This episode is one after my own heart. It displays family and friendship! I would like to place emphasis on the word friendship. Let’s take the root word friend meaning a person who is attached to another by feelings of affection, shared experiences, concerns, congenial relationships, or personal regard. A friend offers help, advice, support, and solutions from the kindness of their heart not to inherent control or possession over another’s life.
Although the common thread weaving Lisa and Jackie together is unfortunate. It warms my heart to see a new relationship blooming between the two of them. As Jackie is a two-time breast cancer survivor, Lisa can find comfort, reassurance, insight, strength, and hope in Jackie as she faces adversity with her health.
Oscar Wilde said, "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend’s success." I appreciate Lisa for wanting to see me succeed in my new business venture. Lisa is making herself vulnerable, sharing with me her experiences and the pro and cons of starting a business. It has definitely prevented me from making many costly mistakes. It takes a secure women not be threatened by another’s success. Smart people cease the moment to share resources and opportunities while others who are haunted with jealousy squander it.
Lisa Nicole, I’m praying for you and I’m here if you need anything!
As women we are faced with many challenges in life. Rather starting a new business, experiencing a health crisis, trials in relationships or marriage, or dealing with family issues, we are strong -- but there’s nothing like having a dependable trustworthy friend to lean on in your darkest hour. But remember, Elbert Hubbard, said "to have good friends, you must first be a good friend."
It's important to set a positive example for the youth of today. After all, they're the future of tomorrow. Heavenly, good job on the vision board! Planning for success and leading by example.
Simone: I had an amazing time with you and Lisa! The slumber party took me back to grade school days. No drama, just great energy and BIG fun!
Mariah, even your nine-year-old daughter has figured you out. In, her words, "Your life is like chess." You say, "You like being the queen." She has to build up the lands and the right moves in order not to lose herself.
Sad but true. Please read the above and learn how to be a real friend instead of strategically placing yourself for selfish gain. . .