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We don’t like you!! One Flamingo said to the other…

Freddy the Pink Flamingo was hanging out with his friends. They played games, cooked out, and laughed, all day long.

As Freddy was retrieving the hoola hoop from ring the neck of a Flamingo, he saw a gigantic moving truck pull in.

He ran back to his friends with great excitement screeching, “A new Flamingo is moving in! Hey! Hey! I just saw a moving truck and a new Flamingo is moving in!”

Frank, Fillip, Frances, and some of the other Flamingos gathered around Freddy to hear what he was so excited about! “Aren’t you all excited? I wonder if they like to cook out, play games…” Freddy questioned.

“Of course they will like everything we like, they are Pink Flamingos!” Frank commented, acting as if Freddy was silly for being so excited. “Come on let’s finish this game I am winning!” he continued.

But Freddy was too excited to meet his new neighbors!

He peeked through the small hole of the joining privacy fence, which was created by his best friend Flipper, before he moved out of town.

His right eye ball made a complete circle as he scanned the backyard. But not one sign of a new Flamingo, yet.

Until…as he began to turn around and sadly report I can’t see anyth…he was abruptly interupted by a gigantic gasp from his friends. He looked puzzled as to why they were all starring at him with a horrible look plastered on their beaks!

Freddy froze and felt like he was turning white.

Before he could sputter any words from his beak…he felt a shadow towering over him. He quickly rolled his eyes up, up, up and over his head.

“Aaaaaaaaaaa,” he began to scream and scream.

The different colored, too tall, odd shaped thingy, simply pulled her head back and slowly walked into the back door of her new home.

“What was that?” He asked.

Freddy’s friends surrounded him and everyone began to talk at once. In a chaotic Flamingo chatter.

Until…they heard a light tap, tap, tap on the gate of Freddy’s back yard.

All of the Pink Flamingos held their breath and became silent. As if the tap, tap, tap on the other side of the gate would ‘think’ no one was home.

Tap, tap, tap once again.

Finally, Freddy slowly unlocked the gate, peeked through the tiny crack and…

What did he find?

A neon green, beautiful, bright Flamingo just his size.

“Hello, I am Franky. May I come over to play, while my mommies unpack.”

Freddy was so excited that she was not the tall blue looking bird, he encountered on the other side of the fence that he replied with, “Of course come in and meet all my friends!”

Franky timidly walked through the gate, looked around, smiled and quietly introduced herself, “Hello, I am Freddy’s new neighbor, Franky.”

As Freddy danced back and forth, he grabbed a hot dog off the table and created a delicious plate of food for his new friend, he saw something happen, that was not too pleasing. 😔😢😢😔

Many of his friends were now in a group snickering and being quite rude to Franky.

Frank looked at Franky in a disgusting manner and asked,”Why is your skin Green? Yuk! And why is your name Franky if you are a GIRL?”😬😬😲😲

Several others chimed in as if they were in agreement with Frank. They all starred at poor little Franky anticipating her answer, as if she could come up with a decent answer, as to why she looks different.👽

But before Franky could answer the big, blue, thingy…peeking over the fence from earlier, yelled out, “Franky, Franky where are you?”

Franky with a sigh dropped her head and vanished behind the gate as fast as she had entered.

Freddy was mad! He ruffled his feathers and stomped his flimsy legs over to his other Pink Flamingo friends. “Why? Why were you mean to our new friend?”😠

Everyone acted like he was silly. Fillip stepped up and explained to Freddy. “We don’t like Franky.”

“Why?”

“Because, she is green!!!! And a girl.”

All of Freddy’s friends agreed this new neighbor, was not their friend.

Their squawks, filled with complaints, were quickly drowned out by music echoing from Franky’s yard.

All the boys rushed over to the peep hole in the privacy fence. Pink feathers were flying as they pushed and shoved to attempt to see where the music was coming from.

The big, blue, Flamingo who towered over the six foot privacy fence, hung her head over to calmly ask,”Would you like to come over?”

With their beaks pointing up really high, towards the sky, they shook their heads in perfect unison, Yes!

With their feathers ruffled as if they were taking flight, the boys took off running towards Franky’s back yard.

Freddy decided not to go because he was so mad at how rude his friends were. 😠😳

When the boys entered the gate their eyes almost popped out of their heads! Toys, a sand box, outside games, a swing set and at least ten other Flamingos. All GIRLS! And All different colors!💖💚💙💜💛

At first Ralph, Freddy’s best friend felt sad that Freddy didn’t come and began to turn around to beg him to join them.

Until, he spotted Franky slipping out the gate to go ask Freddy. Before she disappeared she paused, turned around and winked at Ralph. He smiled real big and went off to play in the sand box with Mabel the purple Flamingo.😉

To be continued…

What do you think Freddy said to Franky? Do you think he joined them or did he tell Franky all about how terrible his friends were?

What would you do? Have you ever judged someone by their outside appearance? I am sure we all have.

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Carry On

Written by and Copyrights owned by- Teena Drake

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To be Gay, Or not to be Gay…that is the question?

1976, the teacher begins his first roll call of the year, my full name is announced…Teena Gay Kelley. “Here,” I reply with the proudest of voice I had.
1978, same scenario, my full name is announced…Teena Gay Kelley. A few snickers from other children, a drop of my teacher’s face and a , “here,” I reply with the lowest of whisper in hopes no one would know who said it.
1980, same scenarios except this time, I hear a teacher talking to another teacher, “Can you believe her mother named her that? Poor child.”
1983, same scenarios except…I decided to make a joke of it. “Here it goes everyone, I am the new girl in school and inevitably, one of these teachers will call out my middle name…get ready for it…yep…(pause as if I knew exactly what was about to happen)”
“Teena Gay Drake.” Young, first year teacher of middle school, who could pass for being ‘considered’ to be a Gay Man or one whom everyone in the world, knew his sexual preference. (Which to be honest this still freaks me out that we label people based on their sexuality/preference/private stuff. IDK but does anyone else want to be labeled by how you like to feel pleasure? Okay…I don’t want to make anyone mad so this part will be omitted, maybe).
His faced turned blood-red as the snide remarks and poking fun at me had begun. He peered over his glasses in the most apologetic way. Between fake laughs, I glanced back at him as to say, “I knew it was coming…It is okay.”
I continued this phase of my life throughout my teaching career. I began with my introduction, “Hello! My name is Mrs. Teena Gay Drake, but you may call me Mrs. Drake.”
I would always reinforce how no one wants to be called names. Therefore, your slur usage of the word ‘Gay’ will not be permitted in my classroom, due to the fact of it being my middle name and all. I would allow the students to giggle if they so please, but the precedent was clearly set, this was an equal, kind, loving, nonjudgement classroom and it would stay that way.
As I reflect back to several of my students, I can remember feeling their pain as they would be made fun of because he or she was different. The boys who were considered to be feminine would come to me and say, “Mrs. Drake they say I am Gay? Why? What does that even mean?”
Many of the girls would embrace the label and act similar to myself. They would chime in to poking fun at themselves.
Yes, believe it or not it was only a few years ago that middle schoolers didn’t understand ‘why’ they were labeled. And, yes, many understand what the title means now, but they are unsure of why the heck people, especially adults, are so persistent and hateful about it!
Let’s be honest…if you have a 6th grader you are not sitting around pondering whether he or she is desiring to have sex with anyone, let alone the same-sex.
So the next time you are quick to judge, take time to pause and think…do I really care whether someone is Gay or not? Regardless of the definition.

If they are ‘Gay’ defined as happy or ‘Gay’ defined by sexual preference… Do you really want to know their sexual preference? How does this even directly affect you?
Do you know I was told not to write this because I might offend someone? If I am offending someone then good! I am tired of poking fun at my name because someone said it stands for a label! I am tired of hiding my beliefs because someone else might disagree.
Because resistance or a huge vibration will create change and change is inevitable. Gay by definition is happy & joyful. Gay has become by definition a choice of sexuality. Who provided the world with this label? You…whether you find the term offensive or celebratory you have defined it.
So my answer is clear…”To be Gay, or not to be Gay? I choose Gay! I am taking back my title, my mother gave me the day I smiled laying in my crib, when by the ‘textbook rules’ wasn’t possible.

I was named after my Great Aunt Gay. I was named to be happy and share love.
IDC what other people’s sexual preference is…but I do hope it brings you joy. (But I am still unconcerned, of your choice, as others might want to follow my lead, on this subject).

As we wrap up the month of June which is entitled ‘Pride Month’ whether you are apart of it or not, please remember…it truly does stand for…Celebrating being proud to be Happy, to be free, and to remember “Love will always win!”
YOU ARE LOVED! You are worthy to feel good. You are FREE to be GAY with me!
Instead of tearing people down and allowing misconceptions to blur your vision of the true meaning of the rainbow, attempt to allow love and the illumination of the vibrant colors melting one into the other, to AMAZE YOU!
You will quickly realize how fun and Gay life can be!
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Open to thoughts, comments and happy remarks. Snide remarks are accepted as well, if you feel the need. Although I am not very tough and I will probably cry I will respectfully read all of them and respond if so need be. LOL. No seriously, I do cry sometimes.
God Bless EACH OF YOU! Thank you for reading my thoughts. My greatest wish is for you to find your happy trail. That you will live- like today is your last, love- with every cell in your body, and when the road gets rough you will hold on tight and CARRY ON!
Written by: Teena Drake

You Choose…

These are incomplete Logos, but I wanted anyone who would like to help me choose the best one for our company. I love them all and will be letting everyone know about this new business support company, but not until later. For now let’s take a vote.

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A.

A. The only change I am thinking of is either combining the words or leaving it the way it is…except the motivational speaking will not be there. If you want to send me suggestions for underneath. One idea I had was For life.

B.

B. Changes I would maybe make…

Add the llc at the bottom underneath Love.

The color needs to be more pink. However, we all agree this may not be the Logo, but it may need to find a home in Livelovellc.org

C.

C. We love this one as well! The color of the font and maybe background a little bolder.

D.

D. Love this one as well. Question? Should I incorporate LLC in all of them?

There you have them! How to vote on your favorite Live Love LLC logo?

In the comments on here, on our Facebook Page, instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter- post and I will gather your votes and we will let you know.

Or email us at Livelove.teena@gmail.com

You may type in the Letter only for example the first one is A, second is B or you may vote and add your comments for tweeking.

As Livelove evolves into the greatness that it will be, we want you to feel excited to come grow with us. Learn about LIVING life to your fullest potential.

God Bless

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How do you know? 

One of the funniest questions I have asked people has been what makes you happy? Why? I have had the funniest answers from– you Teena,  make me happy.  Yet, others looked at me with a puzzled look and said I have no idea. Like they were waiting and anticipating to be told WRONG ANSWER YOU ARE WRONG! In reality, there is no wrong answer. Being asked that question isn’t truly a fair question. It’s actually a trick question. A question that begins at the concious mind and filters through to the subconscious, only to throw your mind into a blank stare.

In other words sometimes we can’t list what makes us happy, but when we are in the moment we can tell you one hundred or more things that make or create happiness for us. It’s a feeling AWE it’s a great feeling. 

Here we go, one of the first steps to feeling your way to happiness-

  1. Get a piece of paper 
  2. Draw a shape in the middle that you can write your name in, like a circle or square, it doesn’t matter what kind of shape.
  3. Write your name in the middle
  4. Next draw lines coming out from your name. 
  5. Write activities, music, thoughts, colors. 
  6. It can be as messy as you would like or as neat. This is ONLY YOURS you may share it or you may keep it to yourself.
  7. Now lay it down, pick it back up and read your name in the middle and create a sentence with one of your likes. Example: Teena LOVES Pink! Sometimes I will say I, Teena, love pink. 
  8. After you have said a wonderful positive statement that you love or makes you happy…close your eyes inhale, then exhale, see or visualize what you said and smile.
  9. Now you can understand what it means by feeling your way to happiness! 
  10. Repeat 7, 8, 9 throughout this Web you have created. Individually do each thing you wrote. Take time to feel the emotional attachment to each item you listed.

    You can do this daily, weekly, or when you need it. We will return to this activity several times. I may even repost it intermittently during our blogs. 

    This is a quick and easy way to begin setting and re-setting your vibration. It is also a simple way to begin gravitating towards adding the happy activities you love to do, towards you. Maybe you love to canoe and you complete the activity. Before long someone will mention, hey let’s go canoeing. 

    Take time to find what creates a happy feel good emotion for you and do more of that! I promise even through difficult times life is meant to be happy the majority of the time.

    Color me Pink?

    Color me pink, what color best describes you? Underneath my signature on Gmail I have an entire list of titles. Included in those, probably my favorite is ‘Pinkologist.’ What? Why would you entitle yourself such a bizarre ologist? 

    This began a couple of years ago, when my wonderful step mom, began describing a man who was a happyologist! She continually repeated I have found your next career. At first I was skeptical, what did it entail? The questions piled up until I had to begin researching who, what, when and where can I study a happyologist? Amazingly enough, it is an awesome career. Companys hire happyologist for a multitude of reasons. These people have job titles which are combined with a broad spectrum of responsibilities. 

    After a great deal of research, I can say I study happiness on a day by day basis. Therefore, one of my titles can be-a happyologist. The only difference between the two is my title includes colors. 

    What is the difference? My new program incorporates color and happiness intertwined as one. For example: colors are a big part of the brain. Marketing companies have studied and refined which colors to utilize in the commercial campaigns, to ensure buyers are attracted to the product, based on its background or signature colors.

    Therefore, as a Pinkologist I began to study the relationship between people and their favorite colors. For me it’s PINK! anytime I purchase something pink it makes me happy. I smile when I see bright colors, but my smile takes over my entire face when Pink is involved! I have written down almost every compliment received on my pink. Pink sparkly nails, dresses, sandals, rain boots and much more. When I am feeling my best and adorned in a pink outfit, I feel terrific. Inevitaby those ‘feel good’ emotions spill over into my daily routines. A pep in my step, smile on my face and life is pinkalicious to me.

    However, don’t take my word for it! Try it yourself. This can be your first step on your journey to being blissfully happy! It is a simple task. 

    First, continue your day as normal. As colors enter you daily routine, take a minute to feel the emotional attachment to each color. Some you may not feel anything, others you may cringe, but when you see YOUR COLOR! Then you know. The color will provide you with a sense of awe. A pleasing almost natural feeling will come over you. As you continue this process you will feel the fascinating change in your brain and emotional state. 

    Colors will change me? Yes!!! If you have read my recent post, you will know my mission is to research, study, and gather information to pass on to you. About? Happiness!!! Living YOUR LIFE to the highest state of happiness, you have ever imagined. 

    If and when you attend one of our shows (coming to you in the Fall of 2017 and 2018) colors will be a portion of the demonstrations. 

    Begin today to find your color. You don’t have to become an ologist of your color (or you can). The only thing you need to do is find the color which brings a smile to your face. 

    Does it have to be one color? No, one of my dear friends loves different colors for different reasons. For example she loves to decorate with one scheme of colors and yet wears another. It’s not about being right or wrong it’s about seeing the beautiful array of colors and find one or a combination of colors, so when your brain absorbs the color it creates a warm- fuzzy feeling inside and puts a big smile on your face. 

    For me Pink creates those feel good emotions inside of me and in turn- projects it to my outside demeanor. 

    Take time to try it!!! Do not allow outside campaign ads or awareness groups to take your color. When I first began this adventure many people said,”Oh do you work for Susan G Komen with Breast Cancer Awareness.” 

    Don’t let those attachments ruin it for your color. Those ‘full of colors’ campaigns are for marketing purposes only, they serve a good purpose, but they do not own the colors. Therefore, when you are shopping, hiking, painting or working see the colors that privide a great emotional feeling inside of you. Next surround yourself with it. I want you to take time this week to find your feel good color or colors.

    God Bless and remember YOU ARE AMAZING AND YOUR COLOR ADORNS YOU WELL!!!!!