Entertaining On A Whim :: Changing My Focus

DSC_0309I have been learning a lot lately as it pertains to my heart and home.  We recently had a small group of friends over for dinner and a movie, and I had a small revelation.  To be who I am…to open my heart and home to people who are uplifting and available…and to let everything else go.  DSC_0316We did not serve anything fancy…just breakfast for dinner.  Because I had a box of pancake mix…leftover muffins, tater tots, and potatoes in the freezer…and some fruit.  We had a tight grocery bill this week and I couldn’t rationalize spending more money.  Because our budget is a priority…but it shouldn’t stop us from inviting people into our home.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.  And through this, I found freedom to be myself.  DSC_0324 Our friends had no more than a days notice, but they came.  They were available.  They want to spend time with us.  These are the types of friends I need in my life.  Friends who aren’t overly busy.  Friends who accept me as I am.  Friends who uplift.  DSC_0332No more disappointment.  No more impressing.  Just being. 



10 comments:

  1. I love this and it is SO true. Awhile ago I decided that blessing is better than impressing. It's much more important just to enjoy one another's company than it is to fuss like crazy, then it's not enjoyable because you're worrying so much about it. I've found that the times where things are simple and casual are more fun!

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  2. Great post. Unfortunately, hardly anyone is available around here b/c we all have kids and hectic schedules. But I'd love to have even just one set of "couple" friends who would get together with us. :)

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  3. You have said it perfectly! The best of friends are the ones who accept us as we are and who we can be ourselves with. Life definitely has a huge learning curve.

    I like that breakfast for dinner idea!

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  4. Can I just tell you how much I love this post?! I have been in this situation too...who my real friends are and who we really care about. Some overly busy friends would never come to a breakfast dinner and then judge me about it later. I love love love your pure honesty and acception of this blog. Thank you so much!

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  5. That's so awesome that a. your friends don't mind coming over for breakfast for dinner and b. you aren't too embarrassed to have people over for breakfast for dinner.

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  6. Sounds good to me! I had an impromptu end of summer party this year. Granted, I wasn't as laid back as you. I should have been but I was close. ;) And you just inspired a great idea...a pancakes and pajamas sleepover party. Serve the pancakes for DINNER! :) I'll run that by my daughter. Her birthday isn't until May so we have time.

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  7. oh this is really good too! you're onto something here. Kelly

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  8. I bet your friends appreciated not only dinner and your friendship, but your new found relaxed attitude!

    And, who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?!

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  9. Yay girl! Those are the best kind of friends to have!

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  10. Yay girl! Those are the best kind of friends to have!

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