Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let's not be afraid to receive each day's surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
October 12th - all are welcome
Gratitude is a twofold love -- love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest.
Henry Van Dyke
Were you ever taught the saying, Don’t wear out your welcome? One way or another, we all learn boundaries in relationships, like how to act with tact and to avoid making presumptions about others. Lessons like these teach us to be considerate and help us build lasting relationships.
Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Children don’t learn the same kinds of boundaries with their parents as they do with their friends and acquaintances. That’s because parents love to provide good things for their children. It’s also much harder to impose on a parent than on a friend.
What is common between children, can show up in adult relationships too. One person offends another, and the hurt person shoots back a verbal blow. The original offender retaliates with another insult. Before long, anger and cruel words have damaged the relationship.
Remember: A soft answer has often been the means of breaking a hard heart.
A smile is the universal welcome.