Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Voice

“When I lost my voice, I lost myself. It’s as simple as that. My voice was the thing that had always defined me – it was who I was. 

Without my voice, I became the stark antithesis of the feisty, take-on-the-world, dauntless person I used to be, and morphed instead, into the kind of emotionally needy woman I’d never been. I felt like a ‘nothing’, a worthless individual of no value.”​ Connie Francis. 

I love this quotes because I know how much our voice impacts the way we move in the world. For a long time I didn't have a voice.....I never talked.....never said how I felt, never spoke up and asked for what I wanted, or needed. I was afraid of getting hurt. I had no voice. 
But time went on and finally I found the courage to use my voice to tell, to speak, to share to give influence. And I'm still doing that. 
Our voice is incredibly powerful. It's something that defines us. And the best is our voice can be a catalyst to help others find freedom.   
Just some thoughts on a rainy day....and something I'm grateful for.
Happy Thursday, Guys.  


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A voice is really important! It defines who we are in so many ways. Some use it for singing and some use it for speaking. I've never had the gift of speaking. That's my hubby's gift. However, I had a singing voice ever since I was a little girl. When I was diagnosed with MD, I had to give up singing because my condition robbed me of it. It was hard but I realized right away that things can always be worse. Indeed, I know all kinds of folks who have much more serious problems than I have. I talk much better on paper and so I try to use what I have to bring glory to the One who gave me a voice in the first place. I believe we all have a voice and we need to use it to bless others. Glad you are doing just that, Nikki. Have a marvellous weekend, my friend.

Hugs from PEI,

Launna said...

Happy Thursday Nikki, I could not agree more with that quote... I started writing to get my voice back, I had totally lost it and once I started writing it came back... It's sad how we lose it and I am so grateful to have it back... Have an awesome upcoming weekend xox

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I love the quote by Connie Francis. I was reminded of when my dear twin sister had a voice disorder called spasmodic disphonia. I flew with her to Los Angeles where a pioneer in treating this field performed surgery on her vocal chords. The day before, as we sat in the examining room with him, he spoke of this rare disease and how it impacts your whole life. He said, "It robs you of your identity," and his words were so true. Our voice is our identity. Without it, we feel invisible.

Thankfully, my sister made a full recovery and regained the control of her vocal chords.

Connie said...

A voice is indeed so important. I'm glad you were able to find yours. You have helped many with it. Happy Thursday to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes a voice, and sometimes many voices, are so important.
We should be thankful we have the opportunity to use them in both the spoken word and written word.

Hope you have a good weekend, and a good week ahead.

All the best Jan

Lux G. said...

Let's continue to speak for the voiceless.
Beautiful post as always.

Sharon said...

Interesting, I was talking about using our *voices* for the cause of the Gospel on my blog this week! Yes, one voice, joined with others, can be a mighty force, a faithful witness.