This Week’s Best of the Web, Featuring a Teen’s Sweet Message to Classmates

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    High schooler Ashley Monroe wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, “You’re beautiful,” and she stuck one to every locker in her entire school. It took six hours to write the notes out, but only an hour (with the help of a friend) to post them on each locker early one morning before classes started.

    Why’d she do it? “It was almost unbearable to listen people put themselves down every day,” she wrote on The Huffington Post blog. “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.”

    The school’s video surveillance system told the dean that she was the one who put the notes up, and she was quickly called into his office and sentenced to a 3-day suspension from school. What!? Once her fellow students and faculty found out she was the one who had written the notes and that she was in trouble for it, they started a petition to get her out of it and quickly got over 600 signatures, from both students and faculty.

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    1. let me get this straight…she spends hours writing on those sticky notes,puts them up to encourage her fellow students and then gets suspended for 3 days? this world is so messed up. that girl was showing a great example of Christ

    2. I was thinking about slipping inspiring notes in peoples lockers sometimes before this and I think I will. there was a girl at my school who dropped pennies face up all around the school with a cute colorful inspiring message on the back. I found one and It made my day!

    3. I do not understand why someone would be suspended for telling someone they were beautiful. Teen suicide is one of the main causes for teen death these day’s and she was doing something that for all we know stopped one person from considering it. What she did was truly wonderful and I think that she is role model for so many people as of now. God bless her.

    4. The sticky notes on the lockers reminds me of operation beautiful a project that inspires people to write positive messages on sticky notes, or any piece of paper and leave them in public places; like your beautiful never let anyone tell you otherwise on a sticky note and leave it on a mirror in the girls bathroom, or any positive saying in a library book or anywhere they want.
      She probably got in trouble because the school had a policy against defacing public property but the notes were removable and wouldn’t damage the lockers in any way so its pretty ridiculous its not like she wrote your beautiful on desks in permanent marker.

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