Gratefulness…

Hey beautiful people,

You ever looked back over past situations and thought about how thankful you were because of the outcome? The hard times you experienced and how Far you have truly come and what You’ve become? I do too.

Quite often, especially when I’m in midst of the storm (as mentioned in my last post), I try to keep things in perspective and know that there is good present. Our cognitive thoughts has a big effect on us and with little reminders that our Story isn’t over yet can be helpful.

This is one reason, I’m able to still find some joy and happiness despite battling MS, and grieving for my loved ones. I know that with my faith, I’m not alone. I know that I’m not taking the Brunt of the Battle. I’m human, you’re human, we have to take it one day at a time.

I hope this helps someone today. I know what you are currently experiencing is tough but you’re tougher. It could seem like you will never find happiness but with finding Peace, happiness can follow. You have a meaning regardless of what you’ve heard. Please, hold on.

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday: the Sunrise

Happy Motivational Monday friends!

I know Mondays can come in tough especially when we had a busy weekend and a pending busy work week ahead. I, too, have to really push myself as well but today was different.

I over slept today, had to rush to get my son ready for preschool and as we were waiting for his bus, I saw the sunrise. It was at that moment that I picked him up to view it as well. Now, I know you may be thinking what’s so special about that? It’s special because I haven’t been feeling well.

Ever since the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, my left leg has been on and off weak, I’ve been experiencing nerve pain in the left side of my head and a new recent issue with my ear. I have not been able to HOP out of the bed, I’ve needed walking assistance during the first steps after getting out of the bed. Also, as I held my son watching the beautiful sky, I realized that I haven’t been able to hold him for that length of time the past couple of weeks. Therefore, I immediately thanked God.

As a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Warrior, I have to be grateful for those moments because the disease is unpredictable. I’ll feel great now then a hour later, it can go down hill again. On today though, I had another chance at Life. Just as the Sunrises, I know many are fighting their lives just to see that and I won’t take that for granted. I’m here for a reason, another opportunity to succeed while the sunrises for my soul. If you’re reading this, you too had another opportunity at the hustle and bustle of life.

Friends, I hope you have a wonderful week, I’m grateful for your support and I’m here to support you as well!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Searching.. for Peace

Aiming for new Heights.

Aiming to see The Light.

Be blessed in the Water or be dying of Thirst.

Tired of Running. I need to get a hold of Me.

In Search, of Peace. In Search of Authenticity. Discover my passion.

Embrace the Grace.

Let it go,

let the anger, hurt and frustration cease because it just makes me feel weak.

Healed people heal people. Healing is necessary.

The road to Glory isn’t far away but the work here isn’t done until Father says so.

I need to walk with my head high, shoulders back, and continue to be Phenomenal. I need to be me, I need to feel Free.

Currently: Searching for Peace ✌🏾

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Nicole Cherise ♥️

Reflecting through the struggle.

Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. During this time, many of us spend time with our family and friends. We take the time out to let people know how much we care and how important they are to us. Also, we get some good Eats during this holiday as well lol.

On yesterday, I stayed home to rest because my Left leg has been bothering me a lot. Two of the symptoms that I endure while battling MS is weakness and nerve pain in my arms and legs. During this time of rest, I kept thinking of: what am I fighting for?

I’m fighting for my family, friends and Myself. I made a promise that no matter how hard this battle gets, that I wouldn’t give up. Even now, as I’m currently dragging my left foot around, I still have to be present for my son on my day off. On the inside, I’m screaming but on the outside I have to hold the shield of armor for strength. My son needs to understand that life isn’t fair but you Must continue on. I need my husband to understand that his life partner isn’t a quitter. The rest of my family and friends need to know that I may be delicate but I refuse to Break. I’ll be strong because they are strong for me.

What about you friends? What do you fight for? With all the issues that we battle on a daily basis, what gives you that reason to fight?

Blessings to you all, thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Protection

Your Inner Peace has so much value.

Many will try to get close to you, they will try to disturb your energy. You cannot let them.

We battle things that the naked eye can’t see. We battle against ourselves at times too.

With that being said, do not let anyone or anything take your Peace from you. Not everyone is deserving.

Protect your mind, body and soul. Not everyone is cheering for Your success but it’s more so for your downfall. Think about it.

Thanks for reading.

Nicole Cherise ♥️

It’s Mimi Day…Year 3

I remember the day you were born. I remember the day I first held you. I remember when your mommy asked me to be your Godmother. I remember birthdays 1-9. I also remember this day, like none other.

Three years ago, you transitioned from Earth to Heaven. We, mourn for you everyday. Your Spirit lives on, your Kindness lives on. So today we celebrate you. Even though this day is horrific to remember, you, darling Amiyah are Worth Remembering. Thank you for your love, and for shining light into our lives for almost 10 years. We Love You Amiyah Kayla Dunston!

I ask for anyone reading this, please keep my Goddaughter’s family and friends in prayer. We truly appreciate it. The link to our Amiyah’s story is below for anyone who wants to know her story.

http://longisland.news12.com/story/34740864/police-id-amiyah-dunston-as-9-year-old-killed-in-elmont-dog-attack

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Testimony

Emotional Days happen.

MS symptoms can try to take over my spirit. Being a wife, a mother, a scholar, and a hard worker can be overwhelming. I’m sure many of you have felt the same. I’m here to tell you that victory is ours.

This picture was taken after crying my little heart out but a crooked smile was able to surface. I continued to think about my “why?” and I was able to wooo saaa and calm down. I pray that you all can find reason to smile after your storms. I’m here for you if you need me ♥️

Thank you for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday: Do you uplift your friends?

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a good weekend.

I chose this topic to chat about because self-love is a major key, but the people that are close to us have an impact on our lives as well. We spend quality time with our friends, many are a part of our support system, therefore uplifting should take place.

Personally, I can say that I have different circles of friends. The circles are from different chapters in my life and all of them have a Significant place in my heart. In fact, with all that has taken place in my life for the past 9 years, I would be in a dark depressive state without my support system.

We can uplift one another in various ways. For example, I have different chats with friends, social media groups, we verbally communicate our goals/life experiences, we are accountability partners and shows support for each other in our own way.

If your friend has a business or is starting a SM platform, a great way to support is obviously buying the product or to spread the news in any way that you can. No one has the right to tell anyone what to spend their money on or what to post on their SM but when we do share, it’s exciting because we are seeing the early stages of our friends winning. Your friend will appreciate any level of support that you offer because it’s confirmation that you believe in their cause.

I always believed that if One of my friends win, we all win. I also have faith that if God can provide for one, He will provide for me. The positive energy of a friend’s good news can spark a fire into our lives. It’s a deep impact that I believe many don’t always embrace due to jealousy and envy. We all have our turn, but in the meantime, we should uplift our friend(s) to keep going to get what’s needed to better themselves.

Shout out to my support system (which is my family, church family, and coworkers too) for uplifting me. Life is difficult at times and we are capable of taking the wrong turn here and there. However, with the love and support from you all, it’s Easy to not give up! I love you all ♥️

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️