I Feel Most Beautiful When…

I feel most beautiful when…

Feel Beautiful When // Likes to Smile

…I’m just being me.

Besty Transatlantically is hosting an amazing link-up with the prompt “I feel beautiful when.” Betsy announced the link-up last week and I spent the weekend thinking about what to write. What an amazing pick-me-up to let your mind wander to all the times you feel beautiful. Turns out, I feel beautiful more often than I stop to reflect on. What an awesome discovery!

When do I feel most beautiful? I have many answers to this: when I feel strong from running; when my niece and I are playing firefighters and rescuing her stuffed spider from the bookcase; when I get a phone call from a friend that lives in another town and we giggle as if we were in the same room; when I belt out “This Girl is On Fire!” by Alicia Keys; when I’m alone with my thoughts for a few minutes over a hot cup of coffee; and on and on. All of these thoughts made me come to just one realization: I feel most beautiful when I’m just being plain old Stacey and I’m not trying to impress anyone else. I feel most beautiful when I just let me be me and shine on through. It was an amazing and freeing thought.

And you? When do you feel most beautiful?

Until next time!



  1. This is such a great link up! I have to agree with you… I feel most beautiful when I’m myself. I have a sneaking suspicion that everyone does :)

    • I’m sure you’re right… everyone probably does feel most beautiful when they are being themselves :)

  2. Is it possible to clean when not dancing? If so, i never want to be apart of it. If I couldn’t groove while cleaning i would never clean 😛 Great link up!

  3. Your list is great! I also dance when I clean, and it makes me feel happy about cleaning, if not exactly beautiful. Thanks for linking up!

    • Thanks so much!! I think maybe everyone dances while they clean? I just always end up dancing and singing and being goofy and then I notice I’m glowing (perhaps it’s the sweat?!), but I just end up feeling like me. And then I love the clean space! Thanks for hosting a great link-up! xoxo

  4. oh this is amazing – and SO true! life is beautiful when you’re comfortable enough to be you. I wish I remembered that more often – thanks for the nudge!

    • Hi Betsy,

      It’s funny because I almost wrote how I feel most beautiful when I go running, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized it wasn’t true or was only partially true. Anyways, it resonated with me again when I realized you almost picked running but then chose another moment. Perhaps there are a lot of times when we feel “most” beautiful. Thanks for a really great link-up.


  5. I love your list and can relate to when I’m just being me. I also feel most beautiful when I’m really present and not “thinking” too much. Just rowing my boat gently down the stream merrily, merrily, merrily…life is but a dream. :)

  6. I feel most beautiful when … I’m laughing with my friends. Everyone is more beautiful when happy, and nothing should hold you back from smiling or laughing with friends.