Sunshine625: "In The Words Of Those Who Love Her"
At Date Of Writing Sunshine625 Has:
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Marcoujor's Interview With Sunshine625
- Sunshine625: Getting to Know Linda Bilyeu
Linda Bilyeu (also known as Sunshine625) has a fun, upbeat and creative manner of writing about all sorts of subjects, from soup to nuts. She has a passion that is embraced throughout her work, which is truly like a ray of sunshine...! She was awarde
When I decided to write this tribute to Sunshine625, I was excited. Mine was going to be the best tribute ever written. I would investigate, find bits and pieces of information that all would want to know, and Sunshine625 (a.k.a. Linda Bilyeu) would shine greater than ever before!
Then it hit me. "What do you say about a person that's already told everything there is to know about them?"
Of course, I could do a comedy roast!
"Born June 25th, 19*3, Linda was the fourth of six children. Her parents had gotten it right three prior times, and then Linda happened. Not giving up hope, her parents had two more children that proved they'd figured out their mistake. Linda grew up quickly as 5'1" doesn't take long to achieve. She was a shy child, but has grown up to be quite a _____ at times. 19 months ago, Linda came to Hubpages and she found herself a home behind the computer and has never left it, except to occasionally shower."
No, that wouldn't work.
Finally, it hit me. "Why not let others tell the story of what Linda Bilyeu means to them?"
In secrecy exceeding CIA requirements, I incorporated the talents of Midget38 to assist me. She set up Facebook chats, emails, and basically, everything my feeble brain couldn't. She was essential to this project's success.
Slowly, the plan came together. Each hubber had four simple questions to answer. Hopefully this would tell her story.
You have now been brought up to the present. Here is the rest of the story in the words of just a small sampling of those Linda's helped to move closer to reaching their dreams.
Katrina & the Waves "Walking On Sunshine"
What Makes Linda A Special Hubber?
"Linda personally goes out of her way to make everyone feel special in their own way...She truly never stops and is so dedicated to all of us." (Janinehuldie)
"Linda always goes out of her way to make new hubbers feel welcome! She's a great person and takes pains to explain the ropes." (Suelynn)
"She is not only supportive of other hubbers, she's encouraging. Even when you think you may have written your worst hub she usually takes time out to comment and voice her support." (Aleciamurphy)
"She has a very kind and passionate heart for others. She has the way that can make you feel at ease and happy while reading her awesome work." (UnknownSpy)
"Linda is indeed her pen name. She exudes the positivism, optimism and radiance that Sunshine does each day! (Marcoujor)
"Sunshine, smiles, sharing spirit and an endless supply of generosity & goodwill." (Docmo)
"Of course one can't forget she is the Queen of Lists!" (tillsontitan)
"Charm, charisma and a sunny disposition is to be envied." (TTombs08)
"When came on the scene it really was a ray of "sunshine." (Rastamermaid)
Roy Ayers "Everybody Loves The Sunshine"
What Hub That Linda Has Written Best Describes Her To You?
" Linda has so many great hubs that showcase her creativity, intellligence, and her positive and down to earth nature. Her "How to Feel Like a Rock Star" of my favorites. It is about being the best person you can be." (Danateresa)
"Grandma Sunshine" because I think of Linda as an absolute ray of sunshine that brightens up even the cloudiest of days of all. (Janinehuldie)
"This is an easy one, her hub entitled “Sunshine Random Fun Facts”. She has a marvelous collection of hub titles but this one brings out the Linda we all know and love with her honesty and humor." (tillsontitan)
"I was going for the "Sunshine Smile" hub but I think her amazing spirit comes in the "Cancer Caregiver Tribute" hub." (Docmo)
"I love her hubs about cancer- particularly cancer etiquette. I have personal experience with those who've had cancer and there are times you feel you don't know the right words to say. That's who she is- she may not be able to say what she wants but she's there for you." (Aleciamurphy)
"Her hub, "Sunshine: Random Fun Facts", is definitely a fun, easy to follow, and hilarious piece of work that best describes her." (Kdubarry03)
"Her Hub: "Don't Allow Anyone to Steal your Sunshine!" (Ishwaryaa22)
"Sunshine's Fun Facts is my Favorite" (Jeolmoz2)
Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"
Sunshine625 Interviews Sunshine625
- Sunshine - Random Fun Facts
Random fun, facts about Sunshine!
What Has Linda Done For You That Makes Her Special To You?
"Linda takes the time to connect no matter what she juggles on the home front. I can count on her for support, advice, honesty and SUPREME friendship. (Marcoujor)
"Reached out to me, became my friend and taught me a huge amount of information about SEO" (TTombs08)
"Linda was really friendly and welcoming and that made a huge difference in being a stranger and being one of the group." (Suelynn)
"She has helped to create an online newspaper,the Sunshine Times, that helps to get our hubs more views." (Midget38)
"I don't know how she finds the time!, but she always gives me advice on the dos & don'ts on Hub Pages" (Jeolmoz2)
"She's a very caring spirit and with me being a very busy parent among other things,I see she's even developed an emag to help others get traffic and exposure." (Rastamermaid)
"She is always there. She will read anything you write and always leaves a comment." (tillsontitan)
"She invited me to her FB group, gave me a warm welcome and made me feel at home in another exciting world" (Ishwaryaa22)
The Brady Bunch "Sunshine Day"
If You Had One Sentence To Relay All Your Feelings About Linda What Would It Be?
"Linda IS sunshine personified: warm for those who need warmth, burning hot when she sees injustice, casting away shadows and cynicism." (Docmo)
"Linda is a truly positive lady who pays it forward!" (Midget38)
"She's a "true comrade" and she likes to get her "Country On!" (Jeolmoz2)
"Shine, you are such an amazing woman and i love you :)" (Unknownspy)
"Linda is a warm ray of sunshine in a sometimes gloomy world." (Danateresa)
"My feelings for Linda: I found her to be very helpful, supportive and caring! No wonder she won the Hubbie Award 2012 for being the most helpful hubber!" (Ishwaryaa22)
"Thank you for all you do for all of us on Hubpages ...as well as from the bottom of my heart I want you to know how much I value your friendship." (Janinehuldie)
" I envy people like Linda. I wish I could be more like her." (Mary615)
"Linda is a sunshiny doll!" (Suelynn)
"You are the best, Linda; can I get a yeehaw?!" (Kdubarry03)
"Her HP names fits her well Sunshine 625." (Rastamermaid)
"Her hub name says it all- she's still standing when it would have been easy to give up or give in." (Aleciamurphy)
“Sunshine almost always makes me high” (tillsontitan)
"My idea of a BEAUTIFUL DAY is CRUISIN' with my homey, LB... then, I'm AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE...!" (Marcoujor))
"Thank you, Linda, for simply being you." (TTombs08)
John Denver "Sunshine On My Shoulders"
A Few Final Words
So, you've heard the words of only a few whose lives have been positively influenced by this wonderful person. Sunshine625 / Linda Bilyeu means so much more than she realizes to so many people.
You've heard everyone else speak. Now, I have but one small part to add.
When I first came to Hubpages, I found a few folks that would read my hubs. For the first month, I tried numerous avenues to build traffic without a lot of luck. I had just joined a couple of Facebook Groups, and then, a week later, was approached to enter Linda's. Having not seen much success in the other two, I was somewhat apprehensive.
Anyway, I joined. Suddenly, by doing as directed, my views started jumping. Now, my daily views (on a bad day) equal my first month's totals. Through support, care and guidance, either by Linda or those that assist her, I feel as though I'm succeeding. And, with that continued support, there's no way to fail.
That's how all feel that have had the pleasure of meeting and dealing with Linda. Her love and support reign supreme. Sunshine625, has indeed, made our days much brighter.
"And, No, you can't have a vacation."
One Last Note:
First, my apologies to those involved as space would not allow all answer to be used. Also, some answers have been edited for space requirements. I hope you feel the meaning was kept.
As stated, this had to be done in complete secrecy to surprise Linda. Please don't feel left out if you weren't contacted. It's extremely hard to leave personal messages in various places that have views by all concerned. Most contacts were made in a private chat, or by email request. Don't feel left out or upset, please just tell Linda below how you really feel! God Bless!
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