Many people don't like to have company over...some for a good reasons:
1. too much work
2. house is a mess
3. kids are too overwhelming
4. husband doesn't like company
5. they are too introverted or shy
6. don't have the money to really entertain
7. find people annoying
8. too busy
Well we have a little bit of all that in this house...I learned a great little word from the FLYLADY: C.H.A.O.S: which means Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome!!!
I am social by nature...ever since I was a kid. My husband is a quieter soul who would be happy with a good book and comfy couch...not sure why he loves having all these kids!!! We have a very busy household...people coming and going all the time, friends, neighbors, people from church, new friends (even though, my husband announces to me at each place we go---no new friends today!!! ) I just can't help it, I am a magnet to people...I just want to meet new people all the time. I even have made some really close friends from blogging...my teens laugh and say, "mom, what did we say about meeting people online?" Great ladies like Mary and Jo, as well as many others.
I think it is important to have people over, our generation has lost the fine art of hospitality. If you struggle with a messy house like me...than try to keep your front room or hall way clean, so when someone stops by I can welcome them in...offer them a ear to listen or just relax. I also find that having a party big or small...it gives me a good excuse to do some cleaning that I would normally not do...like windows. Isn't it amazing how much we can do for company that we don't do for our husbands...I really try to work on that!!!
So start small and see where the Holy Spirit leads you. Have fun and enjoy your company.
THY WILL BE DONE!!! +JMJ+