As one who loves to entertain, I often detach myself from my duties as host and watch my guests interact, and laugh and have a good time. Yes, the cleanup is always a drag, but the headiness of a pleasure filled gathering always brings me back for more.
It is fascinating to watch how our lives are inextricably linked, one to another and there is great joy and reward in bringing people together. At social gatherings, people share many things, and relationships are strengthened and new ones are made.
I have learnt that I can facilitate positive change in peoples lives in my one-on-one interactions with them as well as by creating a safe a welcoming space where people come to share joy that they can go share with others in turn. It's a gift that keeps on giving.