Category: Life

The Basics.. Respect

Hi Friends! Happy NYE!!!!!

We are this close to saying goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019! I pray that you all have a safe evening and your new year kicks off to a good start.

Respect. We all chat about it and need to have it. Many have the philosophy that respect should be given while others believe that respect is earned. I believe it’s both.

As a fellow Human being I believe we should respect each other. Meaning, I should respect your space, family dynamics, culture, physical capabilities etc. Our society has gotten to a place where people can’t be themselves without someone being out of order. Many people have a target on their back just for “looking” different or being different from the marginal lines and it really sucks. So in order for you to respect me, I need to respect you as well.

On the contrary, I do believe respecting someone as an individual is to be Earned. How is this different from respecting a person as a human being? When we respect someone as a human being, that’s the outer surface. To respect someone as an individual, We have to find out about their inner surface such as their character and demeanor. Regardless of what position this person holds in our lives, it could be Family, Friends, coworkers, bosses, religious leaders and even political leaders. We view their actions, are they trustworthy? Honest? Compassionate? Or are they mean-spirited? Uncommitted? Liars? These are just few ways Respect is Earned or not Earned.

One of my hopes for the new year is that we can do better as a whole and of course individually. Let us plant these seeds for our youth so that they can be Better than Us.

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Child’s love, Parent’s Love

I tell my son that I love him everyday. Many don’t feel the need to do that and would rather show it through their actions. Guess what? That’s perfectly fine. My Love languages are words of affirmation and physical touch. Therefore, I will let others know how I feel and expect the same back, to feel loved. I love to give hugs and cuddles, so of course I love that back lol. However, As a mother, I also realize that children, express their love differently and like to receive love differently.

As parents, I think it’s vital to recognize both love languages of our own and of our children. The last thing that we want is for them to feel as if that component was missing in their childhood. We need to discover the layers to our children and unlock the layers of ourselves.

How do you all feel about that?

Thanks for reading and Happy Holidays!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Gratefulness…

Hey beautiful people,

You ever looked back over past situations and thought about how thankful you were because of the outcome? The hard times you experienced and how Far you have truly come and what You’ve become? I do too.

Quite often, especially when I’m in midst of the storm (as mentioned in my last post), I try to keep things in perspective and know that there is good present. Our cognitive thoughts has a big effect on us and with little reminders that our Story isn’t over yet can be helpful.

This is one reason, I’m able to still find some joy and happiness despite battling MS, and grieving for my loved ones. I know that with my faith, I’m not alone. I know that I’m not taking the Brunt of the Battle. I’m human, you’re human, we have to take it one day at a time.

I hope this helps someone today. I know what you are currently experiencing is tough but you’re tougher. It could seem like you will never find happiness but with finding Peace, happiness can follow. You have a meaning regardless of what you’ve heard. Please, hold on.

Thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Motivational Monday: the Sunrise

Happy Motivational Monday friends!

I know Mondays can come in tough especially when we had a busy weekend and a pending busy work week ahead. I, too, have to really push myself as well but today was different.

I over slept today, had to rush to get my son ready for preschool and as we were waiting for his bus, I saw the sunrise. It was at that moment that I picked him up to view it as well. Now, I know you may be thinking what’s so special about that? It’s special because I haven’t been feeling well.

Ever since the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, my left leg has been on and off weak, I’ve been experiencing nerve pain in the left side of my head and a new recent issue with my ear. I have not been able to HOP out of the bed, I’ve needed walking assistance during the first steps after getting out of the bed. Also, as I held my son watching the beautiful sky, I realized that I haven’t been able to hold him for that length of time the past couple of weeks. Therefore, I immediately thanked God.

As a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Warrior, I have to be grateful for those moments because the disease is unpredictable. I’ll feel great now then a hour later, it can go down hill again. On today though, I had another chance at Life. Just as the Sunrises, I know many are fighting their lives just to see that and I won’t take that for granted. I’m here for a reason, another opportunity to succeed while the sunrises for my soul. If you’re reading this, you too had another opportunity at the hustle and bustle of life.

Friends, I hope you have a wonderful week, I’m grateful for your support and I’m here to support you as well!

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Searching.. for Peace

Aiming for new Heights.

Aiming to see The Light.

Be blessed in the Water or be dying of Thirst.

Tired of Running. I need to get a hold of Me.

In Search, of Peace. In Search of Authenticity. Discover my passion.

Embrace the Grace.

Let it go,

let the anger, hurt and frustration cease because it just makes me feel weak.

Healed people heal people. Healing is necessary.

The road to Glory isn’t far away but the work here isn’t done until Father says so.

I need to walk with my head high, shoulders back, and continue to be Phenomenal. I need to be me, I need to feel Free.

Currently: Searching for Peace ✌🏾

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Nicole Cherise ♥️

Reflecting through the struggle.

Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving. During this time, many of us spend time with our family and friends. We take the time out to let people know how much we care and how important they are to us. Also, we get some good Eats during this holiday as well lol.

On yesterday, I stayed home to rest because my Left leg has been bothering me a lot. Two of the symptoms that I endure while battling MS is weakness and nerve pain in my arms and legs. During this time of rest, I kept thinking of: what am I fighting for?

I’m fighting for my family, friends and Myself. I made a promise that no matter how hard this battle gets, that I wouldn’t give up. Even now, as I’m currently dragging my left foot around, I still have to be present for my son on my day off. On the inside, I’m screaming but on the outside I have to hold the shield of armor for strength. My son needs to understand that life isn’t fair but you Must continue on. I need my husband to understand that his life partner isn’t a quitter. The rest of my family and friends need to know that I may be delicate but I refuse to Break. I’ll be strong because they are strong for me.

What about you friends? What do you fight for? With all the issues that we battle on a daily basis, what gives you that reason to fight?

Blessings to you all, thank you for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Protection

Your Inner Peace has so much value.

Many will try to get close to you, they will try to disturb your energy. You cannot let them.

We battle things that the naked eye can’t see. We battle against ourselves at times too.

With that being said, do not let anyone or anything take your Peace from you. Not everyone is deserving.

Protect your mind, body and soul. Not everyone is cheering for Your success but it’s more so for your downfall. Think about it.

Thanks for reading.

Nicole Cherise ♥️