Day 15: Have another couple over for coffee


It’s Saturday. Consider calling another couple you haven’t hung out with in a while and inviting them over for coffee or dessert. Or both. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. The emphasis is on the people, not the things.

When I was a child, my parents (actually, my grandparents) never had anyone over socially. I mean ever. The only exception to that rule was having a big family gathering on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Other than that, they never went out. And they never had anybody over. Ever.

I loved my parents, but I don’t want to be like them in that respect. To me, home is so much more enjoyable when there are lots of people and lots of noise with a smidge of chaos thrown in for good measure. That’s when friendships are strengthened and real memories are made. Those informal gatherings with good friends are what I want to remember.

If you are feeling really ambitious, see if anyone is up for a card game. Any card game is fine, from bridge to euchre to Uno.

Then just relax and enjoy yourself and your company.

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