Omotenashi’s original meaning referred to hosting guests “wholeheartedly” but it has taken on an even deeper meaning than to merely offering outstanding hospitality. Omotenashi is all about providing the best service possible, above and beyond what is expected, without expectation of additional reward but rather simply because it is the right thing to do, the kind thing, the proper thing: “You abandon your interest for the benefit of your guest or your customer.”

Closing Quotes:

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

“In this age of selfishness, selfless service is the only soap that truly purifies” – Mata Amritanandamayi

“Real living is living for others.” – Bruce Lee

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.” – Dalai Lama XIV

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier