Operation Beautiful has freaking EXPLODED!  It’s huge!  🙂 I’m loving it.  It’s so nice you are all spreading the love — check out the end of this post for all the updates!  And rest ALL the notes here.


My mid-afternoon snackies included:  a crushed Kashi TLC bar, strawberries, and yogurt.


And a mini-pita with a smidgen of cheddar cheese (melted in the microwave, of course!)


To hold me over through my part-time job night-shift and the gym, I ate three PB celery sticks around 5:30.


After work, I headed to the gym.  I didn’t really go with any particular workout in mind — I just knew that I couldn’t run because I’m not suppose to run two days in a row.  So, I ended up just walking on the treadmill and reading a magazine.


  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Distance: 1.75 mile


I left my own Operation Beautiful note in a gym locker.


This is one of my workout mantras.  🙂


Dinner was easy… it was already 9:15, I needed something fast! I had  Anne’s organic macaroni and cheese and some broc.


I was a little heavy handed with that pasta pour, me thinks!  I couldn’t finish all the pasta so the doggies got a nice little snack.  🙂


Thanks again for making my day so wonderful with Operation Beautiful.  Here’s the latest notes!  And rest ALL the notes here.


More Inspiration


Kristien at Inspired By Dooce wrote, "I don’t have my camera at work with me today, but at about 9:30 I put a note on one of the bathroom mirrors that said "your imperfections are what make you beautiful". I just went to check on it and it is still there 🙂 I’m glad the cleaning crew didn’t take it off."


Baylee wrote that, "This morning, I attached this note to the mirror before running out on the track. The entire time I was
running, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face! Apparently my note got to me – and hopefully it got to others too!"


Julie wrote, "I work for a Christian organization and used the sign to remind the lovely ladies I work with how beautiful they are, especially in God’s eyes!"


Alison from Mama’s Weeds posted not 1 but 2 Operation Beautiful notes today.  She wrote, "On my way out the door to the library today with my two young daughters, I grabbed a pad of post-its, a sharpie and my camera!  I posted two Operational Beautiful notes.  The first one went on the mirror of children’s restroom, up high for all the mama’s to see!"


Alice continues, "For the second, I scanned the stacks in the Health section and picked one of my old favorites, Fit From Within.  I picked what I thought was an appropriate chapter and left a note for someone to find when they check out the book.   My 5 year old daughter saw me writing the note for the book and asked what it said.  I told her "It says, You are Beautiful".  She said, "Who is beautiful?"  I said "You are!""


Holly at Domestic Dork did an electronic Operation Beautiful note:


Marie said: "I’m a student at Northeastern Univ in Boston and we’re in the midst of final exams for summer courses.  I decided to take a break from the computer lab and post a note in the bathroom, I hope it brings a smile to someone’s face!"


Kathryn posted a bunch around her own home and plans to do more in public places later.  Love this one:


Meghan from Help Meghan Run wrote, "I didn’t get a pic of my note today, but it said, "You are beautiful and perfect just the way you are," and I posted it publicly. I was so happy walking away thinking of the possibility that I will probably brighten at least one person’s day. Way to go!"


Danielle from Danielle Runs posted this one:


From Angela at Oh She Glows:


Carrie wrote me to say, "I just left a note saying "You are beautiful just the way you are!" on the women’s room mirror in my small town’s city hall building. For some reason, I was suuuuper nervous to do it, but I feel great now! Just after I left the restroom, though, a male janitor went in to clean the bathroom … I really hope he left the note up. *Maybe he took the message to heart, too!*"  Carrie — you are totally right! Men need love too! 🙂

Jenna from Eat, Live, Run:


Amy from Tia’s Funny Pages posted this one in the bathroom:


Lynn from The Actor’s Diet left this one on a yoga mat:


Krista from Krista’s Kravings wrote, "I left a random note in the work washroom today and it was a hoot listening to everybody wonder who did it!"  Check out her blog post for a summary of how her co-workers reacted!


Jen from Recipes for Creativity posted this one in a bathroom:


Valerie posted these notes in her bathroom (love it!):


Kimberly from Gluten Free For Life wrote, "I posted this note in the bathroom at my sports medicine doctor today.  My daughter asked what I was doing with my camera & paper in the bathroom and I told her that I was hopefully making someone’s day a little brighter."


Diana at Soup and Chocolate posted this public note:


Susan said, "My message is very personal. I’ve spent my whole life feeling like I’m not good at anything. So this little reminder is essential in my day. I know I have talents in there somewhere, beautiful talents!!" Read about her Operation Beautiful experience at Susan’s blog!


Leah at The Nutitionista wrote this lovely note:


OBVIOUSLY, Operation Beautiful has EXPLODED (I had no idea it would get this big!).  I love it!  Keep sending in your notes to seebriderun@gmail.com.  Due to the volume of notes I’m getting, plus Summit stuff and regular blog emails, I cannot respond to your emails, but trust me you will see them on the blog!  🙂



  • Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) June 18, 2009, 7:19 pm

    Love this idea…can't wait till I spot it on a random mirror and know that it all started here. 😀

  • girlrunningaround June 18, 2009, 7:29 pm

    I know I've told you this before, but YOU ROCK! Operation Beautiful is such a great idea. I'm sitting here grinning like crazy just from reading what others have written. I haven't had a chance to post a note yet, but you can bet I will again and again. Such a great idea!

  • seesaraheat June 18, 2009, 7:30 pm

    I love this, I so need to put one up tomorrow! I also hope I'm out one day and see one of them and know it was someone inspired by what you started 🙂

  • havefaith4ever June 18, 2009, 8:10 pm

    I LOVE Operation Beautiful. You're a genius Caitlin!
    I can't wait to leave one (or more!) of my own!
    <3 jess

  • Oh She Glows June 18, 2009, 8:22 pm

    My favourite one out of all of them I have read is 'what you see here is your choice'

    SO POWERFUL!!!!!

  • Anonymous June 18, 2009, 8:24 pm

    I just left the library and my note is still there, seven hours later!


  • Anonymous June 18, 2009, 8:25 pm

    you're beautiful and inspiring caitlin; your blog is such a joy to read every day 🙂

  • Holly Noelle June 18, 2009, 8:55 pm

    Seeing all these notes make me feel giddy, like I'm connected to all these women everywhere! It's great!

    Oops, looks like the code for the link to my blog got messed up.

  • Sam June 18, 2009, 9:40 pm

    There's a weighing machine in a Pharmacy in town I use every week – think it's going to be the next place I post a message! I loved Leah's "I'll tell you how much you weigh, but I won't tell you how beautiful you are."

  • Emily June 18, 2009, 10:24 pm

    This is such a great idea. Your entire blog is extremely inspirational, but this particular operation is truly amazing! I haven't left any notes yet but tomorrow I am going to buy some Post-Its and start posting! I get a lump in my throat just reading and seeing the other notes. Thank you!

  • goldiepenguin June 19, 2009, 12:46 am

    This has been an awesome awesom operation. I'm going to the library tomorrow to start work on following my dream – at the same time I plan to leave a few notes around the place.

    You are one beautiful soul Caitlin.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 19, 2009, 3:01 am

    holly – does it work now?

  • mamasweeds June 19, 2009, 3:02 am

    These notes are so heart warming to read, I love knowing that women all over are doing this! 😀

  • Krista June 19, 2009, 5:29 am

    I can't wait to stick more notes around town this weekend!

  • jenngirl June 19, 2009, 6:35 am

    I'm loving this whole concept!! AMAZING 🙂

  • Jenny June 19, 2009, 8:18 am

    so in love with this =)

  • k June 19, 2009, 8:26 am

    A little update- my note that I left in the bathroom here at work is still there- more than 24 hours later 🙂

  • Peanut Butter Swirl June 19, 2009, 10:06 am

    i LOVE that is is taking over 🙂 its such a positive message.

    mmm Annies Mac N' Cheese is the ultimate comfort food!

  • traveleatlove June 19, 2009, 4:52 pm

    This is such a beautiful idea. The posts made me teary!

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