Saturday’s Notes – June 27, 2009

Message from Caitlin:  So many of today’s notes touched me deeply!  I especially loved the message behind Lauren’s note.  Read on!

 

Lauren from Chasing Pavement wrote, “I don’t have a photo, but on my run this morning, I stopped at the community center near my house and posted a note that simply said, “You are beautiful.” I’ve really been struggling with my body image lately, and after posting the note, I started sobbing during my run because I realized that that note applies to me just as much as anyone else. I’m sure everyone I passed thought I was crazy as I ran with tears streaming down my face, but I didn’t care – it was such a powerful moment. Thank you for reminding me to acknowledge my own beauty.”

 

Debbie from Oh So Ravenous wrote, “Today I went to therapy for my eating disorder, so I decided to post this in the bathroom mirror at the ED clinic! I couldn’t think of a better place! Thank you so so much for doing this!”

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Amy from Amy’s Quest to Skinny wrote, “I too, am very insecure about my sweat glands when working out! I sweat like a madwoman, and often make a bee line to the changing room after my workout to avoid too many people seeing my soaked t-shirt and flushed face.  Today I decided to embrace my beautiful, sweaty self.”

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Kacy from Low and Behold! wrote, “Attached is my first of hopefully many notes!”

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Whitney from Whit’s Getting Fit posted this note on the mirror at her gym:

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Sam from Small Changes Add Up wrote, “I set off for my run last night armed with Operation Beautiful notes (and my camera of course!) I posted five in total – one on a random car windscreen. Posting the notes made my run so much more fun, and I even ended up running the furthest I’ve run since my knee injury. Operation Beautiful obviously spurred me on!”

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Rose from Rose N Coffee posted this note in the elevator!

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Jenny from This Winding Road said, “I’ve had these cards taped on my mirror for the past week or so, and I found myself saying “love yourself, trust yourself” even when I wasn’t at home reading them! They’ve really stuck in my mind and been such helpful, healthy mantras!”

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Cleo wrote, “I was planning to put a ‘you are beautiful’ note on the mirror in the bathroom at the grocery store, but it was too crowded to put it up without being noticed. Instead I put one that says “Remember to smile!” on the inside of a bathroom stall door.”

 

Vicky wrote, “I left this note in the bathroom at the salon I work at, I hope it makes someone feel as good as it made me in leaving it!”

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Jamie said, “Walking down the street, I noticed a woman walking out of her house. I wandered past her house, to the row of mailboxes at the end of the street, and stuck it on her mailbox.”

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Michelle from Balance My Cake wrote, “I posted this note today in my office’s ladies room.  My office is not huge, but the majority of it’s workers are women and I thought, “Why not?”  Everyone needs to know they’re beautiful, inside and out! :)”

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Remember:  If you love Operation Beautiful, be sure to participate in the mission!  Post your own note, take a picture, and e-mail your story to Caitlin at seebriderun@gmail.com.

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3 responses to “Saturday’s Notes – June 27, 2009

  1. Wanted to say that I just found the site and I am so excited to join the operation.

  2. Thanks for this shot in the arm. It’s just what I needed and I’m linking to your blog from mine to spread the love around. Hope you don’t mind. Hugs! You are GORGEOUS!

  3. I have a blog where I try to post something good everyday. I’ve just started it. Today I was inspired by your blog and I hope you will check it out. Thanks for the reminders 🙂

    http://somethinggood4today.blogspot.com/2009/06/you.html

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