Friday Notes – August 24, 2012

by Caitlin on August 24, 2012

Post-It Phrase of the Day: "My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."

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!

Erica wrote, “I was depositing money into my account two nights ago. I was in a rush and worried about money. As I pulled up to the ATM to make the deposit I saw a post it note. The picture shows the note. It brightened my day and gave me the little boost I needed. I felt like I had a friend giving me that reassuring word that I needed to continue through my day!”


Chinita creates Operation Beautiful journals that she leaves in public places for strangers to find.  Fun twist on the Post-It!




Megan wrote, “I just read Lindsay’s beautiful post on The Lean Green Bean about eliminating negative thoughts. She talks about how she struggles with negative body image just like the rest of us. Negative thoughts are just wasted space. They serve no good purpose. I couldn’t agree more. But sometimes it’s really hard to convince myself of that. Yes, I ran a 5k. I followed through on that. I should be super proud. But I tend to focus on the negatives. Had a I trained a little bit harder, I could have run the whole thing instead of running/walking. If I had lost some more weight, maybe I would have felt more confident in my new running outfit. It’s a constant mind game. And it’s exhausting. So I decided that when I’m having these moments of self doubt, I need a reminder that I’M WORTH IT. So I created my I’m Worth It Jar.”

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Kelsey wrote, “I’m in Moline, Illinois for the ASA 12u softball nationals, and today I went with my team to see a movie. Being the newest member on the team, I don’t really "mesh" with them yet. I’m usually by my self during team events and even when I’m with them, they don’t really talk to me. While I was in the theatre I started feeling uncomfortable as the other girls laughed and talked and I sat in the middle, ignored, so I got up and went to the bathroom, where I found a post-it note saying, "The greatest of treasures are not those visible to the eyes, but those found by the heart. Remember: you are beautiful." At the bottom it had the address of this website. Thank you for whoever wrote it for making my day, as well as helping me to feel more accepted within my team.”


Erin found this very Operation Beautiful-ish note.

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The new Operation Beautiful book is available for pre-order. 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. If you’re older, check out the original Operation Beautiful book!

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