Bethany King, Guest Blogger #17, is an amazing friend of mine on Snapchat. She wanted to participate in the month of LOVE last year but they had a lot going on in their family with moving out of state. I was delighted she agreed to submit a story this year. She is a steady soul who always has thought provoking commentary on important issues and at the same time is the sweetest, smiliest and friendliest person you’d ever meet. So without further ado, it’s my honor to share her story….
Day 17 of the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE and today’s post is from the lovely Cynthia. It is amazing the people you meet through social media and how you can connect. After I invited folks on Snapchat to message me if they wanted to share a love story, I received this message from Cynthia, “I have a lot to share but I’m not a blogger. Plus my first language is Spanish (my English isn’t perfect).”
Here is the thing, LOVE is an international language! In fact one doesn’t even need to speak words to express love. But I know “writing” even in one’s mother tongue can be daunting. So I like to encourage folks to think of it as “sharing” and since Cynthia and I would share the chats on Snapchat, I suggested she just snap me her thoughts and feelings about the topic of LOVE. I didn’t want her to worry about typing on a computer, which can often make people freeze. So what you are about to read I have transposed directly from her message to me. Wait until you read in her own words a short but sweet LOVE story….
While I haven’t met all of the Guest Bloggers that have participated in the month of LOVE last year or this year, I hope to one day. However, I did meet today’s blogger Allison on her podcast channel. She interviewed me for her SnapDays series and it felt like we were old friends. So I was delighted when I asked if she’d share a LOVE story this month and she agreed. Since I never met either of my grandmas this Post #16 really touched my heart.
I met Guest Blogger #15, the lovely Aussie April, through Snapchat. She has been involved in my #tellthetruththursday and also the #30daysofgratitude challenge. We’ve connected on Instagram and Twitter too! She is so supportive and a sweet loving lady. So when she said she was working on a LOVE story for the Guest Blogger Month I was delighted. Then when I read her submission I was floored, blown away and in awe at this woman’s strength. Get yourself prepared….
In lieu of a Woman Crush Wednesday episode I just wanted to publish a quick post to say HELLO, Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Ash Wednesday! I am back in London and while things on Yankee Doodle Paddy are busy, busy with all the fabulous Guest Blogger Posts, I wanted to explain why I am not doing a WCW cooking tutorial and love story for a lovely lady chef!
Yep, it is here! The day the entire world says is the day of LOVE! While I am hosting a month long blogger series during February, I am trying to extend this global phenom with love for another 27 days. But in my world, love is each and every day and it is a blessing to celebrate! Whether you have a “romantic” partner or not, LOVE is what sustains us. Self love or love of family and friends, even pets as we have seen in some of our guest posts so far. Today’s Post #14 is the perfect LOVE story for Valentine’s Day. Some might even call it Galentine’s Day. When you read Ava Graham’s post you will see why.
I know many of us have had some exposure to autism. But not many of us have had to live with it day in and day out. From afar it might not seem like fodder for a blog post on LOVE. But actually it is just the element that makes love appear and grow. It certainly has in Kassandra’s heart and home. It is time for Guest Blogger Post #13 and may your heart appreciate her perspective on what “normal” is really like!