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Operation Beautiful

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I have been hearing so much lately about how everyone hates themselves, hates their bodies, hates their lives, and I think it's time for all of us, myself included, to end the body bashing, self depreciating, I feel fat comments, jump off the negativity train, and blow up the tracks so we never get back on it again.

We bond as women with our fat comments! Why why why why why???

I recently came across this blog: www.operationbeautiful.c

Basically, this woman started a crusade to change the negative self image of women across the world one post it note at a time. She began leaving post its with statements like "You are beautiful" or "You are perfect exactly as you are" or "You are loved" on public bathroom mirrors or stall doors. Other people have left them on the covers of or inside fashion magazines promoting that unrealistic body image. One left a post it on a Barbie doll box in the store.

I'm asking anyone who reads this blog to put a positive post it note up for herself in her bathroom, and also to leave one in a public place for someone else.

Remember that YOU, YES YOU, are beautiful, important, valued, and loved, exactly as you are RIGHT NOW.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PS343MAMA 9/24/2010 6:38PM

    I love this website. I used the link to the "Free Compliments" poster and put it up at our local post office. Within 2 days they had all been taken. I loved the idea of just helping others to smile. What a simple yet powerful idea.

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LILY_SPARK 9/13/2010 8:37AM

    I love looking at those notes but haven't yet done my own guerrilla affirmations.

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KARBIE18 9/12/2010 9:55AM

    Isn't that cool?? I just heard her speak on a podcast the other day, and love the Operation Beautiful idea. I work in a school, and plan to put post-its in the bathroom. Who needs self-esteem building more than most Jr./Sr. high school girls??

Thanks for posting - I'm putting post-its in my planner!

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ANDI571 9/11/2010 8:12PM

    I saw an article in a magazine about that. I have thought about buying post it notes, but haven't done it yet.

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MJA716 9/11/2010 7:35PM

    LOVE THIS! Thanks for posting!

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    The key is this: to love yourself even while still at the same time wanting to make some positive changes. Easy to do if you realize that perfection is not the goal...

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    I might even post one at work...why not? :)

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SLBRANTLEY 9/11/2010 6:28PM

    Great idea! Thanks for spreading the word. I'll view the link and join the crusade!

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A*L*P* 9/11/2010 5:03PM

    So true! Thanks for such a great blog post!

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KERLIN26 9/11/2010 4:44PM

  I love this post and I think you're absolutely right! As women we need to heal our bodies, our hearts and our minds! I actually have "You are loved" typed into my cell phone so that I read it constantly. I will join this crusade.

Thank you for posting are truly a beautiful person just for getting the word out!

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