Friday, July 1, 2011

five minute friday - "welcome"

This week's topic  is Welcome - 
1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my right side bar}
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard.

I learned hospitality from my mom.  We didn't have anything fancy at our house, in fact until I went to college the living room carpet was a nasty shade of brownish green. But my friends never cared.  My house was a place where they could hang out.  My mom never said no to me having people over in high school - perhaps because she knew high schoolers need a safe place where they can kick off their shoes, eat pizza, and laugh loudly (and soberly) until the wee hours of the morning.  "You are so lucky." I heard often from these girls with bigger, nicer homes, with two parents who bought them cars and had a college fund and a wedding.  I was lucky.  My mom made everyone feel welcome - which is better than fancy.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Your mom is awesome and such a good reminder for me - it doesn't have to be fancy it just has to an open door. thanks for writing!

  2. This is the type of person I want to be, that I struggle to be. Truly admirable.

  3. Welcome is better than fancy! So agree. Great post.

  4. You might want to give me a warning that you were going to make me cry! Thank you for your generous words. They deeply touched my heart! Thank you for being such an amazing daughter!! I love you!!

  5. Great post! i can tell your relationship with your mother is beautiful. she sounds like a very special lady

  6. I love that carpet, that house, that lady. I have ALWAYS felt welcome there and look forward to our next "laugh waaaaayyyy too loud" event! Love ya!
    Cousin Michelle


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