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Home for the Holidays: How to Make Your Guests Feel Welcome
Posted By Cheryl Terrace On December 10, 2013 @ 11:27 am In Eco Decorating, Green Living, Healthy Home, Personal Growth, Relationships | 1 Comment
The holidays are a festive — and often frantic — time of year, with family and friends gathering together . The setting for all these celebrations takes place in our homes, where creating comfort for our guests  is the primary focus.
A warm, welcoming home  is an extraordinary gift, not only now but all year ’round. A healthy home environment  nurtures and supports the wellness of its inhabitants — which naturally extends to anyone entering their dwellings.
A peaceful, loving home can be felt both physically and emotionally. There are lots of ways to make your home express heartfelt glad tidings. Here are a few tips to help you prepare your home before guests arrive:
I believe the most important gift one can give is the gift of being fully and completely present . When a friend enters my home, I drop any task I am doing, greet him or her warmly (I am a hugger), and make them feel like the most important person in the world (which is priceless).
Take a few deep breaths this frantic holiday season and remember to let your home express the joy in your heart, after all, as we all know, “Home is where the heart is,” so make sure yours expresses exultation instead of exhaustion!
Warm Home Blessings!
May your walls know joy,
May every room hold laughter,
And every window open to great possibility!
~Mary Anne Radmacher
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