When I was a young wife and mother I used to get very stressed about having people over for dinner. My house had to be immaculate and the dinner had to be perfect. Usually, by the time my company arrived, I was in a grumpy mood and my family was tired of having me bark orders.
Then I asked a 92 year old woman to give me a tip on hospitality. Her deceased husband had been a very public figure and their home was always open. She told me that true hospitality was not about serving a gourmet meal or having a lovely home. True hospitality was about opening your home up and making someone feel like you cared about them. Years later they would remember that visit with great fondness, even if you had only served a peanut butter sandwich to them.
Over the years I have discovered that her words of wisdom rang true so now I pass them on to you!
What was the best piece of advice that YOU ever received? Leave a comment because I would love to know!