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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!

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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!

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!

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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.

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Live Love

&

Carry On!

Written by: Teena Drake

Shed a Tear. Release your FEAR!

I cried today…for you, you, & YES EVEN YOU!

I cried today…for those who struggle & are in pain.

I cried today…for those moments in life when giving up seems easier than carrying on.

I cried today…

And then…

I wiped my tears, released all my fears…

I smiled today…knowing you, you, & YES, EVEN YOU are in my life!

I smiled today…knowing that No Matter WHAT ‘THIS TOO SHALL PASS.’

I smiled today…for the moment you read this message! & that today you made a great CHOICE…You Lived, Loved & Carried On!

Life is to be Lived ‘HAPPY’ 99% of the time the other % is for you to re- evaluate and return to HAPPY!

Thank you for reading! Sending you great vibrations and happiness.

Livelove

&

Carry On

Written by: Teena Drake

Excuse me as I contain my excitement…

I am so excited to include my hometown school district in my post, today. Where I attended high school. But wait my great great grandfather went to school here as well. And both sides of my family…great grandparents, aunts, uncles, parent, my husband, myself & my children all attended Trimble County Schools!

Anyways, I was allowed to speak to the Trimble County Board of Education recently. If I could demonstrate how excited I was…you would see me doing twenty kart wheels in a row (which I don’t do much anymore lol).

However, I typed my ‘discussion’ or ‘ ‘speech’ because one of the many lessons I have learned from Toastmasters, is to be prepared. Also I learned that no one ever entirely sticks to the prepared topic. In other words it is kind of a trick of the trade…prepare, rehearse, repeat…then sometimes everything vanishes from your brain and you ‘wing it.’

One, rule I hadn’t learned yet…YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A NERVOUS WRECK WHEN RETURNING TO HOME!

Yes, I am screaming that to assist all my fellow professional speakers and beginners. This should have been in the ‘Ice Breaker’ instructions.

I mean I have given several ‘talks’ and/or ‘speeches’ throughout my lifetime. But this small group proved to be my greatest challenge yet. I spent more time on preparing their 15 minutes of instruction, than I have for several different speeches, in one week. I was literally sweating bullets!

At the end I was ready to wrap up, I felt extremely confident about the information I shared and then I began to tell another story! Like what?

Despite all of that, my ‘talk’ went pretty well. I at least provided them with a positive vision for Trimble County School District. (Even if I forgot to stop when my point was made.)

Therefore, I am dedicating some of my postings to schools. Yes, I will be highlighting our beautiful district. However, all of these tips can apply to your school district.

Please share, all I ask is for you to tell others that you read about this on Livelove & Carry On.

Thank you for reading! Thank you for sharing this life with me!

Let’s create the vision we want to see…TOGETHER, and then the world will be a brighter place for you and me!!!!

Livelove

&

Carry On!

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Written by: Teena Drake