happiness, health, hospitality, prosperity
The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, and makes a bold display of itself with a spiky crown and tropical yellow flesh. The fruit has its roots in Central and South America, where it was a sign of ...
friendship among the Carib Indians, who took the plant from the deeper interior jungles of South America. Much later, it was brought to Europe, where it also symbolized hospitality and welcome. A kingly gift, the pineapple is a sign of our daring exploration, cultural trade, and common humanity. Give the pineapple charm as a gift of open-hearted welcome, a token of the divine guest. You never know when the stranger next to you on the bus is a god in disguise.