Blind Faith

Keeping the faith when you can’t see the end result. We are visual creatures and are skeptical if we are told the dream, but don’t see the success in the palm of our hands. That’s when blind faith Steps In.

Blind Faith.. A necessity with any phase of life. We need it for our families, our relationships and career. I believe that we have a blueprint set for us and we will endure the challenges/turmoil along the way, but keeping that blind faith is what can help us succeed.

Is this easy to grasp? NOPE! Is it worth it? Yes. Hold on Friends, we WILL make it. We WILL Win! We got this!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

4/13/2010, MSanniversary

Today is a day that I will always remember because it was the day my life changed forever. “You have MS, Nicole” were words that made me scared and relieved at the same time. After not being to operate my legs, numbness in my hands and feet, weakness in my limbs, I felt relief that I wasn’t crazy. Can you imagine having to tell yourself to pick up your foot as you walk? Or not realizing that you are holding a cup because you couldn’t feel it in your hand? I knew I had to get tough and battle this diagnosis. I never knew how strong I was until being strong was the only option. I have my cheerful days and I Also have days of being scared. Scared that if this disease progresses having the ability to walk or needing assistance like some of my other fellow MS Warriors. I feel like maybe that’s my purpose in life, to inspire others who may think they are alone with any health diagnosis and encourage them to keep going. My faith and relationship with the Lord grew deeper. My family and SOME of my friends bonds grew closer. I’ve met some amazing people on this journey and look forward to a CURE!!

Better>Bitter

The past few weeks, I’ve observed negativity amongst people. I wasn’t involved but if I were, I’d tell the individuals to be BETTER not BITTER.

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I’ve come to a realization that getting Bitter or getting “even” with folks requires so much energy. If I’m going to use any energy aka spoons (spoonies standup!), it needs to be serving a real purpose not for meaningless drama. Life is short, we all KNOW this but still continue to waste time.

If there is anything that I can leave with you all today it is to : BE BETTER because we all KNOW better.

Take Care friends, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Where is the Love Wednesday edition: A friend… then A Lover

How many of us really can say we took the time to let a friendship blossom before wanting the Romance with a significant other?

Take a moment to let that Sink in.

Significant other…. What makes them Significant? Best friend(s)… why are they the Best? We don’t take enough time in these categories, especially when it comes to romance. Don’t get me wrong, nothing is wrong with getting swept off your feet, or feeling it was love at first sight because for many that is their love story. Like anything in life, plant the seed, nurture it and watch the growth that takes place.

Has this been you? Have you been haste to enter a romantic relationship and then it failed abruptly? Were you friends? Let me know your thoughts friends!Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Fear No One

There comes a time in life when you have to stand up for yourself and put fear aside. Many people will use their power to control people. I can admit, whenever I’ve dealt with anyone above me, there was this sense of nervousness. Some people I felt were even Bullies… It didn’t change until one of my superiors told me one day, “I’m human like you”.

Hearing those words made me realize that the “higher ups” and powerful people do cry, they do have worries, they do experience Defeat. Meanwhile, I just always assumed their Life was GRAND. That was day I also told myself to only Fear God.period.

I share this because we need to remember: No One should hold fear in our hearts. Your superiors, rather its at home or at work, are to be Respected, Not Feared. These people can get hurt and bleed just like you and me. Never let anyone make you feel as if you are Nothing. You’re worth matters even if it doesn’t seem like it.

Thanks for Reading

Nicole Cherise ♥️

My list of “Must have” things as of now

Hi friends! I hope all is well!

At the age of 32, there are some things that I believe are important to have as of right now. The list goes as follows:

  • Major important Correct documents of yourself i.e Birth certificate, passport, state I.d/ Drivers License, and social security card
  • Health insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • A Savings/investment/retirement account through your employer (401k, retirement funds etc)

Now, I’m pretty sure many would say things like a ownership of a living space (home, condo, townhouse, co-op), owning a vehicle, marriage, children, fur babies and so on. I believe those are things that can happen at any time and are goals to accomplish. However, proper identification, health insurance and life insurance are necessities.

Your important documents should be stored somewhere safe, but not too hidden that it becomes lost lol. You need them for everything. Make sure all your information is correct because it will haunt you later (trust me on that, I work in vital records). Health Insurance… need I say more? And oh Life Insurance, a policy some people don’t want to pay for. We all have to pass on from this earth one day, this is a way to help with those transition expenses and to make sure your family will be ok. Lastly, a 401k or similar account and retirement fund are also important. It’s your money and hard work building for itself. In some cases you are able to borrow from these accounts without penalty for certain purchases such as a down payment for a home.

Obviously, what I mentioned here isn’t law, but it’s a good start to having things in order.

Friends, what are some necessities that find to be vital? Do you feel these things are important? Let me know below! And don’t forget to like and share 😊

Thanks so much for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Highs and lows

The snow brought a lot of time to reflect with the chilly temps. It reminded me that it’s a cold world out there.

Observe Everything!

Many people want to celebrate around you when you are Up but disappear when you are down. Make that circle tighter. No hurt feelings

Nicole Cherise♥️

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The Process…

Hi friends!

Many of us have dreams and goals that we want to accomplish. I, too, have this desire, however, it seems that distractions and negativity can get in the way. As I wrote in my last blog entry, we have to change our cognitions. The way we think, how we view ourselves is a part of the process.

Stay on Course!

Everyone moves at their own pace. There are some of us who are more technology savvy, some are Natural Leaders, quick learners, are more visual and so on. We can’t tell the next person how quickly to meet goals, but we can encourage them to Stay on Course.

Trust

Trust the Process. It’s a journey that will require hard work, dedication, and Time. Once you see your goals come into fruition, it will all be worth it.

Hold on Friends and continue to Rise to the challenge.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

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