The Mission

One of my biggest personal crusades is ending Fat Talk.  If my little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic fat talk is  — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically.  I want to reach as many people as possible with my End the Fat Talk message.  If you’ve never read my Fat Talk page, check it out here on Healthy Tipping Point.


Recently, I stumbled upon the Gives Me Hope website, and I was inspired to start my own random act of kindness crusade — Operation Beautiful


Operation Beautiful is simple: all you need is a pen and a piece of paper. 


I’ve begun leaving positive messages on the mirrors of public restrooms — at work, at the gym, at the grocery store.  I scribble down whatever comes to mind — “You are beautiful!” or “You are amazing just the way you are!”


My goal is to leave as many Operation Beautiful notes as I can.  Maybe some people read them and just smile, but I bet some people are truly touched by the effort of a random stranger.


If you want to join the mission, send me an e-mail at with a photograph of your Operation Beautiful note or a description of your experience, and I’ll post it on my blog and on this page!  And feel free to spread the word on your blog as well!


A reader named Vanessa was kind enough to translate the Operation Beautiful Mission into SPANISH!  Read on, my Spanish friends:



La Misión


Una de mis mayores cruzadas personales es acabar con la “Charla del Peso”. Si mi pequeño blog hace algo productivo, espero que ayude a los lectores a darse cuenta de lo dañina es la Charla del Peso: hace daño emocionalmente, espiritualmente, y físicamente. Me gustaría llegar a tanta gente como sea posible con mi mensaje para acabar con la Charla del Peso. Si nunca has leído mi página sobre la “Charla del Peso”, puedes verla aquí en Healthy Tipping Point.


Recientemente, me encontré con la página de Gives Me Hope, y me inspiró a comenzar mi propia cruzada de actos amables: Operación Belleza.


Operación Belleza es simple: todo lo que necesitas es un bolígrafo y un trozo de papel.


He comenzado a dejar mensajes positivos en los espejos de los baños públicos (en el trabajo, en el gimnasio, en el centro comercial). Escribo lo que me venga a la mente: “¡Eres guapo/a!” o “¡Eres genial tal y cómo eres!”


Mi meta es dejar tantas notas de Operación Belleza como pueda. Puede que algunas personas las lean y simplemente sonrían, pero seguro que otras se sienten realmente emocionadas por ese esfuerzo de un extraño cualquiera.


Si te quieres unir a la misión, escríbeme un email a con una fotografía de tu nota de Operación Belleza o una descripción de tu experiencia, y la pondré en mi blog y en esta página. ¡Y también eres libre de correr la voz en tu blog! 


22 responses to “The Mission

  1. make a facebook group!

  2. This is amazing!

  3. This is just sheer awesomeness!!!!

  4. This is an amazing website! So empowering!
    I think you should make a ‘Cause’ page on facebook, it would really help spread your message more. 🙂

  5. i think it would be so much fun to post little notes like that around the town in bathrooms and on doors and stuff. i hope to do that some day

  6. I’m going to start doing this! It’s such a brilliant idea and I really hope it works!
    I just need to get some post-it notes. Hmmm… xD

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  8. Reminds me of Campaign for Real Beauty by Dove

  9. Lisette Acuna

    The things you do are AMAZING and YOU my friend are AMAZING! I love you and as of today I TOO AM BEAUTIFUL! No more picking apart my physical flaws!

  10. you should make a myspace page 🙂

  11. Do u have a myspace for this site!! I just saw this website on a advertisment and i came to it and i was feeling way down about my body and looks i always have felt ugly and fat sence the 6th grade when i was 11 i am now almost 17 and i still have major self esteem issue’s but this page really helped me realize i am beautiful in side and out rather people like me or not i am who i am and what you see is what you get!! thankyou

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  13. You’re an incredible person. Thank you for being in this world.

  14. Hello! I actually just met your father, he told me to check out your website and I absolutely love it. He is staying at the RV Park I work at but is leaving tomorrow and I don’t work again until Friday. He wanted me to tell him what I thought about it and I think it is fabulous!Please rely the message to him and keep up the good work. Look for a picture from me soon! I will definitely spread the word of beauty around town and wherever I go.

  15. Great blog and fabulous idea! I tweeted your site on Twitter. Keep it up.. nice to see another Woman being positive to other Women.!

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  18. It’s lovely. Someone posted this link to Twitter and it’s being reposted around. That’s how I came here today. Happy Canada Day.

    I am making a post about this for a blog I write for: Creative Fat Grrl.

  19. What a wonderful project! I’m from the Netherlands and I haven’t seen post-its around here, but I’ll leave some notes myself and I will write something on my own blog about Operation Beautiful.

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