Hallway Door Makeover (Part 3)

I put the finishing touch on our new/old hallway door this week:

Old Office Door | The Lettered Cottage

The vinyl wording came from Leen the Graphics Queen, and the inspiration behind it came from Kelly Rae and her Possibilitarian Project. She started it a couple of years ago, and I just love what she wrote about being a Possibilitarian on her blog:

What is a possibilitarian?

I first saw the word ‘possibilitarian’ in a quote by Dr. Norman Peale: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities—always see them, for they’re always there.” I’ve been hooked on its meaning ever since. Do you see the bright light of your life’s horizon (even on the average days)? Do you feel its warmth (even when you’re struggling)? Have you begun to touch the surface of all that is possible for your life? Does it give you goosebumps to think about it (I hope it does)? If so, then you’re a possibilitarian, too.

If you…

: Believe in practicing courage, every single day.

: Believe that kindness changes everything & love always wins.

: Believe that we are all part of something beautiful, something bigger than ourselves, something deeply, profoundly, surprisingly…Good.

: Believe that success has everything to do with who you are, not what you do.

And you also…

: Want to live from the center of your life outward- a place where from which you can radiate and live a whole life, not a half-life.

: Understand that our dreams don’t necessarily belong to us, but serve as important tools, belonging to the world.

: Have overcome the odds — big odds, small odds, private odds or public odds — and still have a full heart…and hope.

Then you are most certainly a Possibilitarian.

(Side effects may include honesty, creativity, tenderness & inspired action.)

Old Office Door | Vinyl Graphic from Leen The Graphics Queen

Isn’t that fun?

I like the idea of passing by that kind of positivity every day and I can’t wait to tell Sweet P all about Possibilitarianism! 😀

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  1. Donna Doble-Brown says

    Layla, How have I not heard of this before? This just lifted my SPIRIT a few pegs today . . . . Printing this out to share with the hubby . . . . can I just say I LOVE THE DOOR! Everything about it! The color, the words, the sentiment and best of all knowing the family that lives there safely behind it . . . . Bless you and Kevin . . . Sending lots of love from RI . . . :)

  2. Maryjane from MB, Canada says

    I can’t remember how I stumbled across your blog, but truly it was a gift from the Universe to me. I am thinking that again this morning as and after reading this. I am experiencing huge amounts of gratitude for you & Kevin right now.

    How lucky I am to delight in beautiful posts like this! Thank you so much!!!!

    Your hallway is awesome! I love what you’re doing with it!

    I lead worship at church last week (our minister is on vacation) and I spoke about you & Kevin. I’d love to share what I said with you via email if you’re curious. (drop me an email).

    I am so excited to discover that I am a possibilitiarian!!! Here’s to all of possibilitarians!
    Peace and blessings everyone!
    from Manitoba, Canada

  3. Julia G. says

    Oh the possibilities! Love the door and your sweet attitude. Blessings to you from the Sunshine state!

  4. Claire Belmont says

    You have such a loving presence here in this very cold internet world. Again, you inspire me today to be a better me. I feel that you along with my other sweet good hearted friends, should already be celebrating Mother’s Day for all the good that you do. Much love to you and I’ll be adding to all the prayers for more wonderful blessings to come your way.

  5. Cindy says

    Layla and Kevin! Perfect! “Possibilitarian”; if I looked up the word, I believe I would see a picture of you two. You are always such an inspiration. Cindy

  6. says

    This is absolutely the most inspiring thing I have read in forever. I may print out this entire post and hang it up in my home to read and reread.

  7. Amy says

    Just love it! Makes me think of Ann Voskamp and looking for the gifts that God gives us each day. He only gives us the day before us, so to spend that day noticing the gifts and looking for His possibilities – what a blessed life.

    • Layla says

      Thank you, JoAnne! I LOVE that cabinet filled with all those old quilts! 😀 We’re waiting on a cabinet right now as a matter of fact (it’ll be here at the end of June!), and I can’t wait to blog all about it when it finally gets here! XO

  8. Leigh in Dallas says

    I love this! What an encouraging reminder to pass by every day before you head out into the world. :)

    P.S.: Count me in!

  9. Karen says

    Love it so much! It could not be more perfectly suited for your home and family.

  10. says

    Toss up Layla. What am I more enamored with…the door and its
    Graphics or the beautiful and powerful word, “possibilitarian (ism).”

  11. says

    I absolutely love the point of “Success has everything to do with who you are, not what you do”. I feel like this is something that is all too oft forgotten in our society.

  12. Nancy says

    Letme just say I love what you guys do! However, I usually use my Nook and it is really frustrating because your site takes fooooooorever to load. :( I think you mentioned one time about letting you know about that problem . I love the door BTW.

    • Layla says

      Hi Nancy! Thanks for the heads up about that. We’ve actually moved to a private server and installed software that makes the site load super fast, so I’m thinking it has something to do with how you’re viewing it, maybe? Can you tell me what version of Nook you have, and what browser you’re using to view it? I’ll forward the info to my web developer and see why if he can tell me why it’s loading slow on your device.

  13. says

    This is truly amazing! You are such an inspiration Layla. I think about you and your little Sweet P and how anxious you must be to meet him. Sending happy thoughts you way!

  14. brenda says

    I have not been receiving your blog for several days. So, I ckd to see if you had gone on your trip to pick up your little boy to bring him home. there have been a couple of other blogs that I am subscribed to that this has been happening to. When I try to subscribe again believing there might have been some sort of error in my being unsubscribed and it says that I am already on the mailing list. do you have any idea what could be the challenge??????? OH it is not all of the subscriptions that I have.

  15. Jill D says

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Layla! Next year Sweet P will slip a special note through the mailbox for you (with Daddy’s help)! The hallway makeover is beautiful!

  16. Maria from Oz says

    Ah, this is so wonderful! Both the door AND the idea of being a ‘Possibilitarian’. You guys always make my day when I open your email posts. I’m going to do something similar for here. Great inspiration!
    Oh, and BTW my t-shirt arrived a week or so back! I LOVE it to bits! Sadly it’s got cold here in the old Ozland but never fear I shall brave the elements and wear it with pride! …uh….no I won’t……I hate the cold. I will wear it as soon as the sun shines again! Love you guys! :)

  17. Melanee Packard says

    Hi! Do you know what the fonts used are? I LOVE it but haven’t been able to get a reply from your graphics people so I’ve found someone local to do it for me. I LOVE the idea and was looking for something to do on our glass door. Thank you!!!