we all want the same things...
to love and be loved,
to live surrounded by people we respect and to be respected right back,
to love coming home at the end of the day,
to feel safe and not afraid,
to do work that makes us proud,
we all want to matter.
we have very different ideas, ways, solutions, paths, and preferences...
but we all want the same things.
so i don't see a reason to talk politics and religion too far from my kitchen table.
did anybody ever change their mind about anything because of a clever tweet or status update?
revolution starts at home.
shatter your own glass ceiling,
and you will raise up people who find it inconceivable that there ever was one.
make your own life great,
and you will raise up people who do not rely on others for their happiness and well-being.
pour all of your energy into raising people up.
waste none of your life tearing people down.
we are at our best when we talk about what we love.
we are at our worst when we talk about what we hate.
we have the power to change the world.
one kitchen table conversation at a time.
get curious. ask questions. listen. eat good food.
be who you want them to be rather than insisting they be who you want them to be.
problems get solved when we focus on changing ourselves rather than changing other people.
if we want to live in a world where people respect each other,
we have to raise up people who respect each other.
and we raise up people who respect each other,
by being people who respect each other.
we have to rise up.
so turn off the news.
close your laptop.
put your phone in the junk drawer.
listen to music.
eat blueberries with the ones you love.
everything we really need, we already have.
welcome to my house...
by christina britt lewis
home is the most important place in the whole wide world.
we learn that love is love and the world is wide enough
when we welcome people who think differently into our homes.
kitchen table conversations change the world.
you want a revelation? i want a revolution.
a love revolution starts at home.
invite people over for pizza and cheap red wine on a friday night.
ask them about their hopes and dreams.
talk about what you love.
listen to bob marley.
play heads up.
celebrate summer with big bowls of ice cream.
nobody needs fancy.
everybody needs love.
we are all just walking each other home.
christina for all
by christina britt lewis
photography by sophie rogers
kelly seriously does free my heart...
cole is the spray paint master...
even after all this time
the sun never says to the earth,
you owe me
look what happens with a love like that,
it lights the whole sky
this art hangs in our home and is our most requested piece.
we love that it moves many of our clients deeply too.
this is how we do marriage, parenting, business, life...
tim and i celebrate our 25th anniversary soon.
this idea... unconditional acceptance, giving over getting, refusing to blame...
freedom is why tim is my best friend.
freedom is why cole and camden think we hung the moon.
freedom is why our clients say what they say about us.
but good lord, you guys...
for too many of those 25 years it was all...
you owe me. you hurt me. you are the reason i am unhappy.
took me a long time to stop blaming other people for my unhappiness.
sometimes it doesn't feel like it...
sometimes it's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah, but...
we have a choice.
we do not always choose our circumstances,
but we choose how we respond to our circumstances.
we choose to be the victim or the hero of our life story.
The one thing you can’t take away from me
is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me.
The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.
- Viktor E. Frankl
happiness, contentment, peace...
they don't come while we wait and hope for somebody to give them to us.
peace comes when we get busy giving it away.
forgive me for saying this all the time,
but i'm talking to myself over here.
because i tend to forget...
Whatever you think people are withholding from you…
and so on…
give it to them.
- Eckhart Tolle
sweet talk from our happy client...
The Redesign Company created an inviting and open space that is cozy, comfortable, and classy. We love it! They mixed modern and traditional with fun and inspiring! We can't wait to share the space with family and friends. Working with this professional crew is amazing! They listen and communicate well and truly want to please the customer, yet still mindful of the budget!
this was our 99th review on houzz.
we all can't quite believe we get to do this every day.
thank you for all of the love and for trusting us with your homes.
big things appear to be on the horizon for our little company.
we will always remember who got us there.
with so much love and gratitude,
christina for all