Operation Beautiful Photo Gallery

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***Author’s note: The slideshow will be updated fairly often with new photos as I post new notes. So feel free to check out this post as often as you like to see new photos. 

In a previous post, I talked about participating in a project called Operation Beautiful. In that post, I also mentioned that I would set up a slideshow featuring photos of the notes that I managed to post in public places.

I also said that I’d start this project during the 2011 holiday season, but that didn’t happen.  I ended up starting this project sometime in January 2012.  And I’ll be honest, it was due in large part to forgetfulness and a slight concern that people would think I was weird for posting sticky notes and then taking pictures of them with my phone. But I have since (mostly) gotten over my little fear of looking awkward while I do this. And I have been better lately about remembering to post them.

If you have ideas on places where I could post these happy little notes, please do not hesitate to comment on this post and give me your suggestions. I’d love to hear them and they’re really appreciated. Seriously, I’m always looking for new places to post these things.

If you’re awesome, would like to be a Happiness Ninja in your town or would just like to know more about Operation Beautiful, please don’t hesitate to check this site out: http://operationbeautiful.com/.

Enjoy the slideshow above and have a lovely day!

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Super Awesome Happiness Ninja Time: Christmas Edition

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”.