Guest Blogger Month II: Post #30

Guest Blogger Post #30 is the last in what has been a most amazing Month of LOVE series. I think Yankee Doodle Paddy is still humming from all the phenomenal and varied love stories.  Tomorrow I will post a debrief of this whole experience and include links to all the love stories (and the music I used in the Snapchat reveals) on one page.  However right now it is our last (but not least) author’s turn.   Eimear is truly one of the nicest ladies in the world. I feel lucky I was able to not only meet her in person but spend nearly the whole day with her and her sweet daughter. I am sure it won’t be the last time we are together. We hit it off from the first time we messaged each other on Snapchat and when you read this story you too will see how lovely she is!

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Guest Blogger Month II: Post #29

I feel super blessed that Yankee Doodle Paddy Guest Blogger Month of LOVE series received more submissions than days in February.  Hence this is Post #29 and it is a fun one too.  The engaging Eric, the fourth man to bravely share his story this month, has a heart pumping tail for you.  And no, that wasn’t a typo.  I said tail, though it is very much like a fairy tale.  However, once you start reading you’ll see there is a tail in the tale!

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Guest Blogger Month II: Post #27

Guest Blogger Post #27 is by the awesome Cath aka Battlemum.  I mean with a name like that of course she is awesome!   Cath was one of my early Snapchat friends.  Another Irish living abroad,  she and I had the pleasure of meeting when she came to London for a blogger convention. We hit it off instantly and she even joined me on my weekly adventure called Foodie Fieldtrip Friday.  So I was delighted when she agreed to participate in the Month of LOVE series and share a very sweet story.  It is especially meaningful to me, being that I have a son, and that my favorite book of all time is quoted in the opening line!

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Guest Blogger Month II: Post #23

Sian is one strong lady, inside and out!  I know this because she has participated in my #30daysofgratitude challenge two years in a row.  She is honest, to the point and the hardest working person ever!  She is the owner of Elite Pilates in Ireland and a total #girlboss.   But strong as she is, she has had her share of knocks that would take the wind out of the best of us.  What has kept her going? You guessed it, love!   I’ll let the awesome Sian, Guest Blogger #23, give you some insight into why LOVE wins! Continue reading

Guest Blogger II: Post #17

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….

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Guest Blogger Month II: Post #14

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.

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