When the amazing August McLaughlin asked me to contribute an inspirational article to her 2015 Beauty of a Woman BlogFest, I knew I had to rise to the occasion. My hope is that my contribution inspires you to look beyond the surface to see the true inner beauty of a woman, especially if that woman is you.
For me, the beauty of a woman isn’t the appearance of her body or the smoothness of her face. It’s the compassion in her heart, the authenticity in her voice, and the sparkle in her eyes. Her beauty comes from living her life in alignment with her values, from making a difference, and from inspiring and supporting others in achieving their dreams.
True beauty comes from a woman acknowledging her own needs, setting healthy boundaries, and going after her life ambitions with boldness and enthusiasm. Her beauty lies in embracing her uniqueness and shining her light while empowering others to shine as well.
A genuine beauty takes extraordinary care of herself and the people she loves. Her outward beauty is simply a reflection of her inner beauty, her good heart.
I feel very grateful to have shining examples of true feminine beauty in my life through amazing friends who are truly breathtaking from the inside out.
Thank you to my beautiful friends for embodying beauty and illuminating the world!
Sheri writes books that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. Her first book, The Little Rose, was a #1 bestseller on Amazon for over 60 weeks and became the #1 top-rated children’s e-book on Amazon. Sheri is the recipient of multiple literary awards including three gold medals in the Readers Favorite International Book Awards. All five of her children’s books were #1 bestsellers.
In 2013, her children’s book series received the Gold Mom’s Choice Award for excellence in family friendly entertainment. Sheri was selected by CBS Los Angeles as one of the top 3 authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Sheri was honored with the 2013 Extraordinary Inspiration Award for her long-lasting commitment to spreading inspirational messages of hope and self-esteem through her books, her moving life story, and her brand.
Sheri’s newest adventure is a contemporary romance. She was inspired to write Cake in Bed, her debut novel, to empower women to be their authentic selves and to not settle for less than they deserve in life or in love, because everyone deserves to have their cake and eat it too … preferably in bed!