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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

I WOULD RATHER…

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I WOULD RATHER…

Try not to become a man of success, rather try to become a man of value.  Albert Einstein

I would rather meet my fate anywhere except someplace only a fool would tread, simply because I believe fools have a deep distrust for the truth, paired with a healthy respect for nurturing beliefs that aren’t true. 

Fools make bad decisions like most of us, the difference is, they stick to knowing they are wrong.

Men may deny we conquered space, but only a fool would deny there is a Sun, a Moon, and the Truth; although fools will try to skirt around some of these well-received facts, the part about denying the truth is alarming simply because A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its shoes on.  Charles Spurgeon

I would rather figure out my own Motivations, Inspirations, and Goals, before I buy into another ‘s vision, dreams, or schemes all based on what I know to be fact.

What I want to know is why do we accept the ideas and ways of others long before our own? 

I say show me the facts and sensibility of whatever it is, then we may talk.  As a matter of fact, I would rather shoot myself in the foot and not feel the pain half as bad as I would if I allowed a fool to do it.

I would rather make the decision to try, knowing I may fail, at least I did more than just complain or give up.  The truth is I would rather learn my lessons the first time than repeat the same mistakes over and over, like most of us do, coupled with some still don’t believe fat meat is greasy.

When it comes to me I would rather keep a budget than not, although am not really good at it, what I do know is… A budget tells us what we can’t afford, the thing is it doesn’t stop us from buying that thing, and just so you know, the Stock Market is selling stock, not advice. 

Simply put, we make bad decisions mainly because of a lack of forethought, preparation, a poor education, and execution.  Knowing this, I’d rather stay in school in order to learn how to handle all things in real life…

Some of life’s lessons taught me long ago that I should go it alone before I wait on someone else approval who is doing no better or far less than I, to begin my journey.  So, there will be no waiting for others to give me the okay sign concerning my life.

FYI: Don’t get confused about going it alone, this is not healthy for everyday living.  Remember No Man Is An Island.

I have ideas of my own, plus am clear on how I want my life to evolve, but I found most times I had to let go of some preconceived notions (your ideas or mine), and follow God’s Plan.  So, I would rather live the life that is waiting for me, and the only approval I need comes from, Jesus Christ.  

I would rather be on a self-imposed lockdown before I allow my peers to see Me as a mean vindictive old woman.  I want my past successes coupled with joys to be used as a cushion for these old bones as old regrets fade away.  So…

I would rather not entertain old pains or spend the energy to keep obsolete thoughts alive because It’s almost impossible to light a fire inside the charred heart of an old burned-out teacher.  Dave Burgess

I would rather smile than have a scowl, and I would rather inspire than judge; it just makes sense too me.

I believe wearing a smile even in the worst of times will help get us more allies that will help our cause; I believe wearing a scowl is liken to wanting wrinkles’, and I believe judging the book by the cover is as dumb as claiming to know it all.  

I don’t know about you but, I would rather know what’s in the book than stare at the cover or read the last chapter first.  Just like in death, it’s the dots that tell the story.  1900….2000  In other words, what happened in the middle?

FYI: The trouble with most of us is we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.  Meanwhile on the other side of the spectrum; If your action inspires others to learn more, dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  John Quincy Adams

I’d rather be spiritual than religious because being religious mean you are trying not to go to hell while being spiritual means you have already been there.

I would rather be the best I can be, but first I need to figure out how can I help others.  Did you know The best thing a person can be is of use?   So…I’d rather attempt, To do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  Robert H. Schuller

It’s time to take the chains off of who we would rather be and be that person we need to be, coupled with being confident in our own skin, especially when in pursuit of our personal goals.  So I’d rather be a miracle worker or anything to make the glass half full.

Well, that sounds good but let’s keep it real, most of us are just average, and lazy. 

I would rather see my uniqueness as more than just average, so I refuse to allow my gifts to be seen as flaws, but as a path to greatness because I would rather take those life lessons I learned and put them to use so I can move forward, while dragging a few you alone with me.

I believe with that type of confidence we all can gain control of what is for us, coupled with peace. 

Never ever forget Our uniqueness is what sets us apart, it makes us who we are, the spice that makes us different from all the others?

At the end of life, I would rather be known as a fight for my life person than a bully, it’s simple, sometimes the clown gets tired of being picked on, and we know when that happens nothing is going to end well, and just so you know, bullies can only be found where there are cowards.

Now that that’s said, being bullied is not one of my favorite things to happen, but, I’d rather still be a peacemaker than show you (whoop your assets) I am not as weak as I look or you thought, I just know The battle is not mine it’s the Lord’s.

Did you know The worst bully you will ever encounter in your life is your own thoughts?

So again, when it comes to being bullied, I would rather take action to Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on February 22, 2019 in Something To Think About

 
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My Grandmother!

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Posted by on February 9, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

Granddaddy!

  • Black History presents Presiding Elder Joseph Henry Cherry, my Grandfather.
 
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Posted by on February 8, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

THE SECRET LIFE OF SECRETS?

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THE SECRET LIFE OF SECRETS?

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.  Benjamin Franklin

Most secrets are not worthy of being kept, for the most part, they are meaningless and feeble unless you killed somebody.

That’s just one reason why they are kept in cramped dark places beneath reality, places that can erupt into rivers of remorse causing ulcers deep inside the soul, liken to Volcanoes.

It’s really no secret that most know the negative power of secrets because most know that information gets out because we cannot keep our mouths shut.  Yep, it’s true, the people with all the secrets are the ones who let the cat out the bag.  So, if you just have to share, I think I would tell a stranger, on the other side of the World.

On the other hand, if you should ask me to keep your secret, I’ll have to know if it’s worth being kept or does it put me in a place of uncertainty?  The choices are all mine; will I refuse to hear it, will I tell, or will I stand by you and keep your secret?

In my opinion, some secrets (promises) are not meant to be kept because of their content.  My suggestion is to get it off your chest by allowing it to surface while praying the exposure will free your conscience.  Then again you can continue to keep it to yourself, if for no other reason than a promise made.

A secret is a secret to whomever it belongs, and I know of few that have been kept, especially the ones you want to keep inside, you know, the ones you don’t dare to let out, and the ones kept to bring joy at its appointed time.  What we need to know is in or out of our mouths some secrets are cancers on our soul that only leave behind destruction on all levels for all involved.

Did you know, A man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides?  Andre Malraux

And did you know sharing our secrets gives our opponents the information to destroy us, so what do we do?  I say don’t do things that require secrecy; such as secret alliances with hate groups, etc… Do not keep or agree to keep secrets at all cost, especially the ones on paper, which can be lost, stolen or tampered with.

A lost of incriminating information will get your panties in a wad if your secrets get out because you documented them.  Don’t start, I am not talking about non-destructive secrets such as surprise marriage proposals, birthday parties, etc…

FYI: By not allowing our failures to become secrets, we can live a reasonable life void of looking over our shoulders; most know the truth has a strange way of showing up at exactly the wrong time.

Did you know, Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness, and did you know if we keep bad secrets that belong to us or others we all suffer the punishments that stems from them, mostly in silence.  Hey, it’s a secret, so that’s just one of the many consequences.

The truth is there are no secrets that time does not reveal, coupled with, hiding secrets can cause us to suffer from low self-esteem.  It’s true, we are often unable to be proud of ourselves because of our secret acts.  With that kind of pressure, we may never reach the full potential of our success for having the fear of being exposed.  

Now I understand what H.L. Mencken meant when he was quoted saying; Nine out of ten, in the art of life, there is no truth to be discovered; there is only error to be exposed. 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on January 30, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

NATURAL BORN FOLLOWERS?

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NATURAL BORN FOLLOWERS?

Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.  Charles R. Swindoll

At some point, we will have to go our own way, but that won’t happen if you are a Natural Born Follower.  

If this is you, you’re not going or saying anything outside of what you have been told.  As a matter of fact, Ken Follet ask us, Why do we have to be the same as others?… Most of them are stupid?

If living freely is what Life is all about, what’s the point of choosing a dictated life that restricts that?  Why choose to support someone whose sole purpose is to imprison our ideas in order to carry out their own agenda?

I can’t answer that question but what I do know is we have a choice, and because of that, many lives could be transformed by implementing your ideas and interests?  We just never know, but, great things have evolved from a single person, and that includes The Good The Bad and The Ugly. 

In my opinion, if you are a follower that’s following after Jesus Christ, you are right where you need to be.  On the other hand, if you are a person that claims to be godly, but without empathy (compassion), coupled with a healthy lack of respect for others, I can almost guarantee your life isn’t Going Anywhere, even if I take into consideration some folks are just happy being led, they say there is no pressure.

Basically, we are who we are and most of that personal connection is based on making crucial decisions for ourselves and sometimes others; on the other side, some may be incapable and others really don’t care.

You may be surprised at the number of people who do not want to make intelligent decisions that are mentality stable, only to be weak in character.  Let’s not forget the scared of everything crowd, the ones with no backbone to stand up for themselves let alone others.

The good thing is the majority of people who are uncertain are only in need of direction.  The question is, where are we getting those precious directions from?  Following Fools are NOT suggested by me nor is it in the Bible.

Did you know the source of most information is generally where our misinformation comes from?  Now you know, so don’t get me wrong, not everyone is full of it; some have been misled, others like messes, so a good start is to search for The Real Answers by Researching the Source…Where did this information come from?

I would take advantage of our God-given right to choose and to fact check everything in this so-called, New Norm.

There is a price to pay when we deny ourselves personal freedoms, such as researching our heart, soul, and goals while trusting our gut feelings and praying to Jesus Christ for answers.  If not we will follow those who seek to ruin, rule and destroy us alone with all Humanity. 

In my mind, I think we all should seek to know why are we so willing to follow a losing cause or person?  The answer could be we have been taught to obey certain things since early childhood, as I said before, and without a doubt, it is who and what we were taught that shaped us. 

It’s sad to say that some children were taught and expected to carry on family traditions that are not worthy and out of step with progress; although a few may be mean-spirited, others found the truth and their way out.

Today, as some are coming of age but still under the authority of the caregivers, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we at such a young age, thought to think, where is this going, why don’t I feel good about what I do or say?  

Just so you know, I know some are taught to fear Going Outside Of The Box in order to be kept under control. 

FYI: There is no gain in trying to mirror or destroy another.  If you are compelled to be someone you feel you’re not, seek Help.  Go to a Bible believing Bible teaching Church, talk to a Pastor, a friend, etc…

As we get older and common sense has made an appearance, I would start running towards self-discovery.  Don’t you know how important you are, don’t you know you are just as sufficient as anyone else on Planet Earth?  And you need to know that the person you are following instead of Jesus Christ knows that.

When we are on the right side of the fence, confidence and success are possible, but if we are on the wrong side of the fence, it may be good for a while but in the end, Karma will make you suffer if not kill you.

Don’t lose your soul dedicating time to make the World Worse then it already is.  Don’t let your life be a dreadful existence following after those who are full of hate and creating an even darker outlook.  Did you know they aren’t even worthy of your presence?

If you really want to find your voice and your place, remember, The Attitude you take with you will determine if that trip ends well. 

I believe no one comes out of the womb with the knowledge to hate, to kill, to steal, or the greed, etc…it’s taught, creating a life that is either a wonderful adventure or a hellish ordeal paired with the biggest waste of all times, doing Nothing Worthwhile, At All…

As for me, I am not going down with a ship that the Captain is pouring water into.  I will just have to learn how to swim on my own.  You do you!

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Email me at norviep2@att.net

Get my book I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./The Norvie L. Cherry Story at http://xulonpress.com/bookstore Or any physical bookstore.

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Posted by on January 13, 2019 in Something To Think About

 

THE CONSCIENCE! FRIEND OR FOE?

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THE CONSCIENCE! FRIEND OR FOE?

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious, freedom is the consciousness or necessary.

Consciousness, the highest court that even supersedes the Courts of Justice.  When we are conscious we are awake to our surroundings; alert and responsive.  In other words, we have knowledge of something.

War is Hell but our Conscience is worst if you happen to have a Guilty one.  Our Conscience job is simple, it acts as a guide that directly affects one’s behavior and emotions.  It’s more of a moral sense likened to an inner voice in my opinion.

Now don’t get me wrong when I speak of an inner voice, I’m not talking about what a little birdie told you; I find those birds more than a little suspect, plus it’s something I don’t understand, and am certainly not going to entertain that old wore out excuse for not listening to ourselves/heart; I should have followed my first mind, as if we have two.  DUH!

Robert Hall tells us, In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence (discretion), last thoughts are best.  Did you know that Discretion is recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences?

Most times we are right about that fleeting first thought, we just don’t react to it, the thing is, there is also a gut-feeling; Careful with that one, especially if that’s all you rely on; it can be the source of your failures.  Our conscience also helps to set the standards; ethics, principles, our scruples etc… In other words, Your Conscience makes you aware of your actions. 

Because our conscience makes us aware, it’s the very reason our intentional bad decisions can saturate our thoughts with nothing short of pure misery until we justify some type of wrong; most times this is what causes some of us to admit, My conscience is bothering the hell out of me…

At that point, we need to understand that a man’s conscience is his security that serves as a moral warning.  But, we are who we are so not all warnings will stop us…

Make no mistake about it, the Conscience is a powerful weapon or it can be your best ally; that is if you listen and act with a clean heart.  In plain English, whatever you and your conscience decide for better or worse, you’re hashing it out with yourself.  You’re all alone when it comes to The Conscience, and what happens next all depends on where your Conscience Spirit lies. 

FYI; That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness and that which you call ‘free will’ is your mind’s freedom to think or not, a choice that controls all the choices you make that also determines your life and your character. 

Just in case you’re not a bonafide devil or devillet, listen up.  Did you know if you have just a little heart, (feelings) and your hatred still rule the day, your conscience will give you a moral beating that will be more than you can bear?   When the heart knows better it can be very painful to the mind.

A hurting heart, whose conscience is also being tortured (feeling guilt) is one of the worst experiences one can have coupled with not knowing how to recover from it.  These are some of the very things that can lead to suicide. 

When are Conscience is in full force, there is no peace, nowhere to hide, and its all hidden inside paired with it will only get worse if we let that troubling thing go unchecked.  An evil spirit, a lie told an ill will, anything hateful, stolen, fabricated, etc., can and will wage a full-out assault on our inner peace, until we make peace with our Conscience Being. 

When it comes to our conscience, as in most things, healing is a matter of time, but sometimes it calls for an opportunity.  Take it if you’re blessed with one, don’t stand in your own way, get on the improvement bandwagon.  And don’t worry about the old ways watching you, they will be the ones you come back to teach, (friends, family, etc.), change your heart free your conscience.

‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  Thomas Paine 

In other words, Your conscience, Friend or Foe, will rule the direction of your life.  

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on December 17, 2018 in Something To Think About

 

LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING!

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LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING!

Comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.  Brian H. McGill

It’s a good thing most have Comedy in their lives, even in dire circumstances we have to laugh as well as cry.

With all the drama, greed, lust, power, vanity, including the things I cannot name, it seems as if we are in a constant state of War while believing The sun will come out tomorrow.  So, in my opinion, it’s a good thing most have a sense of humor.

Peoples just don’t understand the importance of the Art of Comedy, but there is good news, all that want to laugh can, whether we understand it or not compared to The Art of War, where there is no laughter and only the dead have seen peace.

With that being said, laughter is the one thing we all share, no matter what we are going through laughter has the power to heal all wounds, coupled with its contagious.

Did you know life, love, and happiness usually ends up as beautiful smiles and joyful laughter when we apply it to our everyday lives, not to mention smiles make a lot of friends?

Many authors have said; Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.  It seems to me as if the best way to make life a dream is to Kill the opposition with success then bury them with a smile. 

While you’re laughing know this, a different approach is needed when it comes to the games played by fools to wipe that smile off of our face.  I don’t let the Haters wipe anything off my face by smiling even brighter, hoping it will send a message to the haters that I am the one who’s in control of my happiness. 

I think a heads-up is needed right now; did you know it’s not in our best interest to think only a smile is needed when it comes to haters because it has also been said The greatest fools are often more clever than the men who laugh at them.  George R.R. Martin.

I agree with George’s opinion, I would just like to add my own; The greatest fools I know are the young, and am constantly laughing at the fact that they think old people are fools–only to find out the old people know the real fools are the young who think their not.  This will be proven if the young live long enough to find themselves in the very same position the elderly are in now.

I wonder how will they feel knowing they are not as valued as they should be, because of the knowledge they hold?   I’ll answer that, they won’t feel a thing.  I suspect they will be laughing the same way the elderly are now, coupled with a big old headache trying to get the young to understand anything, and that ain’t funny. 

I started with a Number Two Pencil; I can share from there and someone should take advantage of it simply because it’s not a Laughing Matter.

FYI; In support of the elderly, the youth may know the rules, but the elderly know the exceptions, plus old people know the things that can screw up the best of lives.  Hint; living life the way you think it’s supposed to be by sticking with a failed plan, and all the while wondering where is your joy.  That type of thinking is laughable to me, as well as sad.

Do something about that deadpan face because a simple smile or a small chuckle open doors to a joyful heart and awaken our mind to compassion, coupled with laughter; the Universal language for kindness?  I believe that and am loving the fact that the best part of expressing our joy through our faces is, The smile is the vainest thing you can do without it costing you anything?

From experience, I have learned The one who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger, and like George R. Martin once wrote, The living should smile, for the dead cannot.  Even Minnie Mouse chimed in and said, Smile, and let the world wonder why.  In others words, Life is beautiful, most of the time, but when it’s not we still have to smile through the BS.

So just put a smile on your face and get over it.  Laughter will always be the best medicine, silence will always be the best revenge, and love will always be all you need.

It’s Something To Think About.

Thank you, Lord for all you do, and it is in Jesus name that we pray.

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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in Something To Think About

 
 
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