I've been thinking about all the celebrations this month that spread a blanket of light and warmth over a cold season.
Worldwide, people will be celebrating Mardi Gras or Carnival, and some (especially in Ireland) just finished celebrating Imbolc, AKA Candlemas. And of course, we can't forget Lunar New Year.
Whatever you're celebrating this week, I hope you have a light-filled and joyful time.
Oh-- and if you love lunar new year, and want to learn more about China--d_michiko_f has a contest going right now where you can win a copy of her new book about China!
Here it is: