I have always been a "people-person" in that I enjoy being with people and entertaining. But, this week was one of those weeks that we entertained alot and we spent a ton of time with people (which is why my blogging has been slim!). I hosted a dinner for some models here in the city, our small group had a cookout, some very good friends stayed with us, and I gave a baby shower. Yes - a little over the top in one week, but honestly, it was refreshing. A good friend and mentor in my life, Tim Elmore, said that he approaches life and every relationship as a host. I have tried to live my life that way - I'm sure not succeeding all the time. What does that mean? To me, it means seeing how my connection to someone can benefit someone else. Whether it is introducing a new person in the room to someone I think they might connect with or just making sure no one is sitting alone. Making the effort to be welcoming - to be thoughtful -to make others feel that you are adding value to their life by just being you. We will reach the 6 month mark here in the city next week. Having a week like this, I rediscovered just how much more fulfilling my life truly is when I can serve others and do life with them. The power of connection - it brings perspective to your own life when you share your journey with others. You get outside of yourself and see the world in a whole new way.
"Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind..." I Thessalonians 5:11