Wednesday Notes – June 24, 2009

A Message from Caitlin:  The Operation Beautiful notes are pouring in, but I can only post so many a day.  If you send a note to, it will be on the site, but give it a few days or so!  Keep them coming — your notes bring a smile to my face and light up the day for so many others.


Also, if you are visiting because you FOUND a note with the website address on it, please e-mail me at to tell me your story!  I would LOVE to hear it!


Carrie wrote, “I was back in my city hall building today and the note I posted Thursday  was still there! I was so happy and moved to see it there so many days later!”


Angie from Angie All The Way said, “I can’t tell you how touched I am by Operation Beautiful.  I knew exactly where I was going to leave my mark!  There is that awful scale outside of GNC that hollers at you when you walk by, “Have you checked your weight today?”.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked passed it and resented the message it was spewing out to passersby.   After leaving my note, I sat on a nearby bench and watched a few people take note and actually stop to ponder it.  It felt so great that I couldn’t help but leave another one in the washroom at the mall!”




Amy at Vegan is Sexy posted these two notes in bathrooms:



Leslie at The Whole Plate posted this gem in a dressing room:


Shannon wrote, “I just wanted to say what a wonderful thing you have started here!  I really think this will be a moving experience.  I posted this in the bathroom at work on our full length mirror where all the ladies are constantly primping.”


LR at Blue Eyed Heart posted this note on the gym scale:


Colleen wrote, “I left a note in the other bathroom of my work and said “There are so many lovely people working here!  I think YOU are one of them!”  Someone else posted a note in response and it said “This made my day!” and they signed it with a heart!  My heart is very full today!”


Crystal at Bye Bye Fat Pants wrote, “I went out last night and posted up 2 notes.  I’m going to be downtown Toronto today and will be posting more post-its all over and I’ll be sure to take some photos.  This is an amazing idea!!!”  She posted her first note in a Old Navy dressing room.

And she posted another note on the back of the cash register at Old Navy.


Lauren wrote, “I’m headed to the YMCA soon…I wrote out a few notes at work today and I plan on sticking them around there. I can’t wait!”



Lara sent in this cute note on a stuffed animal:


Holly from Holly On The Run wrote,Today I busted out my 30 Day Shred workout for the first time in a loooooong time. And it was harder than I remembered. Afterwards, I told my husband that I really needed to stop slacking on my strength training because I was getting weak. He replied, “Or maybe you’re too hard on yourself?”  It made me think about Operation Beautiful, and I wrote this little note to myself and put it on a mirror in my bedroom:”


Mikey from Randomly Mikey wrote, “this picture is from my own home. and it reminds everyone who comes here that no matter what they are perfect the way they are. i’ve spent so much of my life feeling like if only i was thinner, smarter, wealthier…whatever things would be better. now i know that although goals are great- you are still beautiful just the way you are. i can’t wait to start spreading more love. i have a long roadtrip coming up so that will be perfect!”


Mikey also makes costume masks and has started to start Beautiful messages on the inside!  How cute:



Kristien from Inspired by Dooce wrote, “It is funny you put the line about people needing love on Mondays on the website…because I had already put my “Smile, you’re beautiful. Even on Monday” note in the elevator of my office building :)”


Cassandra posted this message inside a bathroom stall:


Jill at Girl Running Around wrote, “I left my first note on a mirror in the doctor’s office, it said, “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL, inside and out.” But I got the most satisfaction out of the second note I left. I put this note in the shirt pocket of my Hubby’s favorite shirt. I can’t wait until he wears it!”  A message from Caitlin: Men need love, too! 🙂

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Hayley wrote, ” I put four up in two girls toilets (so that’s two in each) and decided to quickly slide one sticking out of a portrait on the wall, too. 🙂 I wasn’t really prepared for what I should write, so it came all from the top of my head, but I’ll certainly be prepared the next time I do this! 🙂  It certainly gave me a permanent smile as I carried it all out, and I swear when I walked past this woman in her office she gave me the most amazing smile! I just hope it’ll reach out to more people and that they don’t get taken down too soon. If they do, I’ll certainly be putting more up. ;)”


Anne from Harping on Fitness wrote, “I put this note on the mirror in the women’s bathroom at Target in Michigan.  I hope it brightened at least one person’s day!”


Egg Beaten Angel at Beautiful Without Consequence sent in a bunch of great photos.  About this first photo, she says, “My mom has always been a yoyo dieter, but since I began recovery, she has been trying very hard to set a good example. I can tell it’s still hard for her to kick her dieter habits in the butt though, so I decided to help her out a bit by reminding her she’s the most beautiful Mom in the world!”  On a toaster:


She put this note on a candy dish.  She write, “Pomegranate covered chocolates! I told my Mom to bring this to work tomorrow and share with her coworkers.”


And she put this note on a car.  She wrote, “I don’t know whose, but I bet he/she’s beautiful!”


Samantha wrote in: “My oldest son (6) and I went out on a mom and son “date” today while my 3 year old was at school. I KNEW it would be the perfect
opportunity to start sharing the operation beautiful message. I posted
these in the bathrooms at the GPO in Tamuning, Guam.”


10 responses to “Wednesday Notes – June 24, 2009

  1. Im in and wanna do a post on this next week.
    I just do it?
    the toddler and I are gonna BLANKET AUSTIN TEXAS!!

  2. Hey!

    I’m loving the idea of this website, and I think you could potentially build on it a bit further.

    You see, the thing that needs changing is not only the women’s perception of themselves, but also women’s perceptions of how others see them. Certainly, women and men can be gossipy and nasty, but the core to understanding that gossip is to understand it’s rooted in deep insecurities. Care less about what others say about you – instead realise that you don’t fear the scale as much as they do. Understand that they spend their lives unhappy with who they are, whereas you accept yourself for who you are. A genuine smile is so much sexier than the latest girl from Playboy.

    Not only that, but – to be honest – coming from a man’s point of view, I can’t understand why women worry so much about their looks. I’ve fallen in love with the tall and the short, with the large and the small – and the one thing that’s remained constant throughout is that what really drew me to them was not their looks but their sense of humour, their wit, their charm.

    In short – enjoy your life more! Worry less about your looks, but do be healthy! 😉

  3. What is this crap. No one believed everyone is beautiful. We all know what is beautiful and was isn’t. You are all kidding yourselfs. I’m off to check out the rest of these stupid notes.

  4. This makes me smile every single day 🙂

  5. Hey Anon,

    your outlook is almost as bad as your grammar and spelling.

  6. Anon;

    It’s too bad that you aren’t seeing what Operation Beautiful is really about. Everyone is beautiful, to me this isn’t about our outter shell, it’s about who we are on the inside!

  7. this anon dude is a douche bag!

    keep it up caitlin! i love all these notes!

  8. Beautiful work, Caitlin!

  9. I love this site, it’s so inspiring! And that is why I just had to put a link on my latest blog post. 🙂 (

    All of these notes are wonderful. I love the one on the toaster; I’m definitely posting one like that on my mom’s toaster tomorrow morning. =P

  10. Hee thanks for the comment about the toaster 🙂 I love my Hello Kitty Toaster. And I think your Mom would LOVE it, Liesl. My mom smiled for the rest of the day.

    🙂 I put a link on my latest blog post too!

    Haha and I just noticed I wrote “pomegranate covered chocolates” instead of “chocolate covered pomegranates.” But you get the point.

    Whooo! This site has become a regular for me.

    EB Angel

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