This week I am a guest blogger over at Corina Time Lifestyle Blog. This is my very first guest post so I am super excited to share it with you!
For most of us the holidays are a busy time of year. It can quickly get overwhelming with all the parties and gifts and food and cleaning and on and on.
The holidays are also known as a time of year for hosting dinner guests and out of town family members.
This is supposed to be a happy and joyous time of year, right?! Who doesn’t want to spend quality time with their family and friends?
I know I do! Especially now that I live out of state, I can’t wait to see everyone over the holidays.
But this time of year also has a funny way of causing even the most organized person a little (or a lot) of stress!
The thought of cleaning, cooking, and entertaining all those people can be overwhelming, to say the least.
The goal of this post is to help you simplify the process of hosting guests in your home and actually enjoy spending time with your loved ones.
But before I get there, I want to first back up and look at the definition of hospitality:
“The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.”
That sounds nice, doesn’t it?
What stands out to me in that definition is “generous reception.” Hospitality gives us a chance to bring people into our homes and openly pour out our love to them. Additionally, it gives us a chance to make our loved ones truly feel special and welcomed in our home.
This quote from Shauna Niequist really hits the nail on the head:
“The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
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