2.28.2013

#EncourageBeauty Challenge: The Details


Yesterday Hilary of Dean Street Society & I introduced you to something we're calling #EncourageBeauty. Today we are sharing how you can get involved..


The idea is simple: Print out this calendar (and share if you like!) & commit to encouraging beauty in someone each day this month. Fill in those blanks as you go along, and by the end of the month, you will have uplifted, inspired, and given heart to 31 deserving people. Maybe your commitment will be 31 handwritten notes or 31 sincere emails and phone calls - whichever it is, the goal is to make small and significant change in those around us, which always leads to big change in the world around us. You can even share the completed calendar at the end of the month!
Some ideas to get you going: 
A compliment to a coworker in person // a thoughtful comment on a blog // a handwritten note to an old friend // a message left in lipstick on the mirror for your roommate at 5am. // It can be 11:58pm when you head over to Instagram to pay a stranger a compliment with #EncourageBeauty. There are no rules. There is just generosity & moments to encourage and uplift.
Share your stories all month by leaving comments on our blogs & Instagram profiles. You can also write your own blog posts & add the button to your sidebar. Search #EncourageBeauty to find other bettys who share your heart in this...
Thank you for inspiring these ideas in us & being the kind of community we know shares our heart.
And to close, a reminder from the wise Audrey Hepburn: "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone."


P.S. Here's a recap of your next steps:
1. Print out the calendar & save it somewhere easy to write on. 
2. Print or download the manifesto, part 1 or part 2. Save them in places where you'll see them: Your mirror, your desk, your journal.
3. Share those graphics on social media to invite others to join: Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & your blog. (Use the hashtag #EncourageBeauty so we can see what waves your making!)
4. Write a blog post & install the button on your sidebar (just make sure to link back to this original post to explain the meaning) so your readers can join in with you.




22 comments:

  1. umm this is awesome! I love the idea and the print outs are gorgeous!!

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  2. Anna, what a great idea! You truly have such a beautiful heart - thank you for encouraging others to have the same ;) I'm going to do this!

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    1. Cynthia, thank you so much - lucky to have inspiring friends to help me move and shake. ;) So happy you are on board!

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  3. Okay, this is really SO fantastic!!! What a very great reminder and way to encourage those around us :) Nothing feels better than feeling special and recognized & what a perfect gift to give :) You ladies are awesome!!! You can count me in :) XO Brynn

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  4. This is such a neat idea, well done you. I've added it to my blog and going to join in on this one. Such a nice thing to do! A little niceness can go ALONG way. Thanks for this...I'm in.

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  5. I love this idea! So awesome to encourage this within women! xoxo

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  6. LOVE this! The wheels are turning... I hope to have a post up by Monday!

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    1. Ok, so I was too excited to wait until Monday...here's the result of your inspiration: http://thebigwhitefarmhouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/friendship-penpal-project.html

      Hoping to bless and encourage some Mammas!

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  7. this is such a great idea and perfect to reflect on and work on through out the month :)

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  8. This is a seriously awesome idea.

    I turn 30 in March and I can't think of a better way to start a new decade than by encouraging and empowering the women in my life!

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  9. What a beautiful, beautiful, amazing idea! This is a wonderful way to encourage beauty in ourselves, too. When you have the eyes to see it, it just shines out everywhere!

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  10. ANNA!!! I have been anxiously awaiting the details on this and I just love it to pieces! I will be sharing for sure and I will be following along!! xoxo

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  11. SO excited to be a part of this awesome movement! I shared it on my blog and hope I tagged it correctly. #ameature. :P My blog is: littlenavynotebook.com. Awesome job, ladies!

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  12. Love this! Such a great idea.....will be sharing on my blog soon!

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  13. Anna I absolutely love this! So excited to join in!!

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  14. this is a beautiful idea, i absolutely love it!!

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  15. Great initiative! Love the wallpaper and button design. The button is up on my blog!

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  16. Love this! Thanks for starting something so great! I am gonna try to join in!

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  17. Brilliant idea!
    Shared it on my blog: http://sparrowlanebeauty.blogspot.ca/2013/03/encourage-beauty.html

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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