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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

LIES?

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LIES?

People don’t care if you’re telling them the truth or if you’re telling them a lie, as long as they’re entertained by it. Tom Waits

Did you know the most common lie is when one lies to himself?  But with so much Fake News becoming the Norm, I am still not ready to lie just because others may be…

What lies inside all of us will be revealed simply because No lie ever reaches old age plus I heard a lie is just the Truth in Masquerade.

Are you caught up in a Web of Lies simply because you feel a need to protect those you are loyal too?

Why do we give a positive response to those who are constantly testing our morals with their flawed plans and unreasonable requests?  These actions should be seen as a warning sign that some friendships may be onesided?

Most times, when worrying about what our peers will say or think, it may prohibit us from living our Best Life.

Did you know, Only enemies speak the truth, friends, and lovers lie endlessly, caught in a Web of Duty?  Steven King

I know everyone is not capable of making good decisions, and for a variety of reasons, but for those who can, may I suggest you release your decision-making powers to go forth with confidence, and more…

To be successful, we must gather all available information, while taking into consideration all decisions made without the facts are suicidal.

Trust me, if you refuse to, or can’t make your own decisions, someone will make them for you.  So, the worst thing you can do is to let that happen.  For me, it’s like taking away our right to pick and chose.

We must build confidence in ourselves while making sure we are comfortable with the decisions we do make.

Did you know the more we take control of our own destiny, the better we will become at self-preservation?

In my opinion, if you earned your way to the top without lies and other unsavory means, you may be my type of person, especially if your one of those that would protect all while relying on healthy work habits coupled with a desire to learn.  This includes incorporating a competitive nature, creative ideas, morals and more.

Let’s say you have a friend that needs your support to tell a lie or need help with any other wrongdoings, and that wrongdoing is a detriment to others, it may be time to reconsider your friend and their intentions.

Most can decern right from wrong and a willingness to do what is right, all we have to do is do it.

So, if a friend or anyone asks you to tell a little lie for them, remember you will lose a little of yourself every time you do the Devils work, while the architects of such lies bask in of your weakness.  The choice is yours, make the right decision.. after all, it is your life.

Remember, Jesus is Lord.

It’s Something to Think About!

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Posted by on February 11, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

LOYALTY CAN SEND YOU TO HELL?

 

LOYALTY CAN SEND YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL?

There was a time when we stood by our friends through the thick and thin, because of loyalty, and we may have been right to do so.  Nowadays, it seems as if our values have changed, and loyalty has taken on a brand new meaning.

I believe If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.  Claude McKay

After years of friendship, I was disappointed to find how fragile a relationship can be and how easy it is to dismantle depending on how we define the word loyalty.

The definition of Loyalty is having a strong feeling of support or allegiance to someone.  In other words, if you are faithful or devoted to a certain person, you are loyal.  But don’t get it twisted true loyalty comes from the heart, not by contract.

I had a friendship that had endured over 40 years until loyalty became an issue.  It was then that I discovered I might not have had the friend I thought, and that I was merely a tool to be used as long as I agreed with their ways, that’s when I discovered friendships are the severest test of our character.

All it took was a request I was unwilling to fulfill; it was an issue of morals.

My so-called friend wanted me to introduce her to a male friend that was married, I refused, and all Hell broke out.

She had a history of being involved with married men, something that irked me throughout our friendship.

Finally, she realized I was never going to do her biddings, especially when it came to married men.  After a few more unpleasant words, she asks me where does my loyalty lie, while reminding me I was her friend first, and that I should stay loyal to her right or wrong.

She had taken loyalty a little too far for me, so I had to let her know if our friendship depended on me going against my values, and or morals to help her trap a married man, I had no loyalty towards her.   As far as I was concerned it was a matter of principle, not people.  Then again, some men are only loyal to their options, not me.

As the years passed, I learned When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and types.  Cyril Connolly

I agree with A Phillip Randolph who tells us, Patriotism has no appeal to us; justice has. Party has no weight with us; Principle has. Loyalty is meaningless; it depends on what one is loyal to.

Back in the day, I thought loyalty was if you stick with me, I’ll stick with you through the thick and thin, right or wrong, do or die.  Well, that’s no longer true, if am going down it will be because of what I did, not because of someone else.  But, if we are fighting for a just cause I got your back other than that, Oh Well!

I feel when a person is a friend, their job is to love enough to be loyal enough to show enough courage to tell l me when they disagree with what I said or did.

Any friend that feels as if I should abandon my morals or principals because of loyalty to them, or expect me to ruin my life because we are friends, will lose my friendship and respect.

Just so you know, I could care less about men who are loyal to the people that pay them, they should have no loyalty to falsehoods. I believe loyalty only belongs to those who deserve it.  In other words.

Don’t let loyalty become your Slave Master, but remain loyal to those loyal to you, and to those who respect the truth.

For most people, loyalty and friendship is not the same thing in my opinion.  Loyalty is derived from principles such as honesty and integrity, and it can never be bought, coupled with an honest opinion, like it or not.

As for me, the only people to which I owe my loyalty are those who never made me question theirs, or our friendship with questionable behavior just because we are friends.  The thing is, I can go to Hell all by myself without loyalty to others being the reason.

 It’s Something to Think About!

Jesus is Lord!

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Posted by on January 28, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

THE LIVING DEAD?

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TIS THE SEASON!

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Merry Christmas! (English)

Feliz Navidad! (Spanish-speaking countries)

Joyeux Noel! (French-speaking countries)

Merril Durisumasu! (Arabic speaking countries)

Nollaig Shona Dhuit! (Ireland)

Salig Derstfeest! (Dutch-speaking countries)

Frohlich Weihnachten! (Germany)

Buon Natale! (Italy)

Milad Mubarak! (Arabic speaking country)

Bara Din Mubarak Ho! (Isreal)

Eftichismena Chistougenna! (Greece)

Sretan Bozic! (Croatia)

Merii Kurisumasu! (Japan)

Gezuar Krishlindjet! (Albania)

Have a Happy Holiday wherever you are.

Jesus is Lord! 

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Posted by on December 25, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year again to wish all a Merry Christmas, the old year will soon come to an end as we count our blessings or not?   I am excited as I eagerly await the beginning of a new chapter in the Book of my Life; the year it will become a Bestseller.  Your?

My source for success will be a strong commitment to my desires and dreams.  2020 is a good as any start and a great time to begin asking new questions that lead to new heights or the completion of something worth an ending.

Benjamin Franklin tells us, It’s the dream that gives birth to changes. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.

I can’t find a better place to be then in the land of the living for another New Year.  This could be the year we find the inspiration we may have lacked last year by asking for help; that could be something new?  A change in the way we normally do things may be well worth it.

As for me, I am a little selfish and claim two New Years’ day celebrations, one is the traditional, January 1st, and the other is August 10, my birthday when it will truly be another new year for me.

In the meantime, wrap it up, I’ll take it, January 1st work for me.

It’s Something the Think About!

Remember, Jesus is the reason for the season.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everybody. 

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Posted by on December 20, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

I AIN’T MAD, BUT THE TRUTH IS…

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I AIN’T MAD, BUT THE TRUTH IS…

The truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.  Mark Twain.

The truth about well done is better than well said.

We can hide many things, but no matter how hard we may try, the Sun, the Moon, and the Truth will eventually come out.  So, the truth is, to tell the truth, or someone will tell it for you.

Most pretend to not know the importance of being earnest, the truth is, telling the truth gives us the assurance of not having to remember what we say.

Taking into account all the Fake News we are bombasted with daily, the truth is, Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.

Just because a man dies for what he thinks is true does not make it true.  The truth is we are surrounded by deceit and lies; the sad thing is telling the truth in this environment is likened to starting WW3.

When we stand face to face with another, it’s hard to be ourselves without embellishing who we are, but, the truth is if we give another or ourselves a mask, then and only then there is a possibility we may tell us the truth.

Most times, when we lie and then realize it was not detected, we give ourselves a sigh of relief before running from the facts.  The truth is, now we are lying to ourselves by acting as if it never happened.

Unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot forgive yourself.  The truth is you have to be unapologetically you.  Steve Maraboli

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to give them a chance for you to trust them.  The thing is you’ll have your answer.

There have been times when I chose to look the other way, especially when I shouldn’t have but did it anyway.  The truth is, now I can never say I didn’t know.

What is done cannot be undone, like keeping unworthy secrets.  The truth is, at some point the secret becomes irrelevant, the fact that you kept it does not.

In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.  Czestaw Mitosz

Everyone should choose how much truth they can stand, but when you cut pieces out of the truth that’s when you start to look like a moron.

We all should know the opposite of a correct statement is a false statement, and we should cherish those who speak the truth, the thing is we’re more interested in those who claim to have found it.

The thing is the truth is not always tasteful.  People often claim to hunger for it, but seldom do they like the taste when it’s served up.

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Posted by on December 2, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

Thanksgiving?

Did you know thankfulness is to be appreciative; and Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings?   W.A. Ward

We cannot pick our families, but we can choose who we sit down to fellowship with.

Therefore; Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whom You choose and cause to come near, that he may dwell in Your courts!   Psalm 65:4  The Amplified Bible

For quite a few of us, the Thanksgiving Holiday means extra days off of work, an array of good and not so healthy food for all to enjoy, parades, and of course football games.  Oops, let’s not forget family and friends, while keeping a close watch on the door, in an effort to keep you know who out.

Satan is always banging on the glass, asking to come in, especially if it’s a bonding session.  He knew on these occasions a misunderstood word or gesture can complicate a good meal, therefore creating and non-Christian like environment that can destroy the Thanksgiving Spirit; disappointing the pilgrims.  (Children, the un-involved, etc.)

With so much confusion and different activities going on, perhaps we are missing the whole meaning of Thanksgiving?

Did you know, Psalm 92:1-4, from The Bible Truth, tells us: And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will… God does not compel us or require us that we show gratitude to Him?

The meaning of Thanksgiving (1st Corinthians 14:16) is the language to be used as an act of worship intended for only God?  And thanksgiving is the means whereby we acknowledge the receipt of God’s forgiveness.

So the true meaning of Thanksgiving is a relationship between God and man.  It’s an attitude of the heart, and that reinforces the relationship.

And, did you know some of us to realize He is worthy of our gratitude?  We belong to Him and have been blessed with life; an abundant life when we give Him all the Glory.

So, this Thanksgiving Day and all to come, before we start enjoying the festivities, let it be your will to Giving thanks to the Lord, for he is good.  His love endures forever.    Psalm 136:1

Then pray for peace.  🙂

Thank you, Lord, for each new day, for our health, the air we breathe, good food, our loved ones, and friends.  Let us be a blessing to all those we come in contact with.

Thank you for everything, your Grace sends.  It is in the name of Jesus Christ that we pray.

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Posted by on November 19, 2019 in Something To Think About

 
 
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