Your home is the place where your family’s dynamic is allowed to steep and saturate. For that reason, people have been filling their homes with all kinds of fun quotes and quirky decorative sayings. Still, for as many “live laugh love” quotes that adorn the walls of homes the world over, what if you picked something a bit more humorous, or even insightful? Here is a list of some sayings that would add to your home atmosphere, and all it would take is some vinyl lettering and elbow grease.
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain
Imagine putting this in view of the place you go to when you are upset. If you are suffering in the world, how much better would it become if you did something to reduce the suffering of someone else? This is a nice reminder that you can be how the world becomes a less cruel place.
“It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
We’ve all met someone who goes through more effort to get out of doing something than it would take to just get that something done. This is a great reminder for kids and people around the house learning to do tasks and help out. This is great for a workshop, kitchen, or in the laundry room.
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” – A.A. Milne
Laughter is important, so take a moment to not take yourself (or a family member with a good sense of humor) too seriously. Put this above a bed or a couch by the TV and chuckle as you allow yourself to be lazy every once and a while.
“If you want to make a difference, think different” ― Palle Oswald
This is a great phrase to put somewhere where problems are solved. Are you working from home? Do you have a place where you do projects? Is there something you just can’t figure out? Put this up to remind you to look at things differently. Maybe even put it upside down so you have to change your perspective to read it.
“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” – George Carlin
A great candidate for where a communal computer is placed in the home, or above a work desk. A bit more of a sassy addition to the list, this is funny but also gives you a moment to do a gut check. Remember to always be teachable.
“Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.” – Walter Lippmann
A great quote to put around bookshelves or in an office or study. Each time you look at it you can ask yourself if you have an idea, or if an idea has you.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle
Ending this list, we have a classic. Not every good idea was invented yesterday. Use this quote to remind yourself not only how important it is that you know yourself, but also to look to the past sometimes.
With these ideas, you can take a different approach and be less basic. This is only the beginning of the quips and wisdom available to all of us who want to insert something more insightful into our homes than most ordinary quotes we see every day.