One of my favourite things around our house is right at the front door.
I love this hook hanger that I found in a shop, I love this sign (about the kids) which totally applies in our home, I love my hat hanging up and even better I love it when Matt's hat is hanging next to mine. As soon as I step in the door and see our hats hanging up together it reminds me that we are a team, that we work hard together and that I am not alone in my challenges.
I painted these letters 'C T R' and hang them up. They stand for 'Choose The Right' and serve as a reminder to all of us that when we step out the front door we are faced with many choices. I wanted the kids to be mindful of trying their best to make good choices, to choose the 'right way', meaning that even though they are young, they know the difference between right and wrong and even if they are in situations where they are feeling pressured to make a wrong choice that they remember they are not alone and that in the Ellis family we try our best to choose the right. Kind of a really long mouthful but I hope you get the gist of what it means for us.
It is really a simple message but I hope it helps the kids some day when they need it the most.