Seven letters comprise a word that can reach across boundaries. It can touch a neighbor, and by it’s very essence open a door; speak volumes to someone feeling uncertain, and the aroma of food cooking for a family meal stirs the heart like no other, as one crosses the threshold to be with those we love.  To welcome, not only embraces but also, brings comfort and friendliness to those around us. Growing up, I am reminded of the deep meaning of being welcomed in our neighbors’ homes and watching my parents welcome them into ours. This feeling of warmth opened the way for all that followed in the years to come.  I have learned over time that nothing says welcome like your smile which comes from your heart no matter where you are.

Have a beautiful week!