I was recently asked to ponder and pontificate on a simple question, “what makes me feel beautiful.” I immediately knew the answer. My daughter.
Like most moms, I can spend hours just looking at my daughter’s face. I just think she is the most beautiful thing in the whole wide world, yes a mother’s love is filled with pride. But I’m not the only one who thinks she is a looker.
As we do errands, go to classes, travel about, many an admirer has complimented my preschool aged daughter with a “oh, she is so beautiful,” or a “your daughter is gorgeous.” I always answer with the same thing – “thank you.” It’s not me they are complimenting. But when they say that she is “beautiful,” “pretty,” or “gorgeous,” I take it as a personal compliment.
Don’t worry, I’m not trying to live vicariously though my daughter’s looks like some Toddlers in Tiara stage mom. I had my moment. Once upon a time I got the same slew of compliments, I turned my fair share of heads, have gotten a lot of free drinks, and even modeled on a few album covers. But I would much rather hear someone compliment my daughter than me. Her beauty is totally her own. She doesn’t look much like me, although does share a similar smile, eyes and hair. But her beauty is unique. My daughter is, without a doubt, the best thing I’ve ever made, created or done. She makes me feel more beautiful than I’ve ever felt before, even as I develop crow’s feet, grow some gray hairs and added a pound or two on my tummy.
We were also asked to share a product that makes us feel more beautiful. I can’t stop the aging and don’t want to. But to keep my skin a bit more supple, smooth and silky, I rely on a good moisturizing lotion. As much as I’d love to be able to afford a jar of La Mer (2 oz. $250), I opt for the much more affordable Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer. It’s lightweight, clean feeling and only costs about $15 for 4 oz.
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