Friday, May 15, 2009

[F]oto Friday


This small wooden sign, phrase etched in pretty cursive, is the newest addition to my writing space. I like its emphasis on the home, for that's true to my own life. But the story part I find relevant, too, and I think it's easy to figure why.

Is there a phrase you've placed somewhere in your house or office, tucked into your purse or wallet, because it spoke to you on some level?

28 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

Great signage, Janna. Home has so many meanings.

I have lots of photos and notes around my writing space, and objects I love, rocks, feathers...yeah, a true hodge podge. :)

Jessica said...

I like to have pics with bible verses, or just plain verses. I don't have a lot, but the ones I do have I love. :-)

That's a very nice photo/saying!

Capri K said...

Love your saying!!

I have one in my laundry room that says "Blessed ar we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused." anon.

Terri Tiffany said...

"THou Shalt NOt Whine" hangs in my kitchen. And wow is that a hard one to follow sometimes.

The Hat Chick said...

In my Laundry Room:
Get the Good Dirt Here

Janna Qualman said...

Angie - I think that's part of what I like about the "home" part of the sign. :)

Jessica - Always good to have encouraging and guiding words from the Scriptures around!

Capri K - That's a good one.

Terri - Wow, that IS hard. I have trouble, too.

Hat Chick - LOL!

Joanne said...

I have a small ceramic plate in the shape of a sand dollar that I received for a gift. It says on it, Things happen for a reason ... just believe. I like the way it speaks to have faith in what I'm doing when I sit down at the computer. Have a nice weekend!

Kristen Painter said...

I have a couple of signs in my office. One says Amor Vincit Omnia - that's Love conquers all in Latin.

Turkey Lurkey said...

I plan to have one made that will go above our headboard. "Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On." Its a song by Louis Armstrong.

Cindy said...

I like the sign! I have the Footsteps poems hanging on my refrigerator leftover from group classes I taught at a womens retreat. It helps remind me that I am not alone and someone greater is helping to guide my way.

Melanie Avila said...

I love that phrase. :)

I don't have anything now, but I used to have this near my work phone:

Beauty Tips
a poem by Audrey Hepburn

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair,let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Melissa Marsh said...

Yes there is! I have a few signs around, but my newest phrase that I have tucked into my notebook is this:

"Progress, not perfection."

Tess said...

Your saying is close to mine... I posted it in the kid's bathroom. It reads: Home is where hopes and dreams begin

It makes me smile.

ralfast said...

Great quote.

Janna Qualman said...

Joanne - It seems a very apt place for such a phrase!

Kristen - An old yet still-true thought.

Turkey - I love that!

Cindy - Footprints is my most favorite of anything. Gives me goosebumps every time.

Melanie - Awesome poem!

Melissa - I think that'd be helpful for a few areas in your life right now. :)

Tess - Perfect for a kid room!

Rafael - Thanks. :)

Kristin Callender said...

We have a sign over our stove that says, People who think they know it all are a pain in the butt to those of us who really do. It reminds us that no one knows it all and I love sarcasm.

BTW, I saw your comment on Rachelle Gardner's blog today. Wasn't that an interesting exercise? My 3rd person observing me was a squirrell :)

Kristin

Jenna said...

There was a point in college when I was going through a really hard time and in the midst of it a letter arrived from my mom and all it contained was this written on a scrap piece of paper...

"Do not pray for dreams equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your dreams."

I still have that scrap of paper.

I have since seen this version and it means just as much to me...

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle." - Phillips Brooks

Rebecca Nazar said...

In my living room--"I dwell in possibility"

T. Anne said...

I have psalm 37 3:4 floating around the house on notecards. I made the kids memorize it and now I find it in the darndest places. ;)

Sharla said...

I have a sign in my bedroom that says "relax". That's the only room I can.

Janna Qualman said...

Kristin, that's awesomely funny!

Jenna - Such comforting words, no wonder you've held on to them.

Becca - I really like that one!

T. Anne - Great little reminders! :)

Sharla - Seems like the perfect place to have such a sign.

Woman in a Window said...

I've a sign, It's a Wonderful Life. It's in my kitchen but moreso, in me. Regardless of the place in life, it is wonderful.

thedomesticfringe said...

Great sign!

-FringeGirl

WendyCinNYC said...

That's a great saying for a writer. My favorite quote is on my Facebook profile. It has nothing to do with writing:

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato

Janet said...

The saying I want to put up now?

Yes, Lord.

Deb Shucka said...

Great quote. It's fun to read the others shared here. I have a coaster at my right hand, given to me by a writer friend that says, "Words are the voice of the heart."

Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

I already envy your beautiful writing space. Don't make it better! That sign is perfect.

Janna Qualman said...

Beautiful thoughts, Woman.

FG - Thanks! I think you'd appreciate its look, too.

Wendy - I think that's a big thought. I should keep it in mind when rereading today's post.

Janet - I need that one, too.

Deb - A great phrase for every writer to have!

Lori - *grins*