This Week’s Best of the Web, Featuring a Teen’s Sweet Message to Classmates
Written by Project Inspired | February 1, 2013
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:
Godly celeb tweet from @revrunwisdom:
There’s a friend that’ll never leave you or forsake you and that friend is #Jesus
— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) January 31, 2013
Awesomely popular Pinterest image: