One of my 2016 goals is to be generous in showing hospitality to others. This may not seem like too lofty of a goal, but as a lifelong introvert, I frequently fall into the habit of waiting to be invited out or included, rather than being the one to initiate an opportunity for a relationship to grow. And I want to change that! Dave and I have been so blessed to meet some wonderful people in North Carolina, and to have amazing friendships around the country from childhood through college. By the end of this year, I would love to know that I put in the work to make ALL of those friendships stronger.
To keep myself accountable to this goal, I decided to make a “hospitality bucket list” for 2016 that includes a bunch of mini challenges for myself. Some are small and relatively easy (have a FaceTime coffee date with a long distance friend), while others make me pretty nervous (host a Blessed Brunch this fall). Big or small, I know that making the effort to put in the time and and push past any nerves I may have is going to be worth it, so here’s what I came up with!
I hope that this is just a starting point–I’ll keep y’all posted on my progress throughout the year! And I would love to know, what are your favorite ways to show hospitality to others? Is there anything on your hospitality bucket list this year?