Delicious Individual Eating Traditions…I think I like that!

I think introducing a new concept is the best way to introduce a new writing/show/dance…Oh my the opportunities are abundant!

If you were to be sitting with me at this time, you would find a writer, smiling from ear to ear, typing away, in her beautiful, deep, pink Muu Muu. Yes, you read correctly my Muu Muu. However, it is only fitting for me to introduce my most exciting, a bit scary, extremely beneficial adventure, of my entire LIFETIME. 

My brain is racing. The house is quiet as a mouse, lights are dim…it is just you & me…and my computer. Oh and the dogs, cats…(Whisper), “I am stalling! Can you tell?” 

Big INHALE and now EXHALE, EXHALE, EXHALE, EXHALE…

I have written, created, and am now about to share with you…My GREATEST CREATION YET! The Podcast is entitled, “Muu Muu Talk With Teena.” The e-book, writings, club information will all be found here on the http://www.teenadrakeblog.com or Livelove & Carry On.

All of this information will be authentic, researched based by real people, just like you & me, and has been proven to improve your life. Although it is entitled DIET, Muu Muu Talk With Teena is designed for the betterment of our lives. Whether that be beauty, body, travel, parenting, love, money, law of attraction or mentally healthy topics…My promise is all of the information will be for you to receive and decide for yourself, if it is for you. 

As we keep growing we will continue to add services, which will assist you with your DIET plan. But beware, after you embark on this lifestyle, you will cringe at the thought of  returning to the ‘struggling’ to lose those twenty pounds, you have been losing and gaining your entire life. This particular mind set will disappear. In fact the terminology of struggling will be considering a life lesson. Because when we receive those ‘life lessons’ we rarely repeat them, in fear of feeling that struggle once again. Trust me.

Your new mind set will be filled with a deep love & appreciation for you. Yes, you will shape up and feel better than you have ever felt. Yes, people will notice and ask, “How you are losing the pounds?”

Yes, this is FUN! FUN! FUN! So if you are ready for this…then save this post, follow me on WordPress & any other socual media, and LET’S GET READY TO: DANCE YOUR MUU MUU OFF! I am on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, & Snapchat. 

I am super excited about sharing this journey with you. I wrote a book twenty years ago entitled, Stop Beating Up Your Best Friend, YOU! Which I chose not to publish. Now, with all the beautiful technology & opportunities, I can finally share with you. I am so excited! 

All © are owned by Livelove LLC & Teena Drake

Remember, if you ever need a little extra help or feel like you have a question you need answered, Livelove & Sunshine Messages are always happy to assist you…email us at Livelove.teena@gmail.com or send a letter: Sunshine Messages P.O. Box 173 Milton Kentucky 40045. 

Everyone has ups & downs it is up to you to 

Livelove

&

Carry On

Written by: Teena Drake Visionary of Livelove LLC were uplifting others is our main focus. 

Advertisements

A Love Story, that began OVER 50 YEARS AGO!

It was an innocent drive to see the beautiful country side! Just the two of them sitting side by side, smiling from ear to ear. Finally, they were together! And ALONE!

Mile after mile of beautiful Fall leaves, adorning the roadsides. A few splashes of water would pitter pat on the windshield, as the tires rolled through the already fallen leaves.

Ray was taking his sweetie to My Old Kentucky home for a day trip. Betty had never been and was happy to be with her BF!

As they drove mile after mile in Grandpa Drake’s car…SOMEHOW the conversation took a turn!

“Why don’t we get married?” Ray asked.

“MARRIED?” Betty surprisingly questioned.

Within moments, they were planning a WEDDING?

(I imagine the conversation went pretty quickly. Because it was the later part of October & they were married on November 2nd).

“When?”

“How about November 2nd?”

“Let’s do it!”

They returned home to announce their Big Engagement!

AND…

IT WAS ON! The Wedding of the Century!

Today, this beautiful couple, I am proud to call my mother & father n law, Ray & Betty Drake are celebrating fifty years of ‘being happily married’.

Their story is one you will never forget. I began writing it a year ago this week and have only finished the first few chapters. But when it is complete, I promise you won’t want to miss it!

However, as for today, November 2nd, 2018…take time to shout them out!

Their lives have been filled with family, friends, love, dancing, and laughter, like none other.

They spend their days of retirement in Kuai HI enjoying the sunshine, tradewinds, biking, hiking, ocean views & Sunsets, which illuminate the sky.

I am proud to be their daughter n law. Thank you Betty & Ray Drake for being a wonderful example to us all.

Sending you love & joy to fill your special day. When you made that choice to say, “I Do!” Fifty years ago!

We Love You!

Happy Anniversary! Fifty Years WOW!

Are we tired of this yet? Politics/ Leadership…what is your Why?

Sticky subjects are the worst, but someone has to highlight the obvious because we continue to allow history to repeat itself. So here I go…

Stop using the term ‘Make America Great Again!’ Your ANCESTORS are rolling over in their grave! Using the term ‘AGAIN’ so loosely!

We have come so far…the entire world has come so far! From way back then or whenever these confused leaders are referring to! And NO I am not speaking of one particular leader…to be honest I think we need a reboot, but that’s another post.

Instead of all this nonsense…let’s GRASP HANDS AS A NATION or even A WORLD… United we stand, divide we fall…STAND UP WITH ME! STAND UP TOGETHER!

Not in a furry or with fierceness, but rather out of kindness from your very soul!

Allow your light to shine! If someone differs from you…embrace their thoughts.

If someone is mean to you…lift them up for they are fighting or feeding their own internal beast.

It is time my friends! To stand up!!! Lift each other up…utilize two words, BE KIND!

We can live in harmony!

I know what has happened & yes, I too feel the sting of losing, even more to the hands of those who are lost & without a beautiful vision of the future!

But I can’t hold this message back, ANY LONGER!

It is for you, You, & YOU! From the President of the United States of America to the Queen of England, to all who will read, share & most importantly ACT!

Act out of love, speak your why, find your own how…to illuminate the greatness ALL AROUND YOU!

Wherever, you may be at this time, allow the vibrations of this message to soothe your soul. To soften your heart & change your focus.

Focus on the vision you so desire. All the Kings horses and all the Kings wo/men WILL be able to put together a new, more beautiful, VISION, than ever known to mankind, before!

Idc… what religious background, race, economical status, educational, or nationality you claim to be…This will only work if YOU STAND UP, CLASP HANDS, & BE THE EXAMPLE YOU DESIRE TO SEE IN AMERICA and/or THE WORLD!

Each and everyday make a better decision or choice, than the day before. Allow your words towards others to be kind.

If you falter, regroup & begin again. Remember, we all have greatness within us…it is time to let it out!

What if…tonight’s news only had news based on Acts of Random Kindness? Would you continue to watch?

Take the steps towards EVERYONE’S BETTER…rather than reverting back to an undefined ‘great again’.

Step 1 Look for the good in all people, places, and situations.

Step 2 When you see or feel something you don’t like…refer to step 1.

Step 3 Before you speak or act…PAUSE & ensure your intentions are good and pure.

Step 4 If you slip back into your old ways, refer to Step 1.

Step 5 Know that we are all spiritually in this together. Our 1 universal goal, we all share is BETTER!

Therefore, isn’t it time for you to act, feel, & Enjoy BETTER?

Together we can accomplish BETTER FOR ALL OF MANKIND!

God Bless…this truly is a Sunshine Message.

I am only the messenger, but I am so honored to be just that!

With Greater Love than YOU CAN PHATHOM…I Wish for you Beautiful Blessings!

If you are reading this, know that I am in Awe of you and you are greatly appreciated.

Livelove

&

Carry On!

I am shaking in my shoes after that one!

Love, Sunshine!

Zit, Pimple, Blemish…they all have the same meaning

Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and all you can think about is this horrific-pain, piercing, one, tiny, spot, on your face! Yes, a zit is making its ‘Grand’ entrance at that very moment!

This conversation was interesting, but in your mind you are screaming, “Don’t ask me a question! Because I have no idea what you are saying. Oh no, I AM INTERESTED! However, this OUCH! PAINFUL, ZIT is attempting to take over my thought process. Please! I beg of you to understand!”

The entire time your friend is chit chatting and all you can see is her lips moving. But your hearing is basically gone. Your feelings are numb and your focus is most definetly on this OBTRUSIVE, probably now extremely visible, puss filling, pocket we call a zit, pimple, or even a blemish, but we all know they are the same!

If a Zit could talk it would sound like this,

“I’m a zit! No, rhyme or reason. No, plan or proper timing. No, specifics nor limitations…I am a ZIT!

I will appear at the most impromptu times. Unannounced yet definetly created…by who? Why YOU? Of course! I am a Zit, I have no thoughts or understanding.

When you rub a simple flake of dirt, across your largest organ. I snatch it up, attempt to ‘do’ my job & next my formation begins.

I realize my ‘why’ may seem trivial to you. I know that I APPEAR, at the seemingly worst times. But hey, I am using my talent, how about you?

I am a ZIT! A PIMPLE! A BLEMISH! I protect & serve your skin.

I know I am obtrusive, obnoxious and you wish I were Obsolete!

However, I will stay the same. Why? Because I am a Zit!

Livelove

&

Carry On!

Zit or no zit…you got this! & This too Shall Pass!

Frankie & Freddy Decide to Let it go? Not quite…

To be Continued:

Last we heard from Freddy he was continuing to mope around. He wouldn’t talk to anyone and when Frankie attempted to explain, he rejected her attempts…multiple times!

What else can Frankie do besides move on? Many of Freddy’s friend group had tried to talk to both of them and assist in this terrible misunderstanding.

Would these two, BEST FRIENDS, ever be friends, once again?

Two weeks, had passed and for two more weeks, Freddy was not on the ‘family’ bus, laughing and giggling, with all the beautiful, multi-colored Flamingos and his favorite one…Frankie!

His mommy was extremely concerned about her son. She attempted to discuss the situation with Freddy, but he would always reply with, “Mommy, you wouldn’t understand!”

The Ekard home atmosphere was very gloomy. When Mr. Ekard, Freddy’s daddy, arrived, after his business trip, he had a long discussion with Freddy.

He explained how his mom and himself were concerned about Feddy’s behavior.

His daddy continued to teach Freddy a ‘life lesson’ about mistakes, perspectives, forgiveness, and the value of A Good FRIENDSHIP!

Freddy was overwhelmed with joy and ambitiously ready to FORGIVE. He begged his daddy to drive him to the movie theater to find Frankie.

He could barely sit in his seat while Freddy’s dad drove 55 mph. “Couldn’t you break the law a little bit, I want to get there before she leaves?”

Mr. Ekard doesn’t hurry for anyone! Freddy knew that. But one strong belief he did have was ABIDING by the law. And if you questioned his integrity…ohhhh he had a way to make you feel guilty!

He continues to stare at the road, in silence, hands on the wheel and he squawks before he speaks, “Son (clears his throat) Son, I have always told you Freedom is a choice. I choose to never have a guilty conscious.”

“If I rushed over to the movies to allow you to do something terrific, but…I hit a little puppy or something worse, would I continue to be upholding my end of the deal to take you to the theater safely?”

Freddy sank down in his chair, allowing the seatbelts to slip up…to demonstrate his feelings of rebellion. Quietly he replied with,”I know and no, I wouldn’t want your integrity to ever be questioned.” Rolling his eyes to redirect his focus to the outside.

FINALLY, THEY HAD ARRIVED! Freddy was so excited he tried jumping out with his seatbelt on. His father helped pushed the button to release the latch…out tumbled Freddy. As he recovered himself and checked for any injuries, he looked up and his dad was attempting to hold a contagious laugh..when their eyes met, his dad immediately burst into laughter.

Spewing a mouthful of Cola all over Freddy!

They both froze for a split second…then burst into laughter.

Freddy almost forgot what he was doing they laughed so much! After quite some time they regained their composure. Freddy turned around and fast paced walked into the movie theater.

He asked Larry the ticket sales guy which movie they were watching. It is not difficult to remember ten diverse flamingos and their two beautiful mommies. Who shine so bright they always take a blanket to the movies to cover their brightness, lol.

Larry pointed Freddy in the correct direction and the hunt was on. He weaved in and out of the rows.

Until he heard a precious voice, “Freddy? Freddy is that you?”

He turned around, grinned from ear to ear, and said, “No, its Ralph! Of course, it is me. Is that you Frankie?”

“Yes, come here…he saw a slight glimpse of his best friends beautiful green shimmering feathers waving in the camera’s light.

He made his way back to her and she had a seat saved for him. She had a RIGHT SIDED seat…which is important to remember, because Freddy is predominantly left winged. Which means if you want him to share his popcorn with you, he must be on your right side! Only Frankie knew these little quirks about Freddy.

He snuggled his behind into the cushiony seat, looked over at Frankie smiled real big and said, “I am sorry for being a jerk and I love you. Please do not ever go that long again without being my friend. I was miserable!”

Frankie leaned in and whispered, “I was always your friend, you chose not to be mine.”

The two overlapped wings, in the popcorn bowl and contently starred at the wide movie screen.

You might think that is the Happy Ending and all is well in the neighborhood, but let’s take a gander back to the aftermath of Freddy’s request.

He asked for this dispute to be over. For his friend to never ‘leave’ him again. He also apologized for something he is unsure of because he wanted it to be complete.

Let’s see what happens next and pay attention to how your feelings might change, throughout the story.

As the two newly, reunited, Best Friends walked out… it sounded like squawking to everyone around them. First one would say, “I have so much to tell you.”

Then the other would interrupt to ask,”Did you see the new episode?” (As they caught up on their daily conversations about school, television, and life).

All of the sisters climbed on the bus, Frankie hugged Freddy goodbye and as Freddy opened his eyes to end the long desired hug…he saw Ralph sneaking on the bus.

Freddy pulled away from Frankie, jerked his head to the side (snapping his neck a bit and it hurt), and screetched in a questioning tone, “RALPH?”

“Why are you getting on the bus? Since when did you receive a seat on the Fabulous Flamingo Family Bus?” Freddy continued to spout out questions, to Ralph, himself, Frankie and Mabel, who was attempting to pull Ralph on the bus…who was now FROZEN on the second step wondering if he should be fearful, mad, sad, embarrassed or confused.

Freddy was obviously preparing to throw a ‘baby’ fit. In attempt to diffuse the situation Frankie, nonchalantly, says, “You know what Freddy the best thing for us to do is go home. For now. We will resume this conversation later. I promise. Instead, of you throwing a fit, getting me into trouble with me mums, and all my sisters becoming mad at you again, let’s pause and resume tomorrow. Okay, my friend?” (Frankie always knows how to diffuse Freddy. She begins to speak with her English accent. No one knows if it is truly an accent from her birth place or not, but when it appears in her speaking, it is understood she means business!).

Freddy dropped his wings to his side and began to mope. “I guess, if that’s the way it has to be?”

“Yes, it is a fact. I will speak with you on our walk to school”

Freddy and Frankie hugged one last time and with a little less energy, he climbed into the passengers side of his Farher’s automobile. He didn’t say a word the entire trip home. His dad allowed him to ride in silence and they rode off into the sunset…with the top on the Corvette back & wind blowing through their feathers! If nothing else it was a terrific father/son trip.

To be continued…

Stay tuned, up next…Freddy discovers the entire evening, two weeks ago, was a set up. Frankie knew all day, Freddy was not aloud to go. But she chose not to tell him!

Go ahead and follow us to ensure you do not miss out on the next Adventure of Freddy & Frankie.

How would you feel if you were Frankie? Freddy? Mabel? Ralph? The 8 other siblings? Moms? Dad?

Do you think they will resolve the past, move on, and return to Best Friend status?

If you were Freddy would you NEED to know what happened?

Or could you let it go?

Thank you for reading and please remember everyone has down times. Everyone feels like ‘giving up’ at times, but we are singing a different tune!

We want you to Live, Live, Live & Love with all your HEART! And when you are kicked down (emotionally, physically, spiritually, economically) pick yourself back up & CARRY ON!

Written and Copyrights owned by: Teena Drake

My daughter’s Sunshine Message (shared with you)

Sunshine Message (created for my daughters & shared with you)

Why would you apply for jobs? If that’s not what you really want? Yes, income or revenue production is key to Living. However, if a place of employment is where you will spend over 75 % of your time, why not LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT?

So how do you find the perfect job, career, employment or Entraprunal experience to ‘apply’ for?

You begin with going back and deciding what you really want and maybe, a little of why you want it, for substance…then create a list of all the wonderful possibilities you can APPLY YOURSELF FOR.

Hmmmm, let me see when applying for J.O.B….ask yourself why would I ‘desire’ to do this? What parts of this will bring me joy & How can I benefit as well as assist others?

Hmmmm, what does bring me joy? Without fear or worries or PLANS OR EVEN WHYS…what brings you true bliss?
This should only take you a few minutes because within seconds you will be like: where is that…or this…or how can I do this or that, because you will remind yourself of JOYFUL practices, you have incorporated into your life, since you were very young.
But how does this help you get a job? It doesn’t! It helps you to find a feeling, terrific LIFESTYLE!

Create the lifestyle vision in your head and do not slow down, do not look back, or frett.

Instead, put your high heels on and let your light shine!

Knowing what and how you want to feel, is all you need and the universe will rearrange to ensure you feel, have, do, and be, whatever you choose! Wow!

If you would like to receive a personal Sunshine Message email: Livelove.teena@gmail.com

Or send your request by our fabulous postal service! Or drop me a line, I love to read fan mail!

Sunshine Messages

P.O. Box 173

Milton Ky. 40045

Live Love

&

Carry On

Are you a HLBF or a WLBF?

With a world full of accronyms & labels we can create an entirely new language. And it is FUN!

After analyzing these ‘accronyms’ I decided to have a little fun. So I sent my husband a ‘Sweet Nothings’ text. It was short and to the point. “My darling, beautiful, fabulous, wonderful husband… I Love you. And I thank you for being my everything. Sticking with me through thick and thin. I guess that makes you my HLBF.”

It was about two hours later when I receive a text like this, “WTF are you talking about? Who or what is a HLBF? IDK what that is, but I love you too & hope you have a good day.”

I am now roflmao.”What is a HLBF?” He asked.

I quickly ceased texting and giggled. He text me again, “Hello? Are you okay?”

No response!

Once, I responded he sent a simple, “LMAO!’

At this point I have found great humor in making these up. Almost as awesome as when I learned how to CREATE GIFs!

Live Love & Carry On

My first GIF!

HLBF stands for Husband, Lover, Best, Friend. Replace the H with a W and you have a new acronym to share. Or drop the front label & it becomes LBF.

W.O.W. with out words!

Psssssst…guess what? You do not have to create an acronym or label to be/ receive love. However, it does create a great deal of fun.

MOST IMPORTANTLY…find all their ‘labels’ or ‘titles’ and highlight the ones you 💖 most.

For example, you are AWTF!

After all it’s more fun to find all the good in others. Rather than discussing how bad, mad, & sad they are. Why not erase those emotions and instead, illuminate those you are in Amazement, Wonderment, Excitment… AWE of!

It’s the simple Acronyms in life that could reboot our relationships, as well as ourselves.

Tell your loved one how awesome they are or amazing.

You are amazing!

Thank you for sharing & caring by reading and sharing with others.

If you need help accomplishing your goals contact me we have ‘life management’ skills to share with you. Love? We can help! Parenting? Got that too! Accomplishing your DREAMS? Yes, our Sunshine Mesaages (personalized for you) can help with attracting…more money, love, harmony, and FUN!

Live Love

&

Carry On!

Written by: Teena Drake