Over and over I have heard (or read) my friend Deanna say these words. In comments, on her blog, in emails. And I have been mulling it over. It is a simple concept, and yet it is profound. Have you heard (or read) her say this?
"People love to be invited."
Think about it. While it is a simple idea on the surface, it is profound in its impact.
Yes! People do love to be invited!
Can you remember the last time you received an invitation? And I don't mean one of those home-party-buy-stuff kind of invitations (although they can be fun too). I mean a we-want-to-hang-out-with-you kind of invitation. Do you remember how it made you feel? Were you excited? Did you feel loved and wanted? Did you mark the date on your calendar and look forward to it?
I can remember several such invitations recently, and I remember the thrill of being invited.
Soooo...do you want to extend that same love and acceptance to someone in your world?
It's just that simple. And that profound.