Last night there was a meeting of the board of the Ladies committee of our Church at my home. All the arrangements had been made informally and all of a sudden on the day itsself I found out that there would be thirteen of us trying to cram into my empty front room. There was talk about food and all of a sudden it seemed overwhelming.
One of the ladies brought a fold out table, I put on a crockpot of pea soup, and gathered every mismatched chair in the house in the front room. Everybody brought food it seemed and despite the fact that the meeting was pretty exhausted, it felt good to have everyone sit there in that front room. The table was borrowed, but I had a table cloth that fit just right, and we all just barely fit. After the meeting, we all had food, things varied from chex mix, to Asian slaw, from brownies to pea soup, from Lasagne to quiche to coconut pie... And it was marvelous. We stood around or found chairs back in the front room, we talked of husbands and children and Joseph ran all through it. ]
Sometimes it just does not take much to have a wonderful gathering. Sometimes it just takes the effort to open your door and let people walk in.