Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thankful Thursday. Tikkum Olam

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” John Holmes

 תיקון עולם Tikkum Olam, a Hebrew saying which means a shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. 

I believe in Tikkum Olam. I believe in giving back and helping others make it. I'm grateful today for the opportunities to do that, through my writing, through running workshops and even through simply caring.

I love that I can share my story, tell what I've lived, the tough stuff, the things I never thought I'd overcome, and give hope to others who are still fighting the darkness. It's the thing that brings me incredible joy.

When I lived on life's edge, and contemplated ending my life, I never imagined that one day, I'd tell people how amazing life is, how great, and how thankful I am for all of it, even for the darkness. 

This morning heading out to share that hope with a group of women. Happy Thursday, Guys. 

What's your gift, what's your calling. What brings you incredible joy.


Denise said...

love you dear friend.

Launna said...

I want to get to where you are Nikki... one day being grateful for the darkness♡

Saleslady371 said...

I want to give back in any way God can use me today. I am always amazed how the opportunities appear like out of nowhere. But every morning I pray "Here are my hands, feet, hugs, Lord, for anyone who needs a touch from you."

I'm meeting with a few ladies for lunch. We want to cheer up a sister whose husband has been going through cancer treatments and she needs some girlfriend time. God has healed her hubby twice! Praise the Lord.


Daisy said...

You are an inspiration, Nikki. I hope your day goes well today.

Linda E said...

I am looking forward to getting to know you better, and have you know me as well. I am a one on one talker rather than in front of groups. I like giving back to those that dont know I gave. Does that make sense? Hope your afternoon has been good. Blessings to you.

Lowcarb team member said...

"I believe in giving back and helping others make it."
This is so important. A lovely post.

May you have a lovely weekend and a Happy August, I just don't know where July went to it passed by very quickly.

All the best Jan

Sharon said...

If God uses my humble writing in any way to further His cause, then I am blessed.

Keep up your great work in the world, Nikki - He is using you mightily.