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A Valentine Gift to me

Updated on March 23, 2014
The "Curry Diva's" Soup
The "Curry Diva's" Soup
Heather Jansz, better known as the "Curry Diva"
Heather Jansz, better known as the "Curry Diva"
My Lovely Guest Chef and Friend.
My Lovely Guest Chef and Friend.

It's Good to be Loved

You know, sometimes we all just need a reminder that we are lovable and deserve to be loved. Valentines day is just around the corner and a friend of mine wanted to give a meaningful gift to those women in her life that she felt had given to her spiritually . My friend and guest chef that I have talked about on my blog and hub pages is a true valentine to her friends. I am honored to be considered one of her friends and I don't take that lightly.

Heather Jansz or as she is called " The Curry Diva", is one of those rare jewels in life that we all aspire to emulate. She has her own cooking show and makes delectable curry dishes. She is forever thinking about how to make the world a better place. She does this in many ways. She volunteers as a guest chef, cooking and teaching at risk youth how to cook. She shares her gift at the agency where I am the Director of volunteers, called Perspectives, in our Kids Cafe. She has also fund raised for women in Nepal by cooking her curry food at the Highland Grill. This one act of love, raised ten thousand dollars and was given to the women who had suffered from human trafficking. The money helped to buy them a sewing room and safe haven. Many of you helped in this endeavour on Hub Pages. See how love can spread, just by sharing a link. It is so powerful.

Heather invited many of her women friends over the other night to hear a speaker. He presented on how to rebuild the pancreas in a society that eats to die. I know that sounds dramatic but it is true. We listened intently on the best ways to eat, what the body processes and how and what to eat and in what portions. It was a riveting lecture. All of us women who did not know each other, became fast friends and soul mates. I believe that no meeting is ever a coincidence. I call these meetings " Godcindences." I think we are where were supposed to be and meet certain people, for a high purpose. We just have to listen to the callings. I was led to go that night. My car stalled that morning but the voice was Big and I knew I had to go. My car was working by the time of the event and it was also 20 below here in MN. I am so glad I made it there. Heather cooked a beef curry dish and other fantastic fixings as we listened to the lecture. The lovely meal was followed by a social meet and greet. I felt as if I had always known these beautiful women. We became very connected and before leaving, I committed to having the next get together at my home. We can continue discussion on the healthy eating program and life style change as well as enjoying the each other's new friendship.

The interesting thing is that my car stalled just days later and just came back from the shop. If I had stalled that night going to the Curry Diva's, it would have been very dangerous since she lives many miles away from me in North Minneapolis, MN. Again, there are no accidents and I was meant to be there that night.

We all have those around us that make us who we are. We just have to remember that all the love we need is already here. Valentines day is just one day of the year that we can show or give our love. Why not use the remaining 364 days to commit to make love happen in any way we can. Happy Valentines Day friends.

© Laura Rogers Arne



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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Stars,

      Your to kind. you know your a favorite valentine of mine and my sisters. Blessings to you

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Dee aka Nonna

      Thanks so much for your lovely comments. Blessings to you.

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      Loved this. Great uplifting message--very inspiring. And it had a miracle....what a great friends to want to do something special for you.

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      You will be forever my Valentine , and probably for your 644 fans. WOW ! You have a lot of fans. It must be your wonderful views and thoughts that you often share that brings out our desire to follow you. God Bless You Dear And Precious Heart, and wishing you a good morning on God's beautiful Earth.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      attempted humour

      I hope you had a great time with new friends. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Healing touch 6 years ago

      Micky Dee

      Curry me back to my fave love- Food

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Curry me back to ole Virginny! Sounds delicious!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi HT Indian food is my favourite, although it is not always that healthy. You will have many great times with your new buddies. i am joining a local writers group tomorrow night and expect to meet some new friends to my passion with. cheers

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      Dusty Snoke 6 years ago from Chattanooga, TN

      Excellent hub. Thank you for sharing this experience with us.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Justom

      Thanks for your always uplifting comment. Your a MAN DIVA

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      Healing touch 6 years ago

      vocalcoach

      I love your comment. Blessings to you

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      As you already know, you were meant to attend that meeting. Your life was changed as was your new, beautiful, friends lives were when they met you. If I were living in your area I would really enjoy this type of gathering. Sounds motivating, both spiritually and physically. Thank you for sharing such a lovely experience. Rated up and beautiful (like you).

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      Healing touch 6 years ago

      Kashmir56

      Thanks so much. Thanks for pushing my buttons. Happy Valentines day

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Healing Touch, thanks for sharing this wonderful hub, Heather Jansz or as she is called " The Curry Diva" is one great friend you have and a very awesome person we need more people like this in the world today !

      Awesome hub and thumbs up !!!

      *•????•*¨*•.¸¸? Happy Valentine's Day ?¸¸.•*¨*•????•*

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Willstar,

      Thanks. Remember, though it is cold here, love will keep me warm, especially from my dogs. :-P

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Mentalist Acer

      Thanks for being so cool. Happy Valentines to you.

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      PenmePretty

      Thanks so much for coming by. Yes, she is a dear one.

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      Hey, I know a curvy diva too....oh wait, curry diva..never mind. I do love that hot Indian curry though. That last paragraph sums it up for me too. Happy Valentine's Day (tomorrow) Peace and Happiness!! Tom

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I like the term "Godcindences" and feel the same way about people and things in their lives are meant to happen. You wrote an inspiring story about a nice lady. Course, it takes one to know one!

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      Sis-I am so glad you were able to make it to the presentation with all the car problems. It makes me nervous just thinking about could've happened if the car would've stalled. YIKES:(

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      A very warm Hub from a frigid state (I lived in Minneapolis during one winter...brrr!)

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      Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      An omnipotant rendezvous indeed,Healing Touch.;)

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago

      What a beautiful friend/True Valentine.