Thursday, May 1, 2014

Thankful Thursday

"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. Just keep swimming." Dory (Finding Nemo)

This morning I"m giving a workshop on hope. They asked that for part of it, I share my story. In thinking about about what I'm going to say, I remember that determination, that fight to not give up, even when everything screamed inside, 'there's no point.'
I realize now I'm like that in everything. If there's something I want  bad enough, I just keep swimming, keep trying, keep pushing forward. I'm grateful for, 

-that inner fight that keeps me in the ring, that won't let me give in to fears and doubts. I used to think I was just dumb and stubborn for holding on and fighting so long, but now, I realize it's a definite gift. 
-having survived the past with all it's awful stuff - I'm grateful that I came through it and can tell others to hold on, b/c things change. I'm proof. 
-the determination and fight in the many courgeous women I meet in the groups and workshops. They inspire me. They make my heart sing and give me even more fight to live freer.
-All you guys. Reading about your struggles, your battles, your determination to overcome the tough stuff, activates that fighter instinct in me even more.
-Mostly that He's fighting with me and He always wins. Because He's a winner, I'm a winner. I like that. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. Hope it shines for you.


Nana Jul said...

You will shine today because He is with you!! You have much Hope to offer because you are living proof!!
We are blessed because He changed it all!
We win!
Love ya

Sharon said...

Oh, I am so uplifted by this today! Thank you. I wish I could attend that workshop - I would love to hear your inspiring story from your voice. I'm not a great fighter, I tend to give up way too easily. But, I am also encouraged by all my friends in Blog Land. When you're part of a great army of believers, it's so much easier to stand.

And, it goes without saying, our Commander-in-Chief is the One who wins every victory!!


Joy said...

Thanks for the encouragement:)

Launna said...

Amazing as always... I am taking a blog break but I have been reading a few of my favorites and I didn't want to miss commenting. Where you said you just kept going even when you felt inside there was no point. That is where I am right now and you are right, you are there to show me and others that you are proof that we can get through it, just hold on... that's what I am doing, thank you :)

Daisy said...

This is a great post, Nikki! You are an inspiration!

Anna said...

I've always loved that Dory quote. It really is encouraging!

If you get a chance, please stop by the blog today. I'm hosting a new blog hop, "Social Media on Saturday." Be sure to check it out! :)

My Meddling Mind said...

That inner gift to fight. Never actually looked at it as a gift. But, I really like the way you put it. Thanks for a great post!

Ruth said...

Hi Sarah, This gave me a totally new perspective! Thank you for being such an inspiring person!!