Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Moving Forward

“Don't go wasting all them bright tomorrows you ain't even seen by hanging on to what happened yesterday. Let go, child. Just breathe out and let go.”  Beth Hoffman

It's over, all the good times and bad. Especially the bad that cut deep and almost broke me. I survived. Made it through. Overcame. For too long I held onto it. I let it define me but now I know it's over. It's in the past. 

And all that good stuff - I never wanted it to end but it did. The project I poured my heart and soul into, the people who came alongside me, our working together came to an end. The doors on those chapters closed. And in me I knew it was time to move on. Time for something else. Something new. A different direction. 
And the roles I took on that shaped my life shifted, changed into something different. I'm no longer a mom of young children. I'm a mom of young adults and with that comes a different way of being. And other roles I had, work related also morphed into something new and different.

It's strange, even when I know it's time to let go, I always try to hold on just a little longer. But I know not letting go will hinder  new things from taking wings. 

So today, grateful for all that's past and looking with expectancy to what is ahead. 

Happy Thursday, Guys.  


Connie said...

Yes, it is so important to let go of the past and be able to move forward. We need to make room for what is yet to come! :) Happy Thursday!

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Yes, amen. The only way to move forward is to let go of the things that keep us upset or irritated or angry. When we let go of those things, we can move forward unhindered.

Launna said...

It's difficult to let go of the good or just make a change in our lives... I think it so good that you can see it is time to move ahead, I look forward to hearing about the upcoming changes Nikki xox

DUTA said...

That's how it usually is. Things may come to an end and we have to move on. For me this can be very hard as I'm a slow mover, always have been. Anyway, Good Luck with your new project! Hopefully it will bring you forward.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, some things are hard to let go of. For me, it was a ministry my hubby and I had been involved in {a young adult group and we even had our own worship band. It was awesome!} and we were called to do something else. I recall those days with the young people so fondly and I learned so much from them. But God had new lessons to teach us. Now, having gone through a time of suffering with my health and receiving the news yesterday that I don't have cancer, I am well aware that I'm still here for a reason. I need to find out what that is. Your posts are always so inspiring, Nikki. God bless you!

Sending hugs from PEI,

Lux G. said...

This post speaks to me directly. Especially that opening quote. Right here straight in the heart.

Thank you!

Lowcarb team member said...

Some things can be hard to let go and move on ...
But invariably move on we must and I'm looking forward to reading about your new things and new challenges.

All the best Jan