Definitions: (1) receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with generous kindness and in a friendly manner; (2) offering a pleasant or sustaining environment; (3) liberal and generous in disposition; receptive or, at lease, respectful of new ideas

• Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. Those two simple prepositions – for and to – express it all. — Danny Meyer (1958-) American restaurateur
• It is important for me to focus on positive actions taken to heal instead of beating myself up over what I did wrong each day. It shifts my perspective, thus making my body and mind more hospitable places for healing and positive energy. — Sharon E. Rainey (1956-) American teacher and writer

Admonition: If one cannot be hospitable they can, at least, be civil.

Symbol: the pineapple

Mythological Figures: Baucis and Philemon were an affectionate couple who hospitably entertained Jupiter and Mercury. In gratitude their little house was transformed into a palace. In response to their wish to be together always, they were turned into twin trees when they died. — Ovid (c. 43 BC-17 AD) Roman poet