**Happy SUNDAY FUNDAY, y’all! This morning was meant to be a productive one for me, but after a great morning at church, I was inspired to spend 2.5 hours over coffee and nail polish with a bestie instead. #priorities. Now it’s crunch time, but I’m SO EXCITED to tell you something…I’m hopping on the Periscope bandwagon (@msericaligenza). I’m debuting this week with a fun chat with YOU guys, and I’m so stoked…make sure you’re on the list to find out the time of the Scope, how to watch it with everyone, and what fun stuff we’ll be chatting about. I can’t wait to hang out with you there and talk in real time! For now, though, another Operation Beautiful is here. These ladies are clutch…check them out and sign yourself up! Are you willing to admit that you’re beautiful?
For 2015 and for always, you need to change.
But I’m not talking about changing your weight or your love of chocolate – I’m talking about your love of yourself. So often, we fill ourselves with self-deprecating thoughts. I’m not pretty. I’m not that smart. I’m just not that great. And I’m definitely not beautiful.
First things first: you are beautiful. And this is an operation to prove it. Introducing: Operation Beautiful. Where we celebrate the beauty in each and every one of us. Now let’s hop to it – these girlies are fan-freakin-tastic.
I feel most beautiful when…I feel bummy, because it allows me to see what is actually beautiful about me on the inside and out without any makeup or fancy clothes on.
My favorite physical features are my…Chinky eyes (I’m part Japanese lol).
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…I’m a nerd at heart. I love to learn, and I crave to acquire new knowledge.
I’m happiest when…I’m just not caring. Sometimes life gets the best of you, and just taking time out for yourself with your friends acting goofy makes you feel so good.
I feel most beautiful when…I’m walking around with my boyfriend just enjoying being outside, and he can’t stop looking at me. I’ll ask why he’s staring and he’ll just smile and say “because I’m the luckiest guy in the world” A keeper!.
My favorite physical features is my…Smile! I’ve been told it’s infectious. When I wear a little lipstick and lick liner it really shows it off and you know what they say, a happy girl is a pretty girl.
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…My personality! I know it sounds cliche, but I love how talkative I am and how I make friends really easily. It’s an amazing feeling being able to walk into a room and feeling comfortable.
I’m happiest when…I’m hanging out with my boyfriend and dogs watching one of my cheesy shows. Just because I’m not outside or doing anything necessarily, it’s nice to just sit and relax and know that I’m perfectly happy.
I feel most beautiful when..I’m in my element creating beautiful things or when my husband looks at me. It was the first relationship in my life where I felt like I could truly just be me. No walls had to be constructed, no facade built, he just sees me, all of me. We are going on 10 years together and he still sees me for me.
My favorite physical feature are my…Eyes. I get them from my mom. Big & blue. I also like my dainty shoulders and wrists. They are delicate and are fun to accessorize 🙂
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…My compassion for others and my ability to create stories, songs and opportunities for others to thrive.
I’m happiest when..I’m connecting with God. When I’m traveling with my husband. When I’m snuggling my fur babies. Or cooking really delicious food.
Join the movement.
This series is all about you. So, it only happens when you join in the fun! Take a lesson from these ladies – writing your own answers to Operation Beautiful will make you think about yourself in a new, happier and beautiful light. If you want to be featured on Coming Up Roses as part of Operation Beautiful, just fill out this quick form, and you’ll find yourself on the blog in an upcoming Operation. And if you love the mission as much as I do, I’d love if you would send the form to two of your best girlfriends who you think are beautiful inside and out. Spread the love – the more the merrier! Happy Sunday.