Hospitality has existed since the birth of the human race. It does not truly have a concrete, defined meaning since being hospitable is different in different circumstances. The basic idea is that hospitality is how human you are from inside. It is a vast term that defines the ethics and manners taught to you and also refers to the general behavior and how welcoming you are.
There are many names given to it. Generosity, compassion, empathy etc. It can be referred to as a gesture that can leave prints on someone’s heart for years to come. A mere act can make an impression last for generations. It is the fusion of kindness and friendliness in a person.
Where Does Hospitality Come From
It isn’t something that can be bought from the market. Hospitality comes through family and their traditions. It can be acquired by people and the company you wish to keep. It comes from the ethics you were taught and understanding the pain of someone who is in pain. In short, hospitality comes from your heart and you pass that joy of hospitality to others through empathy, understanding, and forgiveness.
What Hospitality Means...
Hospitality means how friendly you are. It defines the sense of judgment and care for others that lies inside you. Being hospitable means that you are considerate enough to feel the other party’s pain and grief and accommodate them to the fullest. This creates a spark that can sometimes win the heart of your company.
Even after years, people remember any seemingly insignificant act of kindness towards them. You never know what karma has in store for you, so be kind whenever you can.
Hospitality means that you should sympathize with your fellows. We all come from the same beginnings. We were once all incapable of being the person we are today. But, if you have the chance to express gratitude and help others then its better take advantage of that opportunity and make the most of it.
How Can You Be Hospitable
There are different ways of showing friendliness and hospitality. When you feel capacitated and in a position to help others, it is best to offer your hand for help. Apart from that, your service should be the best even if that means starving yourself and serving a guest when all you had to offer was a bit of bread. One of my favorite songs is “Through Heaven’s Eyes” from Prince of Egypt. These particular lyrics speak to me:
So how do you measure the worth of a man
In wealth or strength or size?
In how much he gained or how much he gave?
The answer will come
The answer will come to him who tries
To look at his life through heaven’s eyes
And that’s why we share all we have with you
Though there’s little to be found
When all you’ve got is nothing
There’s a lot to go around
Besides, catering to the needs of people, to show hospitality all you can do is behaving nicely. Being polite in both tone and actions has a huge effect on the impressions you leave. Even if you offer everything you have, but sound too rude then no one is going to appreciate you for your kindness. So, in short, you can show hospitality by offering any help needed fused with friendliness and ever-welcoming behavior.
At the end of the day, the world will remember you on the basis of how hospitable and kind you were with others and your surroundings. Hospitality is the friendliness that you carry. It exhibits the effort of your parents on your grooming and how soft-hearted you are.
Remember that one act of kindness can stamp someone’s heart with the impression you left. So let’s make it a nice one and try being considerate towards the problem each one of us carries.