I needed this advice an hour ago

So that person, familiar or stranger, that’s about to walk in the door... What if you put aside this work?

Become an artist right now. Create something beautiful right now.

Warmly engage them.

Don't answer your phone. Ignore the call. 

Turn your full body toward them.

Look them in the eye.

Greet them. And warmly ask, “How are you today?”