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Friend Makin’ Mondays: What Makes YOU Beautiful?

Last week was incredibly busy for me, and I’m looking forward to being back in class today so I can get back into my routine (at least until I’m gone again next week.)  A few of you asked how I could travel so much while taking classes so I figured I’d answer your questions today.  I am not doing online classes this semester.  I sit in a classroom (in a regular desk which is victory, by the way,) but I only go two days a week.  And last week was Mardi Gras (and in New Orleans that means no classes for the first part of the week) so I didn’t have to miss class to be gone.  The rest of my travels typically take place in the later half of the week though I will miss one class next week when I head back to New York for a while.

Now let’s talk about FMM.  If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Last Summer I met a talented, young girl named Dorian and her mother while shopping for groceries in Los Angeles, and we talked a few times before parting ways.  And last week, she shared a link on my Facebook wall that had a profound effect on me when I finally took the time to watch it.

The 5 minute video that can be seen here, shared a simple message: You are beautiful.  And in the video, people took a moment to write something beautiful about themselves which has inspired me to ask this question…What makes you beautiful?

Take a few minutes to share what makes you beautiful, and don’t be shy!  I know we’re often our own worse critics, but there’s something beautiful about every single person reading this.  And today seems like a good day to reflect on what makes us beautiful so let’s do it together.  (Come on…this will be good for all of us!)


Fmm: What makes YOU beautiful?

Leave out all of the negative stuff, and concentrate on the beauty that’s within you – seen and unseen.


  • I have beautiful lips and teeth.
  • I’m easy to talk to.
  • I also have pretty hands and nails (maybe that’s why I’m obsessed with nail polish?)
  • I have a nice voice too.
  • My eyes are bright and animated.
  • My hair is healthy and shiny.
  • I push myself even when it’s scary.
  • I like my thin ankles.

Now it’s your turn to share what makes you beautiful! Don’t forget to come back and post your link in the comments! Happy Monday friends….


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    February 27, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Missed last week, but I am trying to be better about participating weekly!

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    February 27, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Great topic! I needed this today to remind myself that I am beautiful. 🙂

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    Chubby McGee
    February 27, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I have to skip this one. 🙁

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      February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      I wish you had elaborated, but I’ll do it for you…You have the prettiest eyes I’ve ever seen on any blogger….they’re seriously gorgeous! And you stay motivated even when it’s not funny. You’re also funny, and you have a healthy body….You’re already beautiful lady…

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        Chubby McGee
        February 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm

        Thanks, Kenlie. It’s so very difficult to see the positives when I just feel like a frump 99.9% of the time.

        I kind of think that’s why I’m so motivated. I want to find the pretty girl inside and actually SEE her in the mirror.

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          February 27, 2012 at 9:06 pm

          I see her, and I know she’s there. I hope you find her..You certainly deserve to…

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    February 27, 2012 at 8:48 am

    What a wonderful question and one that we should all remind ourselves of our answers when we are having a rough day…

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    February 27, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This one was tough for me. Might have to try to supplement later…

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    Molly Nitka
    February 27, 2012 at 10:30 am

    This is a harder one to come up with because we are our own worst critic. But it was fun to sit and ponder what truly makes me beautiful.

    ALSO! Check this video out! I LOVE this song.

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      February 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      that is a REALLY great song!

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      February 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      I also love this song!

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    Nina Patricia
    February 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I was late for last week’s, I’m glad to join in again!

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    February 27, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Sometimes we are so self critical – it is good to remember there are so many things that do make us beautiful. Thank you for helping us remember that, Kenlie!

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    February 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Ugh … tried to write this week’s FMM, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m definitely feeling ‘good’, but have ways to go before feeling beautiful …

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      February 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      Oh no..I can help you with that…Start with the fact that you’re pretty…you have a beautiful face and matching skin tone…you’re encouraging and you push yourself even when you don’t feel motivated. That took about 5 seconds….Just imagine what I could come up with in 10 minutes! You’re already beautiful. Just saying.

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    February 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I found when I started with one compliment, tons more were pouring out. Love this week’s FMM! It’s good to have a day or a moment where you are not criticizing yourself!

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    February 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This was a thought provoking subject, since we don’t usually think about all the positive stuff that makes us beautiful! Loved it!

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    February 27, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for the challenge, Kenlie! What a way to make Monday better 🙂

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    February 27, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Yooooooo Kenlie

    Believe or not this is my first ever FMM!

    Bit of a girly topic but this boy is still beautiful! hahaha

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    February 27, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    This one was really tough for me, but I managed to find a few things to share. 🙂

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    February 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I absolutely adore this week’s topic!!

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    blair lieber
    February 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    mine is up 🙂

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    Sangye Hawke
    February 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Ooh I missed this one this week but enjoyed being referred to by another blogger. It’s a tough topic and really made me think!

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    Kat Stewart
    February 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Thanks for a real soul-searcher…I needed that! See my post.

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    February 27, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hi friends! Hope everyone had a great Monday, Great topic this week!

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    Ima Bovine
    February 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I really liked this topic Kenlie. It was definitely hard but I think that we all should be focusing on this more. How come it is so easy for me to see why others are beautiful but I can’t for myself?….that being said I had to get a little silly to be able to take on this task…This bovine’s ability to see her own beauty only goes so far.

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    February 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

    From the mouth of Babes … my four year old and I had this conversation.

    Me: Mommy is beautiful …. smart, loving
    Twin #2: Yeah all of that and Mommy is strong

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