I belong to a women's group. It is a variety of women in their 20's and 30's. Some are married, some have kids, and some are single. It is one of few groups that I have been in that seems to bring women in different seasons of life together. I am really thankful for it. We meet once a week and read a book or do a study together. Each week we take turns hosting at different houses. I really like this aspect of having people in my home but also allowing them to welcome me into theirs.
I used to be really selfish about hosting. I always want to host. I even missed out on being better friends with some women because I sensed competition over who hosted things. It was pretty ridiculous. This group has really allowed me to branch out and be less selfish with my home. I have been blessed to let others show hospitality to me. I realized it was more important to focus on the relationship than showing off my house.
It is in those intimate conversations surrounded by a hot cup of tea that I feel most thankful for our home and the opportunity to create relationships in it. I am not just passionate about a pretty home but in the full heart I receive in having people in it.
*New mug rack from World Market.