A story of three t-shirts
About a month ago I read this blog post written by a young guy who goes to my church. I especially loved this sentence – ‘Part of this project is to inspire hope and re-imagination into our lives which are often filled with doubt and gloom.’ I was wanting to participate but procrastinating about actually making shirts when I got a call from a friend asking if I had read it I said yes I had and yes I had been wanting to do it too 🙂
So here are my shirts so nicely picked up by said friend from MEC printed with my sayings (coming up with the sayings was SO MUCH FUN – I encourage you to do it for a fun mental exercise even if you aren’t going to make your own shirts):
It’s been interesting wearing these for so many reasons. I’ve had some really in-depth conversations with people about what is written on my shirts and why I am wearing only three shirts for a month. (To encourage and inspire! – to start some growing conversations – to take away from the idol that is dressing myself attractively – to bring awareness to the ugliness of the clothing industry – to simplify my own wardrobe choices gaining freedom and fun in the process.) Also I am sure that some people who see me regularly wondering why the heck I am wearing shirts like this every day who have just been too polite or wierded out to ask 😉
It has also opened up some interesting dialogue between myself and God. It’s so amazing that God will always, always, always give us peace about something if (and this is a big if for me) we talk about it with him and let the holy spirit fill us with her presence and guidance. I love that about God!
So can three shirts change the world? I think it can – imagine if everyone only had three inspiring shirts all the time…