Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dare to be Different

Hey everyone! How is that challenge going?
Sorry it's been so long since new inspiration has been brought to you! Anyway, so I just wanted to say a few things about life! Well here it goes, so a BIG reason I was bullied in middle school was because I was different. I didn't agree with the way the "popular girls" talked to other kids and how they made fun of them. I was that one kid who would take being a loser any day instead of being popular and mean; so those crazy kids decided that was a good reason to hate me (haha I also went to a school that looked like a prison and that a bunch of crazy people went to... it was intense...).
Lately I've been thinking, but what's so wrong with being different? Being different is what makes everyone awesome and crazy in their own special way :D! Individuality is the most amazing thing ever! That would suck more than a monkey if EVERYONE played guitar or if EVERYONE could draw amazingly-like! Sure you may wish that you could be more like the kid who can run 6 miles without breaking a sweat, or that other kid who can sing like a beast; but luckily enough, God decided to give everyone some special, awesome, unique something about them! So point is, be proud of who you are! Embrace that one thing that sets you apart from the rest of the world and dare to be different! :D





The girl of the red lipstick

Friday, December 31, 2010


Hello, beautiful people!

So, who's up for a blog challenge?

We've come up with one for you: The You Are Beautiful challenge. What is it? Let me explain.

We know y'all are beautiful, BUT, we don't know is what makes you beautiful. We want you do a blog post telling us why you're beautiful! You can do a vlog (video blog), a list of reasons why, a poem, a short story, a picture, just a normal post, WHATEVER! Just let us know why you're beautiful! When you do this, be sure to link it back to us, and invite your readers to do the challenge, too. Feel free to tag people if you wish! With any luck, this can spread all over the blogsphere, inspiring girls and women everywhere.

Some guidelines for doing the challenge:
-Remember that beauty isn't only on the outside. Sure, you can include outer features in this, but inner beauty is what really counts.
-Don't be afraid of bragging!
-Make it as creative as possible!
-Have fun with it!
-If you do this challenge, be sure to leave a link to your post in a comment.  We would love to see what you guys do!
-Wanna see an example? Check my blog and also Katelynn's blog! We don't have ours up just yet, but we will soon :)

Now go show the world how beautiful you really are!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Love Yourself!

So I know there are so many things that make girls feel insecure and make them feel as if they are flawed and need to change. (I know because I am one of these girls that is very insecure). Something that I used to be insecure about was my weight. I used to think I was super overweight and "fat", when in reality, I really wasn't. I was at a great weight, but for years it made me feel super self-conscious. I don't feel insecure about that anymore, but I know of alot of other girls that are. Some girls who think they are "fat" or just aren't happy with their weight go much farther than just dissing on themselves. They even go to the point of becoming anorexic or bulimic. Sometimes this even results in suicide..... But you are great! So maybe your not a size -1 (if they make that size)? You are still beautiful because your you! Wonderful and beautiful in your own unique way!
So go and look at yourself in the mirror and don't think of everything you want to change, but think of at least ten things that make you beautiful! Is it your smile? Your super happy personality? Your sense of style? Whatever it is, it makes you beautiful in your own unique way!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sharing the Smiles

So I know that a lot of you have felt inspired by this blog (or at least I hope you have), and you can also make others feel beautiful too. One thing that makes people feel good about themselves is when someone gives them a compliment, or when they smile. So on Monday, I'm going to try and give 10 compliments! Hopefully, I will also make them smile (: yay for inspiration!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bathroom Mirror Notes!

So as you may know, the main part of Operation Beautiful is posting random inspirational notes in public places that say things like "Smile, you are beautiful!" or "Hey Beautiful! You look gorgeous today!"
Katelynn and I post a lot of notes on the bathroom mirrors at school.  I thought I'd post a few that I put up today:

I thought the note shaped like an A was pretty cool :) I was just going through my sticky note collection and I found those and got the idea for that one!

Inspired?  Post your own notes in public places!  You can put our URL on it, or you can put Operation Beautiful's [www.operationbeautiful.com].  Hopefully you can make other girls happy from these notes, just like we do :)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear whoever is reading this....

If you are reading this, you are an amazing, beautiful, lovely, and just awesome person.  You are special and unlike no other.  You are the best you anyone could ever think of, and don't let anyone tell you differently!

You rock!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Inspiring Something of the Day!

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."- Matthew 5:16

You are beautiful. You can bring a light to the world that no one else can, its your job to show it. So go show the world what you can bring and shine your light!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Makeup Free Monday?

It seems like the girls on TV, in movies, or in magazines; are perfect. They aren't though. They cover up their inner beauty and their true selves with makeup. The video below is what a real model does before she goes to a photo shoot. So what if one day a week we didn't wear any makeup and showed everyone that we have real beauty? We don't need makeup because we are awesome and amazing in every way! I really hope you notice that the girl in the video was pretty before and after she had makeup on, and I'm sure that you are too.

Evolution - A Dove Film @ Yahoo! Video

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A Little About Addie

Hey, I'm Addie!  I'm not very good at writing these "little bit about yourself" things, because I always feel so weird writing about myself!  I guess I'll just try my best here... Okay, well I love to do anything that lets me use my creativity... Playing guitar, doing crafts, cooking, writing (except about myself!).

I'm a super-happy person, and I look at the world with a "half-full" attitude.  A lot of people call me an optimist... I love to help other people, no matter how big or how small the problem may be.  All of those things are probably the reason I love the idea of Operation Beautiful so much!  I believe a lot of people are way more beautiful than they give themselves credit for, and need to stop the negative thoughts!  I hope with this site we can inspire others and help change the world :) So don't forget...

SMILE! You are beautiful!