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Motivational Mondays: Accomplish your goals

Hi friends! I hope you had a good weekend! I was able to spend time with some girlfriends and enjoyed church service yesterday šŸ˜Š

I want to share something with you all. Since, 2014 I began writing my MS story. I would constantly say, “I need to hurry and finish my draft” and of course I didn’t. So fast forward to the present, I expanded my writing with each chapter but never quite “finished” it. Therefore, this past March, I told Steve that I would be done with the book by the end of April. Friends, I held on to my word. Yes I finished my first draft to my story! I feel so good and like one weight was lifted off my shoulders. 

Have you ever put your mind to something, set a goal and then accomplished it? It’s an awesome feeling isn’t? I encourage us all to do this more. Life is about taking chances and having that feeling of joy when we claim victory. My suggestion is to jot down some ideas or goals and set a REALISTIC deadline. I guarantee you will feel great and motivated to do more. I hope this can help someone and please feel free to share this with someone who may feel stuck in a rut. Trust me, those days don’t last forever, especially when you put your mind to something.

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Nicole Cherise 

Feel Good Fridays: work on self instead of wishing for others production

 Hi all!

Happy Friday! I hope this week was a good one and I hope the weekend is an even better one. You all know that I love Pinterest and the quotes that other post. But this one stuck out. 
The sayings goes “people always believe the grass is always greener on the other side”. I believe the grass is greener where it gets proper nourishment. So when I saw this quote I was too excited because the writer truly nailed it! 
Why should you spend your days worrying about the next person or trying to keep up with the “Jones'”? Work on self and you will reap the benefits. I’m always watching these beautiful models with their awesome physique and then I get down and say I wish it were me. Some I can consider inspiration and I will follow what they are doing to maintain their “perfect” body and once again I’m comparing myself. After a while I have come to the conclusion that if I want to be in better shape, I need to start from within. Earlier this month, I had blood work done and my new doctor called me one night and gave me the run down of everything. I knew my glucose level was probably high, and I have a history of high cholesterol. Therefore, I was extremely nervous to hear my results. To my surprised, I was doing better than I thought! My cholesterol is now considered borderline high, which, when I was 22 it was extremely high and my old physician said I could have a heart attack by 25. My glucose levels are in between but I’m not diabetic, thank God! So, he has me on a 3 month plan to exercise more and choose better food options. I know for myself, I also need to concentrate or stress management. 
Instead of concentrating on other figures of others, I will focus on getting myself healthier. I believe when that happens, so will the physique I wish to have, will come too. Friends, I hope this can be applied to you and in your life. This can be about finances, career, lifestyles and relationships. If you nurture yours, you will see results. Hope this helps! Until next time!
Nicole Cherise 

I’ve been feeling it

Hey guys!

I ask that you forgive me because I’ve been all over the place with my emotions and so I haven’t been writing as much. However, I have been sharing my videos on this blog and I hope you get to see them on YouTube (Svrbrownsuga) or on my Nicole Cherise fb page. 
I consider myself a person who is empathetic. I know I wear my heart on my sleeve, you can see the hurt and pain in my eyes and my face, yep that’s me. These past few weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about my Daddy in particular. As a person with older parents, I’ve always said that I was sad deep down because my parents weren’t as young as my friend’s parents and the chances of them passing when I was young was a high percentage (in my head as a child). I also was very blessed as well because they provided me with so much and have the example of how I want to support my son. My mothers birthday was February 17th, and this is the first without him. At work, I still imagine seeing him come visit me, running into him in the hallway or him calling me to say hey you want a cup of tea? It will be 7 months soon, but it feels like an eternity. 
Then I have a friend from high school who gave birth to a beautiful son in December. He was born with CHD(congenital heart defect) and is a true warrior. Even though it’s been years since I’ve seen her, my heart aches for her and her husband. During the time when I had Jr, we were in the comfort of our home bonding, yet they have been so supportive of the hospital with him as he fights every day. I ask that you all Pray for Baby Bryce (I love that name) who needs a new heart. There is a fb page in case you would like to follow his journey and spread awareness: https://www.facebook.com/TeamBryceHeartStrong/
Then, while spending time with my best friend Mayra, I’ve felt the pain of my Goddaughter missing while I am visiting. Mayra is so strong and is truly doing her best. I’m doing my best to be strong for her as well, but I’m saddened by the hurt behind her smile and what I see in her eyes. She’s strong for her son, my Godson. I love her. 

So friends, these are few of the reasons why I’ve been in a funk lately. I told my husband earlier this week that I wasn’t in a good place and he told me to “do what it takes to get there”. Hmm, he sounds like me lol! He also told me to start with counting my blessings. I completely agree with him and that’s the best advice he could have given me. When I counted my blessings, I started to feel better. 
Please be patient with me, I’ll get back to myself at some point. Thanks for supporting me!
@NicoleCherise_

No one else like you

Hi, 

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. Unfortunately it wasn’t because I traveled it was because we received a new angel, my God daughter Amiyah. Her tragedy has been spreading through the news since 11/8 which was the day she passed after being attacked by a pitbull. She was 9 years old and had a bright future. I loved her like she was my own daughter and I often referred to her as my first baby. 

I’ve always been one to say that life is so precious and this year, I have been reminded of that many times. When my father suddenly passed in August, my heart was crushed. Everything happened so fast and I didn’t get to say good bye to him. With my Goddaughter, she truly faught as long as she could and the family and I, all were at the hospital praying hard.  Her passing hit like a ton of bricks and I felt horrible for my bestfriend, be that there was nothing I could do. She was an angel here on Earth and I know with my faith and beliefs, she has her wings.

I titled this post “no one else like you” because for our loved ones who have transitioned from earth and ourselves we must remember that. In my heart there will never be a man like my father and of course there will never be a little girl like Amiyah neither. You, reading this post, no one else could be you. People come close, may even favor, have our mannerisms but never will be us. From the strands of hair on our heads and down to our finger prints, we are special and unique. 

Think long about that… And to quote Amiyah in one of her last written assignments, “be you”.

Thank you,

Nicole Cherise

Motivational Monday’s: stay humble

  
Hello all! 

One thing we must always remember is to stay humble and don’t let our arrogance get the best of us. 

There is nothing wrong with being confident and having pride in your skills however, keep in mind that things can change up quickly. That company that you work for doesn’t have to take your ideas or your proposals. The woman or man that you have doesn’t have to believe thats you are the next best thing since sliced bread. 

People tend to think that people can be their downfall due to jealousy and the “snakes in the grass” theory, however, you are your own downfall to either your lack of confidence or arrogance. 

When you remain humble, your good deeds are recognized. Working hard to better your relationships, work place and community is the most rewarding thing we can do and blessings do come back.!

So enjoy your Labor Day and give this post some thought. Being humble can take you places and being arrogant can as well but not necessarily the direction you were aiming to. 

Nicole Cherise 

I’ll be back next week

hey all!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve  blogged. Truth is after the unexpected passing of my father, I’ve really been down. However, this experience is another thing that is making me stronger and has truly opened my eyes to plenty. 

Starting next week I will get back to my blogging schedule. I missed you guys!!! Thank you for following, sharing and for understanding.

Nicole Cherise

I’m here

The flesh can be confused by the spirit. As I mourn the sudden death of my father, I know he lives eternally in peace. The flesh of me, hurts really bad and is trying to understand why? In my faith, I know earth is temporary and we will meet again. 

I will be back to having post regularly soon. I miss writing. I love you guys

-Nicole Cherise

A time of need

ive been away for a while because of the loss of my late father. My heart is broken however, I know over time, his love will place the pieces back together again. The following is a tribute I wrote the day after he passed away and I read it his “celebration of life” service.  Thank you for being patient while I’ve been away grieving.

Job well done Daddy

Words can’t express the amount of love I have for you. You are a true gentleman, caring, loving and Hard working. I’m truly blessed to have a father like you. You made sure that Jermaine, mommy and I were taken care of we never had to “want” for anything. You helped many from family, friends and even strangers. Job well done Daddy
Anyone who knew Billy Davenport, knows he was a jokester. He joked and joked and joked. Every day at work at least one person told me: your dad pulled a prank on me, or your dad was messing with me then once I looked at him and said Daddy is that true? he would straightened up and say “huh? not me”. That’s just the type of man he was, he wanted people to be happy and laugh. Job well done daddy. 
People also knew he was a man of faith. Deacon Davenport will always be known for his humble services at church as well as in the Hempstead community. Job well done daddy. 
As husband and father. He has been an amazing husband and life partner for 44 years. He treated our mother like the queen that she is. He gave me the example of what I needed and found in my husband Stephen. He supported Jermaine and I and raised us to the best of his ability. He wished he was perfect but to us he was the perfect father for us. We turned out pretty good if you ask me. Job well done daddy.
You are a great grandpa. Every Time we spoke it was always how’s my son? I’d say Jermaine? He’d say no the baby! Daddy, Stephen Jr loved your presence and I see you in him every day. He laughed and giggled with you and rarely cried. He is truly your little buddy. I promise that He will know just how much he meant to you as he grows older. Job well done daddy. 
I close by saying thank you for the calls, texts, kind words of sympathy and experiences you had with daddy. I’m happy that you were able to get glimpse of what our family got to experience every moment and every day shared with him. 

Daddy I love you. Thank you for showing me love and how to love. I’m proud to stand here as your daughter. You are forever in my heart and I will miss you until we meet again. Job well done Daddy.

Thank you