Tuesday Notes – December 11, 2012

by Caitlin on December 11, 2012

Post-It Phrase of the Day: "You CAN do it.”

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!

Karina created this YouTube video honoring Operation Beautiful:

Kit Kat posted this note:

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Susan wrote, “I heard about the Operation Beautiful site at a Michael’s store in Indiana.  A post-it note was on the mirror in the bathroom.  It was short and sweet, but me feel beautiful (even only for a moment).  I wish I could tell the person who posted it thank you… I so bad wanted to take the note with me, but I knew I had to share the "joy" with someone else by not taking it.  I did take the words in my heart and plan to "Pass it On"!”

 

Julie, who runs the Operation Beautiful Twitter account (@BeautifulNotes), created all of these notes.  She even got an Operation Beautiful stamp made on VistaPrint.com so she can create notes faster!

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Jeri wrote, “I had a very rare, wide-open day today, after a month or more of being very busy. I spent the better part of the morning, literally, just sitting, listening to music and struggling with a lot of negative self-talk. I don’t sit still very often, so this was not a typical morning. However, I do seem to struggle with negative self-talk a lot, particularly as it relates to my marriage, and I get in the same slump month-after-month. When I couldn’t seem to shake out of this mood, I decided to take a nap. Couldn’t sleep. So, I got up and took a walk. I still couldn’t solve the struggles I feel in my marriage (I often feel unloved, no matter how hard my husband tries – and he does – to make me believe it), so I just prayed and asked God to help me. I don’t see any other solution to always banging my head against this same, proverbial, wall! I have been married for 22 years and the same issue comes up and I get through it, but never seem to get rid of it. I wonder how God will help me get past this once and for all! I feel bad that my husband has to deal with me and grieve that I am not a better wife (more negative stuff!). When I got home, I flipped open our neighborhood paper and read the article about how Operation Beautiful got started. As I read the column, and the words " … and reminded herself and others just how damaging negative self-talk can be," I knew that God was giving me an answer. I knew immediately that my thoughts were dangerous and bad and needed to be (excuse the language, but it is a good word) repented of! I knew immediately that my bad words needed to be replaced with GOOD ones! I instantly thought of a sweet message to send on Facebook to my teenage son. I thought of my husband, and crafted an encouraging message to him. I sent another to my other teenage son who is out of the country. I sent a message to a friend who has similar struggles and encouraged her! She replied almost immediately with, "how did you know I needed to hear that today?!" I may not get rid of my bad thoughts, but when they come, I can assume a posture of fighting back with good words – for others! – instead of wallowing in my own self-doubt.”

 

Cailee found this note at her school:

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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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