Change Your Perspective

Don't Worry About A Thing!

Good Morning Subscribers,

Don't worry about a thing!

..'Cause every little thing gonna be all right! 

When I was 13 years old, my parents were going through a pretty rough time that eventually led to a divorce. For some reason, I endured a lot of their issues which took a toll on me, stress wise. I'm grateful that I had my Aunt as a sounding board during this time who introduced me to a more spiritual way of dealing with my issues at home. She gave me a bible verse that I have ingrained in me to this day.


"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human man can understand."
- Philippians 4:6

At 13, I didn't realize how much this verse would help me and humble me in the future. One thing that going through trials and tribulations taught me, is to always believe that good things are going to happenNever second guess the effect that a positive mindset can have on your overall well-being. 

When you pray and worry at the same time your actions ultimately contradict your mindset. Stop worrying about how the story ends, and I promise you things will start happening. Learning to let go of things that are out of your control isn't easy, but it's so worth it. 

- Nikki Abraham1/4 of The Nucleus

Count Your Change

Good Morning Subscribers,

Yesterday I ran to the subway in fear of missing my train. On the way down the stairs a man who did not appear as homeless stopped me to ask for 50 cents so he could purchase his metro card. I quickly told him I didn't have any change without attempting to look and continued running toward the subway. Once down the stairs, I realized the train had not yet arrived. Looking back up the stairs I noticed the gentleman distraught in fear of not being able to get on the train and make it to his destination. I immediately reached for my wallet and noticed that I actually had several coins. The look on his face lit up as we met each other halfway. I began dumping change is his hand as he insisted that he only needed 50 cents more. He was so grateful and thanked me tremendously. I smiled and said "No problem at all."

Immediately after this interaction I sat on the train and wondered why it took me realizing that my train hadn't arrived to help this gentleman. Seeing that I had a part in turning his frown upside down was actually the highlight of my day. While I was extremely happy that I had the opportunity to help someone else and ultimately make someone's day a little better, I was disappointed that helping someone in need wasn't my immediate reaction. 

A lot of times we tend to focus the majority or all of our attention ourselves and in return allow others to suffer. What did I learn from this? Don't let your service to others be by default. Help because that's what is in your heart to do. Choosing selflessness over selfishness is one of the most important decisions that you'll ever make. We were all put in this earth to make a difference don't allow two seconds of your day deter you from being a better you. 

- Nikki Abraham, 1/4 of The Nucleus