Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thankful Thursday. Growing.

"Rock bottom became the solid foundation for which I rebuilt my life." J.K. Rowlings. 

 I met a friend the other day, someone I hadn't seen for a long time. She looked the same although a somewhat older version of herself. We hugged, glad to see each other again and then sat down to talk.  

At first I slipped right into the old times of how we used to be together, but as time passed, I became restless, bored. I didn't know what to say and what she said didn't hold my interest. 

I've changed. Grown. Come into my own. She's still where she was when I knew her - fearful of life, afraid to reach out to grab onto things she yearns for. 

I left her wondering why and how our paths changed so dramatically. I remember how I had hit rock bottom. I had nothing to hold onto. Nothing worth anything. Then He touched me, showered me with a love that gave me courage, courage to do what I couldn't and helped me move from one solid place to the next. 

I've outgrown her. There's a sadness in that knowing that I'm leaving the past behind with the quirks and memories of what was. 

Yet, in my gut burns a hope and an excitement that life is an incredible adventure. I want to live my best life everyday, doing everything I can, always, connecting with people and life and being all I can be today and always. 

Happy Thursday, Guys. 



Denise said...

wonderful post my friend

Surprised By Joy! said...

I have had this experience too. I am following the Shepard on a great adventure

Launna said...

Nikki, it is sad when this happens but it is a way of life, there are people who don't want to change or progress... even at my lowest point, I held out hope it would change... I would get past it... I hope your friend gets past that point too and wants much more for her life xox

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I think a lot of us have experienced that; talking to someone from our past and discovering they are still there. It's sad! I'm so very glad that He brought me out of my past and set my feet on solid ground. He has given me so much just by loving me. I am a new creation and I have the Lord to thank for it. Thanks for sharing, Nikki.

Blessings n' hugs from PEI,

Nana Jul said...

Bitter sweet moment. Sad that she hasn't grown, but a point in time showing you how much you have. And He's not finished with us yet!!
Love you!

Daisy said...

It's strange to see someone from the past whom we haven't seen for a while. It can be a big reminder of how much we've changed. Great post! Have a nice weekend, Nikki.

Lowcarb team member said...

Alas, this can happen and it does cause sadness.
It is so important to connect and keep connecting with people.

I hope you have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

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Sharon said...

I have friends that I am no longer in contact with, too. Sometimes it hurts, as I still miss our times together. But, it's hard to stay in good contact when you move. I realize that God put them in my life for a season, and that He accomplished His purposes for all of us when we were together.