Hospitality. Some call it a gift. Google says it means "the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers." As I've prayed the last few weeks over 2016, hospitality has come to mind again and again. I believe it is my word of the year! Some years I wonder if I will get a word and other years it comes early and often.
We know many people who are gifted at hospitality. Their homes are always open and welcoming. At times over the years, I think I've been close to achieving that level of hospitableness but there have definitely been seasons when I considered my home closed. Since we moved into this new home, we've had several opportunities to have company, and I've loved it!
I think my loose goal for 2016 will be a casual meal or game night once a month. We have plenty of friends we'd love to catch up with in this way. In my mind beautiful handwritten invitations will make the rounds. In reality I'll probably be texting invites by March! More than planned face to face time in real life, I'd like to be more open to last minute, casual gatherings and drop ins. Do you remember the drop in? They can be inconvenient, but now that it NEVER happens anymore I kind of miss it!
If you know me outside of the internet, hold me to at least one invitation this year! Remind me that you want to come and hang out. You do want to come and hang out don't you?
Do you have a word of the year? Have you discovered yours for 2016 yet? I say it every year but WOW time is flying by!
Hospitality happens to be the perfect H word for Blogging Through the Alphabet. I'm linking up with Through the Calm and Through the Storm and Adventures with Jude. Make sure you hop around to the other "H" posts this week.