Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Love is...Shannon West and Contest

In the holiday season, love is in the air around us. And for most of us, that’s a wonderful thing. But what about those people who have lost their loved ones or who haven’t yet found “the one”? Does that mean they can’t be joyous this season or they can’t participate fully in the love fest of the holidays?
There is no safe way to make an investment in love. If you love anyone or anything, then you’re vulnerable to losing it and your heart is in grave danger of being broken. If you want to avoid this pain, then give your heart to no one. Not to a beloved pet, nor to your friends, and not even to your family, because they all have the power to hurt you when they leave, as they invariable will, whether they choose to or not.
Instead, you can lock up your heart and throw away the key. And there in that airless, motionless room, you can be safe. The danger, of course, is that you will change. You will become cold behind your impenetrable walls and lonely. Love is messy and emotional and hurtful and once you love someone or something you leave yourself vulnerable and wide open. Yet the only alternative is that cold, dark room. C.S. Lewis said, “The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
Why not cast caution to the wind and allow yourself to live in the light and air? Love and be loved in return? And if “all you have” is the love of a pet or a friend or your family, is that love somehow less precious, less important? Love yourself enough to give yourself this gift of love. It will be the best gift you receive all year.

Happy Holidays Everyone! As my gift to you, I’m giving a copy of my new release, The Last Dragonet, Dragon Prophecies Bood 1 and a dragon ring to the winner! Here is the link to my book:

To win Shannon's Contest tell me when you entertain what is your favorite go to item to make? 


Debby said...

We make jambalaya a lot. Many people like it and request it.
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sassytdw said...

My go to is goulash. Easy to make and filling as well


Lee Todd said...

everyone always asks me to make Iced Coffee


Sula said...

Friends and family enjoy my grandmothers special recipe cottage pie, but I make a separate one using aduki beans for me. Happy Holidays slholland22 {at} hotmail {dot} com