Right before my vacation ended, a couple of decorative signs we ordered for our home arrived. Since we aren’t the type to have a sign that says “LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE” we needed something more, us and our home.

Which way to the pool?

The first sign was a generic POOL➡️. We put it up on the fence so that you can see it as soon as you walk out the back door. Yeah, most of our backyard is the pool, but it’s a little bit of fun considering how much we treat our home like a resort. I also find it humorous that you would need to see sign considering it’s the only way to go to find our pool.

The Deck

The other sign was closer to “LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE” and was installed in the upper part of our gazebo. It reads: “The Deck: Sit. Sip. Relax. Enjoy” A perfect motto for hanging out in our backyard. The feeling of calmness and chillaxin’ comes over everyone who sits back there. Our own private oasis, ready for friends and family to relax and enjoy.

Of course we did look at some silly pool themed signs, but potty humor or borderline stupidity isn’t our style. We wanted more zen and resort-like. I think we succeeded.

Does Life Have Signs?

I’d like to think that I am in control of my actions. That I choose my own path. But I also try and force myself to engage in the signs around me- as if numbers or words could have a deeper meaning.

Today for example- a person in front of me had a patch on their jacket that says simply, “Follow Your Identity“. Which is interesting advice and relatively easy to accomplish. Like Popeye says, “I am what I am.”

I really don’t believe that there is something greater out there guiding us. It’s more a collective of all of your experiences, education and upbringing that sets our path. That being said, some people require others, or a god, or science to show them the way through life. If it brings them joy or enlightenment, I want people to successfully navigate life.

I don’t have all the answers. But I’m also not asking all those hard questions. I’ve got a way about me that works. A state of mind unique to who I am. Maybe I’m the one sharing signs for others. Or maybe I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes.

Like “Ace of Base“.