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No More Self Doubt: Just Bloom | Operation Beautiful

No More Self Doubt: Just Bloom

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MM April 29, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I think you will enjoy one of my favorite quotes: “If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago.”

Take care 🙂


Amanda (Amanda"runs") April 29, 2010 at 8:41 pm

OMG, my new quote is going to be “Be a Flower. Bloom. Just Bloom.” and I am soo linking to this page!


Voldomyr July 4, 2010 at 6:18 pm

That was really amazing and inspirational. I mmust admit I teared up a little bit…. Thank you for sharing that with us


Robyn July 9, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Excellent post. I really enjoyed the Flowers Just Bloom idea.


Jessica July 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm

I am like that all the time! I am soo hard on my self so much! this inspired me alot thank you!


Christina September 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

All I can say is..this was right on time. Thank you.


Mary September 18, 2010 at 10:29 am

I found this website today on SixBillionSecrets. It’s already made a difference.
Thank you.

“It’s time to start living the life
you’ve imagined”
– Henry James


Debra September 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

What a beautiful post! My heart opened as I read it and I think I will come back to this often, the words are so true!

I’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo about blossoming, this has given me more urge to get it done lol 🙂


nicole September 24, 2010 at 5:13 am

ok.. soo this helped me because i do put alot of pressure on myself.. but sometimes its not me whos dissapointed when i make the tiniest mistake or dont do something as well as someone else. what if its my parents. and i even though ive tried to tell them i dont mind sometimes that i make mistakes, they still go crazy when i do.


sam :) October 7, 2010 at 10:28 pm

be your own best friend first! when you start to think a negative comment think, would I say this to my best friend? No chances are you wouldn’t! So don’t ever think negatively about yourself, your amazing, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!! 🙂


PSD November 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm

I am this person as well:
“I have a really crazy way of managing to seem collected (sometimes), chipper (most of the time), and positive/upbeat (nearly all of the time), but in truth, I am exceptionally hard on myself. I NEVER give myself a break”

life has thrown two very challenging moments at me right now, and while it could be worse, it has knocked me off my somtimes collected, most of the time chipper and upeat horse. I feel terrible. Then I read this poem. I too, just want to bloom – and I only want my flower to look like my flower and not what other people think it should look like.

thank you.


norma December 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I just came across Operation Beautiful yesterday. I believe it to be a major tool God has sent my way. I will use this to walk through this. Today I have come across this article. It also happens to be the very first day I will be posting notes. I am going to start first posting a note to myself and then to others. I am going to use a variation from this article. Blossom, Bloom, and feel Beautiful in your own patch of earth. Thanks Operation Beautiful and Kelsey


acs August 30, 2011 at 5:19 am

I found this post today through Peter Hollens’ website. Reading your note made my stomach tighten in sympathy, and recognition. I too go through life waiting for everyone around me to realize that under the veneer of expertise and confidence is a fraud held together with bailing wire and duct tape. I anticipate the contempt, revulsion, rejection.

But I’ve had an epiphany recently though, and am making progress on a few small goals that have eluded me for some time. If I can run a 5k for the first time in my life at 40, perhaps Blooming is within reach too.


Emmaaa September 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

This moves me, cos i am that person who is so so hard on myself. Im horrible and negative. It’ll take time, but i hope to change my negative view on myself, and the flowers that just bloom theory is beautiful. I hope i can use it and become so much happier in myself.


Anonymous December 4, 2011 at 11:58 am

im only 12 but i have felt this way for a long time………..


Sarah April 29, 2012 at 10:21 am

every day i go onto operationbeautiful.com and read a blog, well today i read yours and i loved your insight it was just what i was looking for today; inspiration it makes everything worth while and i’m so glad that i read this thank you! 🙂


Cassie January 9, 2013 at 1:29 am

I’m this person, and I’ve felt this way forever, but I don’t think it will ever stop


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