Five Minute Friday!
I love Fridays! Thanks to Lisa Jo at the Gypsy Mama it’s the time when I can just leave my mind to wander and my fingers to roam…trusting the Writer to steer me at will. Journaling whatever flits across my brain for five minutes straight. No backtracking, no spell checking, no stopping until that beepity beep! Want to join in the fun? Click on the button below. Today’s word is WELCOME….
“Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our service to the test!”
I hear the word welcome and for some reason that silly little song by Lumiere starts popping through my brain. Well at least that’s what it did tonight!
But just what does welcome mean? And can you hear “welcome” but not feel it?
You know what I’m talking about…perhaps the first time you visit a new church or you’re the new one in school. It hurts to see the smile on the lips, the voice saying, “we’re glad you’re here” but it doesn’t quite reach the eyes. Puts you on edge and makes you a little leery to stretch out your hand and share anything of yourself.
Welcome is one of the things that I think needs to be done “right”. It needs to be said with a big smile and crinkly eyes and a firm handshake (not crushing or wimpy, but just right). It needs to be said in a way that makes you feel like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket and have a nice cup of hot chocolate in your favorite chair!
And that is what this AWESOME community has been for me. A big smile, crinkly eyes and a perfect handshake!
So to those of you who may be new to this community or to blogging or to Five Minute Friday or the #fmfparty…WELCOME! 😀
And I’m done.
What does welcome mean to you? Is there anything else on your heart? Join in the conversation below so we can all share in the blessings!
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