Monday, June 23, 2014

Before you fly over the cuckoo’s nest…

You know in life we all will encounter obstacles, but it is solely up to us in the way we choose to handle each situation or circumstance. Lashing out at the people we love isn’t the answer. Being bitter and mean isn’t the answer. Putting your mouth on others to keep our problems away isn’t the answer. Holding grudges isn’t the answer. The answer is simple. The answer lies within you/us. Facing challenges in life is just that, life! It’s a given if we keep living. No one is exempt. Why should we be? I believe these situations make and keep us strong. They keep us humble and strengthen our faith. They give us boldness and compassion. They ultimately make us better people.
These are the times when relationships and friendships are tested. It’s unfortunate, but true. When we experience sadness, pain, negativity, loss or any other downward emotion, we tend to find out the people who are in our corners unconditionally. The people we thought would never leave us turn their backs on us, or talk bad about us that suddenly become exposed. Sure it hurts, but this is a minor setback to set us up for our purpose in life. People without the same mindset or vision as ours are only in our life for a reason or only a season. Those who are meant to be in our lives for a lifetime will be there no matter what the obstacle, circumstance or situation may be. These people have our back even when we don’t have our own. They fight for us in our time of absence, and pray for us without being told to do so. You may not see or talk with them daily, but you know they are always there.
So the next time you are fraught with pressing encounters, just relax. Take a deep breath and exhale. Don’t fly over the cuckoo’s nest. We are never alone. Even when we don’t have anyone in our corner that we can physically see, we are still never alone. Laughter is a cleanser of the soul, so laugh! Don’t take life so seriously you forget to live. Stop allowing others power over you. We are all human and no better than the other, although there are some who think so. At some point in time even the strongest, most-give-it-all-together person, will encounter situations that will push them over the edge.
I heard a story, years ago that if you placed several people in a room together and give them each a brown paper bag and have them all throw them in a pile; in the end each person will fight hard to reclaim their bag because there are always problems bigger than our own. I shared that story to say, No one’s life is perfect! Money does not buy happiness even if it looks that way! Accept the life God gave to you and stop trying to live someone else’s! Discover your passion! Live with purpose! Reach your destiny!”
Until next time, Be inspired, Be encouraged and Be YOU!!!
Purple Hugs & Kisses,

Keke Chanel


  1. First I must say that I'm very proud of you!!! I'm also ecstatic that u have decided to do this! Your introduction is very well written and spoken. I look forward to partaking in this great idea. God Bless You Luv!!

  2. This blog has already given me life. I'm so excited and proud of you KeKe. Im looking forward to reading more from you. May God continue to bless you