I’ve decided to start posting the Operation Beautiful notes in a separate post (now one of four posts per day!) I’m getting so many — which is awesome — but it’s getting hard to manage including the notes in every post. So, expect one separate Operation Beautiful post for day (for as long as this awesome craziness continues, which I hope is FOREVER!). As always, the Massive Operation Beautiful main page will be updated daily so you can read ALL the awesome notes sent to me from ladies just like YOU! Check it out.
Next time you are in a public place, write a Operation Beautiful note and stick it in the bathroom, by a water fountain, or in the elevator… and take a picture of it! E-mail me your story at firstname.lastname@example.org! OR — write YOURSELF a note! 🙂
Holly from Dust Bunnies of the Mind wrote to tell me, "Now these aren’t super sexy, going out jeans. They’re loose and comfortable, with ragged hems because they are too long and random holes But they are one of those pairs of jeans that just becomes a favorite because they are just comfortable. Either way I just thought they totally fit with Operation Beautiful." LOVE THESE!
Danielle wrote, "I thought this was ironic timing, a friend had taken one of those lovely Facebook quizzes that rightfully told her that she is very attractive. She commented that it was flawed. I commented back with the following. I am taking a trip to the mall tomorrow, I plan to plant many notes there. Hopefully I can get a few pics."
Megan from Runner’s Kitchen wrote, "Posted in the ladies room near the cafeteria of my office building. I’ve often heard co-workers berating themselves for the pasta they ate at lunch and how they’re going to fast tomorrow to fit in to their skinny jeans. Bah! These girls are gorgeous as is. I plan to post another motivational note tomorrow!"
Kimberly from Engaging Health wrote, "I’m a part time grad student and posted this note (and a few others) in the bathroom and a bulletin board in the engineering building. I love this whole experience – the more I thought about what to write and what it meant, the more I started to believe for myself the notes I posted. Thank you so much for starting this project! I will keep writing notes for others and to myself.
Catie wrote, "I have currently started my journey of trying to loose weight and eat healthy. I have been reading you blog for a few weeks now and I have currently become hooked on reading almost 20 blogs a day. They are full of motivation and information on having a healthy life. I took this picture after I started reading all of the stories. This one will be going on my mirror in my room, which I look at myself in everyday after I’m dressed, when I get home for motivation everyday. I am trying very hard to accept myself "inside and out"."
Amy wrote me to say, "I didn’t get a picture but tonight at school I put up a note on the bathroom mirror that says "You look so beautiful today! 🙂 " It made me smile every time someone headed toward the bathroom. Hopefully it made someone’s day a little brighter. It certainly made me feel good. :)"
I posted this note in a public bathroom after my run this morning:
Tracy wrote me to say: "I don’t have any pictures for you yet, but I wanted to let you know that a great idea is to put beautiful messages on your friend’s Facebook pages!! I am in charge of 16/17 yr old girls at my church and I am friends with them on Facebook. I notice they tend to talk about diet and body image a lot in their status…so I am always commenting back on how beautiful they are, inside and out! Thank you so much for starting this trend…I hope it keeps spreading!!"
Sarah at Love In My Tummy wrote me to say, "It definitely made my morning to post these notes in the locker room at my gym: on the scale and the bathroom mirror. I only wish I had been around to see people’s reactions!"
Fitzalan from Happiness Awaits wrote this beautiful note. 🙂
Rose from On A Lobster Placement wrote this note:
Jennifer from His and Her Health posted this note in the public library bathroom:
Jenny from Peanut Butter and Jenny wrote this amazing note:
Christie at Find My Weight put this note in her bathroom:
Ada at NYCollegEats had a sweet message from her puppy. 🙂
Annabel at Feed Me, I’m Cranky wrote on her blog, "How is it that some of the most beautiful people in the world look in the mirror and see anything but that beauty? Or, the question I’ve pondered before (and find kind of funny) is: how is it that someone you once deem beautiful can later seem to be the ugliest site on Earth (and vice versa)? I guess it has a lot to do with beauty being a fluid and dynamic identity. There are so many larger issues that fit into the equation of one’s perception of beauty that it would take a dissertation’s worth of research just to touch the surface. No matter what, I hope we realize how in control of our own beauty we are and it doesn’t come from time spent in the gym or in counting your calories." She left this note at the gym
Courtney at Peace, Love, Happiness said that: "This worked so, so, so well today, I can’t believe how much it affected my attitude. I must have been carrying myself differently, because the second I left my house, an amazing thing happened: The mailman asked me what the good news was, I was surprised, I didn’t know what he meant. He said, "Well, you’re glowing!""
Megg from Meggie’s Munchies said that after putting up her Operation Beautiful note "I feel so much better and more empowered!!!"
Jen from Recipes for Creativity wrote me to say, "Today I am going clothes shopping with my mom and I already have some notes written on Post-Its, plus I’m bringing a marker and more blank ones with me – I plan on putting them on the dressing room mirrors and I’m really filled with joy about the prospect of brightening someone’s day!"
Hannah from Understanding Me said, "We all deserve to feel beautiful! I put up a note inside one of the employee bathrooms at work, hope it makes someone’s day."
Stephanie from Musing of a F.I.N.E. Monkey wrote me to say, "Thank you soooo much for starting this! I’ve shared the link and the concept with many others and am excited to see its spreading like wildfire! Here’s my contribution for today: Posted on the ATM machine on a busy Friday afternoon."
Caroline from Cat Runs posted not one but TWO messages! She wrote, "I posted notes in the bathroom of the main floor of the college library I work at. The first was taken down by the cleaning crew (the fabulous one), so I later hastily scribbled another. My coworker’s mentioned it later (not knowing the culprit was sitting nearby)! They said they thought it was cute. I think I’ll keep it up!"
Whitney from Whit is Getting Fit wrote, "I posted my first Operation Beautiful note this morning. I put it the bathroom mirror where I can share it with my sisters."
Don’t forget, e-mail me your picture and story at email@example.com!
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