When we make a party — for a special occasion or no reason at all — we want it to be fun; we want the food to be tasty; the setting to be attractive, our guests to enjoy themselves.
This only happens, though, with preparation and hard work. We need to buy food, peel, slice and roast it. We need to set out dishes and serve them. We need to sweep and scrub. We need to rearrange tables and chairs. We need to fill balloons. We need to think and plan that our guests should have a wonderful time.
Then there’s something else — something that seemingly needs little preparation. Just as we want our guests to enjoy the party, so we want them to enjoy us. For this, we need a sunny smile, lively eyes, sympathetic ears, and a real desire to make them happy. Isn’t this part simple? Yes and no — think about it. Here are some questions that can help:
One: Do we want to be such a person only when we’re at that party, or all year round?
Two: If we’re not such a person all year around, do we think we’ll fool others for those few hours of our party?
Three: If it does pay to be such a person continually, doesn’t this need some study, understanding and training? Doesn’t it take some effort?
Excerpted from “Be a King“.
By: Rabbi Avraham Tzvi Schwartz of “Self-Growth“
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