Friday, December 16, 2011


"Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it." Anne of Green Gables

The good thing about's a clean slate......brand new......totally fresh. And the best.....I get to do whatever it is I want. I get to chose.

I can't change what happened in the past...I can't change all the tough stuff....or trauma or hurt. But I can make choices that effect how I'll live my life moving forward. 

Those things that happened....shaped who I am...they made me me.....a fighter....someone who refuses to stay down no matter what. I learned from the streets....and from the things I had to never give up.....and I learned.....that things change...and they eventually do turn around for the better. 

And the thing that matters most.....the people who hurt me...couldn't touch my spirit.  I have scars on my body from what happened.....but none on my soul....

I'm grateful to be alive....and for each day to draw in a breath and have  opportunities to live my best life. 

Today.....I choose courage....and gratitude....I won't let what happened define who I am or dictate how I move through the world anymore. And I'm not alone.....there are so many like me.....fighters....who refuse to stay down.....who're fighting to live their best lives too. a fresh slate and I get to chose.....


Just Be Real said...

As always Nikki, such an encouraging message from you. God has and is truly using "your voice" to share to the hurting. Blessings to you dear one.

Chatty Crone said...

Good Morning - how are you doing today? Busy I am sure.

Loved your post and it is so true - it is not an easy path - but one that can be done - because you and I have done it!

Awesome words.


Finally Free said...

Sending you a Christmas Hug...


~dawn said...

I have MISSED you - great to be back reading and posting. Looking forward to incorporating your words into my daily walk again!

TexWisGirl said...

thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

you've just explained why New Year's Eve is my favorite holiday - a clean calendar just waiting to be filled and full of hope!

Of One Heart said...

You empower me. Thank you.

Today is a clean, new slate.

Paula said...

No one understands darkness better then those who have been there.

Susan Deborah said...

Well-said. Tomorrow is a clean slate. the thought itself seems so liberating.

Hope you've been well and happy, dear Sarah.

Joy, love and light, always,

BlueShell said...

A good choice, I appreciate all the things here!

Beth Dunn said...

Lovely and inspirational post!

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, Sarah!!
You always give an encouraging message to the world.
Thank you, sweet Sarah for sharing your beautiful heart with others!!
I wish you and all your loved ones, Happy Holidays, a wonderful and Happy New Year!!
All the best,
Poet Starry Dawn.