(there’s a video above if youre reading via google reader)
One of my fondest mamahood memories is the first afternoon (we’ve now done it a few times) my daughter & I climbed upon the Operation Beautiful bandwagon.
I’d decided to join in after reading about other people’s experiences on Caitlin’s blog & really didnt think much about the fact Id have to haul my tornado of a girl along.
It wasnt a huge deal as she’d already been an unwilling participant in myriad MizFit adventures (from The Ellen Show to playgrounds) & I assumed she’d just whine hang while I spread the Operation Beautiful word.
I’d no plan to explain what we were doing.
Yet, as I gathered my paper & Sharpies, she began to ask a million questions as three year olds are wont to do.
What are you writing Mama? Notes & messages to leave for strangers.
How do you know what to say Mama? What are you saying? What are the notes about?
It was in that moment I realized while Operation Beautiful is profound & life changing it was also quite simple to explain as well.
I told my daughter I was writing all the kind words I could think of.
I shared with her how I imagined what I’d like to hear on days when I was struggling or frustrated and I wrote those down on the pieces of paper.
Sure we ended up leaving more than a few missives which read along these lines:
but I like to think that even those notes elicited smiles from the people who discovered them.
So that’s my challenge to you in exchange for a chance to win a copy of the as of yet unreleased book pictured below:
Share in the comments what YOU would love to hear today.
What note would brighten YOUR day were you to stumble upon it in the bathroom or grocery store?
Share your thoughts in the comments and, should you wanna join me & my girl in this movement, perhaps grab a pen/paper & leave the message for someone else to discover.
Winner announced 8.9.10