31 Days of Cultivating Hospitality: Day 7 {In Which We Discuss Footies}

SoxMy friend Kim is one of the most hospitable people I know. She thinks of everything – before you even know you want it. She is just so intentional about blessing the people who come through her doors. We’ll probably talk some more about Kim as the month goes on but I wanted to tell you about one sweet thing she does.

She has a basket full of hand knit footies next to her front door so that when you come in and walk on her hardwood floors, your toes stay cozy. How cute and welcoming is that?

And, as a bonus, my kids would advise you that they also make great sliders to use in zipping across said hardwood floors. Hypothetically speaking, of course. I would never let my kids be so reckless in someone else’s house. Pfft. Of course not.

Granted, YOU don’t need to put a basket of footies by your front door to be hospitable. That’s just something fun that Kim has done to express her heart. I love it because it says, “I’ve planned for you (and your toes). I’ve even gone to the trouble to prepare for your visit.” It’s just a simple touch that communicates invitation and warmth.

So, my question to you: what is a special touch or intentional act that someone has done in the spirit of hospitality that has made you feel loved? Comment below because I’d love to hear some ways that hospitality has blessed you. ‘Cause, really, I don’t need to do all the talking here.

Grace and peace,

Shannon McKee


31 Days HospitalityThis post is the seventh in a series of 31 days of posts where I’ll be exploring the topic of hospitality. If you missed the beginning, you’ll want to go here to get caught up. I’m linking up with other 31 Dayers here, if you’re intrigued and you’d like to see more or check out some other bloggers who are writing on a variety of topics. I’d love it if you came back to join me for all 31 Days so feel free to subscribe and get my little blog delivered right to your inbox. You can do so in the top right corner of this page.

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  • Sarah

    I love when someone puts on a fresh pot of coffee and has some
    Seasonal creamer (pumpkin, peppermint etc) it’s small but it makes
    Me want to kick back and relax a while!

  • Mary Sebring

    My friend, Barbara, suffers from Chronic Lime Disease. One the many symptoms of this disease is that she is often just exhausted and doesn’t get out a lot. She is so excited when I stop by to spend some girl time with her, she delights in making sure that I am completely comfortable. My intent is to bless her, but end up being the one who is so blessed.

  • Peggy

    Flowers in the bedroom when staying over.

  • Melissa

    I like to make sure there are plenty of bath products in a pretty basket. Lotions, fun body wash, sanitizers, new body srubbers, new toothbrushes, nail files, etc.

  • Krista Taylor

    when i visited Ukraine once a dear friend had “women of the harvest” magazines in her bathroom and extra rolls of toilet paper… for some strange reason it made me feel welcome (as did her heart and love for me!)

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