Not all parties are perfect and not all parties are planned. They are kinda like relationships. There are those that expose you to new ideas and exotic foods, inspiring you to try something new. And those that introduce you to new people who teach you to look at the world differently.
Some are spur of the moment, ‘pray you have something in the fridge to serve’ soirees that end up being fabulous.
Some are full of people that you’ve loved all of your life, that are old and familiar, and remind you of home, growing up, and all those wonderful feelings that come with nostalgia.
No matter what kind of party it is, great things can come from them.
We need to make time for them. We need to put down our phones and iPads, turn off our televisions, AND TALK. We need to stop pinning pictures of parties and actually have them. We need to save the sense of real community. We need to share.
It makes us smarter, it makes us more forgiving, and it makes us kinder.
So, on this “new year’s eve eve,” consider planning a party. You never know what good will come of it.