Aug 13, 2010

Inspiration: Operation Beautiful

'm a big magazine reader, simply because I'm into fashion (although I'm not a trendsetter, and would rather blend in than stand out). That's definitely something that you guys didn't know about GAB. Anywho, I'm perusing through the September issue of Glamour Magazine when I come across an article that has inspired me. It is called Operation Beautiful, and it was started by Caitlin Boyle who battled with her weight and depression. Basically, she wrote a note to herself and to anyone else who might read it that said "You are beautiful"... simple and sweet :-) It helped her get through her roughest moments, and it serves as a spotlight for women and/or men who may be struggling with their appearance, have low self-esteem, or are simply having a bad day.

You can see below some of the notes that people are leaving across the world. I encourage everyone to join in on the movement. Grab a pad of Post-It notes and a sharpie marker, and start to grace everyone with your encouraging words!

Do it for you, for your coworker or boss, for your mother or sister, do it for your best friend or your worst enemy, do it for the young girl in school who "doesn't fit in", do it for the battered woman who can't leave an abusive relationship, do it for a stranger or a homeless person. The point is to do something that could be life changing, and join in on a positive revolution to encourage and inspire.

Here is the one I left in the women's bathroom at my job this morning!


Jess said...

I read about this on another blog this past week, and I think it's a great idea! Kind of like pay it forward, only with encouraging words and post-it notes. :)

Nicole said...

Aww what a great idea~

jessalyn said...

i love this! i have seen it on a few blogs and think it is a great idea! i know it would so make my day to stumble across on of these!

Fickle Cattle said...

That's nice. People sometimes forget I think. :-)

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Lenora Morgan said...

Oh! This is such a sweet idea! Giving inspiring words to workmates can up their productivity. Success is about sharing it with other people. I love this concept. It makes me smile inside.

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