Welcoming Atmosphere

Discuss the May 2017 Book of the Month, Farmer Beau's Farm by Kathleen Geiger.

View Farmer Beau's Farm on Bookshelves
User avatar
Amagine
Posts: 5408
Joined: 04 Mar 2017, 19:27
2017 Reading Goal: 400
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Favorite Author: James Patterson
Bookshelf Size: 726
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amagine.html
Latest Review: "Salome and Gogo visit Soweto" by Cora Groenewald
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG
fav_author_id: 3251

Welcoming Atmosphere

Post by Amagine » 02 May 2017, 09:31

Farmer Beau and his wife Bamma opens up their home to many animals. They provide food and shelter to the animals.

What have you done or would do to make someone feel welcomed?
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." -A.A Milne

"I am grateful for all the books that sparked my imagination." -Unknown

User avatar
e-tasana-williams
Posts: 329
Joined: 13 May 2016, 18:50
2018 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal: 120
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 16
Bookshelf Size: 124
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-e-tasana-williams.html
Latest Review: "Wrong Turn, Right Guy" by Haylie B. Fox
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by e-tasana-williams » 02 May 2017, 13:18

I try to connect with people regardless of the setting. It puts me at ease whenever someone in a new place reaches out to me, or otherwise uses inclusive words or gestures. I try to do the same. Whether in my home or in a public place, a smile, eye contact, and concern for their well-being goes a long way to letting a person know they are welcome.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free ~ Frederick Douglas

User avatar
kandscreeley
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 5532
Joined: 31 Dec 2016, 20:31
2018 Reading Goal: 115
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 66
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 94
Currently Reading: End of the Last Great Kingdom
Bookshelf Size: 205
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-kandscreeley.html
Latest Review: Milky Way Tango by Roger Alan Bonner

Post by kandscreeley » 02 May 2017, 13:59

I just try to approach them the say way I would want to be approached.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”
― Ernest Hemingway

User avatar
hsimone
Lilimaster of Bookshelves
Posts: 5208
Joined: 17 Jul 2015, 20:19
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 72
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 96
Currently Reading: To Kill a Mockingbird
Bookshelf Size: 433
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hsimone.html
Latest Review: Picture Perfect by D.G. Stern
Publishing Contest Votes: 27

Post by hsimone » 02 May 2017, 14:38

I agree with what others have said: approach them as I want to be approached, maybe with a smile or a simple 'hello' gesture. I would invite them to converse with me and just try to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

For animals, I would have done exactly as Farmer Beau and Bamma.
"Love is patient, love is kind." -1 Corinthians 13:4

User avatar
Amagine
Posts: 5408
Joined: 04 Mar 2017, 19:27
2017 Reading Goal: 400
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Favorite Author: James Patterson
Bookshelf Size: 726
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amagine.html
Latest Review: "Salome and Gogo visit Soweto" by Cora Groenewald
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG
fav_author_id: 3251

Post by Amagine » 02 May 2017, 15:24

I would approach them in a friendly manner with a big goofy smile on my face. Hopefully this would break the tension and make them feel more comfortable. It can just as easily scare them away too though. (Lol)
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." -A.A Milne

"I am grateful for all the books that sparked my imagination." -Unknown

csimmons032
Posts: 687
Joined: 27 Feb 2015, 21:49
Favorite Author: Stephenie Meyer
Favorite Book: Twilight and The Last Song
Currently Reading: Bluewater Walkabout
Bookshelf Size: 717
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-csimmons032.html
Latest Review: "Book Blueprint" by Jacqui Pretty
fav_author_id: 2594

Post by csimmons032 » 02 May 2017, 19:55

As the others have said in this post, I just try to treat people as I would want to be treated. I try very hard to be polite towards people and to not be judgmental no matter what the situation is. I have always believed that being kind to people is always the best way to go, even if they don't return the kindness, then at least I tried.

User avatar
Amagine
Posts: 5408
Joined: 04 Mar 2017, 19:27
2017 Reading Goal: 400
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Favorite Author: James Patterson
Bookshelf Size: 726
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amagine.html
Latest Review: "Salome and Gogo visit Soweto" by Cora Groenewald
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG
fav_author_id: 3251

Post by Amagine » 02 May 2017, 20:43

csimmons032 wrote:As the others have said in this post, I just try to treat people as I would want to be treated. I try very hard to be polite towards people and to not be judgmental no matter what the situation is. I have always believed that being kind to people is always the best way to go, even if they don't return the kindness, then at least I tried.
I agree with you! Especially on the part that even if they don't return the kindness, you still try. I just believe in staying positive always.
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." -A.A Milne

"I am grateful for all the books that sparked my imagination." -Unknown

User avatar
Gravy
Gravymaster of Bookshelves
Posts: 31501
Joined: 27 Aug 2014, 02:02
2018 Reading Goal: 65
2017 Reading Goal: 60
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 55
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 78
Favorite Author: Too many to list
Favorite Book: As many as there are stars in the sky
Currently Reading: Black
Bookshelf Size: 884

Post by Gravy » 02 May 2017, 23:15

Give food. Food is very welcoming :lol:
If we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

We've all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

User avatar
gali
Site Admin
Posts: 32211
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 104
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 105
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Currently Reading: The Girl in the Tower
Bookshelf Size: 1855
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gali.html
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
fav_author_id: 2484

Post by gali » 02 May 2017, 23:21

As the others have said, I would give them food and be nice to them.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

User avatar
Gravy
Gravymaster of Bookshelves
Posts: 31501
Joined: 27 Aug 2014, 02:02
2018 Reading Goal: 65
2017 Reading Goal: 60
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 55
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 78
Favorite Author: Too many to list
Favorite Book: As many as there are stars in the sky
Currently Reading: Black
Bookshelf Size: 884

Post by Gravy » 03 May 2017, 00:01

Food is the magical recipe for friend making. Hence the stereotypical 'welcome-wagon'. :lol:

We even go so far as to feed animals to make friends with them.
If we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.

We've all got light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

User avatar
katiesquilts
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 570
Joined: 20 Aug 2015, 20:10
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2017 Reading Goal: 25
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 112
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 64
Currently Reading: A Game of Thrones
Bookshelf Size: 612
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-katiesquilts.html
Latest Review: A Price of Blood by Renee Peters and Rae Stilwell

Post by katiesquilts » 03 May 2017, 02:53

Whenever I have people over to my home, I always exaggerate how relaxed I am and openly "break rules" (putting my feet up on the sofa, putting a glass on the table without a coaster, etc.) to show my guests what's allowable in my home so they don't have to ask for permission or feel anxious about being polite and respectful towards my things. I also try to attend to their needs before they have to work up the courage to ask for something.

User avatar
Amagine
Posts: 5408
Joined: 04 Mar 2017, 19:27
2017 Reading Goal: 400
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 45
Favorite Author: James Patterson
Bookshelf Size: 726
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-amagine.html
Latest Review: "Salome and Gogo visit Soweto" by Cora Groenewald
Reading Device: B00IKPYKWG
fav_author_id: 3251

Post by Amagine » 03 May 2017, 05:24

Gravy wrote:Food is the magical recipe for friend making. Hence the stereotypical 'welcome-wagon'. :lol:

We even go so far as to feed animals to make friends with them.
Food would certainly make me feel welcomed! All you have to do is free me and I'll feel right at home! :lol2:
"Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." -A.A Milne

"I am grateful for all the books that sparked my imagination." -Unknown

User avatar
Donnavila Marie01
Posts: 930
Joined: 19 Dec 2016, 02:39
2017 Reading Goal: 50
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 42
Currently Reading: the one
Bookshelf Size: 90
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-donnavila-marie01.html
Latest Review: "America, It Was Just An Idea" by Dr. Rayna M. Gangi

Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 03 May 2017, 06:41

I usually smile and sfart a conversation. I offer something like food or drink if I am in a restaurant or party. In a public place, I usually don't talk to strangers.

User avatar
sjbegay
Posts: 2
Joined: 13 Jul 2015, 13:27
Bookshelf Size: 5
Reading Device: B0013FRNKG

Post by sjbegay » 03 May 2017, 20:32

I introduce myself and ask if there's anything they need. I try to be as kind as possible. :)

User avatar
mistysnow
Posts: 9
Joined: 03 May 2017, 00:22
Bookshelf Size: 28
Reading Device: B00L89V1AA

Post by mistysnow » 03 May 2017, 23:54

If I were to bring someone into my home I would make them feel welcomed by letting them know they have full reign of my house. I would want them to feel like family, and that they would be welcomed to fix themselves something to eat whenever, without feeling the need to ask. I would make them feel at home and make them feel as comfortable as possible. There is nothing worse then when a person is trying to help you out, but you feel it's not from their heart, it's makes for an uncomfortable situation.

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "Farmer Beau's Farm" by Kathleen Geiger”