What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

sarahmakes6January 29, 2005

Some friends and I have of late been discussing whether or not we feel beautiful and what makes us feel that way. I've found that it's hard to use that word in connection to myself. Some of the women I'm talking to don't ever feel beautiful, which is sad. I've been trying to pay attention to those moments and learn a little more about myself.

So I'm curious, when do you feel beautiful and what makes you feel that way?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Making love with my husband is number one
Dancing with my husband is next and in long away third place is freshly washed hair and the smell of my favorite soap.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2005 at 6:55PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

A "good hair" day!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 12:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Some days it comes from within; but I have to admit that looking my best is key and the older I get , the more fussing I have to do...

I have to agree with dayenu, feeling loved and appreciated and close to someone helps with the feeling....

    Bookmark   January 30, 2005 at 6:41AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

:) my husband gets that look in his eyes at the oddest times- when I'm up to my elbows in dishwater, or up to my knees in snow or mud, when I've got cobwebs in my hair- and it's so against what is 'supposed' to be attractive that we sat down and one day figured it out- he told me it was the look of triumph on my face. the effect of that's been strange- but good. now, my cure for the blahs is to go sink myself into something icky- and with this old house, there's plenty of that yet to do!

on my own- I'm at my best having just returned from a nature hike, or at the end of the first set when I go out to see a friend's band (or the dead, or half a dozen other acts) and have danced until I fall down.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2005 at 1:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have been told on a few occaisions, that I am beautiful, on the inside....:) I was a very unattractive teenager. I think that that imagine of yourself that you form in your adolescent years stays with you...maybe forever....although I have been considered attractive as an adult, I still can't shake the "ugly" self-image....I don't think I'll ever be able to look in the mirror and see what's really there...it's always going to be influenced by other factors.....Sorry for the weird musings:))) I think what made me feel beautiful, lately, was the company Christmas party:))) I bought a beautiful outfit, got a great haircut, did my hair and make-up (something I never do when I go to work:)it was great to have my husband beaming and get looks like "you clean up pretty good!" from my (mostly male ) coworkers. That was fun. That said, when my husband (whom I have been with for 20 years) gets that look in his eyes.....(But I still chalk it up to the fact that I'm a good Mom and I can cook)....That's got to be the best feeling in the world! I like to get dressed up, make-up and all, just for him and have a night on the town.....

    Bookmark   February 1, 2005 at 12:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Having a wonderful intelligent conversation with someone I care about.

Being flirted with(tastefully).

Being complimented on my smile or my sense of humor or my brains.

Wearing my favorite perfume.

Snuggling next to my husband.


    Bookmark   February 1, 2005 at 8:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When my 11 year old grandaughter (who has the most beautiful long, luxurious, wavy blond hair) runs her fingers through my thin, curly, short, brown/gray hair and says "oh, I love your hair, I wish I had your hair".

    Bookmark   February 2, 2005 at 11:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Woodie, how sweet.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2005 at 2:07PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

When my DH introduces me to a person I have never met as his "beautiful bride".

    Bookmark   February 6, 2005 at 4:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

awwwwwwww that's sweet!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2005 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Molten Lava Cakes.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2005 at 11:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

LOL Jessy! Yeah I can see that!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 2:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Jessy! hahahah!!!

    Bookmark   February 15, 2005 at 2:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Jessy, what are you doing here!

Folks, ever since I gained an extra twenty pounds nothing makes me feel beautiful. My husband shows he loves me in a million ways, but a few extra pounds ruins it all and I can't seem to loose any of it. Of course 28 cortisone shots didn't help!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 12:19PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Regular down vs. ultra lite down
Help, I live in the south where down is not part of...
Proper wedding attire
We are invited to my Fiance's nieces wedding in November...
buying named fragrances on-line ... risky?
I find fragrances I like are not popular sometimes...
Help settle bet--free shampoo. & style on the line
My stylist swears hair is alive and I contend hair...
dry scalp
I'm having a problem with my scalp. It seems so dry...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™