One of my favorite things about the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE is the fact that all the other guest bloggers are so supportive of one another. I’ve seen them leave comments on here publicly or I have heard that they have sent each other private messages. Since I also promote the guest blogger series on other social media platforms, I have seen guest bloggers retweet posts of their fellow guest bloggers and share on Facebook too. And I have seen them “Like” the Instagram posts and leave comments there. As I have always said, what is the purpose of “Social Media” if we can’t be social, and in my book, I believe that “social” would be interpreted as positive and supportive, which ALL of the guest bloggers have demonstrated. Today’s post, #24 to be exact, will be something a bit different. Since I had promised spots to writers and am still awaiting their stories (hey folks, it isn’t as easy as you think to write about LOVE) I have a day without a guest blogger. But a gap or void can always be put to good use. Spaces can always be filled! And I have just the idea! Continue reading
I love it when our best life teachers are those younger than us. Much younger, like kids or in this case a teenager. Today’s Guest Blogger #23 is the amazing, talented, beautiful, kind, brilliant and LOVING teenager named Sophia. Yes I am bragging, but that is because she is my niece. But even if she wasn’t, the truth is, she is always teaching those around her about what is important in life. I always learn from her and if you read her LOVE story you will too! She is succinct in making her point and her sage like wisdom will give you food for thought. You may not be on a cheerleading team, but likely you can put these tenets to use in the workplace or in your home. As Sophia prepares to graduate high school in May, she will leave behind many lessons, but mostly LOVE! Continue reading
While today is day 22 of the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE series, and we only have another 6 days to go, I felt an urge to post a love story like no other. Because there is and only ever will be one Mikaela! Since she passed from this life on October 12, her husband Rob has kept her spirit alive by posting photos of Mikaela each day on his Facebook. Sometimes his commentary is longer than others, but it is really his selfless act of bringing joy to all of us by posting his #photobomb and #smile- a- day series of Mikaela. And wow does she have an amazing smile. So sit back, grab some tea and tissue and savor this patchwork of Facebook posts (along with my own reflections) of this angel on earth, now in heaven, Mikaela. Continue reading
Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone, even just once, and you felt totally connected to them? Like long lost friends but you hardly know one another. And while your friendship grows you may not even see or talk to them often, but when you do you always walk away with a wonderful comforting feeling. That is how I feel about today’s Guest Blogger Nicola. She shared a LOVE story on here the first year, and came back again last year and shared another amazing post for the Month of LOVE. So I was delighted she said she would contribute this year as well. Nicola lives in Wexford, Ireland and is a well known blogger. However, she is even more famous for her incredible devotion to her family. And when you read this touching, tender and yet tough piece you will see why I love her so much!
I love stories like the one you are about to read. They are thoughtful and also unpredictable. JoAnn Krall is a successful professional in the world of organization. The Sensible Organizer is JoAnn’s company and she is so down to earth and the voice of reason. But don’t mistake “having it together” for not having to deal with major life issues. Quite the contrary. Usually these folks who are organized and methodical are those who have had some sort of chaos in their past. But the cool thing about JoAnn is how she has come through it all with the everlasting scent of LOVE!
Today’s Guest Blogger is a fav on Snapchat as she hosts the awesome Thankful Thursday weekly hashtag day. Since gratitude is so important to me in fact that I host a month long gratitude challenge in November, I can totally relate to the amazing Amaris. She was a guest blogger last year on the Month of LOVE series and I am so happy she is back again. And I am not surprised of her chosen topic. Because Amaris created and hosts a weekly Snapchat lip sync battle called Synctacular, when you read her LOVE story you won’t be surprised either. Continue reading
While it is fun to meet new folks on the Guest Blogger Month of LOVE it is also great to welcome back alumni. Today’s #18 Guest Blogger is an alum, she shared her LOVE story the first year I hosted it, and her story is amazing. So how to top that? Well if you know my friend Jennifer Byrne (aka Jenser01 on Snapchat) she thrives on competition and challenging herself. And this year’s post delivers a win! Thanks Jennifer for coming back and updating all of us on your achievements and sharing your LOVE story!