I love finding little labels-of-inspiration in things I'm wearing or using.
Every time I put on this shirt, it reminds me that . . .
getting myself outside every day . . . is actually one of the five daily "things" that bring balance to my life.
And I smile whenever I put on this cap . . .
knowing that these wise words are right there -- pushing into my brain while I wear it.
And I love to open my wallet to find . . .
(Plus - "vexes" is one of my all time favorite words. So seeing it every time I use my wallet just brings me extra joy.)
I can't quite figure out how these words on the waistband of one of Tom's favorite pairs of pants inspire. . .
Today's post sort of qualifies for Three on Thursday (let's just say . . . it's three inspiring labels with an extra bonus goofy label and call it close enough). Be sure to hop on over to Carole's today for more Three on Thursday posts!
I love the idea of wearing clothing with words that inspire. I think Tom's pants are saying when you do something (like go on a trip to Argentina), you are born (again), renewed, changed, awed by the experience only YOU can have.
Posted by: margene | 04/04/2019 at 09:03 AM
I got nothing except...thinking about the meeting where someone said and everyone agreed...Born from the experience...YEAH! Hahahahaha...have a great day Kym!
Posted by: Patty | 04/04/2019 at 09:10 AM
What Margene said ... because I've got nothing of my own for this one. My clothing has mostly routine labels; I think I need more inspiration!
Posted by: Bonny | 04/04/2019 at 09:27 AM
Unexpected small different unusual contented - anything sayings are so happily accepted, no matter where they arise.
Born/brought into existence, to go again and be aware of new life around?
Ya, I like the “outside” one.
Posted by: Annette | 04/04/2019 at 09:42 AM
I used to have a tee shirt with "Call your mother" printed on the label. I love to find little unexpected labels like that.
Posted by: Jeannie Gray | 04/04/2019 at 09:49 AM
Great labels! I need some inspiration in my stuff! (love your wallet)
Posted by: Vera | 04/04/2019 at 10:13 AM
Born from the experience: I am who I am because of everything that has happened to me. So even things I don't particularly like to remember (or suffer through at the time) are part of who I am today (and I pretty much like who I am right now).
Posted by: kayT | 04/04/2019 at 10:28 AM
Not so much inspiration as a warning .............
We made many crappy pairs of pants before we FINALLY could sew a pair that would stay up and not fall apart. Please appreciate all our hard work.
THAT's what THOSE pants are saying.
Posted by: Dee | 04/04/2019 at 10:47 AM
I like all of these so much! I also like "vexes" - I think words with x's in them are appealing. For instance, the word "flummoxxed" - I mean, come on, those double xx's!!
Posted by: Bridget | 04/04/2019 at 10:53 AM
Your labels are fab. I don't know WHAT to say about Tom's!
Posted by: Carole | 04/04/2019 at 10:54 AM
My labels are not so inspiring. I like the "everyday outside " one and it is something that I always do. My grandmother used to tell us to go outside everyday to "blow the dirt off"!
Posted by: Debbie | 04/04/2019 at 11:05 AM
This makes me think about putting inspiring labels in my hand made garments!
And, that Tom waistband quote - perhaps it is the experiences that gives us life! (And, I think that would be a great name for a beer, just sayin'!)
Posted by: Kat | 04/04/2019 at 02:08 PM
Ok I will admit I was a bit at a loss when I first saw that saying. Then after reflecting a bit, I believe it’s a mantra to get out and reinvent yourself by experiencing. Each experience is a rebirth of you, like what one of the other commenters said. Are they pants he would wear hiking?
Posted by: Geri | 04/04/2019 at 04:14 PM
I do love Kat's idea to put inspiring labels into our garments. maybe simple to start, like Love, Be Kind, and Hope?
Posted by: Mary | 04/04/2019 at 07:20 PM
Is the hat from Life Is Good? I really like their stuff. I have a t-shirt that has a pair of Birkenstock-style sandals on it along with the phrase "Not all who wander are lost."
Posted by: Sarah | 04/05/2019 at 06:44 AM
Love the Emily Brontë one. Those Victorian women were independent thinkers. But the waistband one? Now there's a head-scratcher.
Posted by: Chloe | 04/05/2019 at 08:05 AM
Whoda thought? Great discussion about labels...now, I'm going to be ever more conscious of them. Fun!
Posted by: Honore´ | 04/05/2019 at 07:08 PM