“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:40
Whether a friend or family, or even someone you have only met once, guest accommodation ideas are always great to have. We recently were invited as guests to stay at a condo in Florida and I was impressed by how welcome they made us feel. That is what I would like to share with you today, some great ways to reach out to your guests.
Upon entering there was a little bureau with a guest book and near it is a little frog holding a pen so you can write a nice little “thank you” or share a memory about your trip. What a great idea! This would make a wonderful memoir, and a lot of fun for future guest to read as well. On the right there was a beautiful “Rose” lamp. What a perfect way to light the path at night! When you are a guest in a different setting than you are used to, this is a very decorative but purposeful way to say “Welcome”
In the bathrooms on the back of the toilet there was a basket full of all of the necessities, just in case you have forgotten something. A jar of bath salts was the icing on the cake! The bedroom accommodations were stunning. Nothing says welcome more that a beautiful bedroom with lots of pillows on the bed. Bottled water on the night stand is another great idea. Plus there were luggage racks in the corner to put our bags on, and one closet was completely empty so we could hang our clothes in it.
In the kitchen near the sink, neatly lined up, was dish soap, hand soap and hand lotion, and in the sink was a new sponge. Bottled water was in the fridge and they suggested that we could go out for groceries and cook in. Something my husband and I love to do is cook together. The kitchen was laid out with just about everything you could want. A small bamboo tray welcomed you with Keurig coffee cups, cream, sugar and tea bags.
I also noticed they had little tropical silk plants all around in the bathrooms, bedrooms dining room and living room to give that warm and cozy feeling. This was a nice touch and certainly made us feel like we were on vacation.
Although all of these extra touches were not necessary to make us feel comfortable, I believe that they truly went out of their way to welcome us, and it reminded me of our scripture for today: “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
When we welcome our brothers and sisters into our hearts and our homes, give all that we can. Go out of you way to say “welcome” in whatever way you can, for the one you welcome is none other than our Lord and Savior!
God Bless you,
How do you welcome people into your hearts, your homes and your lives? Consider leaving a comment.