Words from you
“My mother received three pairs of your socks while she was going through chemo from a friend: I am beautiful, I am blessed, and I believe. My Mom died 7 months after being diagnosed a second time with a rare form of BRCA1 Breast Cancer, but every day we made sure her "notes to self®" socks were clean. Every day, they inspired her. I now wear her "notes to self®" socks and always think of her when I put them on.” - Kaitlin N.
“I love the concept of notes to self® socks, and I love hearing my grandchildren look at their socks and say, "Look, Mommy, I am HAPPY!" The crowning moment came when my son-in-law sent a video clip of my 5-year-old granddaughter Paige saying what her socks say. Just wanted you to know that your notes to self are working and I may have to order one in every size for Paige so that she knows that message every day.” - Sue C.
“On April March 28th, my husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had surgery on April 2nd. He wore the black "I am awesome" short socks into surgery and afterward we gave each of his doctors a pair! The effect is as AWESOME as the socks are—they seem to create an air of specialness and smiles are abundant.” - Gwen M.
“I decided last year on my 52nd birthday that I was going to give away 52 pairs of the wonderful notes to self® socks. My birthday is this week and I've had such a great time making others happy with the socks.” - Mazie Y.
"I received a pair of "I Am Smart" socks from a friend when I completed my doctorate. I don't put those socks on without thinking about that achievement.....total believer in this product!" - Lisa J.
"I am a clinical social worker and I work specifically in the field of Youth Suicide Prevention. I have the privilege of teaching a Health curriculum in Middle Schools and High Schools called "SOS-Signs of Suicide." As part of the interactive portion of the lesson I actually talk about positive affirmations and reveal my Notes to Self socks that I am wearing that day to the class. Thank you for making this fun product that I get to share in my work everyday with youth. I have the following socks and students love them: I am awesome, I am amazing, I am strong, I am courageous, I am smart ,I am beautiful, I am joyful, I am happy, I am confident. National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK. There is hope. There is help." - Sincerely, Leigh A. Reposa, LICSW
"I first received a pair of 'Notes to Self' socks while battling severe depression brought on by an illness. I was at my lowest, and wanted to end what life I had left in me. I kept reading the phrases, 'I am courageous', and 'I am Strong.' This story is not about me, though. Today I bought a pair for the person who saved my life. I want her to keep reading the phrase, 'I am a hero.' *Please help eliminate the mental health stigma, and encourage others to seek help." - Angela N.
"I’ve reached the age where many close friends and family members are having grandchildren. I wanted to find a fun gift for that the newborn, the parents, and grandparents could all enjoy. Once I discovered Notes to Self socks, my search was over. Newborns get "I'm a Blessing", parents receive "I'm a great Mom/Dad", and grandparents get "I'm Blessed/Lucky". If there are siblings, they receive a pair too. All socks are given separately using tiny gift boxes from Container Store. Everyone LOVES the socks and being part of a multigenerational family gift." - Steve
My name is Sarah. I wanted to say thank you for creating Notes to Self socks. This past January, I experienced a pulmonary embolism on January 6, followed by two strokes, two seizures, and cardiac arrest by the end of the day on January 7. Needless to say, I spent 46 days in the hospital, and while in the hospital, I was brought a variety of gifts from friends and family. Some of my most favorite are the socks that I now have: I am Brave, I am Strong, I am Awesome, and I am Blessed. I anticipate, I will be in recovery for the rest of the year, and into next year. I'm relearning how to walk, so I spend a lot of time in therapy. I loved the socks so much, and unfortunately, when recovering from a stroke or any brain injury you spend a lot of time looking at your feet...hospitals give you terrible socks that have hardly any elastic and certainly no motivational messages on them. I wanted to say thank you for inventing Notes to Self. It sounds silly, but I love wearing them, and they help me to get into a good mindset before heading to therapy. When I returned home from the hospital, I purchased the I am Beautiful socks for my students (I am a college professor) to say thank you for keeping some things going while I was on medical leave. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that your socks are making a difference to people like me. I wish all hospitals had them, and that they could give them out to their patients...at least socks with inspirational messages. I believe in the power of encouragement/positivity for those working to reconnect the neurons in their brain for walking, and your socks provide that. I wish I could personally afford to give every recovering brain injury patient your socks. :) - Sincerely, Sarah
Hi Notes To Self! I wanted to write you to tell you how much your socks mean to me! The positive affirmations are a nice touch to help me through my day! My mom bought me a pair that says I am a great mom. She gave them to me last Mother’s Day. I can't tell you how much it meant to me. (I am crying while writing this to you.) It couldn't have come at a better time. I just had my first child and instead of getting to nest, I was moving to a new town and would be starting a new job. When I had to go back to work and leave my daughter for the first time, I HAD to wear these socks to remind myself I was still being a great mom even though I was leaving my daughter to go to work. It was very hard for me but these socks got me through my day until I could get back to her! I am getting these for all my friends this year for Christmas and wanted to thank you for making these socks! Something so simple that really meant the world to me! Thank you - Kathryn
We have a son with a very rare muscular form of muscular dystrophy which unfortunately is life-limiting and for which there is no treatment or cure. We have started an advocacy group for him called "Levi's Hope" because we believe we have hope in two things - 1) someday finding a treatment or cure and 2) ultimately our hope is Jesus, which we know will never fail us. We stumbled across the "I Have Hope" socks - which ironically match the color scheme that we use for Levi's Hope. The socks are a delightful reminder of the hope we have. - Kyle
Thank you for bringing so much joy to our family with your creative socks. We love them. They bring so many smiles. My granddaughter who is at college calls to tell me, "Grandma, I'm on my way to take an exam and I'm wearing my "I am Smart" socks:) - Janet R.
On April 13th, 2014 three kind, loving and compassionate individuals were shot and killed as the result of a hate crime. My father and son were two of the victims on that tragic day. Since April 2014, I have worked to spread my message that evil and hate can be overcome with faith and love. I have since then found ways to turn my grief into action, one of them being establishing the Faith Always Wins Foundation. I am excited to be using “notes to self” socks for our annual SevenDays™ Make a Ripple, Change the World event. Each time our custom socks are worn, I want people to be reminded that through faith, love, and kindness, they can be the ripple that changes the world. Thank you “notes to self” for helping me to promote understanding and encourage kindness. - Mindy