Thursday Notes – November 8, 2012

by Caitlin on November 8, 2012

Post-It Phrase of the Day: “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

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!

Erin wrote, “This afternoon I got a phone call from someone who’s made me feel bad about myself since I was young — I’m in my 20’s now — and I was feeling really mopey and weepy and sad when I opened up my library book to this sticky note.  It caught me by surprise, in the best way.  I feel a little brighter, being reminded that there are people in the world who want to see the most beautiful — not the ugliest — things about others.  So, thank you, stranger.”

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Erene wrote, “I work for a local branch of a mental health charity in the UK, and today, we ran a workshop on ‘Body Image’ to try and increase positive and compassionate thoughts towards our bodies. We got good feedback on the workshop, which we are really pleased about.  As part of the workshop, and for all employees and clients that visit us this week, my colleague and I went all Operation Beautiful in our bathrooms (male and female)! We really enjoyed doing it, and people were really happy to see the quotes we had posted.”

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Cheo sent in these notes:

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Anonymous sent in this note:

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Lisa wrote, “What a wonderful idea – I plan to keep posting!  (This one is on an elevator panel in my apartment building).”

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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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