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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

LIFE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE?

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LIFE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE?

Life has an expiration date, our job is to not rush it.

There are a thousand ways to die before your time.  Someone told me the heart only has so many beats, so they suggested to not overdo it or welcome any unnecessary risk.  For instance, to die for something someone else did; a car accident, home fires, etc.

Some people lose their lives because of a failure to communicate, such as ignoring danger signs when pointed out, having an inability to work with others can and will cause accidents, but this is just the tip of what could happen if not careful.  It doesn’t take much to cause an early expiration date.

The World and the Devil will Kill You.  But there’s no need to take my word for it; ask yourself how many times have you uttered They were taken before their time?

Most of us have rules and certain expectations we place upon ourselves.  Some of us have a sell-by-date we need to do this or that before anything else, others has a use-by-date if we don’t hurry and get this finished its useless.

Sometimes there is a dead-by-date when Death announces itself prematurely with freak accidents.  The good news is It’s still not your time unless God says so. 

All that means is we can be as healthy as possible, have the best doctors and Life still has an Expiration Date.

Some think they can control their time of death by sheer will or an overload of vitamins coupled with vigorous workouts.

So why is it after we have done all we can to preserve our bodies we seem to ignore the other signs, like The Corona-Virus or not looking both way when crossing the street; this can be a real threat.

I believe everything that has breath and things that grow roots from the ground have a shelf-life.  It’s the way of the world.

I suggest we live life as if there were no expiration dates; It’s those dots in the middle that counts, you know, the things that happen between life and death.

In my opinion, our current age determines how most of us use our time, what I mean is the youth tend to overlook close calls and near misses.  No fear is the law in their book.

I believe young adults attitude is whatever happens, happens.  They pretend nothing bothers them and that they are immune to life’s unexpected follies.  I call that action a form of self-protection that’s lacking in common sense and or a set-back in the Field of Education.

In any event, the youth may have a point.  What I mean is, when the young experiences a close call today, more than likely, they will flip it off under the assumption that it won’t happen again tomorrow.  This is where they go wrong because what happened earlier, can resume later on in the day and into tomorrow.

I suggest we take whatever happens as lessons to be learned, if not, they will return over and over again until they are understood.

Older adults set limits they understand they can’t help getting older, they also know, you don’t have to be old to die.

Its Something to Think About!

Jesus is Lord.  And thank you for your support.

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Posted by on April 29, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

HEIFERS?

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HEIFERS?

Yep, that’s what I said Heifers, plus I have a question.

Sometimes we use words in a manner in which they were not intended, like the word Heifer.  The heifers I am referring to are female cows, they are young and have not yet borne a calf.

The thing is, I have heard women, especially the young ones call each other all types of cows, (fat cow, ugly cow, etc.) and or heifers.  The truth is, those Heifers will lounge in the barn all day and night like a lazy teenager, well at least until one gets the initiative to leave the barn.

All it took was for one cow to make a decision to change her environment, a decision that created a movement.  Because of her breaking stride with the usual, the rest of the young cows lined up in a single file behind her and then proceeded to follow her out of the barn and into the field.

It could be a bright sunny day, gray and rainy, but that wouldn’t matter to those heifers, they would still be in the barn for all eternity if not for one, the one that took the lead.

Once in that position, I suppose it would still be up to her to make the correct decision of when to return to the barn with all the followers in tow.

In my opinion, once you get a taste of leadership it could be rewarding, as well as addicting.

In the meantime, the cows will never know if it was not for her, they would still be sitting in the barn instead of grazing, or whatever it is cows do and still be completely oblivious to their circumstances.

The question I would like to ask you is, Which one are you, a Leader or a Follower? That’s all this is about.

It’s Something To Think About.

Jesus is Lord!

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Posted by on April 17, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

As most of you know, what we were accustomed to has changed dramatically.  Just a couple of months ago, we were living a life that allowed us to move about freely. Well, that has changed, and we have been ordered to self-quarantine.

Now that our rights have been diminished, although temporary, do you still feel superior to others that are in the same boat as you are now?  Has your heart softened towards those not as fortunate as you?  Can you relate now to what other countries have endured since their existence?

Although some feel our rights are under assault, we still have what most don’t, freedom. The difference is there is a great deal we can do to reclaim them.

We can start with knowing, Just because we are on lockdown doesn’t mean our hopes and dreams are on lockdown with us. Get to work, especially on the things you never seem to have time for. Clean out the garage, address the clutter, etc. Use your imagination, it’s free.

Although we cannot stop natural disasters, we can arm ourselves with knowledge considering the situation we are presently in.  Bone-up, start reading information concerning respiratory problems and disaster preparedness but don’t forget to have fun and relax a little.

You do you, but I tend to lean on the side of caution.

When I was younger, we were faced with cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, chickenpox, mumps, etc…. The thing is we got through it because of the precautions put in place when the virus was first detected and the use of common sense.

Did you know Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense?  Thomas Huxley

The bottom line is if everyone puts greed and foolishness aside, follow the guidelines given by Jesus Christ and the professionals, This Too Shall Pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

Go into your houses, my people, and shut the door behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until God’s anger is over.   Isaiah 26:20 KJV

“Once this storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is for certain when you do come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that walked in. This is what this storm is all about.” Haruko Murakami

Did you know God will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born?  Maybe that will be you reborn in the Name of Jesus Christ.

May we all be covered by the Precious Blood of Jesus, Thank you, Lord.

 It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on March 30, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!

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PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!

I use fashion as a tool, It’s the individual style that makes us stand out from all the rest, but I need you to understand before reading this is, the above statement does not mean live life above your means.  I have a budget.

With our know everything about everything selves, it’s easy for us self-made prophets to assume we know more about others than they know about themselves.  And we get our unique abilities from a variety of clues, one in particular, is when we like what we see. 

Did you know the way we wear our clothes command the most attention?  I like Andre Mauroid’s quote about style, he said, Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped on the material at hand?

Temperament is about how we feel about ourselves, and the clothes we choose reflect how we see ourselves.  As for me, I dress how I want to be addressed.

Our style is personal, and should not be under the influence of others, or to please others, Please Yourself while enjoying an All Eyes On Me Moment.

I have been in the world long enough to know Fashion never lasts for long, but our style is forever, and for your information, Fashion is what you buy, style is how you wear it?   

I believe clothing was born to serve as a coat of armor to protect us when outside of our private space (home, zip code, etc.), plus our clothing gives us an air of elegance that reflects our current mood, attitude, and personality.

Hollywood designer Edith Head told us If you are a woman, your dress should be tight enough to show you are a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.  I agree.

I know there are more important things to spend money on than a dress, so save for shopping trips; just know sometimes this takes years.  The good thing is some trips are therapeutic when they happen, which proves it never hurt to try to improve ourselves by looking and smelling as good as possible.

My suggestion is for You To Do You, and just for the record looking your best also includes how we talk and treat others, and it won’t hurt to comb your hair and take your pajamas off before visiting our favorite stores like Walmart.

Pull those pants up, you know who you are, and ladies wintertime or any time is not a good look when you are out and about in flip flops, and it’s below freezing.  In my opinion, that’s just stupid.

Miuccia Prada said Fashion is today’s language.  That may be true because your shoes will probably be the first thing I notice and judge you by.

If you dress shabbily, most will remember you for being shabby, but if you dress well or impeccably, most will remember you for your style and embellish it. 

With that said, we need to make sure when we are around others that we represent ourselves in a manner that will make the best impression of who and what we want others to see.  There were times when I felt as if my life depended on being well-dressed, especially for job interviews, or feeling the pressure of just trying to impress my peers.

Choose well, our choices reflect who we are, and Fashion is a part of that process being labeled as a Useful Tool.  Who knows you may just stand out one day and be noticed for how well you treat yourself?

It’s Something To Think About!

Jesus is Lord!

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Posted by on March 16, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

FRIENDS, THAT’S A HEAD SCRATCHER?

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FRIENDS, THAT’S A HEAD-SCRATCHER?

Friends, everybody has them, the thing is, what kind of friends are they.

It’s clear to me that there are all types, maybe too many to name, but the ones that come off the top of my head are the real friends, the so-called friends, the convenient friends, the loyal ones, the sometimes friend, but the most common is the backstabbing friends.

These friends will stab you in the back, then ask why are you bleeding?  I heard it’s better to have an enemy who slaps you in the face than a friend who stabs you in the back.

People will talk behind your back; when they can’t reach your level when they don’t have what you have when they try to copy your lifestyle, but can’t.  Hate, Jealousy, and Envy.  Real friends will always have your back even at times when you tell them, No Thank you, I don’t need any help! 

Just know everybody isn’t your friend, and just because they hang around and laugh with you doesn’t mean they even like you.  A lot of people will pretend to be your friend, as long as a real-life threating situation doesn’t expose them in a moment of truth.

We must be careful about the information we trust our so-called friends with.  If we expose our weaknesses to the wrong people, we may find that that’s just what some have been waiting for to use against us.

Sometimes I find myself enjoying some so-called friends because I enjoy listening to the lies they tell when I know the truth. They are So Stupid with their heads held high in the air over some nonsense.

When it comes to haters, I discovered that most of them sleep better at night when they know you’re not.  As for me, I’d rather eat crumbs with bums than eat steak with snakes.

There is nothing better than a loyal friend; that is if that friend doesn’t over-step your boundaries.  If you are looking for a do or die, friend, that’s not me.  If I have to die it won’t be because I betrayed my personal convictions or morals for your sake.  I will stand with you in righteousness, only. 

Some friends are evil.

Evil friends are useless friends.  Evil deeds do not prosper, and they become so infectious that they destroy the very life of those around them.  It may be time to rethink your friendship, better yet, Get Out Now.

My personal favorite is the Best Friend.  Yes, it’s alright to have more than one best friend, each brings something valuable to the table.

Did you know a best friend is a real reflection of your character and personality, these friends can take you to great heights, and they are the ones you can share your feelings, thoughts, success, secrets, hopes, and dreams, coupled with your failures.

I think during one’s lifetime we will experience all types of friends, silly ones. pretend ones, even the standoffish ones, but no matter what kind of friend they are, it’s your choice, choose wisely your life may depend on it.

The best way I found to pick the cream of the crop when it comes to friends is to Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.  Confucius

And just so you know, young people, your parents notice your fake friends before you do.  Trust and believe that.

It’s Something to Think About!

Jesus is Lord!

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

 

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

 
 
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