Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday - Today

“The beginning is always today.” Mary Shelley

I love mornings. Most days I wake up with an excitement and anticipation that anything and everything can happen. 

The neat thing is, whatever happened yesterday or the day before or the day before that, is done. Over. Today is a new day. And I'm grateful I get to live and experience whatever the day holds. 

There was a time I dreaded the mornings and the daytimes. I wished them away and never wanted to see the sun. But now I think, plans or no plans, the day stretches out and holds incredible promise. Grateful for.....

-snow days. Snow has been falling since last night and it's still coming down. Everything it touches becomes beautiful even the  not so pretty things. 
-this Christmas will be different. We're celebrating at the beach with sun and warmth and sand. No snow.
-my books have been selling for the holidays. Still amazes me that anyone still wants them. 
-mostly that He makes every day magical. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 

9 comments:

Launna said...

Nikki, I am so happy your book is selling so well... I'm not a lover of snow but I do love seeing it fall and make everything look new ♡ .... I want to see the good in things like you do... I'll be working on that... you are so inspirational ♡

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the success of your book! I know you're surprised, but God isn't! He's had big plans for this all along!

I am celebrating an extended family Christmas party at the beach, too. And then back to the mountains, where I hope we'll get snow! We need the moisture!!

GOD BLESS!

Daisy said...

Christmas at the beach sounds wonderful! I hope you have a nice time. That is so awesome that your books are selling so well.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Anne of Green Gables said, "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it." She was so right and we get to make each new day count. What a blessing to be spending Christmas at the beach! I would love to hop in your suitcase and go with you. ;) Home or away, Christmas will be special because we are celebrating Him and we get to spend it with loved ones. Have a terrific weekend, Nikki.

Blessings and hugs from PEI,
Sandi

Nana Jul said...

The beach for Christmas sounds wonderfully fun. I've never done that. Home for Christmas, right here, right where I am. It will be wonderful. I'm so thrilled your book is still selling! Each day we get is a gift, and the best gift of all, Jesus we get to celebrate at Christmas no matter where we are! So Thankful!
Love you!
Jul

Joy said...

Eveeything looks exciting when we see things in the eyes of God.
Here is no snow yet:)

Chatty Crone said...

You are a very blessed young woman!

RCUBEs said...

My sister up north, just want to drop by and leave a prayer, hoping you're remaining strong in the Lord's power. I'm so glad to hear that many still continue to be touched by your testimony. Take care and Merry Christmas and God bless.

RCUBEs said...

Hi sister Nikki. Came back to thank you for the invite but I just want to let you know I don't have a Facebook account (for safety reasons)...I always remember you too in thoughts and prayers. "Stay strong"...Love and blessings.