One would like to think that any guest invited into their home would be welcome. Unfortunately that is not always the case. Through a sense of obligation or due to a need or because of circumstances beyond our control we must sometimes invite those in who we would not normally choose to spend time with. Thus it is that much nicer when we can invite those we care for and are interested in into our homes and lives. They are truly welcome and we find comfort and a give-and-take that is beneficial to us all that is absent in those encounters we do not choose freely. The welcome guest also provides much appreciated validation that your home is a comfortable and pleasant place to be, because of the inhabitants and because of the place itself; feeling welcomed is a boon to the guest that can add to both your enjoyment and theirs. Though it isn’t fun and stimulating, your home can be a place to dilute sadness or yours and your guest’s negative or tragic thoughts and feelings.Since these feelings are bound to occur at some time, it is good to have a safe place to express them and your compassionate welcoming and place to air feeling is a wonderful gift to give. Your home should be yours and the people welcomed chosen only by you, no matter how diverse they may be. Shouldn’t you be the one to choose who you welcome, not duty manufactured circumstances?