Un-FancyHospitality is Authentic Hospitality
It seems like lately, Un-Fancy Hospitality has been my way of hospitality. My life for the past few months has been spinning. Some days it seems like it has been spinning like a beautiful song and some days it feels like it is spinning out of control and I am holding onto a thread to just keep grounded
Un-Fancy Hospitality is something that is a little freeing. Especially when you can get past the idea that everything has to be planned out and executed in a flawless way. When you can get comfortable and also secure in yourself, people will see you as yourself and not trying to impress. Un-fancy hospitality will become your favorite way to welcome guest into your home.
My Un-fancy Hospitality
It was peach season and my kitchen was a total disaster. I was canning peach jam and freezing peaches for peach cobblers. There was 3 large boxes of peaches, huge boilers cooking peaches and countertops lined with Ball Jars. My floors were sticky and I had splattered peach juice all over me and my cabinets. I had a mess that expanded past just an unorganized home. A least it was a mess that smelled amazing.
The doorbell rang, and my sweet husband answered the door and welcomed a young couple into our home. I wanted to run to the back of the house and act like we were not home but Gregg didn’t see a problem having them come on in. I realized real quick that I had an opportunity to share life with this young wife and show her a couple of life lessons. One, don’t worry about your kitchen being messy as long as you are doing something that benefits your family or others and the mess is temporary. Two, it is a perfect time to teach a life skill and share life with another lady.
It was a great day. The guys sat and chatted and the girls were in the kitchen, peeling peaches, sampling the jam and talking about life. There was nothing fancy about their visit, totally un-fancy. We brewed coffee & had some sweet conversations. Inviting others into our home and sharing real life with each other is authentic life sharing hospitality.
Embrace Un-Fancy Hospitality
When you embrace Un-Fancy Hospitality as being ok, you will be able to open your doors and impact others in a much deeper way. Here are some outcomes I have found with taking my home down to un-fancy.
- You don’t have to spend hours fluffing pillows and making sure your table decorations are up to date.
- You can be working on a project and it is ok to invite others in to help you or just sit and talk while you continue.
- Your family will appreciate the calmness it brings when you are not stressing over every tiny detail.
- You invite guests into your home and really share life with them. People want to be a part of each other’s lives, this is authentic life sharing when you invite them into your real world.