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 ♥️
Is by Listening.
We constantly want to talk or talk over people but rarely do many just sit back and listen.
When we listen, we learn and observe from the one speaking. Think about it.. in a class room you are able to receive the information if you are being quiet. In a relationship of any sort, you would only know a person’s view by listening to them. Even when we are doing some soul searching, we listen to that inner voice for peace.
Do you listen or only hear when someone talks? By listening, you can receive knowledge, opportunities for growth and much more.
I, too, am learning the importance of Learning through Listening and I hope you do the same.
Thanks for reading,
Nicole Cherise ♥️
I know we live during a time that bullying and people in superior roles can do a lot of intimidating to those they feel are beneath them. However, We have to continue to stand our ground while being respectful.
One thing that I’m learning, is that life is difficult and people will try to make your life difficult as well. We have to choose PEACE over anything. I don’t know about you guys but when there is no peace in my heart, I do not function well nor do I give any task my best performance. It’s just added baggage that I can’t deal with.
I remember a time that my heart would race rapidly whenever I had to speak to someone in a role superior than myself. It was until I developed my own relationship with the Lord and a lot of those fears dwindled down. In a similar post, I realized that people are people but God is God. God is the only One to Fear.
If this is hard for you, please take a breather. Remember, people have to breathe, eat, and sleep just like You. They bleed, experience heartache just like You. Regardless of the amount of money that make or where they live, we are all have a life journey and Fear isn’t an Option.
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The snow brought a lot of time to reflect with the chilly temps. It reminded me that it’s a cold world out there.
Many people want to celebrate around you when you are Up but disappear when you are down. Make that circle tighter. No hurt feelings
To my wonderful people:
Please remember the above statement. Many of us love hard and have big hearts. A lot of times, those big hearts get taken for granted or broken. When that happens, we must remember that those toxic individuals or things are not for Us.
From a Faith Standpoint
God doesn’t bless mess. If it’s of God, you would have to fight, beg or plead for it to work. There is a plan set for us, but that thing or person just might have been a detour that we need it to continue to our successful path.
Please don’t stay down or give up. Things will turn around and you will be great! Hang in there!
Thanks for reading
Nicole Cherise ❤️
Hi friends. Happy hump day 🙂
Today started extremely rough as I was not feeling well however, my mother stopped by and helped with my son. Hubby and I are very thankful for our family and it made me think of the importance of family.
We all know the saying: “you can’t pick your family”. This is true and we can all admit that we have some family members that could irk our nerves from time to time or some members aren’t close with others. However, when it comes down to it, family can be all that you have. We don’t always have to get along 100% of the time but the love and blood is never broken.
We all have different dynamics but do you feel family is important? Let me know your thoughts.
I always believed in treating others with respect and kindness. I do not know what situation you are coming from or what situation you are going to. Many dress like vogue but are truly vague on the inside. We all have issues that we face everyday. It would be good to experience acts of kindness or even give good gestures(a smile) to others. Just a thought.
We are all different which means we love different as well. I saw this post on Pinterest and I feel it’s accurate. Too many times we often find ourselves getting upset because we love harder or go out of our way for others and don’t get the same in return. You can love people from a distance, but try to gravitate to those who are lovers like you.
This doesn’t just mean romance, this refers to friendships as well. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals so that your positive energies can feed off one another.
Have you ever felt that you would give and yet those around you only want to receive? When did you realize this and was it hard to let go? I’d like to hear from you!
When I think about all that I encounter daily, what gives me the most humbling experience is pushing through challenges. Let’s face it, life is and can be unfair. Challenges will arise in your life and some will make you feel like you hit a brick wall. So what do you do? Keep going!
As a MS Warrior, I have days where walking is a difficult task to do. I’ve cried, been angry and had self-pity MOMENTS but they can’t last long. If we feed those negative vibes and energy to ourselves, it will be our new cognitions. So do what you need: pray, meditate, yoga, watch a comedy, go to the gym to blow off steam, write, call someone, speak to a support group or me *wink*, etc. You need to do whatever it takes for you to transition out of that obstacle.
This is a collage that I made last night and shared to social media. Could you believe that just three weeks ago I couldn’t use my left leg efficiently and had a limp? Believe it friends, I’m just like you, a fighter. We have to claim victory because we CAN’T lose.
Keep your chin up and head in the game. No worries, things will get better. Keep going.
Enjoy your day and Happy 4th of July weekend!