Tag: patience

As a MS patient, my dear loved ones, I’m trying. 

In the past 8 years, I’ve battle symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. I’m an open book about this, therefore it’s no secret. I like to spread awareness so that others who are afraid, can Know they are not alone. Not only does MS have physical challenges but it also makes us schedule our lives differently.

I often cry to myself because I would make plans with people that I love and have to cancel because I don’t feel well. It’s hard to believe because on the outside, I “appear” to have it together. Yes, my fro is in place, my clothes look neat, I made it to work (somehow), I smile in selfies (hey, I like to take pics 💁🏾), I upload pics of my family but the truth is, it takes a lot of me to do those things. 

I want my family, friends and church family  to know that I truly love you all. I appreciate your words of kindness, prayers and guidance. I miss the “old” Nik all the time. I loved being able to just get up and go  and attend most events that people hosted. Now, that I’m a wife and mom, they are my immediate family. I try to be there for them during the moments I do have some additional energy while working full time. That doesn’t mean that I love any of you less or that I don’t want be a better family member, better friend, or church sister. God forbid if things went left and the disease progress agressively (which could happen), it’s going to be my husband and son who are obligated to step in as Caregivers. Doesn’t that mean that other family and friends can’t help? No, but you all have families as well to attend to. I’m a selfless person especially about that. Don’t stop plans, or life because of little ole me. Heck, I even feel that way for husband and son too. 

I also can’t forget the grieving that I’m still trying to process. At times, I’m just sad and want to be Still. I want to seek comfort from God’s promises and rest. While at rest, I’m mentally,  emotionally and physically calming down from stress. Losing my father and Goddaughter is a type pain that I never experienced and trust me, I’m doing my best. 


Through it all, I believe things will get better, I will get better. My relationships will grow better. I love you all and I ask that you don’t give up on me. I don’t need sympathy, just patience and understanding. Thank you 🙏🏾

Nicole Cherise

Two major ingredients for your success 

Patience and Understanding are two ingredients needed for success in your life. This can be in your faith, relationships, parenting, and career paths.

Patience, as we all know is a Virtue. It does not come easy for most of us. We want things quick and easy, but that’s just not possible if you want things to blossom into beautiful results. Just like a rose garden, plant the seeds, nourish them with water, pray for plenty of sun and then slowly but surely, roses will sprout! We have to remind ourselves that the wait will be worth it. 

Understanding is key as well. We need to know the goal and all it entails. Understand your position is and others around you that play a role. What’s everyone’s state of mind and abilities? Having compassion, empathy can help with the process of your Success.

What are you thoughts friends? Do you think Patience and Understanding are needed for Success in many aspects of life? Speak on it below ☺️

Thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ❤️

Great things do come along.. why do we struggle with patience?!

Hey friends!

With all that we pray and hope for, it’s an amazing feeling when those things come into fruition. Time and time again, we jump for joy and is over the moon for these wins. However, the wait is always the most annoying part. 
Patiences is a virtue
We know this. We understand this too. It’s just really annoying walking on egg shells or that anxiety builds up that happens while waiting. 
Is there anything that you do to help yourself during that time? I try to move my mind onto other things. I refocus my attention on positive things and just pray about it. 
Hang in there, be strong. Just remember that somehow things always seem to work out or something better will happen for you!
Thanks for reading
Nicole Cherise ❤️

Patience is a virtue

I know we have heard this phrase plenty of times. Our elders say “don’t rush things”, “your time is coming”, or “you have to wait”. Most of the time it could have been a contest we wanted to win or wanted to do something that we were to young to do. Question is now: What about adulthood?

As adults, we work, have responsibilities and want to live a certain life style. We have an attitude that things need to be quick and in our hands immediately but like our elders said “you have to wait”. Just because you have to wait does to mean u sit on a stoop and count sheep, no you have to continue to work hard to have what ever it is you have lined up.

If it’s a relationship that you want to have, don’t worry even though you haven’t met him or her on the first few dates doesn’t mean he or she doesn’t exist. It can be many factors to why you weren’t aligned to meet yet or if you have met, possibly the opportunity isn’t right at that moment. Just don’t give up, keep bettering yourself and it all will work out.

If it’s career decisions, that too will work out. Rather it’s a business you are starting, that dream job or promotion, it will be your turn soon. You will be successful and it all does come together. Keep trying, don’t give up.

Patience is a Virtue….