I have been contemplating my one little word for this year for quite a few months and keep coming back to the same set of words:
hospitality, gather & community
Maybe it’s not one little word, but it is my one little theme.
Remember that hospitality project that I started at the end of last spring? The one that I focused on for a few weeks and then kind of put it on the back burner? Well, this year my plan is to revive that project and make it a lifestyle.
This year I want to practice hospitality.
We want to invite people into our home and into our lives.
I’ve been working at pinning lots of gatherings on Pinterest. And while I don’t believe that the art of hospitality always needs to be Pinterest worthy I do know that I want to make an effort for my guests.
A major part of the reason that we moved a few months ago was so we could have a home that was easier to accommodate having people over. We didn’t get a whole lot more square footage overall by moving but the way it is arranged we have a lot more entertaining space (as opposed to the house we moved from which had large bedrooms but a smaller space for entertaining). The the five weeks we were here before heading out to South Africa we had already opened our home to over 50 people and while I don’t think those kind of numbers will be constant (I’d prefer less people and more connection), it is a good start.
I’m looking forward to all who I will get to know through this next year with such a focus on keeping our door open.
As for the previous few years: last year my word was do, which encompassed finish, move and accomplish. I feel that really happened this last year. In 2013 it was serve, in 2012 I chose celebrate & create and in 2011 I had move and pray (as you can tell, I’m really bad at just picking one word).
Do you have a word or theme for 2015?
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Now that we are back into the land of good internet I’m excited about this link up and being able to read and comment on some posts! I’ve really missed reading blogs in the last few weeks because the internet we had was so slow it was such a frustration to do too much online.
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