Keep entertaining simple. There are so many ways to host a holiday party, like an appetizer or dessert party, a potluck, an open house, a sing-a-long party with hot chocolate, caroling with chili, cornbread and cider, or even a simple sit-down dinner (remember you can buy pre-made food from local restaurants or markets – bring the food home and display it in your own dishes).
But how do you entertain if you aren’t feeling joyful?
Joy really comes from doing for others. It’s the simple things that really count in life that make your heart happy, happy, happy —- like giving, listening, cooking, connecting. For me, it’s about inviting friends and family in to our home. Acts of love can really make you happy, which can increase or spark that joy in your life.
Here’s the cool thing. It happens even when you don’t feel like inviting others in. (In fact, some won’t get the idea to invite others in at all, because they aren’t feeling joyful.)
Here’s how to make joy relevant in your life while entertaining this holiday season: