For such seasons, I lower the bar by reminding myself of what hospitality is not. And remember that things like inviting a neighbor over for coffee and treats count as hospitality.
But I do also enjoy sharing a full meal. So next, I talk with Hubs about what might be a realistic number of times to host folks for dinner in a month.
Maybe it’s once or twice–with flexibility for more if a fun idea happens to strike us.
Then, each month, I try to be intentional about who to invite over. Is there a family we’ve been wanting to get to know better? Do we know anyone who’s new in town? Is there a college student I’ve recently met at church?
(I pretty much love hanging out with college girls. They generally enjoy my children and I get to live vicariously through them and all of their big dreams and drama. Win-win).
We coordinate schedules and pencil in plans. And then I get to anticipate the joy of hosting.
I’ve found that in this very full season of life, if hospitality is going to happen, I have to be super purposeful about it.
On a related note, something that helps me stay organized in my hosting, meal planning, grocery shopping, and general keeping of my home is my household notebook. I honestly don’t think I could function without it.
I’m sharing about why it’s so great over at Day2Day Joys today. Join me?
Do you find that you have to be super intentional about hospitality or does it just sort of happen?