Beauty Begins the Moment You Decide to be Yourself

Beauty doesn’t come from physical attributes. It doesn’t depend on your figure, your hair, your face, or any of those things.

I know it’s cliche to say “beauty is within”, but it really is. So stop for just a moment and think about that. If beauty is within, what does that mean? And how can you project what’s inside of you, so that people can see your true beauty?

The answer is LOVE. Love of self. Unconditional love. The love that we were created with, shining through in a brilliant light and force of energy.

Love.

Love is beauty. Shine today!

Eagle Saturday Market

I’ll be at the Eagle Saturday Market, May 20th, from 10am-2pm, sharing a booth with Rochelle Cunningham.

We have our books for sale, and we’ll even autograph them for you!

We also have handmade goodies, pens, pencils, and magic wands!

I’ll have my bags of crystals for sale too. Come and check it out. We’d love to see you.

buy a bag of specialty chosen crystals that will enhance your creativity.

All Is Well

A lot of times I think about things I want to do, and I place a condition on them. I’ll do X when Y happens. And then I realize, Y may or may not happen, and I can do X now. Whatever X is.

Don’t set limitations on your life. If you are given inspiration to do something, then just do it.

So many people say, “the time isn’t right. I have to wait until my bills are paid off, or I have a better job, or the kids are in school, or out of school.” But the truth is, you can do whatever it is right now. The only one putting conditions on your actions is you.

Every time I do that, then stop and realize I don’t need to wait for one thing to happen before I can do another, I set out to do what my initial idea was. And you know what? When you do it, everything else falls into place.

We don’t have to have all our ducks in a row to accomplish a goal, or to take the next step in a relationship, to start a family, to apply for a new job, or move to a new home. There are no conditions in life. We have Free Will. And we need to remember that.

So whatever it is you’ve been thinking about doing, but were putting off ‘for the right time‘, just go do it!

You’ll be amazed at how wonderful life is when you live it.

The 12 Steps of Fiction Writers Anonymous

Hello, my name is Sherry Briscoe and I’m a fiction writer.

I’ve been writing for over 30 years.

Idaho Writers Guild

Is writing a passion for you? An addiction? Or maybe a new interest? Something you’d just like to check out?

Join me Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Library! at Cole & Ustick for a fun, entertaining, and interactive workshop. Find out how writing impacts you and those around you. Get tips on becoming a published author without upsetting the balance of your life.

The workshop is FREE and open to everyone.

7557 W. Ustick Rd, Boise, Idaho – we start promptly at noon and end at 1:00 pm.

Come join us, and bring a friend!

Make a Mark and Start Your Story

Every story begins somewhere. I have a sign in my home office that says, “Home is where your story begins”.

But stories don’t necessarily start at home. Some start the minute you walk out the door, or board a plane, or put the car in gear. Some stories start when you open a door or answer the phone, or say “hi” to a stranger.

And not only that, but our lives are not just one story, but many, many stories. There’s the story of my childhood, the story of life and Grandma Johnson’s house. There’s stories of school and friends. I have stories from an old apartment house that isn’t even there anymore. But the story is still there. That’s the great thing about stories-they live forever.

Apartment 6 kitchen and dining room

What story are you in right now? Or what story will you start tomorrow? Is your story about success, career, love, loss, or hope? I’ll bet you have a story that touches on each of these. We all do.

Life is just a compilation of our stories.

Anything Is Possible

Anything is possible.

It’s a fun statement full of hope and magic. Although some people would rather live by what’s probable than what’s possible. Part of this comes from fear of change. Reaching for the ‘possible’ can mean reaching outside of your comfort zone. It can mean taking a risk, testing your faith, capabilities, or knowledge. It is often much easier to live in a world of what we know and are comfortable with.

That darn comfort zone! It’s our worst enemy.

Is there something you want but felt it was out of your reach? Maybe you don’t feel qualified for a particular job or task? Or like some unfortunate souls, feel you’re not worthy? Who establishes your worth? Who establishes your qualifications? Who says you do or don’t need that enough to warrant your having it?

You do!

Your life isn’t up to anyone else, it’s up to you. If you’ve given the control of your life away to someone else, then it is fully in your power and right to take that control back. It’s your life, not theirs. What is possible in your mind, that you haven’t tackled, tried, or reached for yet?

It’s time. Take the first step today to do the possible.

Turning Point

Every moment brings an opportunity to experience life anew. Every day carries the potential for transformation and growth-for adopting a fresh perspective, making a different choice, or taking a new path.

Be thankful

I choose to make today a turning point day. Whether the changes I make are large or small, each one propels my growth. I discover more about myself, how Spirit works in and through me, and how to express my divine nature in meaningful ways.

I step out in faith to experience life more fully. I am confident and excited as I venture into new territory and embrace this turning point of my life.

An Inspiring Teacher of God

Every year I travel to the Vancouver, WA area to spend Thanksgiving with my oldest daughter and her family. Thursday we have our traditional turkey dinner, Friday we find some great Black Friday specials to take advantage of, and Saturday we have first Christmas with my grand kids there. It’s always a magical time.

But this year I got an extra treat. My son-in-law, Demetrius Rogers, is the new pastor for the Mount Hood Christian Center in Gresham, Oregon.

Demetrius Rogers
Demetrius Rogers

I have attended a lot of churches and a lot of services in my years, but none so enjoyable and fulfilling as Demetrius’.

He is:

  • Energetic
  • Passionate
  • Dynamic
  • Charismatic
  • Entertaining
  • Engaging
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Inspiring

Being a public speaker myself, I appreciate a talented and gifted speaker when I hear one. Demetrius Rogers is one of the best. The Mount Hood Christian Center is blessed to have him at their helm. He presents his sermons in a way that makes you think, makes you laugh, and makes you feel touched by the very hand of God.

I loved how he made it so relevant to life today. How he pulled in personal stories, and even made me laugh.

He is a gift. If you live in the Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA area, I strongly encourage you to visit this church and hear this great man.

I do not give this recommendation lightly, it comes with true conviction. creative-writing-prompts

I May Not Be Perfect

But parts of me are pretty awesome.

In fact, none of us are perfect, but I believe that we all have something about us that is pretty awesome.

What is your awesome? Where do you shine?

What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing?

These are your awesomes.

I’m happiest when I’m writing, reading, making crafts, creating in nearly any form, and spending time with those I love.Dan's wedding

What makes you the happiest?

Nurture your awesome parts and feel your life flourish in joy and happiness.

Success is doing what you love, and loving what you do. Be successful. Be awesome!

Author, speaker