Category: Positivity

Motivational Monday: Masterpiece

Reflecting….

Why try to be someone else when you are wonderfully made as yourself? We all may be similar in traits, but we are Not the same. From the hairs on our scalps to our fingerprints, we have our own significance.

We have to apply this to our thought process. Many of us are a product if our environment and believe that’s the only way to be. In my opinion that doesn’t have to be the final answer. Just as I mentioned in a previous post, we can create our Own success story. With the proper mindset, tools, and opportunity, anything is possible.

Therefore, Be the Masterpiece that you are. Seek to find your peace, your truth, your awareness, and inner love. You don’t have to be like anyone else, you have a choice, I urge for you to choose YOU.

Thanks for reading friends!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

We fall down

Hi friends, Happy Sunday!

I hope all is well.

People often ask me if I’m in pain when I fall down or how often does it happen. In the beginning, I used to be scared. However, my family and friends have been with me each step of the way so I’m never down for long. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s frustrating to fall or have the sensation of falling but I’m stronger because of it. I’m stronger not only physically but mentally as well.

I’m a proud Warrior and Survivor battling Multiple Sclerosis (MS). With that being said, I know the importance of cognitive thinking which has an influence on our attitude. I’m a woman of grace, courage and wisdom therefore, I won’t give up.

Friends, I know not all who follow me are MS Warriors, many battle other auto-immune diseases, mental illness and much more. This message is for all no matter the circumstance. Things may fall apart in your life, you may feel like things are piling up on top of you but I urge for you to continue. Slowly but surely RISE from your challenges and don’t be ashamed of the falls. You are going to be Ok!

If you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here. We are in this journey together so please don’t feel alone. Thank you all for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Doing for You!

Hi Friends! Happy Motivational Monday!

I know it’s been some time since I’ve blogged, but hey, I’m here 😊. Life, has been busy, and I also wasn’t feeling the best. I was battling a chest cold (which I hope is just about gone! 🤞🏾) and it just wiped me out. I hope if any of you might have caught the sniffles that you feel better as well.

This post today will be brief but my intent is for it to give substance. How often do you do for You? Many of us are spouses, parents, professionals, scholars in academia, volunteers for many causes and more. We are constantly on the go, we do so much for others and at times get caught in a whirlwind. This is great, however, do we find the time to schedule some “self” time?

I can admit, I get caught up with my family, friends, and work life that I don’t always make “Me Time”. I know it’s a selfless act, but in the long run, I see how it crashes down. I find myself worrying about unnecessary things in my life, all because I’m consumed in other factors instead of the “Me” factor.

If someone would have said to me 10 years ago that I needed to dedicate more “Me” time, I would have said “Isn’t that being selfish?“. Guess what? It’s ok to be “selfish” for your needs. It can and will make you happier in the meantime and down the road.

What are the things that you do for you? Have you found this to be beneficial? How would you recommend this to others? Let me know in the comments!

As always, thanks for reading friends! 😁

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Create your Own Story

Hi friends!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but please know that I have missed being present and your presence!

One of the last videos that I did was in reference to our Story not being finished yet and that it’s only a chapter. To piggyback off of that, we NEED to focus on creating our OWN Story.

In Romantic relationships, many of us watch romantic movies or hear love songs and we think about wanting that happily ever after. We view our family dynamics, judge our friends’ relationships and are eager for all those great experiences to become ours.

We are taught during High school to attend college for a better future and then feel defeated when life doesn’t play out that way. So much pressure of what “success” is suppose to look like in our lives doesn’t always equal how we are living.

We need to create our Own love stories and our Own Success stories. What worked for some may not work for you. Be patient, go at your own pace. The work that you put into a relationship or your work is what the universe will bring back out. Find Peace and Happiness within yourselves and go from there.

I hope this post helps and I hope we all can have peace and happiness in our own personal journeys. Thanks for reading!

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 ♥️

Peace….. Happiness

So much weighs on our minds.

Too much weighs on our hearts.

For many of us, we have to take everything that we deal with, one day at a time.

All the tasks aren’t getting done due to us being overwhelmed with the many distractions that get in the way.

How do we overcome this? How do we find balance? How do we find happiness? My suggestion is to get Peace first.

Having peace is vital and it can help us see the “BIG” picture clearer. We could possibly find solutions to things that are problematic. With Peace comes Acceptance and Happiness will follow not too far behind. Have you struggled with finding happiness? Do you believe you have peace in your life? I’m working on it and pray to get there one day! I hope the same for you all as well.

Thanks for reading friends,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

The weather

As a child, I never quite understood how older people could tell it was going to rain or when they said “It’s cold, I can feel it in my bones”. It’s funny how life happens because now I say similar things!

Since being diagnosed with MS, my body lets me know if the humidity is high, if it will rain, and if the temperature is very cold. I experience leg weakness during this time, numbness in toes and sometimes very painful nerve pain. As I type this post, my left big toe is curing numb and I’m having nerve pain in both legs. It really sucks.

However, the show has to still go on. On days like this, I still have to be wifey, mommy and assistant supervisor at work. I pray to God for strength, as tears may flow down my cheeks and slowly get it together. I know there are others who experience this and more. There are other warriors with physical ailments and mental issues that can be thrown off due to the weather.

When it rains, it pours. I wish, I could cut back some of the storms, but unfortunately that can’t happen and that’s Life. How we choose to manage IS up to us.

We can let the weather take over us and our spirit or we can dance in the rain and view the rainbow that follows.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Better>Bitter

The past few weeks, I’ve observed negativity amongst people. I wasn’t involved but if I were, I’d tell the individuals to be BETTER not BITTER.

Stefanie Shank GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

I’ve come to a realization that getting Bitter or getting “even” with folks requires so much energy. If I’m going to use any energy aka spoons (spoonies standup!), it needs to be serving a real purpose not for meaningless drama. Life is short, we all KNOW this but still continue to waste time.

If there is anything that I can leave with you all today it is to : BE BETTER because we all KNOW better.

Take Care friends, thanks for reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️

Take a Breather…

Hi Friends!

With all the hustle and bustle that we all have going on, sometimes we have to remember to slow down. When we are constantly on the go, with no pauses, it can bring out a lot of anxiety. Therefore, take a breather or a moment to woooo saaaa!

https://media3.giphy.com/media/Ku0F0tmq9QksU/giphy.gif

No worries friends, you got this!! Take that extra time for the snooze button, take a two minute walk, meditate/ pray, blow bubbles! Do what it takes to help, YOURSELF!

Thanks for Reading!

Nicole Cherise ♥️