So just wanted to share that sometimes Pizza is just fine. Not long ago my hubby and I were hosting our life group and I had, two weeks beforehand, thought that I would treat the group to a spaghetti dinner. Just so you know a life group is a group at our church (there are about 16 of us) that meet in our home to learn more about the Sunday sermon and have dinner together, which is usually potluck. Anyways, I thought that would be an easy meal to prepare for a group. Everything was going along just peachy until I had more errands than time that afternoon before everyone would show up at 6:30. As time got away from me I started to stress out. Yes, I stress out when entertaining too, absolutely not perfect! So as my voice started to get more high pitched my hubby looked at me ever so patiently and said, "why don't we just order pizzas?" I think I stared at him blankly and then he said, "make it easy on us." Gotta laugh at the easy on us part cuz what he really meant was easy on him ;) I think he was like, please just order pizza!
So I agreed, pizza it was, and thank goodness I went with that idea. I tore open some bags of salad, put out a choice of ready made dressings and plopped our pizzas on the table. Oh, and paper products are what we always use to make it easier. So my point in telling this story that sometimes Pizza is just fine is this; people don't really care. They all just wanted to get together, they didn't judge me at all, they were perfectly happy with the pizza and salad. To be quite honest I don't know that they would have been impressed with the spaghetti and I would have been stressed, hot, tired and would have had to clean up everything when they left. Instead I enjoyed my night, didn't stress and when everyone left I took the pizza boxes out to recyling.
Lovin' on people shouldn't stress us out. It sorta starts to defeat the purpose if we aren't lovin' with a happy heart. So sometimes make the call, pick something up, let someone bring something. Lovin' on people is about making them feel special. Letting them relax. Letting them enjoy. If it matters to someone that you ordered pizza and they are judging you. You just might need to rethink the friendship. There are definitely times to actually make things more special, but there are other times that pizza is just fine!