Feel good Friday’s 

We have to feel good not only physically but mentally and emotionally too. 

This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions for me because of the sudden death of my father. Do I feel I will ever be the same? No because a piece of me isn’t here on earth anymore, however I’m stronger.  

God knew exactly what He was doing with me battling MS, becoming a wife and a mother. In my relationship with God, I truly feel He knew that I had to go through some obstacles so that I would be prepared for one of the biggest obstacles to face. On that same note, He knew what type man I needed to be my rock, to be strong for me when I can’t at the moment. I thank God every day for my husband, Stephen. He knew that our son would have such a great personality that whenever I get upset or I’m not feeling well, I would automatically smile and feel joy. 

I’m not 100% myself, however little by little, I am getting stronger in all categories. What about you all? 

How do you feel physically, mentally and emotionally? 

Nicole Cherise

Where is the love Wednesdays: should age play a role in your love life?

hey all!

I’ve been discussing with my DH(darling husband) should age be a reason to base your decisions in your love life?

On this topic, I can see both perspectives. 

On one hand, things should not be rushed and relationships should naturally grow. A lot of times people meet and had no idea that they would be the committed couple that they are today. A friendship grew and blossomed into something beautiful, love.

On the other hand, I can see some who feel that their life is drastically changing. Meaning, their friends are starting families of their own, with time family dynamics change (parents getting older) and that fear of being lonely. 

Should your age set the time that you should start a family? Not necessarily but for some, they may feel that they don’t have a choice. 

What are your thoughts?

Nicole Cherise 

Motivational Monday’s: be Brave

At some point in our lives we will hit that brick wall. We may feel like there are no corners to turn or no way to climb ourselves out. This feeling may be due to illness, death, relationship issues, financial burdens, jobs etc.. Things don’t just go away however, be brave enough to buckle your boot straps and to face your problem head on. Will things be easy? Of course not but it won’t break you. We are stronger than we think. Please believe a shift will come your way, stay strong. 

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

Feel good Friday’s 

Have you felt worry or confusion about your current circumstances?

I can say as someone who battles MS, I remind myself that things will getter better even when I feel that I’m not ok. We are warriors not victims and don’t let anyone tell you different. When I hear the word victim, I think of pitty and the attitude of “why me?”. Reality is that if something doesn’t happen to us, it’s a possibility that it could happen to a loved one. 

To feel good is to start from within. Try to have a positive attitude, do things that make you happy and surround yourself with others who make life more enjoyable. Do not claim defeat and do not give up on yourself. You are stronger than you think!

-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 

Motivational Monday’s : Dream on.. Different meanings

Good day all! 

We all have dreams and high hopes of something we want or need. We’ve all probably have said the phrase “Dream on” before but in what tone? Are you saying to yourself ” I need to have _____ so I will continue to dream about it or I need to have ____ but it won’t happen so dream on”? 

With hard work and dedication, it is possible to make your dreams a reality. At the same time, if you continue to have a negative outlook on your dreams, you are building a wall that blocks your success.

What could help? Speak with others who are like-minded or have achieved what your calling is. These people can give you insight to lead you in the right direction and a real successful person won’t act selfish in sharing the necessary steps. Things will grow, slowly but surely but it starts with you.

Good Luck!!!

Nicole Cherise