October 06, 2006

Sharing Hospitality Outside Of Your Home
Hospitality cannot only be practiced inside your home it should also be practiced outside as well. It only takes a little bit of effort to brighten someone's day and let them know you were thinking of them. It could be an elderly neighbor, a shut-in, a frazzled Mom who needs a lift, someone suffering from illness, someone who is lonely, etc... this list could go on forever. All that is required of you is a willing heart and loving hands! I have decided to take my elderly friend this cute fall tea towel (dollar store) and a loaf of the pumpkin cranberry bread. Inside the homemade card I have placed the recipe for the bread. I know more than anything though, it will be my visit that will make her the happiest. Only a few minutes and a little effort can make a HUGE difference in someone's life. Who do you know that you could share some hospitality with?


clarice said...

I love that you added the tea towel. It added that extra touch. Clarice

Mississippi Girl said...

What a GREAT idea... I agree, that little towel is a great addition!
Jennifer R.

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea!!!

You are probably one of the most thoughtful people I know. Truly, this world would be much nicer if we were all as thoughful.

Thank you so very much for encouraging us with this!!

Mrs. U

Anonymous said...

The person who receives the bread and treasures is very lucky to have you. I love the idea of the visit and the gift. I look for forward to your lovely blog on a daily basis.

Shari said...

i'm sure your friend loved the company and the gift. :):)

Kelli said...

Wonderful idea! Your neighbor is very lucky to have you as a friend!

Anonymous said...

I've had hospitality on my heart recently. Thank you for sharing your beautiful act of hospitality. I've done 2 recent posts on hospitality, I am planning a third I hope you don't mind me linking to your post? Blessings.

Naturegirl said...

What a kind hearted soul you are! A great example to us all!Sharing is caring.Mrs.U is so right!

Susan P. said...

Clarice and Jennifer, I thought it needed that little something "extra", I'm glad you agree:)

Mrs. U, I don't deserve such kind words but I thank you so much for saying them:) Sending hugs your way!

Sharon Kay, I'm so glad you visited. I have visited your beautiful blog and look forward to daily visits to you, as well!

Shari, I love your profile pic., it is the cutest!

Kelli, thank you:)

Mrs. Blythe, I would be very honored for you to link me. I look forward to reading your wisdom on hospitality!

Nature girl, thank you for such kind words:)

Elizabeth said...

That's a great thought that our hospitality is an attitude of the heart that we should carry with us outside of the home. An older lady shared this same thought with me when I was a young bride. It took a few minutes for me to take in what she said. I realized I had defined hospitality too narrowly -- as sharing my home with someone. But, it's always a treat to meet someone whose warm heart and friendly smile make you feel "at home" no matter where you run into them.