I lost my husband at 42 and happened upon your website, ordered some apparel and wanted you to know how much your Manifesto moved me and helped me to cope during one of the roughest of times in my life.
This is a picture of me holding my Dad’s hand when he was sick – looking at it reminds me every day, like every word that is written on your shirt, to love this life...it’s the only one we have and it effects and affects so many. Most of all…he rocked – me as a baby, my world as a teenager, and I rocked him…to sleep before he died.
Dear David...just so you know...as a consumer, I'm drawn to your products because the words resonate with me so deeply. In the last 8 months I've lived exactly what you're talking about. I went from cruising along assuming I had forever to do everything - to finding out I had a brain tumor - to surviving it - to looking at the world completely differently. When a salesperson (who knew nothing of my situation) walked up to me with one of your tank tops and started reading it (meaningful coincidence?), you can imagine the emotion it evoked in me. So it's you who totally rocks.
My Gig is working in an institution for abused children. My Gig is to someday make a difference in at least someone's life. My Gig is to help repair someone else's damage. My Gig is not one of immediate satisfaction, but I"m hopeful it will reap it's rewards in ways I will never know about. Thank you for your message of Love This Life. It resonates deep inside of me.
On December 18th, my sister, Kathie died in her sleep unexpectedly. That very day, I received a Christmas package from her that she had mailed on December 16th. It was one of your "Sisters" bracelets. It came on a card with the following printed on it, " love this life…Is about welcoming the blind turn and the possibility that there’s no such thing as coincidence and that empathy is incredibly sexy and that it’s never too late to pick up a guitar or a paintbrush or to make an amend or to make a new friend. Lovethislife…”cuz it could go at any second, you rock." There was also a charm on it that states "Always sisters, always there."
My Birth Mother sent me a few incredible early birthday presents this year. She is so thoughtful. It's been 20 years almost, as of this month, on the 15th that she had me and she still writes to me and sends me things for my birthday. I can't wait to meet this woman, soon enough, and thank her for giving me a good life with my adoptive parents. And of course for your beautiful Kohl’s work. I’ve been sending your manifesto to everyone I know. :)
Dear David. Mom gave me your Kohl’s bracelet for Christmas to help encourage me to take my next step away from an abusive relationship. Its been a long road and I believe this is God’s reminder that he will be with me always and I need to love my life as well as live my life the way that makes me love my life! Honesty, compassion, empathy, love. God bless and happy new year. Kaia A.
David - you have no idea how your simple t-shirt has helped me. I knew I couldn't wear black to my daughter's memorial service and I knew I HAD to wear some form of blue as it's her favorite color and the color of her beautiful eyes. I went into a local store here in CT - Flutterfy - I was drawn first to the color and then the Manifesto. Without any hesitation or thought to wearing a blue t-shirt with gold lettering - I bought it and knew it was EXACTLY what I had to wear to celebrate Kirsten's life. I've transformed her bedroom into a studio for me and keep the t-shirt hanging in full view at all times. Again - thank you for giving me such a wonderful gift. Dottie
Hey Bro I’m chris and my mom saw a postcard with the manifesto on it and it reminded her of me and she gave it to me. I fell in love instantly. Its hanging in my dorm room here at school. It describes perfectly how i want to live my life.
Hi, my name is Kacie and I have a three year old son with Moebius Syndrome. Moebius syndrome affects the cranial nerves and they are unable to smile frown or make any facial expresions. I wrote you because we wear alot of Love this Life apparel because I like to teach Kevin my son that this life is great and I love your motto. Thank you!... Kacie
David, thank you for your detailed reply. These "things" you see, are for me to provide for my three daughters as a reminder of me, for I am dying. My prognosis is about 3 years. I want to make sure to instill in them the beauty of life and leave them with a place they can again call home. Your vision is sure to remind them of what life means and to give them hope for the future. All the best for you and your family. Remember, life is Not a dress rehearsal and there are no promises of tomorrow. Love this life to it's fullest. Thank you for HOPE. There should be more like you. Life would be more palatable. Dena
I just have to remember your manifesto!! I have enough shirts with it on it!! LOL!! I did something about it and got another job. I would like to live somewhere else though and do something really fun for a living. Something that I felt that I made a difference with!! In time!!!
Dear David, I started taking Yoga a few weeks ago because I was on the brink of ending my life! One day at the studio I saw an awesome shirt and since the one I was wearing was drench in sweat I decided to get it so I could run a few errands before I went home to cry my eyes out due to issues I have that have been difficult to resolve. As I was standing in line, a lady asked if I mind if she read my shirt. The rest of the people waiting in line became interested and the woman began to read it out loud. It was an amazing thing at that moment I felt a serious shift in my mood and my life while tears ran down my face! For the first time in my life the tears were not out of sadness they were tears of something else, maybe hope, connection to life or something! Though I still struggle with many obstacles those words on my shirt resonate in my head and give me a burst of wonderful energy, peace, love, human connection or something I can't really explain. Those words your words have given me something to hold on to. They reminded me of the simplest thing but the most valuable thing… I have My LIFE! Thank you!
just joining the list b/c this site makes me smile and I don't think I smile enough