Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I initially wanted to start out with a stereotypical Christmas image and a generic greeting, but you deserve more than that. This year has been unlike no other. Christmas Day is no exception. As usual, this post will come from the heart.

May your Christmas (and each Holiday and tradition that you and yours celebrate) be one that helps you feel grateful for what you have. We’re conditioned to focus on things we want and to seek more, more, and more. For now, in this moment, I hope you can find joy in the simplest thing that’s right in front of you. For me, spending copious amounts of time with my little family this year has been a tremendous blessing. 

Quote: "Of all the things we can buy, time isn't one of them." Atina Atwood. Background: Winter Christmas setting with candles, stars, sprigs of holly, and nuts.

Of all the things we can buy, time isn’t one of them. (via atinaatwood.com)

Many thanks to those of you who have discovered (or rediscovered) Riley and Epiphany’s Christmas story. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since I started the Holiday Heartbeats series! I look forward to continuing this sweet, multicultural series and more in the coming year. 

For now, though, I’m making the most of this moment. And I hope you’ll do the same.

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™
Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Monday Motivation

We are twice armed if we fight with faith. – Plato

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™
Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Fail better

Try Again, Fail better.

Try again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Release Doubt

Another Holiday Heartbeats Christmas Story is coming! Subscribers get the first sneak peek. Join now.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” -Karim Seddiki

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Step by Step

Ready for a new Holiday Heartbeats Christmas Romance? Subscribers will be the first to learn the title later this month. Join now.

“Step by step and the thing is done.” -Charles Atlas

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Always Beside You

Another Holiday Heartbeats Christmas story is coming! The Title Reveal is this month for my VIP mailing list readers. Subscribe now.

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” – Walter Winchell

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

How popular is your favorite holiday? Take these two polls to find out.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Monday Motivation: Letting Go

Strength in Letting Go

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

-Herman Hesse

Lettinggo

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

Enjoy some Christmas in July stories before the month ends.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

How Are You Reacting To Life Right Now?

Life is 90% How You React To It

life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day

happy-fathers-day

“Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Read Luck of the IrishLove GamesHis Epiphany, and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.

Find Joy – Be grateful

Find joy – be grateful

“The root of joy is gratefulness.”

– David Steindl-Rast

joy-is-gratefulness

Ready for holiday-themed sweet romance? Add Luck of the IrishLove Games and Playing Cupid to your reading list. Stay tuned – another title is coming soon.

luck-of-the-irish-holiday-heartbeats-atina-atwood Playing Cupid Atina Atwood Love Games A Holiday Heartbeats Story

Sending Love & Light,
Atina

©Atina Atwood 2020 Exploring Love and Life, One Word At A Time.™

– Atina Atwood is the author of the Holiday Heartbeats series and a southern girl who moved from Europe to the West Coast. A former university professor in Germany and California, Atina stepped away from Academia to focus on her miracle child, life, love, food, quilting, and of course, writing. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest for more, and sign up for Atina’s newsletter here.