Monday Notes – July 28, 2014

by Caitlin on July 28, 2014

Post-It Phrase of the Day: “SMILE!”

We need YOUR notes! Post a note, take a picture, and e-mail your story to Caitlin at [email protected].  Each note goes up on the site for thousands of others to read and enjoy!

Teegan loved this message and wanted you all to see it.

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Mari wrote, “I’ve struggled with anorexia since I was in seventh grade. It’s been an uphill battle and I tend to find myself on the losing side much too often. One day during my sophomore year of high school I ate something I felt I shouldn’t have and I went into the bathroom to tell myself how awful I was and how I didn’t need to give in to the temptation.  Immediately as I looked into the mirror I found TONS of the little Operation Beautiful notes and I broke into tears. These notes made me cry as I realized that I shouldn’t care what I look like. It’s who I am that matters. And these notes made me feel truly beautiful for the first time in years. That day I went home and told my mom and began my long road to recovery. I also took one of those notes and put it on my mirror to remind myself that I am strong. To remind myself that I am beautiful. Especially when it gets hard. I’m a senior now and I’m in SUCH a better place. I owe it all to Operation Beautiful and the wonderful stranger who posted that note in the bathroom. Thank you so very much for this wonderful site and the wonderful people who changed my life.”

Laura wrote, “Made this in a lecture and handed it to a girl I know. She needed some cheering up today.”

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Amani wrote, “I was sitting in a cubicle at school studying and saw this written on some wood in my cubicle. It made me smile and prompted me to look up the web page! Can’t wait to leave a note of my own somewhere.”

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Savannah wrote, “I found this and I decided to continue the tradition!”

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errica wrote, “I’m a freshmen at Millersville University in PA.  Our bathrooms are filled with post-it notes that say inspiring things and promote you to believe that you are beautiful….there’s also a note telling you to take one. I did.  I struggled with anorexia when I was in middle school, I hated how I looked. My family didn’t help with my issues, and no one noticed that I had stopped eating, that I was very depressed, because they were the ones calling me fat and lazy. I went days with out eating, only eating to prevent myself from passing out and when iI did eat it was something like an apple or soft pretzel. I passed out at a school dance in the bathroom and my best friend saved my life. She made me come to her house everyday and eat. I still to this day have problems eating at times. But when I get upset I think about the things I do like about myself. I sit in front of a mirror and tell myself: You have beautiful eyes, No one else has your eyes. Your hair is beautiful. Small things and I work up to bigger ones. Like I made it into college on my own with out any help. I’ve been through a lotin my life, but the best thing to ever happen to me is some where along the line this year is I learned to love myself. The small messages touch people and will live with them forever. I know it will for me.”

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Amy posted all of these notes!

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The new Operation Beautiful book is NOW AVAILABLE! Operation Beautiful: One Note at a Time is targeted to 8 – 14 year old girls and addresses topics like friendships, bullying, love, life, puberty, parents, finding a passion, and healthy living.  You can read a preview chapter here.  If you’re an older teen or adult, check out the original Operation Beautiful book!

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