By Jacquelyn Delane
Hello Be Well Community and welcome to 2022!
When you hear the word “welcome”, what thoughts immediately go through your mind? Do you see a friendly face, a warm greeting, a polite exchange, gladness, delight, or what? Well those are some of the things I see and hear when I think of the word welcome.
As we leave behind all of 2021 with the lessons we learned and the experiences we had, let’s welcome 2022 with open arms and put into practice something we learned and cherished from those lessons.
No matter what the lesson, let’s decide to share that friendly face as we encounter our neighbors, friends and family; be intentional and welcome them into our space.
A warm greeting to a coworker, a person we ride the train with everyday, or a church member we see across the aisle every week—let’s brighten their day. A polite exchange to the person walking their dog or sitting on a park bench, can add value to their day. Being extra kind to the waiter at the restaurant or even the worker at the drive thru can bring gladness to their heart. My message is simple— the more we bring a warm welcome into the hearts and minds of others, the more life will welcome us!
Have a super-fantastic and unapologetic start to your 2022, and don’t forget to bring welcome inspiration to someone everyday!