“Welcome to ______________ (insert restaurant name here).”
… that’s what a co-worker of mine would say when I would lament the injustices, inefficiencies, and unfairness of the job. On the surface, it was a sarcastic way of saying “that’s the way it is here,” making fun of the company motto and phrase that was supposed to make guests feel wanted, welcomed, and comfortable.
However, I’ve been focusing on Joyce Meyer’s teachings recently on the power of words and have decided that I won’t let the negative connotations I’ve begun to associate with the word “welcome” as part of this facetious phrase become permanent.
Welcome should bring to mind a cheerful, pleasant environment filled with pleasing sights, sounds, and smells.
Welcome…is how I want guests (and especially my family) to feel in my home, complete with clutter-free areas (visually appealing), encouraging words (pleasing sounds), and the aroma of home cooked meals (good smells).
My home will exude WELCOME.
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..