My Five Minute Friday on: Welcome
You. Are. Welcome.
I say these words over in my mind. They make me feel warm and fuzzy and accepted.
I can be who I am here. I can say what I think. I can make myself comfortable. I can speak or be quiet. Someone is glad that I'm here. Thankful that I showed up.
I don't have to worry about what others will think. Free of judgement.
When we say, "You are welcome," is this what we mean?
Or is it just something we say — like asking, "How are you?" — Do we REALLY want to know?
You ARE welcome! Stains on your shirt, slippers on your feet, oatmeal crusties in your hair, dried toothpaste stuck to your chin, toddler screaming, patience fleeting, worries consuming, mistakes and all, however you are.
You are just right. And we're really glad that you're here!
Linking with Lisa-Jo today: