**Happy Sunday + Happy VALENTINE’S day, friends! Whether or not you’ve got a special someone today, I need you to know that YOU are special. I would lovelovelove to feature you in an upcoming Operation. Just fill out these four quick questions and you’ll see yourself on the blog here soon. And make SURE you’re in the CUR Sunday newsbreak crew…your inbox is getting a lot of LOVE tonight, beautiful. Join the party!
For 2016 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 have on my favorite outfit (dark wash jeans and a pretty tank) and was able to get away with just putting on mascara to walk out the door.
My favorite physical features are my…Shoulders, especially when they have are slightly sunkissed in the summertime.
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…I am kind to everyone I meet.
I’m happiest when…I‘m together with my friends without a care in the world other than what beer we are having with what food we are eating.
I feel most beautiful when…I’m dancing alone in my room to my one of my favorite songs “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun. There’s no pressure when it’s just you staring at your reflection in the mirror as you jam out with your headphones on!
My favorite physical feature are my…Eyes. I wear glasses, so they’re kind of hidden behind frames for most of the day, but I love the fact that my eyes are on the larger side. It gives me a lot to work with in terms of eye makeup.
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…How enthusiastic I get about big long-term projects. Even back in high school I would love writing long research papers and preparing for presentations. I’ve always had a knack for diving deeper into topics I find interesting, so projects are a way to throw myself into things that I really find fascinating and share my love for them with an audience.
I’m happiest when…I’m walking around the streets of NYC thinking about how lucky I am to live and work in one of the biggest cities in the world. It’s important to count your blessings 🙂
I feel most beautiful when…I get to perform! I love getting dressed up in a fancy dress, having my hair in a lovely up-do, and my make up done perfectly…and then getting to sing the beautiful opera pieces I’ve worked so hard on! Opera is something that I’m good at, and when I get to sing for an audience, I feel completely confident and beautiful!
My favorite physical feature are my…Eyes! I love that I have very blue eyes…and when I smile, my eyes smile too!
Something non-physical that I love about myself is…My compassion for other people. I feel what other people feel, and God has given me a level of understand for people’s hurts and struggles that a lot of people don’t have. I love loving people.
I’m happiest when…I’m with people. I’m a total extrovert and I thrive off of being with people. Any social atmosphere where I get to have great conversations with great people can quickly become the happiest place in the world for me. Oh! And especially when there’s music and dancing involved 😉
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.