I’ve often wondered about the statement “Live each day like it’s your last.” Because honestly, I have to tell you, if I knew today were my last day I doubt I’d be spending it working or paying bills. I’d take that money and go have a fun day to remember with my kids. Now obviously I can’t do that every day, otherwise we’d be homeless in about a week (which is how I don’t want to spend any last days). That’s why I like this quote from Albert Einstein better:
I received this awesome hat with the Do Life symbol on it (and will be giving one away also – keep reading!) The “Life” symbol is embroidered on the front of the cap, with “Do Life” embroidered on both the bill of the cap and on the Velcro closure in the back. It’s a lightweight vented cap with reflective safety strips, so once the weather warms up it’s going to be perfect for bike riding (much better than the heavier, non-vented, no-safety-strips baseball cap I usually wear for bicycling). And the DO LIFE symbols on it are a great reminder to be happy in the moment, even when the hat is just hanging from its hook on my bedroom door. My one-year-old has attempted to claim this hat as his own – he may not understand the meaning behind the message yet, but he likes the feel of the material the hat is made of and the raised embroidery on the cap and bill (as do I!)
Victor M. Kasatshko is an independent inventor and the creator of Do Life. This is a product line he designed after losing his mom to pancreatic cancer in 1999. He saw a need for a positive message symbol and Do Life was born. The Do Life symbol is meant to be a celebration for each precious moment of life (as opposed to a cancer-related symbol, although many people coping with cancer have embraced the Do Life message during and after their battles).
Back in 2000, I lost my little sister to a car accident. She was only 18 years old, home on summer break from her first year at college, where she was studying to become a special education teacher. My sister – Krystan – was one of those people who always seemed upbeat and cheerful and optimistic. She truly did live each day of her short life with enthusiasm and passion, embracing all that life has to offer. Even though she was taken much too soon, I try to remember her youthful exuberance and live my life in her memory, with as much enthusiasm and energy as I can muster as a mom of four boys (because honestly, I’m tired pretty much always!)
Do Life NOW with Passion, without regrets of yesterday or worries for tomorrow.
Do Life products are meant to empower you to keep a positive outlook and help you express that positive state of mind. And the quality of these products is very important to the creator, as he’s dedicated this symbol to his mother. As both a functional hat AND a powerful message, I really like this cap. I’m prone to depression, so the visual reminder is very helpful to me.
I do need to mention that this hat is a slightly smaller than standard size, with a shorter “cap” part (which I like, because it makes it ideal for outdoor warm-weather activities, since it doesn’t cover as much of my head). It’s also smaller around, although it fits me even with my hair down when I adjust the Velcro closure to a larger size (my hair would normally be pulled through the back of the hat into a ponytail when wearing it for bicycling). But if you have a larger-than-average head, this particular hat probably won’t fit you. (I’m 5’10, so not a small person, just for reference).
The Do Life baseball cap is available for purchase exclusively on Amazon, currently listed at $12.47.
One lucky Dividing by Zero reader is going to win their own reminder to Do Life – enter below for your chance to win your own Do Life Sports Cap! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends January 28, 2015 (11:59pm EST). Good luck!
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