So true! And things usually seem to go a lot smoother, faster, generally more joyful and fun, when one goes in as undemanding and as grateful as possible. Instead of the host having to feel the burden of “putting on airs” and trying to make everything so elaborate for the sake of some pretentious comfort, things go a lot better when EVERYBODY can feel comfortable, including the host.
That goes for short-term guests, as well as long term. When we don’t go demanding things, we can always expect the bonus, unexpected surprise, and it will be even better than we could ever dream. Of course the Bible said it best: "….more happiness in giving than receiving.’ (Acts 20:35)