A significant part of what I do in practicing hospitality with a community of young adults is blessing and sending them into the next chapter of their story.

Every time someone who attends our community dinners moves away – we go around the circle at our table and everyone speaks an affirmation over the member who is leaving. The affirmation can be a statement of gratitude, observation, or a blessing.  It is always a beautiful and meaningful time.

It’s isn’t easy for everyone to articulate affirmations, and so many kind thoughts go unspoken.  Which is why I love Lyn Johnson’s recent post on her website, Heartistry: the art of welcome.

Click on this link: “10 Tips for Writing a Meaningful Affirmation” for very practical suggestions on how to express your thoughts of blessing to the people in your community.


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