As I carefully plan each step, press of a button, text, and message my mind races with questions! Mostly why?
I must be attracting this question to myself…because almost everyday I seem to answer Why?
For example, I have become more and more engrossed in my message and vision, behind the concepts of my book. Not saying this is bad, but difficult to explain.
Therefore, when someone meets me in Walmart and asks, “Hey, Teena, what are you ‘doing’ these days?”
I awkwardly begin to stutter and stammer until I finally blurt out, “Oh, you know…I own this company entitled Livelove LLC and we have this great slogan, logo, offer all kinds of helpful services, including motivational speaking, books…(INHALE & EXHALE) truthfully we are over here with a vision to CHANGE THE WORLD WITH ONE HAPPY THOUGHT AT A TIME!”
Now you can imagine how people react! They are either sprinting away, like we all do, from the people shouting at us on the pier saying, “Who is your saviour?”
Or they always pause, drop their mouth and blurt out either, “Okay” or “Why?”
Now is when I look at them and begin…
NO! NOT ANYMORE! I simply ask Why not?
Hmmm mmmmm I scratch my head, wipe my behind (of course lay down phone), and I ask myself, Why? (after I leave Walmart and relax in the jacuzzi, the questions flood my brain!)
Here is the best answer I know, besides why not!
“Why change the world?”
“Why can’t you just keep teaching or do something just for fun? Why Teena do you care about the rest of the world? You can’t make a difference…because you are just you. So why try?”
Because every boy and girl, who gets up and goes to a school, despite all the terrible incidents lately. They deserve for me to at least try!
Because the mother who is crying for a smidge of relief, deserves to know, “This Too Shall Pass!”
Because my dear friends who believed in me enough to allow me to coach them, to a happier state, deserve to share their story and help another.
Because the homeless, weak, sick and sad people deserve to feel good. Even if for a moment, long enough for one ‘happy’ thought.
Becuase WE HAVE ALL HAD THOSE TIMES WE FELT LIKE GIVING UP! But because we didn’t, we can rejoice about living each day to the fullest!
Because you, YES YOU, are important to this world. We need your story! We, the world need you to live on!
If you just read this message please help me, ‘Change the World One Happy Thought at a Time!’
How? Send me happy thoughts, smile at someone today, give a hug away, share this post, @Jimmy Fallon have me as a guest, be aware of your life…ENJOY!
Email me…Livelove.email@example.com maybe you want to share your story, maybe you need a little message for the day, maybe you are ready for a Life (Happy) Coach. Or just send me a Happy Thought!
Our name is Livelove LLC
Sending you great love!
Written by: Teena Drake (CEO LiveloveLLC.org)
When our paths cross, I would like to ask you, to do me a favor, human to human, look at me with blinded eyes.
Blinded to my beliefs that were embedded in my brain through my surroundings.
Blinded by the color of my skin that I did not choose, but rather it was bestowed upon me by the DNA of my mother and father.
Blinded by the land I was born, by my judgement, your judgement and our diversities that separate us.
Rather enjoy my smile, a hug or a moment of peace. Because although we are all differentiated by a beautiful array of backgrounds, our similarities stitch us together.
Drawing us closer, regardless of our differences. We are people and people are in pursuit of happiness, betterment, improvement and/or comfort while experiencing this journey.
Isn’t it time we find solutions in each other? The solutions to allow you, to live the life you desire?
United we stand and divided we fall! Come on my human friends. Close your eyes and instead of continuously highlighting the problems in others; feel our similarities. And…
Live like you have never lived before.
Love with your entire being…yourself, others and all experiences.
Carry On! Carry on with your pursuit to improve and feel good.
Love will always win!
God Loves You no matter what!
As I snuggle in from a fabulous journey across the United States, I reflect back over the many faces I have seen. The beautiful array of colors, in people. The magnificent rainbow of languages for communication. My favorite is the plume of backgrounds intertwined with culture, beliefs and heritage.
As our differences are continuously illuminated, our similarities need to be highlighted and celebrated!
From the homeless to the wealthiest, continent to continent, it doesn’t matter we are all aiming for the same goal. I know this sounds a bit odd, but keep reading, I promise, this becomes more and more intriguing.
My mom said, “I remember telling my mother, while traveling for work, people are just people, everywhere you go.”
As I began to become more observant throughout my adventure in LA, I pondered about her statement to Baw Baw (my grandma), “Why do people do what they do? How are we all so different, but similar, all in one?”
While waiting at the airport, I had to know, Why people do what they do. Therefore, I began to ask, “Why are you traveling today? Why do you do your job? What are you in pursuit of?
I only scared a few people away. However, most replied with similar answers. It wasn’t segregated into color of skin, religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds. It was for one soul purpose, to create a better life. In one way or another.
If they replied with, “I am traveling for a vacation.”
It was to improve their lives. Enrich their souls and regroup.
Several were returning home to bury a loved one or say farwell. Although sad, it continues to be the reason they are traveling is to improve their lives. Through accepting and having the closure.
Others said for work. When I asked the traveling saleswoman if she was only paid in travel, room and board would she continue this career path. She immediately responded with, “NO. What would be the point?”
What would be the point? There wouldnt be, for the woman who is busting her butt to create a better life for her kids.
Yet, this type of set up would work well and be an improvement for someone in a different circumstance.
But wait a minute…if people are so different why are we all in pursuit of the same results? Because people are ‘people’ all across the world and although our differences allow for interesting individuality, we are all striving for…
A better feeling. A best or ideal situation for me and my family.
Here is the most freeing portion of this story…it is okay! You are okay! We all want ‘better’ out of life.
You begin at your point of reference and I will begin at mine. And we will cross paths along the way. After all, we are all on this terrific journey…together.
May you be blessed today.
Know that no matter where you are at this point in your life, YOU ARE LOVED!
Last day of my sneak peek of Happy Coaching 101. Don’t forget to catch up and read Monday’s post about this service. It will be time for you to tell me how you think this service would be best utilized. Yes, I need your help on deciding several items in January of 2018. Therefore, if you find yourself feeling the need to comment, provide advice or just want to voice your opinion, Livelove is giving you that opportunity!
Today’s posting is very dear to my heart. This middle age man has battled with drugs, is not allowed to see his family and has been on a multitude of street and prescription drugs, longer than not. I provided this service for free, for him. I will honestly say, his messages are some of my favorites.
It’s time to come out and be the person you are to be! It’s time for you to shine like a brand new coin and give back to society, what you were meant to bring. Your kids need their daddy, the one who adores and cherishes them. A man! A man to be looked up to, who is honest and cares for himself as well as others. You are now to be grateful for your own family who has upheld you, bailed you out numersous times and cried themselves to sleep when you were locked up because they miss and love you.
I am jumping up and down in excitement to watch you grow and evolve to the man you know you already are! You are loved no matter what, unconditionally! Just remember you are also creating a pattern for your children to follow, where do you want them to go? Down your present road or a happier one? You choose.
Email us is you are interested in beginning Happy Coaching 101 as personal messages.
Monday January 14th we will have only five spots open for that week, but will be adding more asap.
Written by: Momma Teena and her Happy Coaching Messages!
I recently wrote an article entitled, A Simple Message, about the one common strand ‘meaning’ of the holiday season. Which I have found that common strand is LOVE! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not.
Which continues to be the true meaning of the season, for me. However, the story of Christmas is one of the sweetest and most miraculous stories of all.
As I anxiously, await for my children to come barreling in my room and wake me up, I close my eyes and attempt to imagine the birthday of baby Jesus. (Yes, I know my children are all adults, but my babies they will forever be!)
Just think doing your regular duties and a big bright star shines super bright. Angels appear throughout the night, gifts were brought and a beautiful baby boy is born. His story has been told in many languages and is celebrated in a multitude of places.
The season is about love, but Christmas to me will always be about thanking God for sending this world a baby, baby Jesus. His message has always been strong, his story illuminates love, peace and strength.
Let me ask you something? Do you think they were always strong? Do you believe that Mary and Joseph knew HOW they were going to make it? No, the answer is no! They had no idea how they were going to do this. Nor where. They endured a great deal and yet they survived and went on to leave a Legacy.
As you celebrate Christmas…think about the sweet story of the birth of Jesus and the Love he brought to this world. However, also think of the entire story and how much and how many people were affected.
I don’t believe is was all lollipops and rainbows for the shepherds, Inn Keeper, Wise Men or Mary and Joseph. They were in a rough environment and in today’s society the family would be considered less fortunate. However, they had all they needed! A sweet baby boy who would change the world forever!
If you are in a bad spot or down and out this Christmas. Please pause, then try to remember a happy time in your past. Maybe an old tradition or just get out your Bible and read the sweetest story ever. I don’t know how, but I do know what! Merry Christmas my friend, you are loved, no matter what!
God Loves you
Jesus does too!
Happy Birthday Sweet Baby Jesus, we will try to exemplify your meaning and Love, Love, Love one another!
Email me if you would like to start the year off with, two free weeks of Happy Coaching.
Work, work, work! Here it is almost December 1st, 2017 and the sun’s vibrant heat beams down on me, as I work away. I love what I am doing, but somewhere in the back of my mind, I continue to search for excuses to gather Freddy the Pink Flamingo and ride on Pinky the Princess, over the hills and through the woods (not really, just on the nicely paved bike path that almost taunts me, everyday, because I can see just a glimpse of it from my balcony).
Pause, sigh, inhale and exhale! I think I will take a break and write outside. Maybe then I can see if the air is that warm or if the window portrait is deceiving.
Of course NOT! OHHH what to do?
Go ride or Work?
What do you think? I will let you know what I decided, later on.
Do what you love and love what you do! The only reason I am struggling with my decision today is because I love everything I do! Whether it is work, play or even making a decision. I feel my way to joy and happiness.
If you continually go to bed worrying about tomorrow or wake up dreading your day, it is time to reevaluate your life! Life is too short to be miserable. I realize earning an income is important, but one thing I have learned is the income will double, triple and quadruple, if you love what you do and ALWAYS, do what you love!!!
God Loves You NO MATTER WHAT!
Check out our event coming December 8th in Madison Indiana.
What is coming up? Our first Happy Class, ‘Live’ on December 8th, beginning at 7 ending? Whenever you get tired of celebrating life with us or I wear out on you. Either or it is going to be well worth your time and money!
Where? Fountain Building on the corner of Main Street and Broadway, (across the street from The Historical Broadway Restaurant and Hotel, huge pale yellow building).
Why? Are you feeling like there is something better than this?
Maybe as winter sets in, you have become a little depressed.
Maybe you need some answers on how to improve your life and live, ‘Happily Ever After.’
Is it more money? Maybe you need to know how to earn more money and quit that awful pay check to pay check, J.O.B. and do what you love!
Maybe you want to find ‘love’ and you need some new techniques on how to attract that special someone.
What we CAN NOT DO! change, fix, help, bring a new, or bring back the PAST!! In any shape or form I nor can our company or anyone else, bring back or change the past, so if that is what you are looking for well move on!!!
What we CAN DO!! Assist you in creating the life you have always wanted to live. Take F.E.A.R. out of your life equation (for the majority of the time).
Allow you to ask questions and receive answers to the best of our ability about what you, your needs and or desires are.
Assist you in handling ‘stressful’ unwanted, hurtful situations throughout your life. This is not promising everyday full of butterflies and lollipops, but it is promising the majority of your life being filled with BRIGHT, BEAUTIFUL, BUTTERFLIES and LOLLIPOPS!!!!!
Okay, I am going into overload. Therefore, I am going to stop! However, I don’t think, if you are in Carrolton, Milton, Henry, Oldham, Owen, Franklin, Jefferson Co. Kentucky or Jefferson Co., Madison, Vevay, Clarksville, Indiana OKAY! wherever you are from you won’t want to miss December 8th, 2017 in Madison Indiana!!!! At 7 PM.
No, it is not the full monty of:
Only because this is a trial run and IF YOU decide to be a part of this first celebration, you will receive a multitude of benefits and a few gifts to take home with you.
However, you must hurry to register because this is limited seating. We have a few seats left and due to our pricing being the lowest price it will ever be, you need to act fast!
You can register several ways…
1. Email- Livelove.firstname.lastname@example.org and say I need two reservations for December 8th.
2. http://www.livelovellc.org/home click on Celebrations. (If you have trouble with the purchase portion let me know.
3. Contact Kentuckiana News at- info@Kentuckiananews.com title it HAPPY CELEBRATION RESERVATION
4. Contact Charlene Kelley she is in charge of registration. Cke96011@gmail.com
5. Any questions email us we will get back to you asap.
I realized after re-reading this I forgot to include the low price for this amazing opportunity.
It is only twenty five dollars and/or forty per couple! But!!!! If you book between now, November 8th thru the 14th, you can purchase the class for 20.00 dollars! What? Yes, one time only and I PROMISE, it will not be at this price ever again.
Why? Did I drop the price for 7 days? Truthfully, it is because I am on vacation in paradise and I am feeling super sentimental. You see eleven months ago today, my life changed forever! And since then my mission is to help others find their own paradise and if Hawaii is only a dream for you.
I want to help make that a reality! I want to share with you techniques that I have learned to have, do or be anything you desire. If a dream vacation is what you want, we will discuss how. If you have a desire and you are struggling with anything, we can help find your block, let it go and assist you in: Livelove & Carryon!!!