We spent some time with friends last weekend at the lake. These particular friends are really good at “hanging”. They know how to gather friends and create a space that makes everyone feel welcome.
The house is amazing, but they haven’t finished renovating it yet. There’s a lot they still want to do over the years, but they’re very clear about their priorities. So they built a fire pit and furnished it with twenty lawn chairs.
Community is their priority and they knew the fire would draw us in.
We kept coming back to it’s beautiful, warm glow. Even though it was smoky (and at times, even hard to breath) there was something so inviting and welcoming about that circle of flames. That circle of friends.
It was a safe, fun and relaxing place to be.
I want my life to be like that. Don’t you? I want to create safe spaces for people to gather. …