I know people who turn their homes into havens of generosity, hosting people from all over the world, becoming crucibles of understanding and bridges across cultures and generations as they create a new definition of family — an extended family that welcomes strangers as warmly as lifelong friends and relatives. Maintaining a sense of community like this creates a deepened and broader sense of home and expands our experience and understanding of environment.

Rick Jarow, Alchemy of Abundance