Reflecting on welcoming – how difficult can it be?
Just look at the alternative. Being unwelcoming is so stressful. You feel uncomfortable, unwanted, unwilling to return to a place or situation for similar rudeness.
Being hospitable and open builds relationship and long term trust, so that when it matters help can be sought and given.
Too often places are empty of people or devoid of atmosphere when a genuine welcome is lacking.
Be therefore at ease with one another and reap the benefits.