Operation Beautiful makes me want to write a whole bunch of post it notes reassuring girls and women all around town that they are magnificent! I may start with putting one up on the mirror in the bathroom at work tomorrow then work my way up to the bathrooms at the movies on Sunday of course with the help of the lovely Mollie and Stacey... I am even going to leave the notes in the library books I return because I can't think of anything better than getting a little love along with a great book. :)
"The goal of the Operation Beautiful website is to end negative self-talk or “Fat Talk.” If this little blog only does one productive thing, I hope it helps readers realize how truly toxic negative self-talk is — it hurts you emotionally, spiritually, and physically."
And a very big thanks to Georgie for posting the link to Operation Beauty in her last post.
“It doesn’t matter what anyone else says about you. You know who you are. That’s all that’s ever mattered.”
I want to tell you guys something. Some days I really do have a firm grasp on this concept, I am beautiful; flaws and all, I am who I am. Although I don't know exactly who it is I am I know who I'm not. I am happy, well not exactly happy but maybe comfortable with being me because frankly why would I want to be anyone else? Of course I would love to have a body like Jessica Alba, have a voice like Joss Stone and have a very, very yummy Boyfriend like Demi Lovato. But really I am not going to count on those things suddenly appearing in my life.
Other days though I find it hard to find the strength to be able to muster these thoughts. Just the days I want to curl up in my bed, play a bit of music (or a lot) and just disappear from the face of the planet for a little while.
I think sometimes half the problem is the way we know how we judge others ourselves and it's a terrible habit that I myself really need to stop.