I love a full house. Hosting has become like 1st nature to me. I mean my kids have started thinking it is strange when we don’t have friends over. I’d like to think of my self as the “Hostess with the Mostest” each time I’m preparing for guests to come over. So I am going to give you 1, yes only 1, tip on how to be the best host & make your guests feel at home every time they step foot into your casa.
1. Love people well. . .
Yea that’s it, love them. Love allows for our hearts to be so open and so ready to pour out. Having an open heart that is eager to love is the one and only tip I have for you and here is why.
Simply put, love is the greatest source a good host can pull from. The patience helps you not care when others are making messes in your home. The kindness makes for a revolving door to those in need. The protective nature gives you a heart to see others as your responsibility. The sincerity of love makes everyone who walks into your door feel at home. The humility helps you to see what’s yours is really God’s which means it is for the people. Love binds you to others which means you feel their needs are necessary to meet. Love makes us like Jesus & He never ceases to be a place of refuge for us all.
So this holiday season I encourage you to love, truly love. So many people love to use the cute old saying “Mi Casa Su Casa” without truly meaning it. The best host. . . The “Hostess with the Mostest”, makes that feel like absolute truth. So don’t stress over the decor, the perfect menu, the perfectly clean house. I mean those things are great additions but they are not the thing people will remember most. They will remember how being in your home made them feel, and friends, loved is the best feeling of all.