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Graffiti Your Walls to Frame Your Life Story

Aaron McHugh

We are rebooting our life and starting over. Starting last April, we began dismantling our old life piece by piece. We sold everything we owned, sold our house, changed up our work, and made three million micro-decisions to choose to Work Live Play differently. As part of our constructing a new life, we are building a new house. We symbolically refer to the house as “new construction”.

Love and Grace in our Walls
Love and Grace in our Walls

Imprinting the walls with words of life

We are constructing a new life and a new story. Yesterday, we used Sharpie markers to write words of life onto the 2×4 wood frame walls. We want to imprint words into the frame of our new home. We believe that words reflect our beliefs and set our intentions. We believe words are the soil in which we grow our lives. Words are the vocabulary we use to create a pencil sketch of our future.

Above our bed in our master bedroom -words of life in our walls
Above our bed in our master bedroom -words of life in our walls

Why don’t we write on the walls?

We put up inspirational posters at work and in sports team’s locker room, why not apply them to the structural frame of our home? We wrote these words inside the walls to make them become a part of the environment we live within. Just like an Olympic athlete performing visualization exercises before they step into the arena, these words are helping direct the future story of our life.

Here are the words that frame the story we want to live in:

Excitement
Adventure
Decisiveness
Ambition
Rest
Love
Patience
Forgiveness
Significance
Emotional Fitness
Sustainability
The Life of Jesus
Optimism
Gratitude
Abundance
Plenty
Confidant
Purity
Freedom
New Legacy
Hope
Prosperity
Daring Greatly
Restoration
Wealth of Life
Compassion
Strength
Creative
Boldness
New Life
Action
New Beginnings
Mystery
Curiosity
Wisdom
Unity
Bravery
Beauty
Intimacy
Moving Forward Together
Happiness
Willingness
Serenity
Peace
Quiet
Jesus Life in Us
We choose Love
Love Wins
Risk