Kitty at Heart Vintage Design just shared this story with me and I had to pass it along. In our subway category, we have a stencil with the phrase "Whenever I get sad, I stop being sad and start being awesome." It's a paraphrase by my personal life coach, Barney Stinson. Okay, Barney may not be my life coach because I don't really swill bourbon or wear suits on a daily basis, but I love the idea that we can make a personal choice to be happy. That we're not just passive people who let life come at them, but that we make our decisions which affect our well being.
I digress. So we sell that stencil and sometimes I don't stop to think about where that stencil of ours is going and what it will become. Heart Vintage Design produces burlap bags with the quote on them, and a mother bought one for her teenage daughter who was going through her first break up. I know we've all been there.
It's neat to think that Kitty made that bag which will cheer up a teenager going through a bummer day. And we made that stencil because we just liked the quote to begin with. And Barney Stinson, a fictional character on a TV show, uttered it, which was written by some TV writer who was in search of the next punch line.
Neat, right? Check out the original post by Heart Vintage Design here.
If you'd like to take a look at the Awesome stencil and other phrasey type stencils, browse our subway category.
Back tomorrow for our feature post!