Category: Life

Motivational Monday: Waiting for your time to Shine

Good morning on this motivational Monday! I hope all had a wonderful weekend and will have a great week.

I truly believe that we can Win, and be successful. We do, though, reach our personal success at different times and in different ways. Some are born with resources while others have to network to get through the door. I believe that our circumstances build our character. While we are busy working towards our goals, waiting for it to come into fruition is hard. Friends, we control 2 things while we wait: 1) how we wait and 2) whom we become during the process.

How we wait is important because it’s truly the “make it or break it” for our ambitions. If we have negative thoughts because what we want didn’t happen yet, we can start to believe that it just might not and give up. Friends, we can’t do that. If it takes daily affirmations, vision boards, praying, support groups of like-minded individuals, please do it. The last thing you want is to have regrets because you were too impatient.

Who we become during the process is important as well. We can become that person who held tight to their dreams and worked hard for them to become a reality or a person who watches others make moves and remain in a fantasy world. This is a challenge because Life happens so it’s easy to strike out to curve balls. This does not make you less of a great person, but it does set the tone for your future.

Giving up is easy because the responsibility is off of our shoulders. However, being persistent and Not giving up is Courageous.

I hope this post finds you well, and can aid in the process of what you are trying to accomplish.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

When feuding, What’s considered below the belt?

Hey guys!

This is always a topic of discussion when you have people who are arguing/feuding. I haven’t been in too many encounters where I’m at the blows with someone but I always had the attitude that you can say whatever you want about me but leave my family out of it.

I think that’s why I never liked “yo mama” jokes because I wasn’t having it. Is it suppose to be all fun? Yes. However, I’ve always felt some jokes had truth to it so in efforts to not unleash my temper, I decided I wasn’t going to participate in that lol 🤷🏾‍♀️.

Now, I know for some, they can ignore words about their family but have an issue if you disrespect their manhood/womanhood or their money. I agree those are below the belt references as well. Then again, you have some that do not care. They believe that nothing is off limits when going for the attack against you.

What are your thoughts friends? What do you consider below the belt or things that are off limits when you are fighting? Now this doesn’t only mean against an enemy, but this can be heated discussions with a significant other, friends, family, co-workers etc.. Let me know 🙃☺️

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Where is the love?-Sometimes the bees in your life don’t deserve honey!

I know we have heard the phrase, “you attract more bees with honey than vinegar”. I actually live by this, Most of the time. The issue that presents itself is that my kindness and sweet gestures are often taken for granted. Some people just are takers and it doesn’t matter if you give them your last cent, they will continue to demand more of you.

I’m slowly but surely learning that folks are undeserving of my kindness, time and patience. So, I will continue to be me but with better discernment.

Friends, do you ever feel this way? How do you handle it? Let me know below!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Wow, Beyonce and Jay Z did see a fan go Apesh__ in ATL!

So last night as I was drifting off to sleep, I heard about a fan running on the stage while Beyonce and JayZ were exiting the stage. This happened at the Atlanta “On the Run Tour II” show and I’m just confused!

First of all, security? What happened? How did this man really make it past you guys, hop on the stage and proceed to follow the stars? Yeah, I’m not sure if they still have jobs today.

Second, this is so scary. People are constantly doing crazy stuff. I don’t know what’s in the water, the food or it must be the drugs but people are truly bonkers. I’m really lost at words but if you haven’t seen the footage, it’s posted below.

https://www.complex.com/music/2018/08/random-person-runs-on-stage-beyonce-jay-z-atlanta

Nicole Cherise ♥️

R e s p e c t!

First… RIP Aretha Franklin!!

The Queen of Soul has blessed us with so much especially her music. One thing I remember as a child, was her famous song “Respect”. To this day, I find so much pride listening to it and attempting to sing it.

This makes me think of Self Respect and how being respected is a requirement and should be a requirement. You don’t have to like me. You don’t have to agree with my decisions but you will respect me. When getting to know me, you will KNOW and UNDERSTAND that I’m a proud Black Woman, I’m a proud Wife and Mother, I Am a Scholar, A Professional and more.

We need to teach Self Respect not only to ourselves but also to our children. Our children are very vulnerable to the ignorance of Adults. We have to be able to teach them how to represent themselves in an assertive manner. They need to know that their feelings matter and that we do care.

This may not be the answer to all but it’s a start! Self Respect is a Necessity.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Pushing through

I feel like my little world has been spinning ultra fast. Between wifey duties, mommy hood, battling MS, TN flare ups and work, I’ve just been trying to Exhale. Wooooo Saaaaa

lLife was never meant to be fair or easy. This, at times is a hard pill to swallow. I get lost in my thoughts and begin questioning my purpose. Am I going to be alright? Am I giving my best at all times? Do I make my family and ancestors proud? Do I make God proud?

After my semi melt downs, I diffuse some doTerra essential oils, take deep breaths and try to have calmer moments. I keep it moving and pray for strength and for better days.

I hope when this happens, that you can find something that can bring calmness to you. Finding Peace is the Aim for us all. Not easy but Necessary. Peace and love to all.

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

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 ♥️
  • 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. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    I hope everyone had a good weekend!

    Nicole Cherise ♥️

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