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THINK HAPPY STUFF was birthed in 2006 out of my struggle with depression.  I created it because I need it.
I have not discovered some new secret to happiness. Like yourself, am on a journey. There have been seasons of my life where the journey has been messy and complicated. In my brokenness, I have hurt people, and I’ve been hurt by others.
I am living, learning, and hopefully growing a little more each day.
Everything I surround myself with makes a difference. When I use a THINK HAPPY STUFF mug each morning, I am making a conscious decision to be mindful of the good things in my life. A simple reminder makes a big difference.
The font is my handwriting. The flower doodle was taught to me by my mother who learned it from her mother.
Before THINK HAPPY STUFF, I would see shirts that proclaimed how good life is, but often struggled with believing that was true. I needed a message that challenged my thinking.  
"THINK HAPPY STUFF" felt trite without an anchor. Waking up one morning, it came to me. “Change your thinking. Change your world.” The phrase did not come from within my mind, it was external. So my response was, “WOAH! I like that!”  I rolled over, grabbed a pen and scribbled it down. (I now have that piece of paper framed in my office.) I had never heard those words before, but a couple weeks later, I was walking in the park and noticed a plaque that read, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I have since seen many books with similar titles.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “… there is nothing new under the sun.”  The words I scribbled out that morning were nothing new, but they were new to me, and they are words I need to be reminded of daily.
 

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