Operation Beautiful’s mission is to leave positive messages on the mirrors of womens’ public bathrooms “at work, at the gym, at the grocery store. […] Whatever comes to mind — “You are beautiful!” or “You are amazing just the way you are!” […] Maybe some people read them and just smile, but I bet some people are truly touched by the effort of a random stranger.”
Over time, readers have begun leaving notes in more places than the original public bathroom — Cancer ward gift shops selling wigs, drug store Alli displays, elevators, grocery store SlimFast cases, menus, subways, gas pumps, et cetera.
Those of us who have found such notes, left such notes, or otherwise been touched by the Operation are encouraged to send snapshots and comments or stories to Caitlin, the blog owner, for posting on the blog.
While the messages do blend into obsequiousness when read one-after-another in a long stream of self-help book personal reaffirmation, the idea behind Operation Beauty is indeed worthy, especially for those who have a Karmic view of the world and an overriding sense of “Things happen for a reason.”
Do yourself a favor: try not to view Operation Beauty for very long at a sitting, try not to read too many pictures in a row. Much like a fine single-malt Scotch, while valuable, this blog is best sipped.