Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feel Good Flowies!

A few weekends ago hubby, puppy, and I made the short trek up the road to our favorite spot to picnic. It's one of the most amazing places in the world with a view that we should all be envious of and admire mother nature for. It's truly a beautiful place. A Feel Good place! The kind of place that I wish everyone had the opportunity to experience.

This trip had a great and unexpected surprise as the wild flowers were out in full force. So much natural beauty surrounding us in this peaceful and magical spot. I wished I had all of my gowns with me to do an impromptu photo shoot amongst the yellows, purples, blues, pinks, and oranges of the pretty flowers.

Although I can't bring this wonderful place with me to the hospital, I have found the next best thing!!! Next week as I make my monthly trip to Swedish Hospital in Denver CO, I am bringing happy little flowers with me to hand out to the truly terrific nurses and support staff that do such a great job of caring for me and countless other patients. But these flowers are even sweeter than those from my picnic spot. These flowers come with candy! They are Lolli-flowers :)

I found this wonderful idea at Kind over Matter, a great blog that is now one of my favorites. "Kindness is all that matters" is the first line under the pretty pictures of Amanda and Jenn. And I couldn't agree more. Filled with stories, pictures, freebies, and more - all about being kind, this blog is absolutely one Feel Good thing after another.

If you are at all crafty, or just a kind hearted soul, please head over and check out all the kind things that these ladies have provided for our viewing pleasure. And if you are so inclined, why not print up some lolli-flowers yourself and help spread the joy!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Operation Beautiful!

Have you all heard of this? Operation Beautiful? Am I the only one who lives under a rock and had no idea about this little movement? Why didn't you tell me!!! I LOVE it!

Operation Beautiful is...well, Beautiful! It's all about reinforcing and spreading positivity. It's about reminding girls, women, really everyone, that we are beautiful, worthy, awesome just how we are! It's a reminder to be nice to each other, to encourage and support. It's a very FEEL GOOD thing to do!

Started only a year ago by 26 year old Caitlin Boyle, it's all about post-its and little notes of beauty! She began this by leaving notes on bathroom mirrors and other public places for someone to find. With a positive note about whatever came to mind she was spreading some happiness and joy. LOVE it!

And it's obviously caught on! With a newly published book, appearances on the Today Show and the Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as tons of publications in news and magazines.

I plan on participating in this movement at every chance I can, but I'm most excited about leaving notes at the hospital in two weeks. People are scared, nervous, and feeling "blah" at the hospital. I know! And I can only imagine that a little random note of positivity can help make someone smile during these difficult times. I'm so excited to do this and hope that you will all share in the enthusiasm!

How will you participate in Operation Beautiful? Are you in? You are beautiful!!!