Category: Friendship

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:Hey friends,

This seems to be very common. People tend to no longer want to be in a relationship or friendship and it leaves the other person confused. This too, has happened to me and it hurts, especially when you feel that things can be fixed. However, today, I’m telling you to let them Go! 

It may be hard and an adjustment in the beginning but you will feel better later on. Sometimes, it’s not always your fault. Sometimes it has nothing to do with you. Regardless of the reason, if you were meant to be in each other’s lives, it will happen. There are more fish in the sea and more friends to make. Life goes and on and you will be fine. 

Thanks for tuning in!

Nicole Cherise ❤

Feel good Friday (late): How others can inspire you to be a Success!

Hi friends! I’m so sorry for the late post. Yesterday, I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to write about and it was busy with work and baby boy having a little cold. However, after a good conversation with hubby last night, it will prompt today’s post. 

As you all know I have very strong views on circle of friends and their effect in our lives. I am a person who loves to hear success stories and I’m genuinely proud of my friends when they are winning. I have the attitude that if one wins, we all win. One of my friends, Arianne, started her own business called DayCare Rescue, LLC and had her first major contract with a client. You can find out more here: Daycare Rescue, LLC                                    I’m so happy for her and it truly inspired me. 

Friends, we have so much potential and a lot of times it does take that extra push to achieve it. When you have successful friends, you will want to feel good about yourself and be a success as well. Think about a time in your life where someone in your inner circle accomplished something great and then not too long after, the same happened to you. Didn’t you feel good? Truth is, no one wants to be that loser friend, so the motivation is real lol. 

Take the time that’s needed to invest in yourself, your goals and dreams. Take that leap and don’t worry about the naysayers. Just remember your “why” and you will be fine! I hope you all follow your dreams and passions in life. I also want to wish you a great weekend!
Nicole Cherise

Where is the Love Wednesdays: what’s good for the goose is good for the gander

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday to you!

We all have heard this phrase above. Many times it’s because something is happening that we felt was unfair. This applies to all relationships rather it’s romantic, family, friends or the work place. I agree with this phrase.
Often people can do something to us (usually it’s something we don’t appreciate or something we want to do) but it’s a double standard when it comes to us doing the same. I know life isn’t fair but that simply can’t work! In any relationship you have to give respect to get it. It’s not ok for someone to do entirely whatever they want and then have an issue once you do the same. 
In these cases, you have to find common ground and balance. If you are the one who is the “goose”, you need to check yourself because no one will want to work or be with you under those kind of restrictions. Therefore, the bottom line is, treat one another like equals and with respect. 
Nicole Cherise 

Where is the love Wednesday?: holding hands

Holding hands, we all did it at some point in our life. Rather, it’s as a child; holding your parents hand so that you wouldn’t get lost or while crossing the street. We hold hands during times of prayer and saying grace in some family customs. Hands are also held between lovers.

When I think about holding hands, it’s an intimate exchange with my husband, I feel support from him and most importantly safe. I love holding his hand. 
Do you hold hands with your significant other?
Nicole Cherise

Feel good Friday’s: they should accept you for you.

  
When you accept and  love someone for who they are, and they know it, you will get the best of them. It’s hard to find people who can say they love us flaws and all and is willing to be our biggest supporters. This doesn’t mean that you are free to be a jerk and they have to put up with your shenanigans , however, it’s great to know you are surrounded by a genuine person(s). 

Nicole Cherise

Where is the love Wednesdays: associate with like-minded people

  

Hey all!

We are all different which means we love different as well. I saw this post on Pinterest and I feel it’s accurate. Too many times we often find ourselves getting upset because we love harder or go out of our way for others and don’t get the same in return. You can love people from a distance, but try to gravitate to those who are lovers like you. 

This doesn’t just mean romance, this refers to friendships as well. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals so that your positive energies can feed off one another. 

Have you ever felt that you would give and yet those around you only want to receive? When did you realize this and was it hard to let go? I’d like to hear from you!

Nicole Cherise 

Where is the love Wednesday: loyalty

How much does loyalty mean to you? Do you live by the loyalty code? Are you Loyal?

Time and time again, I hear people say “loyalty outweighs everything” or “blood makes you related but loyalty makes you family”. I have to say that my loyalty lies with my family and closest friends. I’m not a confrontational person, however, if you disrespect them then you just disrespected me. I have their back and they have mine so the loyalty is reciprocated. 

What about those who show loyalty but it’s not given back? We all have been there. That family member who always needs you but turns ship when you need them; that childhood friend who always disappears when dark times happen; the “love” of your life who claims they hold you down but is disrespectful on many levels; the employer who promised a promotion  but it never happened. It truly hurts and is frustrating.

Stay true to those who are true to you back. Like Drake says ” know yourself, know your worth”. How do you Know someone is loyal? They are loyal when you don’t have any doubts in your heart about him or her. 

-Nicole Cherise 

Where is the love Wednesday’s: friends with benefits 

Friends with benefits… Is this really possible?

Many people believe it’s possible to do this and if it’s works, good for you. In my opinion, I don’t believe these type of “arrangements” work. I believe that the following could happen: 

  1. The friendship will fizzle
  2. One person may develop stronger feelings
  3. Drama with other people your “friend” may be seeking.

However, on the flip side, many couples start off this way because of previous relationships. Both people know what they want but are taking their time before committing to titles and the boundaries of a relationship. 

If you are participating in a “friends with benefits” situation, make sure you are honest with yourself and each other. Life is short and you do not need to waste precious moments on things that are not meaningful.

What are your thoughts?

*sorry for the late post guys!*

Nicole Cherise