At the end of each day, reflect on the following questions.

• How did the practice of communicating welcome change the nature of the relationship?
• Were there moments when you had to struggle to extend welcome to someone? What happened? What made it difficult to welcome that person?
• Who did you find it easy to welcome? What made it easy to welcome that person?
• Were there moments when you felt the practice of welcoming another person to be unhelpful? What happened? In what ways do you think it was unhelpful?

Rochelle Melander, A Generous Presence