(vs. Loneliness)

Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, and friendship with others

To practice Hospitality I will:

Hospitality requires us to focus on the person not on the items we offer. We need to concern ourselves with what would make our guest feel warm and welcomed. It is less about providing the richest foods or best beverages and more about focusing on preparing for the person or people we are welcoming in a true spirit of joy. Entertaining focuses on the presentation while hospitality focuses on the individual.

This month, practice Hospitality by focusing on others and making them feel special.

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." - Mark Twain

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. " - Winston Churchill


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Hospitality

Robin's Reading List

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Hospitality page