There is an emanation from the heart

which cannot be described,

but is immediately felt and puts

the stranger at his ease.

~Washington Irving

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough...

.........and more.

It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

a house into a home,

a stranger into a friend.

~Melody Beattie

Don't be satisfied with stories,

how things have gone with others.

Unfold your own myth.

May my life be like a great

hospitable tree, and may

weary wanderers find in

me a rest.

~John Henry Jowett

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tea Hospitality

"Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea."

".......a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides-
firesides that were waiting-waiting, for the 
bubbling kettleand the fragrant breath of tea."
~Agnes Repplier, To Think of Tea!

'Blackbird' by Vanessa Bowman

"The return from the walk, and the arrival of tea,
should be coincident, and not later than a quarter past four."
~C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, 1955

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