Family should offer a safe haven cushioned with hospitality. Along with security our home must reflect the warmth of hospitality and kindness. Think of the endearment conveyed when welcomed with a warm hug. Hospitality offers courtesy, receptiveness and graciousness. A safe place to find loyalty. A safe place to find strength. A safe place to refresh.
I love what Barbara Bush vocalized, “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” Home can embrace the best of who we are and the finest we can become in the future. Sometimes the best investments are time and presence. Strong steps toward forging a safe haven demand intentionality and purpose. Courage advances forgiveness. Boldness builds protection. Shelter forges confidence. Create your own safe haven.