I recently came across this post, which I found so incredibly inspiring. Obviously, you should read it. I will give you a moment to do so.
Ok, so I was so glad this author emphasized how rewarding it is to have people in your home. How easy it can be. You realize that 138 dinners in one year is well over twice a week, right? Isn’t that awesome / incredible / inspiring?!
When Joshua and I got married, we had already talked about how much we love hospitality and having people in our home (our parents homes, then). We were so excited about the opportunity of having our own place and being able to host people for events and meals. Our culture is sliding away from having people in the home – we are much more likely to go out to eat. Personally, I think it’s a combination of laziness (don’t want to cook, don’t want to clean) and control (want to leave whenever we want). It’s so sad, because a restaurant is not the same as a home. You know what I mean.
This man is [apparently?] single, and I think things would need to be different when there’s a marriage and a family to prioritize. However, I come away from a post like this with a warm desire to have more people here for dinner. Maybe brunch. Possibly lunch on a Saturday. Drinks and dessert? Like he implies throughout the post – it really can be so easy. So simple. So doable.
So let’s do it.