Setting a table or thinking to put out the etched drinking glasses helps you focus on the intention of being together with friends and family. It gets you in a mindset to be present that helps you cherish he time spent around a table with friends.
I think that I was someone who took gathering for granted. I’m an introvert and have also always been really shy. Big get-togethers have always felt a little intimidating and I've been hesitant to allow myself to feel fully comfortable and at ease in social gatherings.