Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I know I’m the mother I am because of the mother who raised me.  Some lessons she didn’t speak, but I caught them as she modeled and lived life in front of me. For that, I will be forever grateful.

Some days I don’t feel like a great mother, but I pray my children catch more of my good moments than anything else.

Some days you might not feel like a great mother either, and that is okay. Keep living in front of them, keep loving them, and keep giving your children the best you can each day! It will all work out.

What’s the greatest lesson you learned from your mom?

~Keishawna Jolivette ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Hello! How Are You, Really?

I’m always grateful when I receive a random text, email or phone call just asking how I’m doing. God always sends someone to do it when I need it the most. For me, a lot of times it’s when I’ve been going non stop and don’t even realize I’m overwhelmed or tired.

With the coronavirus, quarantine, stay at home orders, unexpected homeschooling, layoffs, empty store shelves, etc., there are those around us going through some tough situations and they might feel alone.

I encourage you today to reach out to somebody and just say how are you, thinking of you, hope you’re okay. You never know what that simple exchange will do for that person’s life.

If you’re reading this and you need someone to check on you, I pray someone will.

If not, I’m asking. ๐Ÿ‘‹How are you doing, really? #CheckOnYourFriends #WeAreInThisTogether

~Keishawna Jolivette ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Never Take Anything for Granted!

I was cleaning out my daughter’s stuff and came across a half empty bottle of hand sanitizer.

Prior to the coronavirus if I found a bottle with a small amount in it, I would throw it out because after all I could just buy another bottle.

It’s crazy how in a moment something that once would have been of no value to me, is now so priceless and valuable.

Although I’ve always thanked God for my blessings, this situation made me think of how much I’ve taken for granted without realizing it.

So tonight before I close my eyes, I’m counting my blessings.

Not the big things.

I’m counting all the little blessings.

The little things that I realize now more than ever can be here today and gone, restricted, or limited tomorrow.

I encourage you to take a moment today to count your blessings and appreciate what you have.

~Keishawna Jolivette ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow!

One thing I’ve realized in all the craziness and uncertainty brought about with the coronavirus is, I AM BLESSED!!

I’m not saying that to put myself above anyone. I’m saying it because no matter what I have ever gone through, God has ALWAYS seen me through it. If He’s done it before, I have the faith and confidence He’ll do it for me again.

And again.

And again.

I know there are some who have completely lost hope in the midst of this pandemic. I want you to know I’m praying for you.

I’m praying for the single mothers without childcare, the restaurant workers with no job to clock in at today, the father worried his child might not eat lunch because school is out, the family worried about their next rent payment….. I’m praying for you.

I pray that you have the strength, provision, and resources to make it through this day and that you never lose hope that there will be a better tomorrow.

Be Encouraged! We are stronger together! ๐Ÿ’•

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No matter what happens purpose to find the “Jolly” in “Moments” life brings your way today.

~Keishawna Jolivette ๐Ÿฆ‹

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Life Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

Sometimes we need to close our ears and eyes to all the noise from family, friends, social media, etc., and recognize the beauty and blessings that are in our own life.

I took a break from some things at the beginning of this year. During that time I realized that your life does not have to be perfect to be amazing and wonderful.

Your wonderful and the next person’s wonderful may look completely different, and that is okay. You have one life to live. Make It Count! Live your best life.

What blessing might you be overlooking focusing on others?

As always, no matter what happens purpose to find the “Jolly” in “Moments” life brings your way today.

Keishawna Jolivette

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Tomorrow Starts a New Chapter!

When you write the story of your life next year, don’t allow anyone else to hold the pen.

Don’t allow anyone else’s opinions to dictate the words on your page.

It’s your life. It’s your story. WRITE A GOOD ONE!

As you say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020, what do you want to see in your story next year?

Have a blessed day and remember to find thejolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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“It Is Never Over, Though We Are in December”

December has arrived.

It’s the last month of this year, but some also say it is the last month in this decade. Some say next year ends the decade. I don’t know who’s right or wrong, but what I do know is the last 10 years of my life have been extremely busy!

I’ve come to realize that busy does not always mean productive. Busy also does not mean I was necessarily fulfilling my purpose and calling.

As I entered this last month and new decade, I purposed to become more INTENTIONAL about what I do with MY time.

If it doesn’t bring me joy, add value to my life, or put me closer to fulfilling God’s purpose and plan for my life, I might have to decline.

Remember, it’s not how you start, but how you finish. You don’t have to wait until January 1st to make a change.

“It is never over, though we are in December” ~Ernest Agyemang Yeboah.

What about you? How do you plan to end this year? Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ

Have a blessed day and remember to find thejolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna Jolivette

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You Are Destined for Greatness

My son wanted me to bring him Panda Express for lunch yesterday. When it was time for our fortune cookies I took the one that was all broken and crumbled that no one else wanted. The fortune inside said, “YOU ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS.”

It made me think of how quickly we sometimes give up on people because their life is all broken and crumbled.

That person you are throwing away life may not look like much now, but you never know the great plan God has for them.

I realize that there are some people we DO need to walk away from. But there are some we don’t. Sometimes that person we don’t need to give up on is ourselves.

I don’t know who needs to hear this, but don’t give up on yourself. YOU ARE DESTINED FOR GREATNESS!!

Don’t Lose Hope! Don’t Give Up! The Best Is Yet To Come!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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You’re Closer Than You Think You Are

Here’s the thing, I know it seems like it’s never coming or is never going to happen. But, you’re closer today than you were yesterday. If you give up now, you’ll NEVER get there.

Every time I hear the song, “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” by Danny Gokey I realize that nope, I’m not there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday and even a year ago. And, if I keep moving forward I am going to get there.

You ARE going to get there! Wherever that “there” is for you.

This is not the time to stop. If you stop now, you’re NEVER going to make it.

If you keep moving forward, a year from now, you’ll thank God you didn’t give up today.

In essence, don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. Keep dreaming. Keep fighting. Keep believing. Keep moving forward.

Just because you haven’t seen it yet, does not mean it’s not coming. You’re closer than you think you are.

If you have not heard, “Haven’t Seen It Yet,” I encourage you to look it up. I pray it blesses you as much as it has blessed me.

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna

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Never Be Afraid to Share Your Story

This picture isn’t very clear, but I remember the day it was taken. It was five years ago at one of the first women’s conferences I ever spoke at.

I remember thinking who am I to stand in front of these women? What do I have to offer? What will they gain from me?

On the contrary, who was I not to? Who are you not to? Donโ€™t allow your opinion of yourself, or, the false opinions of others, to disqualify you.

“Tell the story of the mountain you climbed. Your words could become a page to someone elseโ€™s survival guide.” ~Morgan Harper Nichols

Someone may be suffering in silence because they think no one will understand, or no one else has been through and overcome what they’re going through.

Your testimony could heal them, encourage them, inspire them or even FREE them.

NEVER be afraid to share your story. Someone needs to hear it! No Shame! No Fear!

Have a blessed day and remember to find the “jolly” in “moments” life brings your way!

~ Keishawna Jolivette

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