Gracious Living Everyday

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gra·cious liv·ing  (‘gr?SH?s ?liviNG)

a state of mind, a gesture, an art. The act of making the people you welcome into your home feel cared for and comfortable.  (Can include those dwelling in the home with you.)  The ability to create an atmosphere that makes one want to linger at the dinner table or pull up a chair and visit.  The gift of hospitality that is neither stuffy nor too proper.

How do you define gracious living?