Motivational wall candy…Some positive thinking on a rainy day.


In the Netherlands, where I’m from, it used to be very popular to have tiles with motivational (or in some cases, silly or plain rude!) phrases on the wall. They were especially popular to have in the bathroom. I guess people liked to think philosophically when sitting on the toilet…? The Dutch tile pictured reads “A person without dreams is poorer than a person without money.”

Tiles like these have gone out of fashion some time ago, but I do like the idea of having some positive messages in my house, to keep up the good spirits – especially when done in nice type fonts and bold colours and given a pretty picture frame. I found some modern versions of the motivational tiles in the shape of prints and wall stickers on Etsy:

From Etsy seller Thebigharumph
From Etsy seller colorbee
From etsy seller sunnychampagne
From Etsy seller Dalidecalls
From etsy seller mursblanc
From Etsy seller SPRdesigns

4 thoughts on “Motivational wall candy…Some positive thinking on a rainy day.

  1. What a great idea! It's easy to forget the positive in life. I think I'll get some positive wall art for my office – thanks for sharing :}. I have been reading some great books lately about positive thinking, one of which has been very inspiring called, “The Three Insights,” by Tim Pond. What an uplifting message this author has about focusing on your true purpose, which leads to happiness and fulfillment.


  2. I wear a bracelet with the engraving in gaelic “be true to yourself”
    Reminds me daily to be myself and do the things I feel are right

    I love the idea of placing messages through my home:)
    great post.


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