Not all houseguests are created equal. The guests whom I strive to emulate when the tables turn and I’m the one camping out on a friend’s pullout couch share these characteristics.
While life doesn’t contain a restart shortcut, there are certain things that can help us refresh and recalibrate when we feel sluggish, have trouble completing a task, or are discombobulated in one way or another.
Believing that even a good thing can always be made better (should we frost those brownies? YES), I embrace these three rituals that take my reading to the next level of enjoyment, education and meaning.
Good hospitality, rather than being an end in itself, is a vehicle for connection and a tool we can use to show family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers love and respect. There certainly isn’t a formula for it, but there are concrete actions we can take that make those abstract ideas of openness, warmth and attention a reality.