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
Have you ever thought about shooting a bow & arrow? What does it take? Is it simple, can anyone pick it up and directly hit the bullseye? Maybe, 1 in 1,000,000!
The fact is launching an arrow from the bow, is a learned skill set within itself. Not to mention hitting a bullseye!
During the wee hours of the morning, I tossed and turned, as I observed myself and several others learning to shoot a bow and arrow. The unknown instructor would explain, demonstrate and repeat over and over again. Next, we would follow his every move until…LAUNCH!
Many arrows fell directly at our feet, some would wildly shoot into the darkness. Those of us that struggled over and over again would become frustrated and aggitated to the point of giving up!
Then it happened! Our instructor said, “Lay down your bows. Close your eyes. Listen to my words”…as they explained step by step just the same as before, they would pause after each instruction, to allow us to visualize the actions needed to be successful.
The last instruction was, “Pick up your bow, place your fingers in the correct position, pull back and launch…feel the arrow as it soars through the air and plunges directly in the middle, BULLSEYE!!!!
Do you celebrate the small accomplishments or are you constantly desiring more?
Begin to allow yourself to celebrate. Feel the sense of accomplishment! What would your action be?
Would you thrust your arms into the air to send a vibration of YES, HOORAY, HIP-HIP-HOORAY? Feel the emotions that accompany your moment of success!”
As each person in my dream picked up their bow and arrow, they seemed to become illuminated. Along with the target. The darkness filled the empty spaces. Step, by step…each person practiced feeling their way to a bullseye! Some cheered as success filled their being with tingly emotions of ACCOMPLISHMENT.
Yet, others never hit the bullseye. However, something was different this time around. Those who didn’t hit the bullseye weren’t upset…Instead, they were uplifted and full of determination. In other words they had been given a second and third chance.
What about you? Have you taken time to visualize ‘how you want to feel’ after you have accomplished the ultimate bullseye?
Have you learned of what your true desires are? Sometimes we are attracting nothing or living based on a default program called auto-pilot. Do this at 9, be here at 10, ballgames until 8, supper, bed, sleep, repeat.
It takes only a moment to visualize. Yet, it takes some of us a lifetime to understand how similar life is to archery.
1. Archery: You need a skilled educator to teach you and guide you.
Life: Loved ones, mentors, friends
2. Observe, gather, and learn.
Life: from the day you are born you are observing, gathering ideas, beliefs and developing the skills set you need to survive.
3. Visualize, feel the celebratory outcome and cheer!
Life: How many accomplishments have you made, that you have shuffled under the carpet? Instead of illuminating your own experiences and talents.
4. Do it! Pick it up and launch the arrow!
Life: Are your launched arrows dropping at your feet? Due to failure to see the end feeling or for lack of launching at all?
You will hit many more bullseyes the more arrows you launch. But if you do not allow yourself to know what your target is, your arrows will either fall at your feet with a dud. Or launch into the darkness never to reappear.
Take the time to know at least what you most desire right now and begin to take the necessary steps to learn how to ‘launch’ you arrow. Before long you will hit a bullseye like it is second nature because you ‘know’ where it is going and how to ensure it makes it SMACK DAB in the middle!!!! BULLSEYE!!!
Hello there! I am super happy to share with you.
Come along and follow me! I may be able to help you attract the life you have always desired!
Or you may have something to assist me in HITTING MY BULLSEYE.
So come follow me as we take this MILLIONAIRE by law of attraction journey! Who knows this could be FUN!
Okay, if you do not know me, let me reassure you this journey is gonna be the time of your life! So please come share with me!!!! Come cocreate, coexist and persist to be happy 99% of the time.
Look at the life cycle of a butterfly. Coming from a tiny egg, suspended underneath a flimsy leaf. One drop of water, one piece of Hail hits their nest and SPLAT! Hurdle number one!
I see quite a few similarities to humans and butterflies already. Don’t you? We begin in a sac and it’s up to someone else to determine our fate. Because after all there is pro choice, some parents use drugs while pregnant. Ugh orrrrr somebody else thinks they can hurt a mommy and it’s alright grrrr. Okay go back…I went to far (music plays in the background) back to the butterfly cycle.
Then they have to eat frantically to basically stay alive, long enough to create an outer coating to protect them while they metamorphosis into an almost beautiful butterfly. Shew!!!!
Humans have to fight to stay alive from birth until their current age. I mean think about it when I was born my mom didn’t strap me with a five point harness and carefully drive the speed limit to get out of the hospital. In fact she probably held me without a seat belt.
Plus, children aren’t born with racism, offensive language, the emotions of awe did I hurt your feelungs? No they were born with ummmmm that feels terrific, do some more of that. Or that was fun let’s play some more.
But we still had to learn quite quickly eat your food because, somewhere there are children that would die for one spoonful of your Peas and Liver and onions, doused in butter or crisco. Yes, us humans and butterflies have similar life cycles.
Let’s move on to the tightly wrapped chrysalis, which you know is uncomfortable. And everytime a ‘threat’ disturbs the outer casing the wrap seems to squeeze a little tighter or wrap a few more strands.
As miraculous as it is to observe and enjoy. It reminds me of middle school through my twenties. Maybe until 33, but let’s just say 29ish. 😉
How FREAKING AWKWARD were those years. I felt like I was in a cacoon the entire time. I would wiggle and squirm. Lash out at the ones who were closest to me and sometimes even hurt others out of fear from being hurt, once again.
We go thru really down times, no one understands us and we always feel like we are begging to just feel better and not so confined.
The time has come…the freeing of the butterfly. It is probably the most frustrating observation you could ever have. Although it is extremely beautiful, the struggles to break free are real! It’s worse than watching a baby chick be born or even a human baby! They begin really small. The struggle is necessary! If anyone helps a butterfly break free…it will die!
Why? Because those struggles are for the butterflies wings to build strength. If their wings are weak, then the butterfly won’t be able to fly. And won’t be able to take cover when necessary, find food, or lay more eggs to create, yet the next beautiful generation of surviving beauty!
What about us? How many times during our struggles do we wish it was over? We wish for an easier way?
But if you didn’t have all your trials and tribulations where would you be? No one enjoys everything about those formative years. Nor can anyone place a time line on when YOU are ready to spread your wings and fly!
However, you will fly someday! If you just keep on believing, building, and growing. It won’t be long until you have outgrown your own cacoon and although the comfort of staying safe is cozy, your desires are screaming…we are hungry!
Is today your day to bust out? Are you ready to gain enough strength to fly? Keep on keeping on. Dream it, see it, and Most of ALL BE IT!!!!
Thank you precious butterflies for teaching us…that no amount of struggling can stop us from showing off our beautiful wings!!!!
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Written by- Teena Drake
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
Woke up at 6 in the morning to ‘do’ some things I needed to do. As I was rummaging around starting the coffee, fixing a quick snack and ‘did’ what most everyone else does for a morning routine…I opened the door to be welcomed with a warm breeze, a beam of sunshine.and…the most beautiful rainbow vividly glowing to say, “Good Morning, isn’t life beautiful?”
I must say, I almost broke my other leg, I was so overwhelmed with joy. As I quickly regressed back into the house. Only to grab my phone for a HELLO RAINBOW picture. I snapped this one then that.
Ohhh, my feelings of AWE are amazing!
What if you began your day with the expectation of, “What’s best for me will always be.”
And what if…you had a terrific day? Despite the rest of the world’s problems.
What if, each negative emotion you repeated that statement? And the lady in cubicle 289 is still a butthead and causes you grief, today especially?
But then you grit your teeth and repeat,” Things are always working out for me!” Under your, ticked off breath!
And then it happens! Someone bumps in to you and says, “Thank you for being amazing!”
Their compliments begin to feel like a warm shower, outside, under a full moon. You feel the positive love vibrating throughout your entire body!
WAIT! Here comes negative number 289…pouring sulfur (which smells like rotten eggs) in your warm shower!
At this moment do you lash out, punch her in the mouth, and pull #289’s hair for everytime she irritates/ed you? You can!
But let me ask you…What if? Everything is always working out for you and you began your day expecting the best for you. Instead of allowing any negative intrusions to disrupt your enjoyment, when you see #289 scooting down the hall, you were prepared to say,
“Good Morning #289! I want to thank you for always reminding me that without all of the colors of the rainbow, there would never be a rainbow for me or you, to enjoy.”
Choose a color and shine as bright or dull as you choose! Most importantly SHINE!
Thank you for being a part of my rainbow this morning!
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