Where is the love?

butterfly eveningThis post has very little to do with MS and more to do with the big picture of life. Of course MS is part of my daily life, but there is so much more than that going on around me. I am that person that tries avoiding watching the news, because there is never really anything positive being said. So I think, why allow the negative to invade the life I am trying to make positive? 

It really makes me so sad to see all the hate in the world today. There are way too many what appear to be random shootings, killing innocent people and destroying lives. I have family that lives in NYC, so the most recent event really scared me. Thankfully my family was not harmed, but there were 8 lives taken too soon and 11 injured during this tragedy, leaving the families to pick up the shattered pieces and the injured to heal. There are no excuses for the violence!

It is 2017 but the way some act you would think it was 1917. What happened to equality? Where is the love 2Why do some people, does not matter the color of their skin, feel that they are better than another? I feel strongly that everyone deserves to be treated equally and with respect, unless they do something that takes that respect away. When I talk to someone I do not see the color of their skin, their choice of religion or whom they love does not affect the way I see them. To me, everyone is free to love who they love, worship who they choose to worship and just be who they are as long they do not cause me any harm. The song by Black Eye Peas, Where is the LoveWhere is the love, really sums up how I feel. 

My hope is that there will be improvements in the world within my lifetime. I do not remember there being this much adversity when I was younger, but maybe I was just too young and native to see things the way they were. It is possible that as I get older I am seeing people and their actions for what they really are. where is the love

I have made arrangements with my job about how and when I will be returning to work. I am going to go back to work, hopefully on Monday but my hours will be adjusted. I am going to work Monday and Tuesday from 10-3 and Wednesday 10-2 due to an appointment I have. After Wednesday, I am going to access how I am feeling and figure out what I can handle the remainder of the week. My manager completely understands that I have to take things slowly so I do not set my healing back and can work to the best of my ability. 

I hope y’all had a good day and that your evening is going well! I know this post had a few different thoughts so if you have any comments please feel free to leave them and I will respond to you just as quickly as I can. I hope that the beginning of this post did not offend anyone because that was not my intent, I am honestly just a little upset about the way some treat others. I will always pride myself on treating others in a way that I want to be treated which is with respect and compassion! Thank you so much for reading my rant and about my plans! Take Care and stay positive!!

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Always, Alyssa

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About Positively Alyssa

I was diagnosed 16 years ago, when I was only 19 years old, with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had gone to my eye doctor because I had lost vision in my left eye. Prior to my appointment, I had prepared myself to have the doctor confirm that I would be blind in my left eye and that was all. Never in a million years did I expect to hear the doctor tell me that after consulting with his colleagues, that I need to go for an MRI that day because they were thinking that with my symptoms that I had MS. Just a couple hours later I went to get the life altering MRI. I remember that phone call like it was yesterday. My eye doctor called me from his home at 9:30 at night to confirm what they suspected, I in fact had MS. He immediately referred me to a specialist he knew and I was able to get in to see him that same week. Luckily, after a round of steroids, my vision came back in my eye just leaving me with leg pain that would continue to be part of my life. Through the years I have tried numerous different medications that are meant to slow the progression of the disease down. I was never good at the injections and it wasn't because of the needle, it was because the medication burned like fire going in. Still after all these years I still go through my battles of denial, anger, frustration and sadness. However, I have always said that I would NEVER allow MS to control my life but I would control the disease. For the most part, I have been pretty successful with that. I mean we all have our bad days but it doesn't make the situation any better. With this blog I am hoping that with my experiences, endless amounts of research and a powerful fight i me that I can not only help others going through this but that I can learn from others as well. Living with the ups and downs of MS can be challenging but the power of the mind can beat anything that is thrown our way!
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20 Responses to Where is the love?

  1. The recent events have been horrific, severe weather, mass shootings, hate rallies… if you get a chance, only IF, you have some time, it’s called Charlottesville, a Red Herring. I haven’t figured out how to link in the comments but that is my stance of the people in this world, most of them being good, the squeaky wheels get the attention. I am not diminishing the horrible things they have done in the least! NO ECUSES. But the vast majority of the population is good, kind and caring. ~Kim

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    • It really is sad that we do not hear of the good we only hear the bad. The bad just breaks my heart though. I have come across some really nice people though! Charlottesville VA is close to where I live, well a few hours away. I just want the hate and violence to stop and all people to really care for one another

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  2. Create Space says:

    Lovely to learn a little more about you and what you value. You are so much more than your MS! Keep writing.

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  3. Jessica says:

    As writers, and human beings in general, what we write about doesn’t always have to be about one specific thing. Emotions are a necessity and we can’t just flip a switch to shut them off. When we are affected by something such as the events in NYC, it’s only natural to feel the way you do and have a desire to write about it.

    MS doesn’t define you. Fibromyalgia doesn’t define me. We are all humans living on this one big planet. It’d be nice if we all got along, but as my mom once told me, “them’s the kicks, kid – deal with it.” Don’t ever apologize for ‘straying off topic’. It’s *your* blog. You can write what you want, when you want!

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    • Thank you so much Jessica! I do sometimes just want to write about what is going on in this world and how sad it makes me. I have a problem where I always apologize when I talk about something that is going to raise negative emotions. I like writing about what I am dealing with on a daily with the MS because I really want to be able to help others but it felt good to write off topic. This was a subject I am so passionate about and just wanted to share it. I really do appreciate your comment!

      You are very right, no illness defines who we are. Some people may make comments that are unsettling but they are not educated on what we have to deal with. You have really made my evening Jessica! I hope your evening is going well!!!!

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  4. Alyssa, you are not alone in your feelings. Remember I told you that my daughter is getting married next year? That of course brought up the subject of GRANDKIDS. They have contemplated not having kids, not because they don’t want them, but because they don’t want to bring a child into THIS world. While the decision is ultimately theirs, I told them as I tell everyone, LEAD BY EXAMPLE, treat other people like you want to be treated, raise your children to have those same morals, and if everyone follows suit, the world WOULD be a better place…. sad that the idea is so simple, yet so hard to instill

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  5. It’s such a horrific time in our country right now, I’ve definitely had to step back from how much I read the news since I got dx. It sounds like your job has been pretty understanding!

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    • Oh it is so beyond horrific what our country and the world is going through right now. I just wish everyone could get along with one another, after all we are all humans and have emotions.
      Yes, my job has been very understanding. I think it helps that my boss has a good friend with MS.
      I hope you had a good day!!! Take care!!!

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  6. Aw I’m sorry to hear! I hope they treat you better. Stay strong girl!

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