'Tis the Season for Love

Happy February, y'all! This is one of my favorite months because, well, I'm a romance writer. As such, I do believe in the positive power of love to make a difference, and I see it in action in myriads of beautiful ways in life.

Besides Valentine's Day, this month is also when I celebrate landing my own West Texas cowboy (click the link for my Cowboy & Princess story).


February is also home to a pet project of mine: The annual Valentines Lunch at the Soup Kitchen. A diverse group of volunteers -- young and old, from different racial and ethnic groups, different religious affiliations, different parts of the world-- come together to host a lunch. The soup kitchen is transformed into a magical, happy place and everyone gets to munch on chocolate-dipped strawberries and listen to classic romantic songs, often dance even. Love and food are basic human needs, so what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day? 


Now, one of my favorite parts of Valentine's is receiving handmade Valentine's from my kids. Each one I receive is full of love and care, and makes my heart expand in gratitude.

The Valentine's Card my daughter made for her late grandfather, my Dad.

All of these happening replenish me, infuse me with positive vibes and make me believe in love. So, to celebrate, I'm taking part in the  Fools for Love Blog Hop. Click the link for more giveaways and fun!
 http://foolsforluv.blogspot.com

And I'm giving away the beautiful collection of love poems from the mystic poet Rumi on February 16th as All you have to do is leave a comment between NOW and Feb. 14th, and one person will be randomly picked. PLEASE leave your email or twitter handle,so I can contact you!

Here's a taste:

WHERE YOU LOVE FROM

Look Inside and find where a person
loves from. That is the reality,
not what they say.

27 comments:

  1. Love this post, love your February traditions, and love Rumi! <3

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  2. I'm generally not big on Valentine's day but this is cute and sweet! Have heard wonderful things about Rumi too =)

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    1. Thanks, Natacha! I love the way Rumi viewed the world, and his ability with words. :)

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  3. Awww how lovely. Valentine's Day is such a sweet time of year. People can really suprise you when they want to.

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  4. I love your Cowboy and Princess story!! You guys are amazing.

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  5. Thanks you Chelsea & Laurie, for your kind words and for visiting! :)

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  6. I love the colors and just the romance of the day!

    Mary

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    1. Me too! I think all the Valentine's decorations make the entire month so cheerful! :) Thanks for visiting, Mary!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith@gmail.com

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win! What a great book! saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

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  9. Thanks for the contest!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  10. You're so very welcome! Thanks for visiting, Meghan, Erika and Foretta. Good luck!

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  11. Books of Poetry are classic Valentines gifts. Thank you for the giveaway.

    cmucha319@yahoo.com

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  12. thanks for the giveaway
    pademe_lee@yahoo.com

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  13. I think Angels Cove left this comment on the wrong post by mistake, so pasting it here:

    happy valentines day and i love these hops they are so much fun angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  14. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's!

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  15. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for sharing the great post :)
    and being a part of the hop

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Valentine's Day!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Antane

    @Antane_A

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  21. Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Hi Y'all! Sorry I'm a day late posting...but was totally busy at the Soup Kitchen yesterday...we fed about 150 people! Woot!

    And now, for the winner: Elizabeth aka Book Attict! I'll be contacting you! :)

    Thanks everyone for visiting!

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