Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Real Beauty

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Khalil Gibran

I had a friend once who wasn't outwardly pretty, but she had something inside, a consistent kindness, and compassion for everyone. It's what made her brilliantly beautiful.

I learned from her that real beauty comes from the heart, from being real and from caring. 

My friend died a couple of years ago from cancer but there's another thing I learned from her. We leave a legacy if we care. The legacy she left me is to see the good in people, the positives, their potential.  Thankful for.....

-time spent with kids this last week before school and loving it.
-my dgt's first year of university paid for with scholarships and awards. It's through the roof expensive so very grateful.
-translation of my book into Russian is 2.3rds done. The goal to get it there by Christmas is on track.
-all the beautiful people in my world including all you guys. 
-mostly that He adjusted my heart so I can see the good, the real, and the best in others the way He does and the way my friend did. 

Have an amazing Thursday, Guys!!!!!


Terri Tiffany said...

Good friends like that are priceless! How exciting to have a daughter in college! Time goes so fast.

Sharon said...

Wonderful thoughts today! I am praying that God will continue to develop an inner beauty in me - especially as I get older. I've known some women that positively *glow* through their wrinkles! I want to be one of them!!


Nana Jul said...

I think you said it perfectly - It's when the LORD does His work in our hearts - the Heart adjustment, that's when our hearts look more like His and we start to see others like He sees them. Thank you Jesus for changing our hardened hearts!!
Happy Thursday Nikki!
Love ya

Margie said...

Always a joy to read your "Thankful Thursday" posts.
I agree that true beauty comes from within ...
Bless you ...

Launna said...

I totally agree that beauty comes from within... inner beauty outshines outer beauty any day of the week :) I love your thankful list. I have one

I am thankful for my vacation and having time to spend with Valentina getting ready for school :)

Have a great weekend ahead ;)

Debbie said...

So very true about the inward beauty.

You have so much to be thankful for in this week alone. The scholarship part is a WOO HOOO and the book in Russian is a PTL!

Daisy said...

It really is so true that those who are kind project that inner beauty outward. I enjoyed reading your list of grateful things this week. Wishing you a good week ahead.