Operation Beautiful is similar to what I do with my inspirational notes via Facebook and even on this blog. Several months ago, there were some people on Facebook that wanted to tear me down for my notes. What's funny about it- I just did my little notes because I felt moved to do them. And people started to ask me when I'd do another one because they enjoyed them so much. And if I stopped for a few weeks, someone would ask when they'd see another one go up. And when I'd post one, I'd get comments and messages about how "I really needed to hear this right now." Seeing the note on the sign at Target reminded me that those notes really are important. That note wasn't written specifically for me- but I sure enjoyed seeing it. I even got out my pen and wrote a note back: "Thanks! U 2! :)" How about you? Is there something small you can do today to help someone smile? What if you participated in Operation Beautiful and left a note or shared a note with friends to let them know they are loved, they are beautiful, they are amazing? Need a simple idea that you can do that won't cost a single cent?
Monday, August 30, 2010
You Are Beautiful
We were doing some grocery shopping at Target the other day. Sidebar: Yes, I am still shopping at Target. I work for a large company based in Minnesota, too. And it is entirely possible for the corporate powers-that-be and maybe even a singular power to make a decision that I have no input into and I would hate for my job to be put in peril because of the bad decision making of one. I think there is more power in communication, voting, and information. For example, Target offers health benefits to same sex partners of employees who are eligible for benefits. I like to support the LGBT people who work for Target and who continue to work for Target. I believe that those who choose to boycott should absolutely do so. For example, I have a huge list of reasons why I haven't shopped at Wal Mart in 10 years. But I don't hold any judgement against those who continue to shop there, even once they know about the practices and choices of Wal Mart. So we were shopping at Target. And Zach noticed a cardboard yellow school bus filled with apples. I stepped over to investigate and noticed the sign: