At the guts of the Irish expression, céad míle fáilte, which means “a hundred thousand welcomes,” is the understanding that every person who we meet is somebody that we must always obtain with nice care, dignity, and honor, as a result of we’d additionally prefer to obtain that very same care, dignity, and honor.
One of the individuals in my life that emulated this for me was my grandmother Hannah. I noticed her sooner or later with a pot of potatoes, and there will need to have been about 40 in there. I requested, “How many are you expecting for dinner, Nanny?”
She mentioned, “Well, I don’t know. That’s the thing about potatoes,” and she or he winked at me. “They always seem to magically multiply in the pot” and so do guests.
So there’s this stunning understanding that my grandfather left me with, which is there’s all the time room for another on the desk. It’s an exquisite, inclusive, welcoming extension of sincerity and gratitude that teaches us loads as we speak.
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