turned everything right side up. He taught me love in action. Love that goes the extra mile. Love that never gives up. Love that makes a difference. 

And one more.....I'm grateful for all of you who share your life.....and impact mine here on cyberspace. Thanks for being you, Guys. Happy Thursday

 

15 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Thank you Nikki for sharing this. You are one of many I am finding out now, that my heart is open and healing daily, you are one of those people who have been an encouragement to me. Being there at the right time with an encouraging word or a funny picture to lift my spirits for these past few years as I travel and heal on my journey. Blessings and hugs to you dear one!

Nana Jul said...

Just think...all these people strategically placed in your life by Our Wonderful and Awesome God, who sees and knows exactly what you need, and knows exactly when you need it. He's Amazing!
You too have been placed in our lives and have encouraged us time after time...thank you for your faithfulness! Have a fabulous day Nikki!
Love,
Jul

Launna said...

Nikki... I love how you are always so grateful for our Heavenly Father... I sometimed turn away and I know I shouldn't. Life was not meant to be easy.. I neef to remember that... but we are meant to have joy...even in hard times... you always inspire me girl ;-)

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Nikki ~ So grateful for you also! We all make an impact on each other when what we say is based on Jesus! Thank you for basing yours on HIM! This is a great post.
Blessings....Chelle

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So many things to be thankful for and I do love the Yann Martel quote!

Saleslady371 said...

Good reading this and makes me think and thank Him for all those He placed in my life to inspire me to reach higher!

Chatty Crone said...

You know what I am thankful for - besides God - YOU!

Sharon said...

Ah Nikki, thanks for being YOU!

And I love the list of people that you have met that have inspired you. I have had many people - familiar faces and strangers - whom God has used to minister to me.

And, of course, His Holy Spirit is the best!

GOD BLESS!

Joy said...

What an encouragement to read this morning. It feels like those words are meant to me too:)
Have a lovely weekend Nikki:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are such an encourager, Nikki! I'm glad you have been brave enough to step out and be yourself even when you weren't quite sure who you were. But He knew and He has used you to minister to so many others because you were able to do that. With Him, we can do all things. Praise Him! Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Daisy said...

Lovely post, Nikki! The people who come into our lives have such a wonderful influence. Thank you for always being so positive and upbeat.

Crystal Mary said...

Yes it is wonderful the people we meet in life that make an impact on us. You have done that to me. I was telling my daughter how you have Gods peace now, after much trauma. Sending love to you to day. xxx

Serenitee Hope said...

Hello my friend! So glad to see that you are still writing. It's me Valerie (Serenitee Hope is my alias lol) and I know it has been a long time since I have visited your page. I sure hope you remember me as I have not forgotten you. I have started a new blog after a long time. It is called "God Tales" and I sure hope you drop by and visit. So glad to see u are still thankful to God for all he has done and brought you through.

Nikki (Sarah) said...

Hey Valerie....if you stop back....leave a way to contact you. I tried to click on your name but can't leave a message. It's awesome to see you here and I've never forgotten you either.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You did meet some interesting people and they taught good lessons...your right, dont judge