“The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” Google
Do you find yourself to be hospitable?
Do you invite people over to spend time at your house without hesitation?
Do you hold BBQs, parties and holidays in your home?
I do!! I love having people over to pr house. Our house isn’t the biggest, most perfect dwelling to have ever existed. However, it’s OURs and I’m proud of it.
Now I’m very type A so being able to have everyone over to my place means I’m in charge and I like that. It also gives me an excuse to clean up real well. Lastly, we’re the one with all the kids. So, keeping them here and having others come to us is typically much easier.
Too often we hold ourselves up to some standard that no one has actually set for us. The idea of having others over to see our imperfect house, with the stained carpets and the outdated bathroom seems overwhelming.
As people, we just want connection. One of the ways we are able to connect better with others is by showing hospitality. Give yourself some grace and know that visitors aren’t pay attention to your old kitchen cabinets or well loved furniture. When they are the right people, they just want to spend that time with you.