Welcome! Today in addition to virtual coffee with my Company Girl friends, I'm having girlfriends over for coffee, iced tea, strawberry limeade and goodies.
Several years ago I met a bunch of local ladies who were all Flylady followers. We went from being a group of women who struggled to keep our homes clean to a group of wonderful friends. Most of our discussion these days stems around our families and activities, not the housekeeping website that brought us together.
Coffee today is a time to celebrate those friendships and enjoy each other. Isn't it just fun to have girlfriends who understand you and don't judge you because your house isn't spotless? I think those are the best! I enjoy opening my home to others. It used to be a burden and I would clean for ~days~ before having anyone over. I'm a slow learner, but I finally accepted that my friends actually like me for who I am and they come over so that we can enjoy each other's company...not so they can inspect my home. My true friends know that there may be dust here and there, and perhaps a dust bunny will sneak across the tile floor if a breeze blows through. But they also know that the coffee will be fresh, the iced tea will be refreshing, and that they are more than welcome.
Home Sanctuary has helped form this mindset: My house will never be perfect, but day by day, with each Small Thing I complete, my home becomes a sanctuary for my family, as well as my friends. And that's what I'm going for - sanctuary, not perfection.
Have a blessed weekend and Happy Mother's Day!
Praying today for: D.D. (many of life's issues are very heavy right now); F.S. (divorce recovery); R.W. (loss of her father).