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From 16 yr old Ashley Monroe: My Message to Everyone at My School: ‘You’re Beautiful’

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I recently saw this AMAZING post of a young woman who is making a difference in her school by simply using Sticky Notes and a wonderfully positive message…see orginal post here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ashley-monroe/my-message-to-everyone-at_b_2563941.html

From Ashley Monroe.
16-year-old from Massachusetts

This is a picture of something I did at my school last year. I wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, “You’re beautiful,” and I stuck one to every locker in my entire school.
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It was almost unbearable to listen people put themselves down every day. They would say things like, “I’m ugly” or “No one likes me.” To me, that wasn’t the truth. For at least one day, I wanted everyone to know that someone thought they were beautiful.

It took me over 6 hours to write all of the notes, and an hour to stick them with the help of one other friend. It wasn’t my original plan to tell people that I had done it, but word got out after I had been called to the Dean’s office. They found me through the school’s video surveillance system.

After being sat down in the office and explaining everything that had happened, there was talk of a possible 3-day suspension from school. When I went back to my classroom, my teacher asked me what they said, and I told her. This is how the rest of the students found out. Throughout the entire day word of the possible suspension circulated, and a group of students came together and formed a petition. They passed the petition around school.

In the end, it had over 600 signatures, from both students AND faculty.

It amazed me that people would do that for me. For one day, I truly felt beautiful. And for one day, I managed to make every other kid in my school feel beautiful, as well.

A few days later, after the incident was not as new, a complete stranger approached me. What she said to me was shocking.

“That day, I was planning on killing myself. I had given up completely on society, but because of you I didn’t. You gave me hope. Thank you.”

What’s more amazing than that is the fact that today she has become one of my best friends.

Thank you Ashley for being a leader in your school and for changing the lives of many.
You are the epitome of a “Stand Up And Lead” Leader.
Much Love,
Shay

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Inspirational Notes and Quotes – June 12, 2012

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“Change doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with the desire, then one small step in the right direction.” – Paula Deen, Celebrity Cook, Entrepreneur, Author

 

This Note was found by Greg J.
“Someone left me this note today.  Interesting enough…I really needed to see those words.”

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Thank you for sending this in Greg. We are glad to hear that this note made your day and that someone out there really believes in you, as do we! Looking forward to seeing you become the leader we know you are! Prosperous Regards to you and yours.

 

Sydney A. writes: “This was a note I found at work. I was having a rough day and found this note down an isle. It really made my day better.”

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Sydney  you are a ROCK Star in our book, Keep on Shining my friend! :-)

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Inspirational Notes & Quotes – May 21, 2012

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” The most important thing you can do is make a decision. It’s better to make a mistake that can be quickly corrected then let the opportunity slip away.” – Doctor Mehmet Oz, Host, The Dr. Oz show

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Post a note, take a picture, and e-mail your story to StandUpAndLeadNote@gmail.com. Each note goes up on the site for thousands of others to read and enjoy! :) Be one to make a change in the world… it starts with YOU!

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Inspirational Notes and Quotes – May 20, 2012

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” You can lead a man to the trough but you can’t make him drink. But when you create a thirst, he will want to drink.” – Sweet Alice Harris, Founder and Executive Director of Parents of Watts, 2007 Minerva Award Recipient

 

Thanks go out to leader Jeff Wedge, for posting this outstanding note!

 

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