The Importance of Saying ‘NAH’

NAH, wall art, interior design, never allow hate, n.a.h.

The neat thing about thrift stores is that you never know what you will find. The possibility of coming across something you cannot believe you’ve lived without, usually at a ridiculously low price, is part of the thrill. Of course there are times when you go and find absolutely nothing, but those upsets are usually forgotten when you come across the treasures.

I found the wooden letters above at a thrift store on a half-off Saturday. They were originally pieces from a Pottery Barn kids collection that someone had donated. Of course by the time they made it to Goodwill they weren’t in the best shape — chipped pink paint and dirt.

My mind scrambled A-H-N into “NAH” and I’ve been stuck on it ever since. It might seem strange to want “NAH” hung as wall art, but this three-letter word has come to mean more to me than I ever would have expected. I don’t intend for it to encourage negativity. In fact, when I look at “NAH” now, I am reminded to “Never Allow Hate.” I like that. Never allow hate in my own heart or accept it from others. NAH.

Can you think of any other powerful acronyms using the letters N-A-H? I’d love to hear them in the comments.

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  • Even if you think of it just meaning “nah,” there’s something about the word that’s way more cheeky than negative. Totally different than hanging “no” on your wall, for example.

    • D’Aundra Wallace

      I agree! Actually, that was what I initially liked about the “nah” — it had a playfulness to it. After having it around for a couple of weeks, I’ve seen it take on new meanings and that’s made me become even more enamored.

  • Franco

    Wow I love this post, so positive! I will be using ‘NAH’ from now on. Thank you!