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With each guest, a new lesson

“Hospitality is the key to new ideas, new friends, new possibilities. What we take into our lives changes us.” ~ Joan D Chittister

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The more I host, the more I grow.

Each guest imparts a little something, a lesson one might say, about themselves, about life, about preconceived notions, about expectations big or small, about graciousness, about the very tiny world in which we live.

This is one of many reasons I love being an Airbnb host.

We humans generally gravitate toward people who are like us, don’t we? Those familiar traits we see in others make for safe friends. Who better to make us feel warm and welcomed than someone who thinks the same way we do?

Having guests who arrive from different walks of life makes being a good host more challenging. A challenge met by growing as a person and gaining an understanding of what another person, a different from me person, might need to feel comfortable.

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