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Merry Christmas…

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!





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I love birthdays!!!!

Hey yall it was my birthday and I want you to know I loved it! Yes, I am super grateful for the hundreds of good wishes, it reminds me of how grateful and blessed I truly am! However, I love birthdays for another reason!

They provide me with a little more knowledge, peace of mind and illuminate newly developed expertise!!! This birthday has been amazing. We began with Darion’s bday, the first of this week and although she was sick, we recreated happy times as we reminisced from years ago or even moments ago. We giggled, cooked, tried to shop and napped when she needed some recover time. (She is much better). It was kind of like a blast from the past when my entire world revolved around her. Now it is my birthday!

Everyone is preparing to go out for a day of Renaissance Festival. And create new memories. Then in two weeks Ashby is turning 21! I have decided October will be a revamp month and vacation month for LiveloveLLC. Because our birthdays begin October 2 and extend thru the 17th. But if I included my aunts, uncles and cousins it is the entire Fall season.

Oh well it doesn’t matter I LOVE THE Month of October!! This is my time to reflect, reorganize and recreate who, what, when, where, why and how!! In my life! I glance backwards to celebrate my accomplishments as well as my down falls (or valleys). I write down what I need to remember and relish in the good feeling moments. After all I have an entire year of new skill sets to add to my list of experiences and expertsise.

This year has been the most diverse, when I discuss feelings. I went from estatic, to zombie, confused, fearful, grateful and now blessed emotions. Since my birthday October the 8th marks not only my years of living, but it also marks the tenth month anniversary of my accident.

I sometimes wish you could take a sneak peek into my mind. Oh that’s right, you do, if you are reading my blog.

Many people, becuase they don’t know what to say, will make funny comments like, “I bet you look before you step off a curb now. Or wow, Teena, the nail salon was that close and you had walked so far, you were just at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

My response is and always will be, “Nope! I wouldn’t change a thing!”

Why? You ask? Am I crazy?

Maybe, but I will say this, I didn’t think I could have ever been happier. I truly didn’t see how limited I chose to live my life. I now see how in the past I focused on what is and created many more mountains out of mole hills. How do I know this? Because now I have had the unique opportunity to feel through the past and recognize how those fears, worries and times of hatred are diluted…to a watered down memory.

Yes, I still remember a very few of the negative stressful events that if brought up can create a ‘ugh’ emotion. However, they are far and few between. Sometimes, I bring them to my concious attention to prove to my brain the unimportance of the event!

Take time to reflect on a feeling good time and then try to bring it down. It becomes and effort because your feelings are like, “Nope, you can’t mess with me right now, I am enjoying this replay.”

Darion cracked me up, as I asked her to practice this simple but mind provoking task. “Think, sweetie, of a time in you paradigm that you remember feeling pure joy.”

She replied with story after story about the event and the emotional attachment. Her concious mind would try to block her and remind her of a not so good feelings or time. But it didn’t matter she would redirect quickly and carry on about how awesome the great feelings were after a special memory was activated.

If you are celebrating an exciting event, anniversary or birthday take time to reflect and grab a good feeling emotion to hold on to. Then you will be ready to receive the next gift of living a happy, full and fun life!

God Bless