Trust it- Motivational Monday

  • Hey friends,
  • Often, I find myself thinking about goals or how I “thought” life would be at this point. Do you do the same? How do you get yourself out of the funk if you haven’t achieved those personal goals? For myself, there are times when I would get upset, disappointed and angry. Now, I’m beginning to learn that things do fall in place, RIGHT. ON. TIME.
  • I have to keep my faith. Keep my eyes on the Prize. Trust God. Trust the Process.
  • Things will come to fruition.
  • Friends, please do the same. I know it’s not easy. I know if you don’t see it right then and there that you feel it’s impossible. Keep going, you got this!
  • Thank you for reading,
  • Nicole Cherise β™₯️
  • Life has been a whirlwind this past week but I’m continuing to lean and Trust in the Lord. I need His Guidance and Strength. I know things will be and get better. I’m trusting the process. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

    I hope everyone had a good weekend!

    Nicole Cherise β™₯️

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    The easiest way to Learn..

    Is by Listening.

    We constantly want to talk or talk over people but rarely do many just sit back and listen.

    When we listen, we learn and observe from the one speaking. Think about it.. in a class room you are able to receive the information if you are being quiet. In a relationship of any sort, you would only know a person’s view by listening to them. Even when we are doing some soul searching, we listen to that inner voice for peace.

    Do you listen or only hear when someone talks? By listening, you can receive knowledge, opportunities for growth and much more.

    I, too, am learning the importance of Learning through Listening and I hope you do the same.

    Thanks for reading,

    Nicole Cherise β™₯️

    Year 33 a trinity

    7/23 I turned 33!

    I’m thankful to see it, breathe it and walk it. God is good and I pray that this year brings more ups than downs.

    Better health for my loved ones and myself.

    I also pray that it brings PEACE.

    Peace is the MIND, BODY and SOUL πŸ’πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

    Nicole Cherise β™₯️

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    Hurt

    I’m hurting.

    You are hurting.

    We all experience hurt but often taught to be strong and not cry over spilled milk. Not every situation is “spilled milk” some situations are Rivers and Oceans of pain.

    People keep so much bottled in their hearts because folks don’t want to hear it. Or is that what we tell ourselves?

    The time is now to express it all. We express our goals, happiness and material things but we can’t cry, scream or share the fears that lie within.

    You aren’t alone. Help is there. I’m here.

    Nicole Cherise β™₯️

    My feelings on Colorism amongst Black people.

    Happy Monday friends!

    Over the weekend, I’ve read articles in regards to colorism amongst Black people. The Light skin vs. Dark skin issues, dating preferences and what is truly considered beauty. Many of us know that for many years there has been a “European” standard, therefore, anything close to resembling that was considered beautiful. Since then, people have become more open-minded about the beauty in darker shades and of those with kinkier hair. We see this in commercials, film and advertisements. However, this tends to still be an issues within our community especially when it comes to dating.

    I have no problem with people having a preference of what their type is, just as long as they aren’t putting down people who don’t fit that description. Men and women are able to date whoever they please and I do feel it’s unfair for men to get criticized and women don’t. For example: if a black man prefers light-skinned women or dark-skinned women that shouldn’t be an issue. If he’s not bad mouthing the other group it should be no problem. It is a problem to some women. I wonder if it’s because she might be attracted to him and feels that she was disqualified based on a reason that she has No control over. That woman would go on and call him out and say he’s foul for not liking a group of women. However, women have standards too and some are ridiculous πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ. I know some women who have preference of their men to be: over 6 feet tall, dark and muscular. So that cancels out a shorter, light skin men with a pudge belly, whom could be a really sweet person. But the sistas don’t get called out on that. When a man does let them know how it feels the conversation becomes “different” when it’s truly not.

    We also have black people who create a status based on skin tone. Meaning they have associate with certain shades of people so that they can stand out or even feel included. Some people get excited to befriend the woman or man who seems to have it “made” for them. Mind you, that’s a theory that some just put in their own heads.

    Hate to write this but this happens even in families. Some relatives are brainwashed and favor certain kids over the next because of their skin tones. I’ve heard stories where BOTH skin tones were ostracized and it’s so wrong. Ignore the family too, they do NOT know better because if they did, we wouldn’t have this discussion. Because let’s face it, some families encourage their children to produce with only certain type of people or skin tones.

    Now this post isn’t to make anyone in the black community feel bad. I actually want you to you to take this and do the opposite. I want you to love the skin that you were blessed with! If You meet a woman/man who has a different preference than how you appear, that’s ok wish them well and on to the next one. Don’t get bitter, aim for Better. Love your skin, your features, your hair, God blessed you with it and KNOW that you are amazing! Ignore the insults because at the end of the day, it’s their lost.

    Thoughts? Have you felt like this? Let me know below in the comments!

    Thanks for reading!

    Nicole Cheriseβ™₯️

    Plans

    I keep reminding myself that no matter how difficult a challenge may be or what I plan to do, it won’t happen if it’s not in God’s Will.

    I become worrisome because things are not going my way. I get down and wonder how will this work out because my plans fell through. But then.. God steps in. Not in my timing but in HIS timing. The end result has been Greater than any of my blue prints.

    Friends don’t give up. If your plans don’t work out, keep the faith and God will see you through. β˜ΊοΈπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

    Thanks for reading!

    Nicole Cherise β™₯️

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