After someone joins a group, we say, 1. Welcome to join us. ("welcome" as a Adjective) 2. We warmly welcome you to join our group.
Welcome Spring! It’s the wonderful time of the year when snow finally melts, trees begin to blossom and the streets look lively and green again! Even though there might’ve been a bit of a confusion with Mother Nature, who sent some snow for a rather cold welcome to the new season, we can’t wait until temperatures start going up, and we see our areas come back alive once more. Spring comes with the idea of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth, and most people see it as a time of change. Here are 26 quotes to start celebrating Spring and wishing everyone a happy new season!
“Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer.” - Geoffrey B. Charlesworth
“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go.” - Christopher Morley
“Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.” - Rainer Maria Rilke
“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” - Mark Twain
“Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well.” - Charles Dudley Warner
“Awake, thou wintry earth. Fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness!” - Thomas Blackburn
“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” - Ruth Stout
“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” - Proverb
“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” - Doug Larson
“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” - W. Earl Hall
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” - Anne Bradstreet
“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.” - Virgil A. Kraft
“Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” - Ellis Peters
“Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.” - Chinese Proverb
“The naked earth is warm with Spring, and with green grass and bursting trees leans to the sun’s kiss glorying, and quivers in the sunny breeze.” - Julian Grenfell
“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” - Mark Twain
“Oh, Spring is surely coming, Her couriers fill the air; Each morn are new arrivals, Each night her ways prepare; I scent her fragrant garments, Her foot is on the stair.” - John Burroughs
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda
“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann Jacobs
“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'” - Robin Williams
“What a strange thing! To be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” - Kobayashi Issa
“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” - Leo Tolstoy
“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” - Ernest Hemingway
“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.” - Dodie Smith
“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.” - Lilly Pulitzer
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with these quotes that remind you why cold welcome to the new season, we can't wait until temperatures start.
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By: Susan Dugdale | Last modified: 07-16-2019 | First published: 01-01-2010
The challenge of a welcome speech is to find alternate ways to express yourself sincerely without resorting to a string of undifferentiated "same-old, same-old" phrases to greet your guests with.
And alongside the challenge to avoid using stale words, there's an additional question.
Is the welcome speech you need to prepare formal or informal? There are major differences. The words you use in an informal speech will be entirely out of place in a formal one.
The video below explains the difference and provides six example speech openings to illustrate: three formal and three informal.
Repetition of a familiar word is very easy to do and totally understandable.
Sometimes we can't find the words we want and we get stuck in a vocabulary rut, using the same phrase or word over and over, and over again, trying to make it cover multiple and/or different situations.
And yet we know, words are just like clothes. One size does does not fit all.
What's the solution?
Here's three suggestions to individualize or tailor your words to fit your event a little better. And they'll be more interesting for the audience to listen to!
With care you'll find most will adapt either formal or informal use.
Try working in an adjective to describe the quality of your welcome more fully.
I've provided an example sentence or two alongside each adjective to show how it could be used in context.
I know some examples are much more successful, (smooth to say and read), than others.
Some, quite frankly, clunk a little. (I say this with a wry smile!)
If you decide to use the feature word in those that do, perhaps you'll find a way to use it more eloquently!
It could be a(n):
Or maybe it's a:
What about a:
Then there's a:
If you are really stuck for time and need a welcome speech very quickly, I have a solution. Check my speech builder out.
Think about the guests you want to welcome as part of your speech. What sort of guests are they? Is there a word, or two, you could use to describe them more fully?
Accurate descriptions of the people coming to the event, either as especially invited guests, or as members of the audience, helps build credibility and trust.
The care you take to find the right words is an excellent investment for everybody involved.
Could your guests be better described as:
Who are you talking to? Yes, everybody in the audience is a guest to your event but what could they be more accurately called?
Are these people your:
And lastly, have fun experimenting!
Do try mixing and matching your words and phrases to fit the occasion. After all there are more flavors to "welcome" than vanilla!
A smile is the universal welcome.
Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.
There is no friend like an old friend who has shared our morning days, no greeting like his welcome, no homage like his praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul.
We dare not trust our wit for making our house pleasant to our friend, so we buy ice cream.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.
Keeping one’s guests supplied with liquor is the first law of hospitality.
People are either born hosts or born guests.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
Welcome as the flowers in May.
Welcome. Enter as guests, leave as friends.
A table full of welcome makes scarce one dainty dish.
We just need to adjust our mindset and be prepared to meet all the uncertainties. If you feel tough, just reading these welcome quotes to inspire yourself to move.
If you are looking for some sample welcome aboard messages then your message for a new employee, whether it's just a welcome quote in a card, We welcome you to (company name) we are very glad to have you with.