Last week, my family and I traveled to Italy to try to find my grandfather’s birthplace. We found it, but I realized that in order for me to have found it, the people living in his former home had to open their doors to me—a complete stranger. They were so welcoming. That’s no small feat these days, as I’m sure most of us would have issues opening our doors to strangers.
So, my message is simple: open your doors. Be welcoming. Talk to people—you never know what might come of it.