Hang this in your home.

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I dedicate this to my dog. You can dedicate this to your present family. I dedicate this to my mom. We can all dedicate this to the future families.

My family may “just” be me n’my dog, but we do all of this really well already. We’re real, we’re sorry, we do prayers before and after everything. We’re forgiving, we’re really loud. We cuddle.

And boy we do love.

Update: you can buy it here, on Etsy. We love Etsy.

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


22 Responses to “Hang this in your home.”

  1. ARCreated says:

    I freakin' adore this… I want one!!!! and that ..manifesto one from the "poster might change your life" post from last week…I have posters to get apparently

  2. jess says:

    Must make one of these with my daughter today.

  3. Candice says:

    I am so going to make this!

  4. Jason says:

    Sounds like somebody better start marketing their wares…b/c I want one too! The bigger (and louder) the better!

  5. Rajni Tripathi says:

    love it! visual reminders = 😀

  6. Kim says:

    Ahhhhh… I love this!

  7. YogaMJ says:

    A beautiful reminder that everyone could use. I'm making one of these to hang in my kitchen!

  8. […] If I’m lucky, I’ll more fully become friends with myself, and get to be a part of a family that does loud really well, does second chances, does grace, sorry, and second chances. In the meantime I’ll thank my past lovers for being among my greatest teachers, and (with […]

  9. marco says:

    I'm going to make one…thanks Waylon, and am going to add one…We Do Forgiveness

  10. Thanks for posting the Etsy update…I was thinking of breaking out my paints & making one of my own..but I love supporting artists on Etsy.

    And FYI – Mine is dedicated to my crazy beautiful patchwork of a family…on two legs & four legs, by blood & by choice. We loud. We do real. We do messy and muddy and cuddly and infinite do-overs. And I love Marco's addition…we do forgiveness.

  11. […] splashing in puddles with my son. I love rolling in the leaves with my daughter. I love snuggling my family…the two legged ones and the four legged ones. I love my French press. I love foggy days. And […]

  12. […] will still be a large unfinished portion of the wall–where you’ll put a version of these words–until the day when you have both an extension ladder and a spotter. Could be weeks, or […]

  13. Kim says:

    I bought the one on Esty, put it up and boom, we moved 30 days later to a new state! SO bummed. Now I have to order another. I hope the new family in our home will appreciate it as much as we did.

  14. Bruce Torrance says:

    Making one of these!

  15. Amy says:

    Love this, but not so much the "vinyl" wall decal. I'd rather it be something more sustainable! Guess I'd better make one myself!

  16. […] still prefer this one, but this one could hang in the guest […]

  17. […] an image I saw on Elephant Journal. I dedicate this to all my families—past, present, future, blood-related, my ohana, the […]

  18. Deborah says:

    Would also be nice just painted along the ceiling in any room, or on the stair risers entering you home! On a piece of old fence in your entryway! I’m all about repurposing everything! And yes I love adding We do forgiveness! Make it about whatever values make up your family! You can really have fun with this if you use your imagination! Thanks!

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