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Podcast ep 21: A Neighbor’s Table with Sarah Harmeyer

“I was expecting you!” is probably one of the most encouraging things that could be said to us, and hearing “Can I bring something?” when I invite someone over is music to my ears. I’m so glad today’s guest feels the same way.

Sarah has done something ordinary that, in my opinion, is totally extraordinary. I first met her at one of my book signings a few years ago, and she was magnetic. If anyone can make you feel like a million bucks, it’s Sarah—she just oozes encouragement.

She recently started something called Neighbor’s Table, which really is a simple concept—a handcrafted table big enough to seat lots of people, brought to your home for the purpose of sharing meals with others. This was spurred on by her realizing how she didn’t know her own neighbors, so she took what felt like a risk and invited them all over for dinner. I love what happened after that—you’ll just have to hear it from her in our conversation.

Seriously, talking with Sarah gives me goosebumps—I can’t wait to hear what you think of her and her love mission. It’s taken off to ten states now, and she has the audacious goal to be in all 50 in just a few years. I think it’ll totally happen. Because who doesn’t love a welcoming table?

Neighbor's Table with Sarah Harmeyer

Neighbor's Table with Sarah Harmeyer

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The Simple Show with Tsh Oxenreider, episode 21: A Neighbor's Table with Sarah Harmeyer

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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Comments

  1. Wonderful! I have a cousin, Pammie, whom would embrace this sweet idea. She is also gifted at decorating – like the one’s in this blog. I’m going to share and hopefully she will have a table of her own. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Sarah Chrastina says:

    LOVE this so much! Yay Sarah 🙂 thanks for sharing… so enjoyed listening and learning from both of you! I I especially appreciated Sarah’s stories and details- place cards, acknowledging everyone at the table, giving small jobs, etc. Great practical ideas and inspiration. Love the mission of Neighbor’s Table.

  3. A people gatherer! Sarah just put into words the longing and passion that’s been unfolding in my heart–surprising this introvert! Dreaming of this beautiful project under 10 inches of Michigan snow this morning. Thanks so much for bringing your story, Sarah. So inspiring to me!

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