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

Hey girls! Happy (almost) weekend!

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Super inspiring story:


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.

Top shared Facebook photo from the Project Inspired page:


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by faithprincess on March 5, 2014 at 14:59

    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.

  2. Shylittlemouse

    Posted by Shylittlemouse on April 20, 2013 at 16:51

    Why did they get her into trouble?

  3. jordybuglove

    Posted by jordybuglove on February 7, 2013 at 15:46

    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. Project Inspired

    Posted by KayMZ on February 6, 2013 at 07:14

    My next door neighbor and some of her friends were suspended in middle school for chalking on walls and sidewalks “Have a nice day” and such things.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Sarede97 on February 5, 2013 at 16:01


  6. brookiebear1277

    Posted by brookiebear1277 on February 5, 2013 at 12:07

    Go Ashley! I was just thinking about starting to do something like that at my school!

  7. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 4, 2013 at 23:29

    How MARVELOUS is God?!

  8. unicorns4567

    Posted by unicorns4567 on February 4, 2013 at 15:51

    i love what she did and getting suspended for telling people there beautiful is ridiculus i love what she did and i know GOD did too! 😀 <3

  9. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on February 3, 2013 at 16:09

    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!

  10. Alina

    Posted by Alina on February 2, 2013 at 07:04

    aw that is so awesome! i love hearing these kind of stories and quotes. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  11. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on February 2, 2013 at 02:31

    I love the girl who made the beautiful notes! God bless her so much!!! I want to do something similar at my school!!!

  12. jinglebells

    Posted by jinglebells on February 1, 2013 at 18:29

    That is inspiring

  13. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on February 1, 2013 at 15:59

    I love all those inspiring stories and quotes! They are soo true and a helpful reminder to me!!

  14. pinkgodlover

    Posted by pinkgodlover on February 1, 2013 at 15:35

    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

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by on February 1, 2013 at 11:26

    I LOVE the story and the last pic. 🙂 too cool

  16. Aragorn

    Posted by Aragorn on February 1, 2013 at 09:01

    That is so cool!! If I went to school I would so want to do that! That is so awesome, keep it up girl!

  17. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on February 1, 2013 at 06:44

    Wow! I’ve heard about people doing stuff that was encouraging to other kids. I want to do something like that in my area. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Project Inspired

    Posted by NatalieNoel13 on February 1, 2013 at 05:32

    Oh my goodness that first story was amazing! Who in the world would suspend her for that?! She’s such an inspiration.

  19. Blacky99

    Posted by Blacky99 on February 1, 2013 at 05:12

    Wow…this stuff is really inspiring! I love the story of Ashley Monroe, I want to do that now! Thank so much for posting this 🙂