Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thankful Thursday - Purpose.

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose in life is to give it away." Pablo Picasso. 

We all have it - a talent, an ability, a skill - something unique that defines us, makes us stand out.....a thing we're really good at, or love doing. It could be anything - art, helping, serving, being an amazing mom, not just to your own kids but to the kids in the neighbourhood, an organizer, a collector, an intellect, an incredible gardener. The list is endless......

For a good chunk of my life I didn't think I had anything special, nothing to give back, nothing that had value. But as I started to feel good about myself, I figured my 'gift,' the thing I'm good at....the thing that pumps me, gives me passion - it's giving hope...hope that at one time I didn't have. 

Yesterday I dropped off some books of In the Eye of Deception, to an organization that helps homeless women. They wanted the books to give to the women. I left the bag and as I was walking back to my car, I heard my name being called. The women I had given the bag to, ran up to me. 

I just realized you wrote the book, the book that touched me big time. I wanted to meet you, she said. Tears slipped down her face. When I hugged her, she whispered, 'thank-you.'

My back hope.
Happy Thursday, Guys.


Launna said...

Nikki, that is so nice that she came out to tell you that, I think it is important to let people know when you touch them... I totally agree you have a gift of giving hope, I think you are pretty amazing xox

Connie said...

Sweet story, Nikki. You do give hope to others, and that is a wonderful gift for you to have and for others to receive.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I'm so glad the woman came out and expressed to you how you had touched her life. It does one's heart good to know that we have been able to do that for another; to give back; to give hope. It gives us hope and the incentive to keep giving. Great share today, Nikki.


Nana Jul said...

How Awesome is that!! You are Awesome Nikki! Keep giving hope away!
Love ya girl!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Yes, that is the beauty of writing, when it touches another's soul.

DUTA said...

I also believe everyone has some visible or hidden talent or ability. I'm not sure it would thankfully be accepted by others, just as the hope message in your books..
I've got some ability to foresee things, in a general, broad manner, not as a fortuneteller. Well, I've learnt that I'll better keep my mouth shut, if I don't want to complicate myself. It so happened once that I warned my cousin of her son's fiancee and she got angry at me. Soon after marriage, her son was thrown out of the house. When the couple divorced (a dirty divorce)after several years and a small boy, my cousin stopped talking to me as if I was to blame. I was just the messenger, as they say. But I've learnt my lesson the hard way.

Sharon said...

There is something really wonderful when souls touch one another. Writing is a powerful tool that God uses to connect us to Him and to each other. Blessed to be a blessing - this is my life's desire.

Our story, His glory.

May it always be our guiding purpose in life.


Lowcarb team member said...

Oh that is wonderful ...

But it is true we each have something to give that can and does help others - even a little smile that we give can make a huge difference to a persons day.

We always think that to give has to be something big ... that is not always the case.

Hope your week is going well, they seem to pass by so quickly.

All the best Jan