Friday, May 4, 2012

what makes me feel beautiful...

I saw this cute idea over at a cup of subtle tea and decided this is something I need to think about and post.

I call myself a realist, but it's really filled with a lot of negativity, and that carries over into my thinking, behaviors, and of course, the way I view myself.

The cup is usually half empty for me. 

So today I decided to try really hard to come up with positive aspects of myself that I tend to tuck away deep inside somewhere.  Although I love them, I am quite uncomfortable with compliments.  I also have problems depicting myself favorably. 

Here I go.

I feel beautiful when:

:: eric looks at me a certain way.  he doesn't even have to speak sometimes.
:: when eric tells me that i am.
:: getting all dressed up for a nite out.
:: putting on that new outfit that fits and looks just the way you wanted.
:: making a difference for my patients in the hospital.
:: helping a stranger.
:: rescuing dogs.
:: wearing new makeup and having someone notice.
:: mastering that amazing new hair style.
:: rocking that perfect karaoke song.
:: the way i feel after a good, long walk.
:: hugs.
:: hearing, 'you look great.'
:: my wedding day in jamaica.
:: wearing glitter & shimmer.
:: dutch & harris.


Jes said...

this is a really great idea and a perfect way to start the weekend! love the braid, by the way.

Live Simply- Live Well said...

Love this post! I love that you find beauty in the things you do, not just exterior. I know as women we get so caught up in looks that ME......forget to look for the internal beauty.

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

Yay for having Erics to tell us!!
Have a great weekend girl!

Liz with the Lovely Life said...

Yay for having Erics to tell us!!
Have a great weekend girl!

Michelle P said...

Great post! Thinking about the good things is nice! Love your hair

Stacia said...

I just love your simple beauty and elegance. And the photo of you on your wedding day is beautiful!

Read that list often and start believing your cup is half full! Or when it's half empty, as in the wine glass is half empty, fill it up a bit more!!

(((hugs))) Cheers to a great weekend!!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

This is a great post :) and the pictures are beautiful :)

angie on maui said...

What a lovely post! It is so true that beauty runs deeper than just looks and can be felt through something physical like exercise or hugs. And just so you know, you are gorgeous - no question. :)

Susan said...

Awesome, beautiful post dear. xoxo

Morgan Neal said...

Love that braided hair! And GO CARDS!!

Janna Bogert said...

How did I miss this post? I love it! You look absolutely gorgeous and I love that braid!