Today is National Poetry Day

in All Posts

(in the United Kingdom!)


Staring into the bathroom mirror,

standing there with a Post-It note,

I pressed my pen to the paper

And I wrote:


You are good enough

You are beautiful just the way you are

You imperfections make you unique

The best version of yourself by far


Sometimes when I am sad

I look around the world and see

How beautiful this crazy life is

The little miracles inside you and me


One little piece of paper

Never in one million years

Did I ever think would be so powerful

To make smiles and stop tears


Post an Operation Beautiful note today;

I’m currently writing the book!

Maybe in August you’ll buy it

And see a photo that you took.




I’m a poet, and I didn’t know it!  Hardy har-har.


Have you submitted your entry for the Operation Beautiful book contest yet? I’m looking for CREATIVE NOTES in UNUSUAL PLACES (here are some examples).  If you submit a note to me using THIS FORM, your note will be considered for the book – plus, you’ll be entered to win the following prizes:


  • A $100 gift card
  • A variety pack of Glo Bars from Oh She Glows
  • A Stonyfield Farm gift bag
  • A case of POM Wonderful
  • A Superchick CD
  • A pair of Feelgoodz Flip Flops
  • A piece of jewelry from DragonFlie Designs


Contest ends on October 19, so don’t delay!  🙂



  • Diana October 8, 2009, 4:30 pm

    Ahah Very nice!
    I suck at writing poetry 😛

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life October 8, 2009, 4:35 pm

    cute cute.. I use to write more when I was younger.. I should start again 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 8, 2009, 4:40 pm

    So nice. 🙂

  • Yasmin October 8, 2009, 4:44 pm

    “Sometimes when I am sad
    I look around the world and see
    How beautiful this crazy life is”

    ^those lines remind me of this book:

    • Caitlin October 8, 2009, 4:46 pm

      omg i need to read that book… when i’m not so busy. LOL.

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 8, 2009, 4:47 pm

    What a cute poem!!! I used to write lots when I was younger, even had a Poem Journal, now I just do not have the time. =(

    Laura @ Finding A Healthy Balance (after a 100 POUND weight loss)

  • Jacqueline October 8, 2009, 5:21 pm

    You are so multi-talented!!!
    This is why I read your blog!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) October 8, 2009, 5:29 pm

    Love it!

  • Sara October 8, 2009, 5:37 pm

    What a cute poem!! I am a new reader and blogger here! 🙂 I Just wanted to let you know that your blog is awesome! You are inspiration!

  • Jenna October 8, 2009, 6:49 pm

    i already entered 😉

  • Lauren October 8, 2009, 7:45 pm

    Thats awesome that you and hubby are doing a wedding re-shoot! I’ve always dreamed of having another reason to put on my gown again, you are one lucky lady! 🙂

    I am sure you will make a beautiful bride…AGAIN! 🙂

    Have a great time and good luck on the crazy long run tomorrow. Knock it out girl!

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