As I mentioned yesterday, this week I’m exploring what it looks like to live free at home.
I want our home to be a deep exhale on a cold winter’s day. I want it to be the type of space where you can hang your scarf on the homemade coat rack, shake off snowy boots next to the pile of mismatched shoes, and cozy up with a well-loved blanket.
I want our home to be peaceful and unpretentious, welcoming and warm. When you walk across the threshold, I want you to know that you are so loved.
I think what I want and what we have are two different things. Drop-in visitors make me nervous and self-conscious, and I always find myself apologizing for the mess. (Though, The Nesting Place: It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Beautiful is rocking my world about that!)
I find myself having a hard time hosting, not because I don’t love community, but because I have this voice in my head that says, “If it can’t be perfect, don’t do it at all.”
I think I’m kind of, totally, 100 percent off on this.
Hospitality doesn’t mean dust-free.
Hospitality means generous living. It means a life poured out and conversations around the table. It means joy. It means rest. It means none of us have it figured out, but we know life is better together.
When we think about our homes, let’s make room for grace.
This is part of 31 daily posts of living free. Living freely is something we do momentarily, but to fully live free? That’s a transformation — a total change not only in what we’re like, but in who we are. You can find all the 31 Days of Living Free posts here. Disclaimer: Affiliate links used when applicable.