Month: April 2017

Welcome to the comfort zone 


Just a reminder for couples. Never Stop dating, don’t stop effectively communicating, get “dolled” up, be intimate, remain best friends. That’s only a few of the things that started the foundation of a relationship. Unfortunately, over time, many couples become too “relaxed” or it becomes “boring” and it’s because they have become too comfortable. 

The good news is, a couple can always spice things up or change up their “routine”. Things can get better as long as both people want to do better. 
What are your thoughts?
Thanks great people for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Parenting


Many parents don’t realize how vital their role is in their child(s) life. Being a parent is hard work, however, these little people are worth it. As parents, we have to teach, nourish and protect our little ones. The world is huge and mean, we have to help them be decent civilians. As a parent, we should speak Life, Health, and Success over our children. As we know, people will do their best to tear us down, so giving our children great esteem boosters will help them in those situations. 

My son is the blessing that prayed for. My son has taught me how to be a mother and he’s also taught me things about myself and husband. Days like today, when I’m not feeling well, seeing him smile and cheer when I enter the room, makes my heart skip a beat.
 Yes, I get overwhelmed. Yes the “terrible twos” are terrible. Yes, I constantly worry about his safety and well being. Yes, I’m constantly thinking “what am I doing? Or “am I a good mother?” Yes, everyday is a new day and adventure. Yes, he’s taught me to not compare children and that no two babies are alike. He has made me realize, the special privilege that I have of being his mother. 
Parenting. Definitely hard work and can be stressful, but it’s worth it!

Thanks for reading!
Nicole Cherise ❤️ 

The big conflict 


Hi, great people!

This is something that has been on my mind. Have you ever had something or someone you prayed for? You prayed and prayed and now you received the blessing but….. There is a but. Do you think it’s fair that we do that? I know there are things that take place and it make us feel like we got thrown a dry bone. 
We are human, so our flesh and spirit can bump often. I’ll admit, I find myself in tears because I question: “Why if You blessed me with my desires does it come with a disclaimer? I Know, I’m not alone with this. I also know that Trusting God and His plans are vital. I know that we are given mountains in our lives without Him giving us the Strength and tools to climb it. 
I wrote this post to help someone who is struggling with this conflict. The conflict of Faith and our Flesh. Remember, the tests are necessary. It keeps us grounded and we are able to give God the glory. Please hang in there. Whatever the circumstance is, things will get better. You Are Strong!

Thanks for reading friends!
Nicole Cherise ❤️

The truth and Love

Hi great people!

Every so often, ill hear someone say that “Love has given up on them”. I do NOT agree with that statement. Yes, we may experience failed relationships, but Love didn’t fail us, the people did.

Just as people love to say all Men are dogs and all Women are horrible, that is not the Truth. The truth is, your choices in men and women haven’t been the best ones. There are STILL good people to date, court and have healthy marriages with. If you  Change your mindset, you can change your outcome. Think about it friends.

Thanks for reading.

Nicole Cherise ❤️ 

We are stronger 


The silver lining is there. Through the tears, the fears. We will remain conquerors. 

Having MS is tough on me and very unpredictable but I’m stronger and always will be. So, I say, hang in there. Things will be ok. 

Nicole Cherise ❤️

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Improvement vs Changing of your Significant Other


I always had the idea that if I truly wanted my husband to change, that he would no longer be the man that I fell in love with. If anything during almost 17 years of being together, I would make suggestions of areas of improvement. I didn’t need him to be the perfect boyfriend/fiance/husband but I always him to be his best and I encouraged that. He did the same for me as well. 
A lot of times, while dating, people tend to want to “change or fix” their mate. My guess is that we have an ideal image of what we want of our mate and people try to mold them into that. Nothing is wrong with seeing the potential that your other half could have but when you try to change them, that could cause resentment. They may start to feel inadequate when it comes to you.
If there are things that your significant other needs to work on, my advice is to effectively communicate with them. Speak with him or her, not At them. My next advice is to give them a chance to improve. Nothing happens over night, so please be fair to them in that regard. Lastly, be willing to hear improvements for yourself. You can’t be the only one giving critiques and not willing to get them as well. ☺️ I hope this helps friends! What are your thoughts?
Thanks for reading friends!! 
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Prayer buddy or group?

Hi everyone! How are you great people doing on this Easter Sunday? I hope we’ll, happy and blessed.
As, I was listening to the sermon in church, I began to think about the power of prayer and how praying affects me. I also think about how much my family and friends pray for me constantly. It’s been because of their prayers and support, that I’m able to keep a smile on my face during the challenges that life presents in my path. I know that things will get better because of God’s grace. 
So that led me to this question/quote. Do you have a prayer buddy or group? If not, I think it’s a good idea to consider. We have significant others, family, friends, church members, gym partners, and more who could meet with you to pray. With the age of technology, you can text, email, FaceTime, Snapchat each other if you can’t physically meet. There is no right or wrong way to pray, but you would be surprised of the many outcomes. 
What do you think? Comment below! 
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Nicole Cherise ❤️