Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful Thursday

“We have the choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place”  Jane Goodall

It' what I want to do. It's what I've always wanted to do - reach out and help other people make it. 

I used to struggle and fight to make it from one day to the next, alone, running scared. Then Wham!!! He touched me and everything changed. It didn't happen all at once, but He gave me the courage to push fight for my life back. 

How do you say thank-you? How do you show gratitude for being given your life back? Only way I know is to use mine now to try to make this world a better place. Thankful this week for....

-giving the 'free' books has connected me with so many neat people. They're grateful for the book and I'm grateful for their receptiveness and kindness. Their kindness is like a switch that pushes me to live kind too. 
-New friends.The book has opened doors to meet new people, people who are making a difference in their communities. A bond has formed with quite a few of them. Sort of feels like we're all in this doing one thing. Someone else another. But all of us wanting to use our lives to make a difference. Love that!!!
-hiking everyday with the kids in the woods. The bluey's are back and all the other birds. I think if hope were a picture, spring in the woods would be it. 
-Family. Every day we say, 'I love you,' to each other. To love and be loved back is incredibly freeing. 
-And mostly for His love that never gave up on me and never gives up on any of us. 

Happy Thursday, Guys.....


Saleslady371 said...

Happy Thursday, Nikki! May those doors continue to open for you so that lives can be touched and healed!

Daisy said...

Great post, Nikki! I loved this line: "if hope were a picture, spring in the woods would be it." Wow, yes! That says it all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Walking with the kids sounds so wonderful and a blessing for all of you.

Ruth said...

Great post Nikki... I just was thinking today of how thankful I am for so many things!

Well, happy Thursday!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love walking in the woods and listening to the songbirds.
I'm so glad He pursued you until you couldn't run any more. He knew you would be His instrument long before you did. God is good!

Blessings & hugs,

Nana Jul said...

Amazing journey sweet friend!! Can't wait to see what He's going to do through your new connections! It's one thing the hope it brings, opening doors to something more!! Smiling huge...waiting with great anticipation...He's up to something good sister! Bonbon good!
Love you,

Launna said...

The Spring is giving me the hope ... your blog gives me hope too. Although I sometimes feel lost... I know it will all make sense one day... you are a beautiful inspiration :)

Joy said...

Wonderful Nikki. Having a hard start like you and blessed by God after, makes me to reach for others that are in need too. Yes, God is good all the time!

Sharon said...

I stand in awe and applaud at what God has done, and continues to do in your life, Nikki. You are an inspiration to so many of the power of God's love.