On Friday, my Mom cooked a GIANT pan of lasagna– probably the biggest these eyes have ever seen. My little sister had just had a baby and all of the family was coming into town for a visit. My mom is a remarkable hostess. She has the gift of hospitality. She will work all day to clean and cook and then cheerfully greet people at the door and facilitate conversation for the whole evening. People love coming to my parent’s house. She thinks about others and what they would enjoy. She works hard to create space for them to be at ease. She sincerely loves ‘including’– in whatever she is doing. I love that about my Mom.