"To invite a person into your house is to take charge of his happiness for as long as he is under your roof." ~Brillat-Savarin
"I might understand all mysteries, have all knowledge and all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and might bestow all my goods to feed the poor, but if I don't have love, I have nothing." ~I Cor. 13
Table set for dinner in my kitchen last summer. Flowers from my friend's garden. Memories of our time together, still priceless.
"Search for happiness and you may never find it, but help others find it and you shall be truly happy. ~author unknown
"Use a person's first name often. It makes people feel acknowledged, and it is one big thing in the world that is truly theirs." ~the Innkeeper at Willow Brook Inn
I will close this post with a another hint I learned from an innkeeper, "If you bake apples on a tray in a slow oven for the afternoon, by the time guests arrive, your whole house will bear the natural scent of a comforting welcome." It works! I add a touch of cinnamon and vanilla. Try it and see if you agree, even if you invite friends in for coffee and cookies.