Day 4: Hospitality for introverts

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

I know there are people who feel drained after large gatherings. And people with the kind of depression that makes it almost impossible to plan ahead for social events. People with physical illnesses that make entertaining difficult, too.

Can I tell you something, all of us with our hands raised?

Hosting dinner is not the only way to love your neighbor. In fact, sometimes it’s not even the best way.

You know what some people need?

A phone call.

A meal that you just drop off.

A ride to pick up a car from the repair shop.

A prayer.

A chance to meet one-on-one.

A bouquet of flowers from your garden.

A load of laundry done.

A book from your shelf.

A note.

A compliment.

And they need you. Just the way you are.