Happy 2nd Day of Christmas everyone.
Today's prompt at asks us to tell of the best advice we have ever been given.
This was tough because I am OLD and I have received lots of great advice over the years. Some of it that I didn't even realize was great advice until I heeded it. But I think one of the things I have learned and would like to pass on to you is "If it is good enough for your family, it is good enough for company".
This advice helps me in many ways. It reminds me that my family is and/or should be more important than any company that drops by. The meals I cook, the housekeeping that I do, the presentation I give....all these things should be done with love in my heart for my family and their well being. I shouldn't allow these things to go by the wayside and be brought out only when company is expected.
It also reminds me that if someone drops by unexpectedly I can relax and enjoy their company instead of worrying that the floor hasn't been vacuumed or there are dishes in the sink. If it is not bad enough to affect my family then it should not matter to them. If it does matter to them they are welcome not to stop by in the future.
This advice also reminds me that if I am a guest in someone else's home I should feel honored that they are comfortable enough with me to invite me in as family and not worry about the dog snots on their windows or the coffee rings on their tables. I am there to spend time with them not to evaluate their houses other than to enjoy the love that abides within.
It is the second day of Christmas and if you were to knock on my door right now, this is what you would find. But not to worry because there is coffee on and leftover cookies to share so we will just overlook the chaos and enjoy each other's company!