I know, I know. It's a company, it's a cheesy phrase that has sold tons and tons of swag, from hats to T's to water bottles to messenger bags. It costs a lot, too.
But, I have found that, through the purchase and wearing of these shirts and hats, I kind of embody the philosophy.
Normally, I shirk all things over-positive, touchy-feely, tree-huggy, prone to being embraced by the granola munching daisy sniffers of the world. I have slowly come to realize that these are my people. :::gasp:::
I wear the "Life is Good" clothing. We buy organic. We dismiss artificial preservatives and colors like a gamer dismisses hygiene. I walked my first 5k this morning, and actually envision doing more in the future, possibly at a quicker running-like pace. We ride our bikes to places, like the store, while toting our reusable grocery bags. I am even taking a seminar on meditation. (Don't drop your gluten free, dairy free organic sustainably harvested cookie.)
And, I have changed a lot. I have changed my schedule, my diet, my habits. But most of all, my outlook. Getting my life's philosophy from a T-shirt doesn't seem as lame as I once thought it was. I actually enjoy wearing the shirts, I feel a little bit better, I have a certain spring in my step.
Next thing you know, I will be blanketing my new minivan with bumper stickers-you know, things like:
Republicans for Voldemort
Come the rapture, can I have your car?
And maybe one of those awesome bumper stickers that look like bandages. I could put it where my son washed my car with a scrubby sponge. (Clear coat does NOT hold up to that kind of elbow grease, incidentally.)
Shhh-don't tell my husband. Bumper stickers just might be the thing that pushes him over the edge.
You get the point. Or, maybe I lost you somewhere along the way. It happens to the best of us. Okay. The point is, getting your philosophy from a bumper sticker or fortune cookie, or cool T-shirt, is awesome.
You now have my permission to be a big lame dork. Go ahead, fly your freak flag proudly. I do!