I was Stumble Upon-ing awhile ago and I came across this website called “Operation Beautiful.”
“Operation Beautiful” is a project in which the goal is to promote positive body images and reduce negative self-talk among ourselves and others. The idea is to post sticky notes with uplifting comments or compliments in various public places in the hopes of reminding those who read the notes that they themselves are beautiful/wonderful/interesting people just as they are.
I’ve decided to participate. I just feel like we could all use a happy, uplifting thought everyday instead of the negative ones that usually weigh us down.
And it’s Christmas, the only time of year that can be ecstatically wonderful and crushingly stressful all at once. So it’s the perfect time for me to become a Happiness Ninja: a magical being that seeks to interrupt your mind’s regularly scheduled programming of You’re Lame, and I Hate You to bring you Oh.My.God: Hey Girl, You’re Fabulous starring You, Tina Fey and Ryan Gosling.
And so, starting this week I’ll be posting those happy little sticky notes all over town.
I’ll also be taking pictures of the notes as I post them and will be adding the photos to a slide show that will be created at a later date, once I have enough photos.
In fact, the photo that you see above is of the very first one I’ve written. And I’ve decided to keep that one in my room as a reminder for myself. Because, well, if you want to change that negative self-talk for everyone else, you’ve got to start within yourself.
I hope you’re having a lovely day and please feel free to let me know what you think about “Operation Beautiful”.