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February 2023

What are we grateful for in February? I am grateful that we are half-way through winter with longer days. Valentine’s Day is a good time to show our love to our families, friends, animals, and Mother Earth. Flowers and chocolate are given and eaten with full abandonment. Loving kindness through a phone call, text or better yet, a card always brings joy to the receiver. Do you have a special someone or or something you do for someone special on Valentine’s Day, this year or in the past? Is there a place or a person that you would like to send your love and blessings to?


Marta:
“I would like to send love blessings to my kids and grandchildren. I appreciate how they include me in their daily lives and for all the parties and holiday gatherings. It’s a comfort living close by and sharing the same community together. I am sending love to all the dogs in San Cristobal that bark at night with a prayer that you stop barking so we can all sleep peacefully in 2023 with our windows open and no ear plugs.”


Suzanne:
“No Valentines locally. I get one Valentine a year from my college where my ex and I met. That was my only Valentine even though we have been divorced 33 years. My love to my precious boy who makes my life worthwhile. I am sending my love and blessings to all the people with weather issues, losing their homes, and all kinds of disasters.”


Pajarito:
“Ukraine needs our love and prayers. Valentine’s Day is about the kids. I love that all the kids give and get a Valentine, I love that… so universally good. Imbolc [Groundhog Day] and Saint Brigits are on the same day, the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox [February 2 and 1, respectively]. Continuing to celebrate the Light and prepare for spring.”


Barb:
“I don’t have someone in my life I give a Valentine to. I like making Valentines with kids. It’s messy but lots of fun. I send my love to my daughter and four grandchildren wherever and however they are.”


Mara:
“I don’t have anything big. I spread extra smiles around, sharing the love. I like to hand out chocolate. The best way to spread love is when you have that childlike joy. I spread my love to the birds outside, giving them their favorite treats and watching them soar above my home.”


Pedro:
“Looking forward to spring snow for skiing. Deep, wet, heavy snow for farming, gardening and for the Earth. He loves his daughter’s home-made hand written Valentine’s cards saying, “Teamo” I love you. And loves the tradition with his wife watching the movie, Love Actually. There is a lot of love after that.”

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