I've you've ever visited the blog roll on my site, you've hopefully noticed a site called Operation Beautiful. The mission of Operation Beautiful is to help end fat talk, and help people realize how bad the negative committee that resides in many of our minds can be. I've been following OB on twitter and Facebook for a while, but haven't yet mustered the guts to actually post a note.
I was heading in for an appointment yesterday and decided that it was time to give this a try. This being writing a note, and leaving it in a public restroom. This was a big deal, especially cause I have a huge phobia of public restrooms. (Don't ask, long story for another time!) But I did it. I wrote a note, walked into the bathroom, and posted it.
And I did it in memory of Jessica Rekos. She was a determined child, her family nicknaming her "the CEO." Six-year-old Jessica absolutely loved reading about horses, and desperately wanted a real pair of cowboy boots for Christmas. In addition to horses, Jessica loved reading about orcas. Jessica was only six, but was a very spiritual child, keeping a bottle of holy water next to her bed where she said her prayers each night.