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LETTER: Operation Beautiful brightens student's difficult day


On Wednesday, I was having a pretty bad morning. I had bombed a physics test that I had been certain I did well on, and was officially failing a class for the first time.

After class, I went into the main floor bathroom of the Dow building to fix my hair in the mirror.

On the mirror was a sticky note that said something like, “Failing that test or that class is not failing at life. You’re beautiful.”

I couldn’t believe it! The note was not there the day before, but there it was Wednesday morning when I needed it most.

I think that note was from the Operation Beautiful team on campus and I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for making this honors student realize that one failure has no affect on how I feel about myself or my life, just when I needed to hear it.

Natalie Hollabaugh

Elk Rapids junior

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