Growing up, Sunday’s were always a fun day when family and friends would spend time together sharing a meal, conversation, and good company. After church on Sunday mornings, we would have a huge family breakfast and plan for the rest of the day. Friends and family would either come to our house or we would pile in the care and go for a ride and usually we ended up and someone’s house for a ‘visit’. Sometimes the visit was planned in advance but often it was just a spur of the moment drop by, but we never went without goodies for a ‘cuppa tea’.
In today’s world, we feel awkward stopping by for a visit without a specific reason or objective. What if they are not home or they are embarrassed because the house is not as clean as they think it should be? How often have we lost touch with friends, and yes, family by convincing ourselves that today is not a good day to visit or we should always call ahead to make sure it is all right. I remember spur of the moment visits were always fun, because they were spontaneous and unpredictable. I always felt that the people we visited enjoyed and appreciated the visit.
When was the last time you just stopped by for a visit uninvited? Break the rules. Jump in the car and pick up some ‘goodies for a cuppa tea’ and stop by a friend’s or families home for a visit. You might be pleasantly surprised that you are warmly welcomed and your visit might be just the thing to make their day. What do you have to lose? If they are not home you go home; leave them a cheery not telling them you stopped by to visit sorry to miss them today but will try again. Then go home, put on the tea kettle and enjoy a cuppa tea and try again another day! If nothing else you got out of your comfort zone!