Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thankful Thursday

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” Viktor Emil Frankl

Just finished reading Michelle Knight's story, Finding Me. It reminds me of the power in each of us to make a choice to live kind, forgiving, empowered and free. It doesn't matter how awful life has been or cruel. It's our choice to live happy. 

It's the way I choose to live my own life. Awful things happened...terrible things, but I won't ever let the bad define me. Instead, I make a choice everyday to look at the good, and there's always lots of good. Today, grateful for.....

-Took friends on a hike to a place we hike that they've never been. They loved it and we loved that they loved it. Sharing that 'special' place and seeing how happy they were afterward, made us really happy.
-Nature - love that it's all around the world, in every place, every country so that everyone can enjoy it's incredible peace and awe. 
-Friends - connections with kindred spirits are the best and they're everywhere.
-Books - they remind me I'm not alone and inspire me to reach for my best. 
-Mostly that He really is my best friend. He's always there and even when I run off without Him and come back, He's still there, still loving, still accepting and still gentle. 

Happy Thursday, Guys! 


Terri Tiffany said...

I always smile when I read your Thursday post.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I so agree, it's up to us to choose to live a happy life. Living life with an attitude of gratitude! With His help, we can do it. Thanks for another inspirational post, Nikki.

Blessings and hugs,

Carrie Van Horn said...

It is all about choices we make isn't it? Love this Sarah!

Launna said...

I know it is our choice to be happy... a lot of the time.. I try hard to have that gratitude in my heart as I know I am really blessed :) I still find it difficult at times... you always give me a good reminder..

I look forward to Thursdays because I know you are going to post xox

Sharon said...

Nature, friends, books, and Him - Yup, that's a pretty good list of things to be thankful for! Me too!!


Chatty Crone said...

I think you can get much closer to God in nature....

Daisy said...

It is so true that there is good to be found if we just take the time to look for it. Loved your list of thankful things today. :)