You are a Masterpiece


 Masterpiece – What is your Mindset?

By Brenda Scruggs – Leave a comment

With the right mindset, you can become a masterpiece and it only takes a few simple steps. Today is a new day and you can begin sculpturing the new you!

A Masterpiece is a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship whereas a mindset is basically the way you think about a situation.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. NLT Ephesians 2:10.

Did you know that you were created for a purpose? You were. There is a reason that you were born. It may be that you are to just give a kind word that will change someone’s life or as big as becoming president.

You are a masterpiece

Most of us have seen works of art that make us stop and take another look. Whether it be in a gallery, museum, or even online. Something about the amazing talent being displayed captures us in wonder, admiration, astonishment, and even bewilderment that stays etched in our minds long after gazing upon it – a masterpiece.
I am by no means an artist but what I’ve discovered after reading how an artist makes a masterpiece, I have come to the conclusion that masterpieces come by producing a lot of art, they usually aren’t planned, but they are created by hard work. This can describe our lives as individuals. We go through each day giving our daily routine all that we have, our discoveries aren’t planned, and we work hard – we are a masterpiece in the making.
For most artists, the masterpiece is the work of art that stands out from the rest. After painting or sculpting many, many pieces, one stands out the most capturing the attention, interest and intrigues the mind. The artist then strives to make the next piece reach far beyond what they just created.
Your mindset is extremely important for everyday life. The way you think about yourself will catapult you into your destiny – your masterpiece. The masterpiece of your thinking can paint enhancing thought patterns, intrigue encouragement, and urge you to do better. If you can start to believe in yourself even in the remoteness of an inch, then you are on your way to building an extraordinary masterpiece – YOU!
Your mindset is a set of beliefs that you act upon. How are you thinking?
Do you think of yourself as being loved?
Do you think of yourself as beautiful?
Do you think of yourself as successful?
If you said no to most of the above then your thought pattern may need restructuring because you are loved, you are beautiful, and you are successful. Someone does love you even though you may not feel loved, you are the only you, there is no other mold of you and that makes you special, you are successful because of what you can only do. Yes, others may have similar ideas, but they don’t have what you can offer.
 Take inventory of your thoughts – Do you mostly think negatively and not positively? Do you always see the bad in any situation instead of the possibility of something good?
We can form a mindset from past experiences when a dream or goal hasn’t turned out the way we planned, a relationship ended badly or simply we feel we can’t do anything right. Yes. Those things did happen and left a raw taste in our mouth making us look on the bad side, so we won’t be let down again or to even protect ourselves from being hurt again. But if you stay there, in that negative mindset (past), then you are robbing the world of You since you are a masterpiece for the world to gaze upon.
Thousands of thoughts pass through our minds daily. Some trigger hurtful memories, others bring a smile to our face, some bring judgment, others tantalize an inspiration and the theory goes on. It is up to us to focus on the ones we choose, not the ones that bombard us continually. I’ll say it again, “We Get to Choose the Ones We Want To Focus On.” We don’t have to buy into the lie of negativity.
Today you can start working on changing your mindset. Pay attention to the despairing thoughts that go through your mind and target them because we can’t change the mindset unless it is acknowledged. Then start to change the way you think by seeing the good in things. Will it be easy? Probably not but a masterpiece isn’t easy. It is a process to start and then a WOW at the finish.
 Flip the Switch – Switch your way of thinking – Switch your mindset. Once you’ve identified the negative thoughts, you need a tactic to stop them. Flipping the switch is a method to counterattack the thoughts that want to hold you back.

Now that I’m getting older, I dread looking in the mirror. Instead of seeing me, I see the fine lines that seem to deepen daily, skin that doesn’t want to stay in place, and sagging eyelids. (Ha Ha, now that I’ve painted you a good picture.) But, I have changed my mindset practicing what I preach, I flipped the switch. I now look in the mirror and say, “You are not flawed, you are flawless.” (I will make a post on Affirmations soon that will help build your confidence and enhancing the way you think.) Speaking to yourself in the mirror may seem strange but once you do it a time or two, you’ll see a difference.
Another example of flipping the switch. Let’s say you want to take a walk after dinner to burn up some of the calories that you’ve just eaten but then your mind tells you, oh, you can do that tomorrow, you’re too full, take a nap, etc. But, the best way to stop those thoughts that want to hold you back is to put on your tennis shoes and go for that walk. Counterattack that thought.

 Failure – Failure isn’t a bad word, it’s only bad if you stay and keep it company. Give yourself permission to fail but don’t stay there returning to negative thoughts.

Most successful people will tell you without failure, they’ve learned nothing. When developing the lightbulb, Thomas Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that wouldn’t work.” Take what you learned when you failed and pick yourself back up and go forward.

Make your life a masterpiece, you only get one Canvas so, be the sculptor of your DREAMS!
Happiness is a mindset and a way of life. Starting Creating your masterpiece -YOU!
Follow Your Dream
Brenda Scruggs- Author

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National Sponge Cake Day!

National Sponge Cake Day!

What better desert to eat on a hot day, than sponge cake with cool whipped cream and cold strawberries! YUM!
Today is National Sponge Cake day, a day when we can celebrate the sweet cake day by eating the treat shamelessly!
The sponge cake was created in the mid- 16th century by an Italian chef for a Spanish lord. The first version of the cake was more like biscuits, then it spread to England where they used beaten eggs to make the cake rise. It is widely written that the Victoria Sponge was Queen Victoria’s favorite cake.
So, bake a sponge cake or buy one, dollop some cool whipped cream and dash with strawberries on it and enjoy! Something that will go great with the desert is Skinny Coffee to make it a guilt free day!
Be Blessed,

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Smart Coffee! Who hasn’t tried it yet?

Smart Coffee! Who hasn’t tried it yet?
I’ve been drinking this amazing coffee and now have my husband drinking it. The energy and mental clarity were something I didn’t expect until I noticed the change in my thinking. Weight loss is only one of the benefits of drinking the coffee or chocolate along with the pill. This smart coffee works with your body to produce and balance your own bodies hormones making you feel more positive. It doesn’t make you feel weird or dopey. You find yourself laughing at the smaller things in life, letting go of little annoyances that once irritated you.

who's not tried it


And, what is meant, when I mention D.O.S.E (The coffee or Chocolate and Pill).

D – Dopamine
O – Oxytocin
S – Serotonin
E – Endorphins

Dopamine —> the reward hormone.
That feeling (oomph) you get from eating chocolate when you’re stressed or when a bunch of people love your blog post… that is dopamine.
Oxytocin —> the bonding hormone.
The first time you saw your sweetie and you drew in a breath releasing it slowly knowing he/she had to be yours. Or, held your baby for the first time and hearing the cooing he or she gave you.
Serotonin —> the great regulator.
Serotonin helps regulate mood, social behavior, appetite, desire, sleep, memory… Did I mention sleep?
Endorphins —> the relief hormone.
This is the good stuff that your body produces to relieve stress and pain. It can also make you feel euphoric (without the worry about addiction or overdose!) Ever heard of a runner’s high? That would be endorphins at work.
Are you ready for a change! Comment below for more information! You’re going to LOVE it!


Calling All Authors!

Calling All Authors, to Smart Coffee!!!

As a fellow author, I understand the struggles a writer goes through. All the plot scene, characterization, and long hours in front of the computer can leave you feeling drained and staring at the screen. So, I wanted to share with you a new coffee that has changed my life! This smart coffee is amazing, it’s more than weight loss, it enhances mental clarity, contains Nootropics, which helps deliver three of the happiness hormones, and it has powerful antioxidants to improve blood flow and energy. Would you like more information for a newer motivated, focused, and craving kicker you? If so, then here’s the link: https://elevacity.com/Brenda2525


calling all authors

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National Book Lovers Day!


National Book Lovers Dayl

National Book Lovers Day!

This is one of my favorite days since I’m an author and I have a special gift for you, keep reading until the end for a FREE book!
Books can transport you to different times, places, and where dreams come true. Words bring the imagination alive making you experience diverse emotions leaving you wanting more! They can give make you love or hate the character, circumstances, and outcome. They can you make you a so-called time traveler, either going back in time, or speeding into the future depending on the genre. They can teach you to become whatever you want. They can entice you to dream!
Ideas to enjoy your National Book Lovers Day
• Support an author by buying their books, leaving a review, or just let them know how much you like their writings.
• Give a book to someone
• Tell someone about your favorite author by verbally telling them or make a post on your facebook wall.
• Read a book! Grab a cup of coffee and ease down on a park bench or any favorite place. Let people see you reading.
Speaking of Coffee, have you heard of Smart Coffee? If not, comment “Interested” and I’ll send you some information.
To get your FREE BOOK, click on Free Book “The Noble Wife,” on the side bar or click on it on the menu.
Happy Reading,

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Happy Underwear Day!

Happy Underwear Day!
Let me brief-ly wish you a Happy Underwear Day!
Undie’s wasn’t always called underwear. Throughout history they were called braies, knickers, trouser, and even pants. The word for pantie was created for ladies as a shortened version of the word pants.

Did you know that underwear has a job?
• Underwear keeps you warm.
• Underwear literally has you covered if there is a wardrobe malfunction. Especially, if a brisk-y wind whips up that short dress, or if you eaten a tad bit too much and bend over expressing the seems in the backside of your pants.
• Underwear makes you laugh! They come in different colors and patterns, shapes and sizes, silk or lace, plain or characterized so, why wear some that you secretly know someone would laugh if they seen them.
For you women out there, celebrate today by going and get that sensual pair of underwear that will make you feel beautiful. And, for the men, go get that pair that is whimsical or the ones that make you feel powerful even if no one sees them. Nothing says confidence more than a new pair of undies!
And, if you have a little muffin top that seems to rim the band of your undie’s, I have smart coffee that can curb your appetite. This coffee is amazing, it’s more than weight loss, it enhances mental clarity, contains Nootropics, which helps deliver three of the happiness hormones, it has powerful antioxidants to improve blood flow and energy. I would love to send you more information, just give me a BREIF shout out in the comments!






Happy National Chocolate Cookie Day!

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
This is the Cookie Monster’s favorite day, gobbling up all the cookies letting the crumbs fall from his mouth as he devours them. Are you a cookie monster then this is your day too?
The official way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day is any way you choose! Whether buy them from the grocery store or pop them in the oven yourself. But, one of my favorite ways is to bake a fresh batch in the oven letting the heavenly smell filter through the house, it can take you back to your childhood anticipating the ooey, gooey, chewy tasty treat? Today would be a great day to make special memories with your children or grandchildren by letting them bake cookies with you!

Ideas for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day to make it memorable!
• Bake cookies with someone. Enjoy the day and the heavenly smell. Make a party out of it.
• Give the gift of COOKIE’S! Whether you bake or buy give someone a cookie, make up gift bags and hand out. No one will turn down a cookie!
• Gather your friends or that special someone and go Cookie hopping! Bakery’s love to give out free cookies of their product. But, check first to find participating stores.

Another way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, is to enjoy a hot cup of Choclevate with a chocolate chewy cookie. It’s packed with powerful Nootrophics that boosts energy, improves mental clarity, and aids in weight loss. Give me a shout out if you’d like more information! It’s amazing!





Happy Mustard Day! It’s not just for Hot Dogs!

Happy National Mustard Day! It’s not just for Hot Dogs anymore!
Mustard isn’t just for hot dogs. With all the different types, it’s the condiment for creativity. You can add honey Dijon to your favorite casserole, bake up some mustard potatoes, or glaze a ham with the tasty spice.
There were several holidays today, but I chose mustard day because God thought of mustard as an important condiment that he mentions it several times in the bible. There is the parable of the mustard seed. It is the smallest seed that grows into a massive tree that even the birds of heaven can rest in the shadow of it, a lesson parallel to the kingdom of God. Another parable, Faith as a mustard seed, where we start out with a measure of faith and the more we use our faith the greater our faith becomes. A mustard seed represents growth, dependence, and faith.
Did you know, mustard is considered a spice from the cabbage family?
There are several healthy benefits of eating mustard. Several studies have found that the elements discovered in mustard seeds can stop cancer cell growth. It’s often used as a remedy for muscle pains and certain types of skin disorders. Mustard seeds come with high levels of calcium, magnesium, and potassium. It is also a low-calorie, low-sugar alternative to other condiments.

Some Benefits of Mustard
• It could help fight uterine cancer
• Help improve cardiovascular health
• Assist in red blood cell formation
• Helps improve bone strength
• Sleep better at night
• Fight against Psoriasis
• Helps promote healthy-looking skin and hair.
A great tasting beverage you can enjoy with your mustard dish is Smart Coffee! It also has benefits. This coffee is amazing, it’s more than weight loss, it enhances mental clarity, contains Nootropics, which helps deliver three of the happiness hormones, it has powerful antioxidants to improve blood flow and energy. Weight loss is a benefit of drinking the coffee.

Happiness in a cup,





Smart Coffee! Is it really smart?

SMART COFFEE! Is it really smart?
Hi! I would like to introduce you to Smart Coffee. It is a great tasting rich Colombian roasted coffee that’s giving people incredible weight loss and energy! The Nootropics in smart coffee are all-natural amino acids that are mostly found in protein-rich foods but aren’t always easy to get from diet alone.
The ingredients in the coffee are combined to help control cravings and appetite without feeling run-down. And, the thermogenic components and appetite suppressants work to help burn fat. The Nootropics are powerful cognitive enhancers that help improve mental fog.
So, is this coffee smart? I think so since it works with your body to control cravings, curb your appetite, and give you amazing energy without the jitters.

Dream coffee cup
To answer a few questions, you may have:
There are different ways to fix the coffee.
• You can mix one scoop of the coffee with 8oz of hot water then drink it black or add your sweeteners and creams. A lot of people use a sugar substitute and flavored creamer.
• Mix one scoop of the coffee with your normal coffee stir and drink.
• Mix one scoop of coffee with your favorite hot chocolate. It tastes similar to a coffee latte.
• Mix as a smoothie. Add one scoop coffee to your favorite low-fat smoothie.
• Mix one scoop coffee with milk, and peanut butter powder. It tastes similar to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.
Is there a decaf?
There isn’t a decaf option for the coffee but people who don’t drink coffee or sensitive to caffeine, drink the Choclevate! It’s like a chocolate shake with the same benefits.
This coffee is amazing and if you would like to try it, I have $15 trial packs. The packs contain a 3-day one scoop stick. For the trail packs, you can leave a post or email me at scruggs3@nctc.com.
Here’s my link for more information on the coffee and pill:


Here’s to happiness in a cup,

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Well, today it’s official, you can have an ice cream sandwich guilt-free!
Who doesn’t like ice cream? Today you can indulge in the cold creamy treat without feeling guilty. And, if guilt shows it ugly head then add smart coffee. This coffee is amazing, it’s more than weight loss, it enhances mental clarity, contains Nootropics, which helps deliver three of the happiness hormones, it has powerful antioxidants to improve blood flow and energy. Weight loss is a benefit of drinking the coffee.

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In America, we take two rectangular or round cookies and sandwich our favorite ice cream between them making a delicious sweet tasty treat.
In 1744, American colonists brought with them recipes from Europe. In May of 1744, a Scottish colonist dining at the home of Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen, described, “a dessert… Among the rarities of which was composed of fine ice cream which, with strawberries and milk was most deliciously.” This is the first written account of ice cream eaten in the new colonies.
Did you know that other countries celebrate this day also?
Numerous countries have their own version of the ice cream sandwich. For instance, Vietnam’s street vendors sell their sandwiches stuffed between two layers of bread. In Iran, they stuff pistachio or rose-flavored ice cream between two wafers. But, no matter how you stuff your sandwich, it is a must on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Share a Treat! Why not start your own tradition and buy a box of ice cream sandwich (the good old fashion kind) and hand out to passersby making their day a little more joyous).
If you would like more information on Smart Coffee and the happiness that comes with it, leave a comment. You’re worth feeling good!
Happy Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Brenda – Elepreuner