Purposeful Life

Hello, Smiling Faces!

What about this HOT Heat!? Well, here in Memphis it is Blazing! The forecast is calling for some rain, but at this moment, not happening! If you have ever witnessed someone walking in their purpose, you will see a ray of sunshine and happiness! The thought or spoken word of their purpose exude happiness. Some people have a clear vision of their purpose early on and some discover their true purpose, along their life journey.

Before discovering my true purpose, I was operating in it for many years. You start to notice the things that make you happy. Some relationships help you identify your gifts. While attending undergraduate school, I started assisting incoming freshmen as a Peer Counselor.  My heart to help and serve others grew.  I love people. Serving people.  My purpose and passion for mentoring and empowering others to live out their purpose; especially the youth, brings me joy. It is a wonderful feeling to be walking and serving in your purpose! The beautiful side of it all, is operating in what God purposed me for. My career, I truly love! It allows for me to also feel that same purpose and passion.

Are you struggling with finding your true purpose? It is very important to have a purpose and live it daily. Take a few moments and write down what brings you joy. Take some time to identify your purpose and strive each day to let your purpose shine.  Living life on purpose will allow for you to live your best life NOW!

 

Here are a few benefits of purpose living:

  • Faith-Filled Life
  • Serving Others
  • Passion-Filled Life
  • Fulfillment
  • Motivation

What legacy do you want to leave behind? You will be known for something. What will it be?

If you are struggling to find your purpose, send me a note. I would love to hear from you.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Happy Mother’s Day

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you special mothers! Mother’s Day can bring about so many emotions for women around the world.  Many of you will miss the presence of mothers and grandmothers not here on earth, but always know that their presence and spirit will forever be in your heart. Some have endured unthinkable pain and loss of losing a child or infertility, in not being able to start a family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mothers wear many hats of love, strength, faith, courage, wisdom, patience and endurance. We balance family, career life, entrepreneurship and many sacrifices for our children.

I pray that your day will be a blessing of reflection, love, joy and memories with family and friends, to be shared for years to come.

I am so grateful for the gift of motherhood! A special gift, I don’t take for granted.

Have a Blessed Day!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

 

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Happy May – Stay Positive

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Happy May! Are we truly in May!? The months are moving swiftly and the anxiety of calculating what we have not accomplished may creep in. DO NOT allow the negative energy to invade your space. Maintaining positivity is a daily challenge that requires focus and attention. It’s not always easy to stay positive. Learning and practicing the power of positivity, helps fuel happy thoughts. It is a learned behavior. You must be intentional about staying positive.

There will be moments of hardships, difficult days, and trials that will cause your energy level to take a downward slope. I’ve been there. You will experience moments where you want to give up, stop trying, or struggle to put on a happy face. By all means, take the time and space you need to go through the process of healing or rebuilding, but do not allow it to consume your progression in life. It is possible to regain the strength you need to stay positive.

Do you sometimes wonder how to be positive in your thoughts? Although, it may be very simple, most people don’t know how to be positive. They prefer to stay negative, because it is a more familiar state of mind. It has so much to do with changing your attitude and mindset. If you keep thinking the same negative thoughts day after day, it will soon manifest in your world.

Have you ever been around someone and they are always negative? It’s draining. Let me help you out…stay away!  Surely, there is one thing to be positive about. It is your mind that creates the kind of life you want to live. If you think positively, you will begin to transform your life, thoughts, and attitude accordingly. Make things happen.

Here are 7  Keys to achieving Greater Happiness. Reflect on them daily.

A positive attitude will lead you to positive outcomes. Surround yourself with happy people; those that support you and offer encouragment. Add value and positivity to those around you. Nourish healthy relationships. Write down and repeat positive affirmations daily, starting with I Will…

Focus your mind on positivity and look for the good in every situation.

Always SMILE….

Sherill

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Let’s Talk Tuesday

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Hope you are having a great week thus far! New Week, New Goals, New Beginnings….

What are you most thankful for? At the end of each day, I write in my Gratitude Journal. A way for me to reflect, give thanks, and write memories of new beginnings. It’s a personal encounter for me to end my day on a positive note.

Let’s talk. I would love to hear from you!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Be Authentic

Hello, Smiling Faces!

On this past Sunday, I posted a short video with two questions centered around authenticity. If you missed it, you can listen to it on my social media sites.  In a world full of competition, being authentic is key.

There is only one YOU. To thine own self be true. Living an authentic life, requires courage and strength. There are millions of like-minded individuals with similar interests, but your execution should be different. Your delivery should be different. Your niche and creativity should be different. You can’t be successful adapting to your neighbor’s vision.  God ordained each of us with unique skills, talents, purpose, and vision. Don’t be disappointed in the delay of God’s timing with your goals and dreams. There is an appointed time and season for everything.

Are you living an authentic life? Have you discovered who you are? Becoming authentic requires vulnerability, commitment, and real inner work. Authenticity starts when you set the intention to be genuine. You will create a purposeful life in your choices and goals. I created a daily practice of living an authentic life. Your intuition will lead to what is right or wrong for you. Authentic people accept their strengths and weaknesses. It will lead you to a more grateful and thankful life. Be authentic in your choices. Don’t do what everyone else is doing. Embrace genuine connections and self-imperfections. Be creative.

Living from a place of authenticity, means being truly engaged in your thoughts and actions. Despite what the world may tell you, be true to who you are. Don’t be successful being a copy. Carve out some time for personal growth. We all are not perfect, but strive for excellence in all that you do. Be Fearlessly Authentic!

Here are a few ways to be “fearlessly” authentic:

– Think. Speak. Act Differently.

– Challenge Yourself.

– Love Yourself.

– Take Risks.

– Encourage Yourself.

Go after what you want – Authentically!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Always Love Yourself, First

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Do you often put others before yourself, leaving you feeling empty? We all should be in a position to show compassion and love for others; but placing others before yourself will leave you stressed, depressed, or frustrated.

Loving yourself first, brings joy and happiness into your life. Loving yourself, means to have respect and self-acceptance for who you are and being okay with saying “no” at times. Of course, we all experience setbacks, hurt, and pain, but we should not allow it to degrade the way we feel about ourselves. You are enough and you are worthy. We often go though life, allowing others to dictate how we should feel. Often we find ourselves seeking approval from those around us. We all are unique and born with a purpose. Our first responsibility is to love ourselves, before we can love others.

When we start to love ourselves, it’s amazing how everything around us change. When you love yourself first, you feel good and love those around you. Everything around you will begin to positively change; including your relationships, friendships, and outlook on life. Your life will begin to excel personally and professionally.

In most cases, we fully dedicate ourselves to loving more once we lose weight, land that dream job, or that “perfect” relationship. Why wait until you master that life occurrence? Start now. Dust yourself off and start fresh. Your mindset to a situation determines your success. Build the confidence you need to push yourself towards achieving that desire. Truth be told, if you are not happy with who and what you have, prior to those things, you will suffer loving yourself more. We all have room to grow, but should not jeopardize thinking less of who we are.

I must be honest and say that I truly enjoy pouring back into my own life. Yes, I am married with a family, but self-love comes from loving yourself, first. We have all dealt with self-esteem issues and the many “if’s”of life, but embracing who I am is an ongoing priority. I make time for ME!

What changes will you make to loving yourself, first?

If you are not willing to love yourself today, you will not fully embrace loving yourself on tomorrow. Embrace positivity for your life. Choose to love yourself each and every day.

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Denim Style

Hello, Smiling Faces!

Hope you are having great week thus far! The finale to the Spring Trends conclude with denim! I truly enjoyed collaborating with several Memphis Bloggers here for the March Spring Series and in recent posts. One thing for sure, fashion is how you see it. We had a wonderful time capturing the scenery at Dixon Gallery & Gardens in Memphis, TN.  What beautiful, colorful blooms! The garden was a walking breath of fresh air! Oh yes, I will be returning for sure. 

How many of you love denim? Denim can be worn in many different styles. Denim will always and forever be a part of our wardrobe, no matter how you style it. These days, denim is paired with heels, flats, booties, and everything in between.

For this week’s trend here, I chose High-Rise, Dark Wash, Ripped Jeggings. Now, these are perfect day and night from season to season.  It’s nothing like buying denim that doesn’t fit right? I paired it with a denim shirt and cuffed my sleeves; allowing for a chick, classy look. Denim on denim can be styled in many different ways. Don’t settle for the basic look, jazz it up! We all know it’s all about the accessories, right?! Here, I chose a brown/gold tone belt and distressed brownish/mauve pumps to add a little flavor to my outfit. My additional accessories include; copper, dangle earrings and a wood cuff bracelet.

Jeans: Target | Shirt: Marshalls | Shoes: Jessica Simpson (Sugar Plum Consignments) | Earrings: Stein Mart | Rings: Birthstone Ring & Gold Ring | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Cuff Bracelet: Tory Burch | Belt: Macy’s (Old)

 

 

 

 

 

I love my Accessories!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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