Final Day of the Song/Lyric Challenge

music noteGood morning y’all! I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope you are feeling well!

This is my final Day of the Lyric Challenge. I was so incredibly happy to have been nominated for this challenge from Just Me at https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com. I have been nominated for numerous challenges over the year I have been blogging and I have enjoyed all of them, but this lyric/song challenge added a little additional excitement for me to be able to share some of my favorite songs. It is fun to share just a few songs that I love and the reason why as well! I hope you have enjoyed the songs I have shared with you. Also I want to thank Just Me again for thinking of me for this fun challenge and I do encourage y’all to visit Just Me’s site at https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com, I think you will find it to be a great read!

Of course there are rules to follow all challenges, but they are not that difficult. I have found ways to break the rules in other challenges, but I behaved in this one and followed the rules (some of you are probably shocked). With that said here are pretty easy rules for this challenge:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics, one at a time for three days
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day

imagesMy final song/lyric I am going to share with you is another song from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This was one of the first songs I heard from this band and even before I asked Ronnie where he came up with this song, I could feel the meaning behind the song! It is an extremely powerful song and I hope you will enjoy it and understand the true meaning behind it.

Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Hey girl you know you drive me crazy
One look puts the rhythm in my hand
Still I’ll never understand why you hang around
I see what’s going down

Cover up with make up in the mirror
Tell yourself it’s never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s got to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect
Every action in this world will bear a consequence
If you wait around forever you will surely drown
I see what’s going down

I see the way you go and say you’re right again
Say you’re right again
Heed my lecture

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s got to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Face down in the dirt
She said “This doesn’t hurt!”
She said “I finally had enough!”

Face down in the dirt
She said “This doesn’t hurt!”
She said “I finally had enough!”

One day she will tell you that she has had enough
It’s coming round again

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s got to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Do you feel like a man
When you push her around?
Do you feel better now, as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s got to end
As your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Face down in the dirt
She said “This doesn’t hurt!”
She said “I finally had enough!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ux6SlOE9Qk

**I really hope this video showed up right in this post. I might not be the best at adding videos, but at least I keep trying**

Before I share my 3 nominees, I want to first say to all of you to not feel any pressure to participate in this challenge. I would of course LOVE ❤to hear your favorite songs, but at the same time I do not want to add any additional stress to your life. If you choose to participate great, but if you choose to pass on this I completely understand!

My 3 fantastic nominees are:

https://simplychronicallyill.com/ Wendi

https://makingitthroughtherain.com/ Traci

https://beckiesmentalmess.blog/ Beckie

I hope y’all have a great day and I really appreciate you stopping by my site this morning. I hope you enjoyed my final song and I really do encourage you to check out more songs from The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on YouTube! I think this is an amazing band and of course y’all already probably read the story behind that in my first day of the lyric challenge! I would also like to once again thank Just Me for nominating me for this challenge, it has been LOTS of fun! As always I am sending y’all LOTS of ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Day 2 – Lyrical Challenge

music noteGood morning y’all! I hope you are doing well on this exciting Monday morning! Today will be Day 2 of the lyrical challenge I was nominated for by Just Me at https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com! I am so thankful that Just Me nominated me to do this challenge because I find so much comfort and meaning in many songs! I really hope if you have not already checked out Just Me’s site you will do so today if you have the time! I think you will find this site very interesting and enjoy each and every post!

As y’all already know there are always rules involved, but these rules are not that bad so I won’t bend the rules like I did on my past few nominations!

Here are the very simple rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics, one at a time for three days
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day

The song/lyrics I would like to share with you today is from a band Paramore! I love this song because when I get myself all stressed out, this song really helps me in so many ways! I hope you will enjoy it and find some helpful meaning to it!

“Pressure”- Paramore

Tell me where our time went
And if it was time well spent
Just don’t let me fall asleep
Feeling empty again

‘Cause I fear I might break
And I fear I can’t take it
Tonight I’ll lie awake
Feeling empty, I can

Feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now
We’re better off without you

I can feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now
We’re better off without you

Now that I’m losing hope
And there’s nothing else to show
For all of the days that we spent
Carried away from home

Some things I’ll never know
And I had to let them go
I’m sitting all alone
Feeling empty, I can

Feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now
We’re better off without you

I can feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now
We’re better off without you

Without you

Some things I’ll never know
And I had to let them go
Some things I’ll never know
And I had to let them go
Well I’m sitting all alone
Feeling empty

I can feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now
We’re better off without you

Feel the pressure
It’s getting closer now

You’re better off without me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-MaaxgdUT4

**I am not sure if I added this video correctly, so I am terribly sorry in advance**

I know we are all extremely busy so if my fabulous nominees for today do not want to participate, I completely understand! The absolute last thing I want to do is add more stress to your already busy life! However if you do want to join this fun challenge, I look forward to what song you choose!!

My Fabulous Nominees are:

https://bipolarbrat.wordpress.com/ (Casey I would love to know what your favorite songs are!!)

https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com/ (I would love to know Dizzy’s favorite song)

http://bethybrightanddark.com/ (Bethy, I know life is really busy for you so please do not feel any pressure! It would be kind of fun to know your favorite songs)

I hope y’all have a wonderful day and I hope y’all are feeling as good as you possibly can! Please never forget that I am always sending you LOTS of❤ love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Monday to shineGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful week and you are ready for a brand new week full of nothing but pure happiness! Monday mornings are never my favorite, but changing my thoughts about what Monday can stand for has help! I no longer view the mean alarm clock that goes off at 5:15 am as my enemy, but now I try to view that horribly annoying alarm clock as my trigger to start a new day! On Monday morning we can let go of everything that happened last week,whether good or bad and start fresh! Everything that happened last week is the past and we can not change the past, but we can alter our present time!

Even thinking positive about Monday morning, I think we all always need a little motivation as a jump-start to the week! I hope you enjoy the quote that I am sharing with you and find as much meaning in it as I do!

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I want to thank you for stopping by my site on this beautiful Monday morning! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on the quote that I have shared!! I also wanted to ask y’all if you would want to see motivational quotes more than once a week. I was thinking about doing Motivational Monday and maybe Thursday as well. I do not want to do anything with Wednesday because fellow blogger does this and she is AMAZING! Speaking of which if you have not already seen Mackenzie’s site, you should visit her site! She is amazing and has the strength of a true warrior. Mackenzie’s site is https://lifewithanillness.com/ As always please remember I am sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤ Always, Alyssa❤ 

Day 1 of the Lyrical Challenge!

I am so excited to have been nominated by Just Me at https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com for the Lyric challenge because I do have a true love for music! It is so wonderful to have been nominated for a challenge by such an amazing person and I just want to thank you once again for this! For anyone that has not visited Just Me’s site, please check out, I think you will enjoy it!!

You know there is always rules to everything in life and I have broken some rules for challenges, but I am going to follow the rules for this challenge! I know y’all are shocked! Here are the rules for this fun challenge!!

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics, one at a time for three days
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day

The song/lyrics I would love to share with y’all  is “Your Guardian Angel” by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. This song has a lot of meaning to me because it was the song the band played after my husband proposed to me on stage! ❤Yes, I did just say my husband proposed to me on stage with one of our favorite bands! Ronnie Winter is the singer and has a ❤heart of gold! We had drove to Charleston, SC for my birthday almost 8 years ago and were so excited The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus was playing a show there. After the show we ended up hanging out with the band, which we had done previously. Anyways, my husband told Ronnie he was going to propose to me that weekend and Ronnie had the genius idea for us to come to their show the following day in Columbia, SC. There is a lot more to this incredible story, but this was the basic! I hope you enjoy this song and please if you enjoy great music check more songs out by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, ALL of their songs are great!!

“Your Guardian Angel”- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

When I see your smile
Tears run down my face
I can’t replace
Now that I’m strong I have figured out
How this world turns cold
And it breaks through my soul and I know
I’ll find deep inside me
I can be the one

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

 

I am so excited to have been nominated by Just Me at https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com for the Lyric challenge because I do have a true love for music! It is so wonderful to have been nominated for a challenge by such an amazing person and I just want to thank you once again for this! For anyone that has not visited Just Me’s site, please check out, I think you will enjoy it!!

 

When I see your smile
Tears run down my face
I can’t replace
Now that I’m strong I have figured out
How this world turns cold
And it breaks through my soul and I know
I’ll find deep inside me
I can be the one

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

It’s ok
It’s ok
Seasons are changing and waves are crashing and
Stars are falling all for us
Days grow longer and nights grow shorter
I can show you I’ll be the one

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven
‘Cause you’re my
You’re mine
My true love
My whole heart
Please don’t throw that away
‘Cause I’m here for you
Please don’t walk away and
Please tell me you’ll stay
Yeah
Waohohaoh
Stay
Woaohoh
Waohohoh
Use me as you will
Pull my strings just for a thrill
And I know I’ll be ok
Though my skies are turning grey (grey)

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you send me to heaven

I will never let you fall
I’ll stand up with you forever
I’ll be there for you through it all
Even if saving you sends me to heaven

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Em4fUOrZo

First let me say to my amazing nominees, if you do not want to participate in this challenge, I will totally understand. I know life gets extremely busy most of the time and the last thing I want to do is add more stress to your already stressful days! With that said, my amazing nominees are:

https://mylilplace.com/

https://awalktostressfreelife.wordpress.com/

https://yesmoreblogs.wordpress.com/

I hope the rest of your Sunday is very restful and fully of happiness! I hope you enjoyed the amazing song that I shared with you and really hope you will listen to more of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus’ s music. When I tell you everyone in this band are amazing, I mean it with all my heart! On Friday I was lucky enough to finally meet Randy Winter’s wife, Erin❤! Just like everyone else associated with this band, Erin was SO amazing!!! They do have new album coming out soon. The link I am sharing with y’all can provide you with some great information about the band! http://www.redjumpsuit.com/! 

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are feeling well. I am working on a post about how music is the absolute BEST therapy for me, so stay tune! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Unanswered Questions!

drowningI sometimes feel like I am drowning in all the unanswered questions in my mind. Life works in such mysterious and unexpected ways which at times cause a whirlwind of various emotions to run through me! My unanswered questions typically lead to overwhelming frustration because life makes absolutely NO sense. For starters one question I have had since I was 19 years old is what causes all these incurable illnesses? In a world that has many brilliant minds why have more cures been not discovered yet? Or have many cures actually been discovered but not released because the greedy people with Big Pharma do not want to lose massive amounts of money from less prescriptions being written? Big Pharma makes a living from all of us that need prescription medications, so without us they would see what it is like to struggle to scrap by pay check to pay check.

Another question that plagues my mind is why is there always so much hate and terribly unfair treatment for SO many? Why can people not all be treated with nothing but love and respect? I do not think it is at all right to judge someone for how they choose to live love and respecttheir life, especially when it does not cause any harm to anyone! I am a firm believer that we should ALL be treated equally because no matter what choices are made, we are all human-beings with feelings that can and do get hurt. For those of us that fight through life with a chronic illness, we often get judged by those that just do not understand! Many of us have a family to support, so we are forced to go to a job we may not enjoy just for a paycheck. When you struggle through a day of work in pain and then have altered hours, our co-workers tend to make ignorant comments that are hard to hear! One comment that just irritates me to the core is, “I wish I had your hours! It must be nice to be able to leave early daily.” Every time I hear this comment my response is ALWAYS, “Well I wish I had your hours because working fewer hours kind of hurts the paycheck!”  I guess life was never meant to be a walk in the park, but sometimes it seems incredibly unfair!

helping othersIn the city I live in you can not make the short drive to the grocery store and not see a homeless person holding a sign asking for money for food, which is terribly sad for me. Why do those that are in power chose to invade other countries wanting to make changes that are unwelcome, when the country they “stand” to protect needs our help? If our so-called help for other countries is not wanted, I think we should focus on the problems right here in front of us every day! I guess I believe our tax dollars should be spent on making changes to the education system, road conditions, homeless, healthcare and helping other countries when they WANT it, not when we think it is necessary!

Another question that I find extremely troubling is why do we pay massive amounts of money for health insurance, but then still get terrible coverage and pay extremely high co-pays? I am supposed to have an MRI once a year, but the co-pay is absolutelyhealthcare is a right ridiculous and completely not affordable to do once a year! Every other developed country offers FREE healthcare for all and that works for them, so why does the United States not try something that actually helps the citizens instead of keeping us in mounds of medical debt?

There are times when these unanswered questions cause me so much anger, but I do not help otherswant to focus my entire life on what will never be answered! I do not have the ability or the power to change other people, but I will always stand up for what my beliefs! I will continue for the rest of my life wishing for cures we all need and I will never treat anyone in a bad nature because of how they live their life!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I know this might seem like a bit of a rant, but I feel like certain issues need to be voiced! I really hope y’all are having a nice weekend and feeling well! I definitely encourage your amazing comments and I do promise to respond just as quickly as I can! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Out Sick!

out sick todayGood morning y’all. I am so sorry I have not been able to respond to all of your great comments from yesterday and today. I started having a terrible migraine on Sunday afternoon, but thought it had eased up enough to go to work yesterday. I was very wrong about my migraine being better because while I did work yesterday, I started feeling the pain ease back in. Even one of my co-workers looked at me and said “Alyssa, you look terrible!” I did manage to work for six hours, but when I came home did not leave the bed. The massive migraine brought all of my pain to the extreme! Unfortunately, I am home from work today to try to get better. I will do my best to start responding to your comments, but please be patient with me I am still feeling pretty darn horrible!!

I certainly hope you are having a good day and I hope you are feeling okay. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my site and leave me great comments. Even though I am feeling pretty bad I am still sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Monday corrects past weekGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready to shine even brighter this week! Anything and everything that might have not gone right  last week, you now have the chance to correct! Monday’s are always a daunting day, but they are also a fresh start at new and old goals, just be the best you can possibly be!

I prefer to start off new weeks with a little motivation because y’all know I believe there are powerful messages behind almost every quote! I hope you find a lot of real true meaning to the quote I am sharing with you today and I look forward to reading your amazing comments! 

10392391_664999656944544_3229943502891744082_nI hope y’all have a wonderful Monday, followed by a great week! Remember to take care of yourself and put your needs ahead of things, like work, that do not matter nearly as much! Please never forget that I am always sending you LOTS of❤ love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤