In today’s Suburban Times is a story of a 6th grade girl in University Place who was inspired by the YouTube video for the “You Are Beautiful” campaign.
Here is the video.
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Here is the story
On May 29th a thoughtful and determined 6th grade student named China Lin Paulman from Narrows View Intermediate School in University Place, WA began a “You ARE Beautiful” Campaign. China was inspired to start this meaningful campaign after watching and becoming inspired by a YouTube video explaining this idea.
“I thought about all the people that are let down everyday so I wanted to start the ‘You ARE Beautiful’ campaign here in my community. Whoever wants to participate just needs to write You ARE Loved or You ARE Beautiful on a piece of paper and put it in an envelope with the words “Read Me” on the outside of the envelope. Then, anytime you are out in a public place, simply drop the envelope or place it somewhere so that when someone picks it up they know that they are loved, cared about, and not forgotten”, said China, “and you can make as many as you’d like!”
Just last evening, China started promoting this idea on her Facebook page along with creating an event for it as well and already has 125 participants signed up consisting of students from a few different schools in University Place. Her goal is to make a positive difference in her community and bring people closer by letting them know that they are beautiful inside and out no matter what anyone says. She wants to encourage as many people as possible to be a part of this simple yet possibly life-changing campaign.
China is even ordering You Are Beautiful bracelets for people to wear so that they are able to look at the bracelet and feel beautiful and loved. “Everyone wants to know they’re beautiful inside and out and this is a great way to tell them! This simple gesture can happen anytime and anywhere, and anyone can do it! I am just a 12 year old girl trying to make a difference in my community and you can too!”
To join in, simply go to Facebook and join the Event page of You ARE Beautiful Campaign!!!
This clever idea sure beats the stories we read about concerning nasty, hateful comments kids say to each other on social media. We all know that kids can be cruel to each other in words and to me, it is awesome that a young person would start such a simple campaign that could positively uplift so many young individuals.
Call it “creative littering”, but I for one hope something like this catches on in Lakewood.