Always continue living!

nobodysaidNo one has ever said that living with a chronic illness was easy, but so many of us do. Some of us find ways to live through the pain caused from our illness with dignity, grace and determination. After all many illnesses do not YET have a cure, so it is just best to push through the best we can.

If we allow ourselves to remain focused on whatever illness or illnesses we struggle with, I believe we would miss out on all the good things life has towhen-life-gives-you-reason-to-cry-smile-stars offer us. It isn’t worth losing the happiness our life can hold by dwelling on the struggles we face. It is difficult and yet possible to turn all the pain and hardships we wrestle with into something beneficial, I know how crazy that might sound but it is true. Some of the ways we battle through life can be very inspiring and encouraging for SO many others.

Y’all already know that I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 19 very long and painful years, which is more than half of my life! If I had just given up all hope when I was first never-give-up2diagnosed, I would never be where I am today. Yes, life gets really complicated and frustrating, but overall I am in a very good place. My husband and I have moved to a new city, as y’all already know. We are living in a great home that is where my husband’s amazing grandparents raised their family. There is so much love ❤ built into the walls of our home and I swear you can still feel his grandparent’s spirit in every inch of this house❤! This is a very comforting and reassuring feeling that I am thankful for.

I am pretty sure y’all already know this about me by now, but just in case you ever questioned it, I believe holding on tight to positivity ❤ can go a long way. If you are constantly in a negative frame of mindimages (2) nothing good will ever really happen in your life, which could just be because you aren’t able to see something great that is right in front of you or you aren’t allowing yourself to feel it. Staying negative all of the time just creates a dark cloud over your head that follows you everywhere you go and there is no way to hide from it. Negativity can create a blind spot to anything and anyone that could actually be wonderful.

I know that it is completely impossible to be positive 24/7 365 days of the year, but it isn’t healthy to remain negative all those days either. There is always a manageable balance 26550426-balance-bad-or-good-scales-on-white-isolated-background-3dbetween the good and the bad; we just need to acknowledge the differences and keeping moving forward!

I hope y’all have had a lovely weekend and you are feeling well today! It has been a sunny and chilly weekend, which is MUCH better than chilly and rainy. Thank you so much for stopping  by my site today and I do really look forward to reading your comments. I promise y’all that I will respond as quickly as I can, I am getting better at balancing work and life again! Enjoy the rest of what is left of your weekend. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of ❤ love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

27 thoughts on “Always continue living!

    • I love reading your blogs as they’re so positive which to me I find cheers me up no end as I really don’t want negativity in my life. And yes thank-you I did enjoy my weekend. On Friday evening myself and my husband went to a place called would you believe ‘The Fleapit Cinema Club’ which is about a twenty minute drive from us. It was in a Community Hall run my volunteers showing an Indian Film who ch before they provided a Indian Meal to get us in the mood. We both enjoyed the evening meeting new and very friendly people.

      Saturday we took a trip to London for a play which was at a theatre by London Bridge. The weather was lovely, bright and autumn sunshine made a walk along beside the River Thames a pleasure. Although tired at the end of the day was worth it as just like old times before I got MS.

      Hope your weekend was enjoyable, have a happy week.

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      • I am really happy to see that my blogs bring you positivity. We all need extra positive thoughts to our lives! It sounds like your weekend was absolutely amazing!!
        Going to London for a play sounds incredible and beautiful! It is exciting to get out in the autumn sunshine and meet new people!!! It is crazy how tired MS can make us, but we do what we have to do to enjoy life! I hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful!!

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  1. Just…wow! You are so right, times can get damn tough but if you give up you don’t know what could be in the future, you wouldn’t be where you are now, you wouldn’t experience things you can say you’re grateful for even though you never imaged you’d get there or feel that way. I love how comforting your new home sounds, that you’ve described feeling the love that was there before in every inch of the place. Wonderful post, Alys. You are a beautiful soul with incredible strength, you give others hope! xx

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    • Thank you so much! Life is full of crazy things and it is easier to just be thankful for them, instead of angry. YES, life can get so damn difficult, but I do think everything happens for a reason.
      The love that was in this house for years prior to us moving in, is still so powerful. I am so incredible glad you enjoyed this post and I do appreciate your kind comment! You are a pretty amazing person and I am thankful for you! xxx

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  2. Well, as you know, Alyssa, my illness is not Multiple Sclerosis, but the after effects of my chemo, those after effects being pretty devastating, but I lead as full a lufe as I can. Mostly in my head lol. For those who might read this and don’t know, I am blind from the chemo, wheelchair bound (I use a power chair for greater independence – watch your toes everyone!), and I have no feeling in my hands and feet, and my facial myscles have gone quite a bit and still are going. I have luttle muscle left in my liwer back and pekvuc afea and buttocks, also my thighs. I have bad lungs, whuch means I get out of breath at the slughtest exertion. But I think if you met me you would say I am happy. I have my days, and my moments when it gets me down, and the pain that I have and the fact that I have no independence at all sometimes makes for black days. I guess I am jyst human. An arm around me on thise days would help a lot, but I do not get that! So I press on forwards. I live nature, and though I can no longer SEE it, or walk in it (I used to be a great walker and mountain climber) i can hear it and often smell it. So, for instance, today, we *me and hubby who is also wheekchair bound from post polio syndrome) went into the isolated countryside of Lincolnshire England, where we live, and sat by an olde fashiondy wooden bridge over a stream, and listened. My husband can see, so he describes things to me. We wait for sunset, which I still CAN see, and we wait for the rooks forming huge black clouds as they fly overhead to their roosting place, making a heck of a noise chattering. I live in my head a lot though, in the absence of people who understand me. I find that people run away from me as they do not know what to say or do. So I have few friends now. They all ran! It is hurtful, but it is as it is. I have thys lost my church, whuch used to be my mainstay. Even the priest said I shoukd be in a Home! I write – a LOT. I have a lively mind. And YES YES YES I am positive – most days. Without being positive I could not live. My goal is to overcome EVERYTHING and LIVE. Alyssa you could not be more right in what you have said. Lots of live to you, and to ALL who come to your Blog to read. Hugs everyone xx

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    • You are a pretty amazing and encouraging person and I am so thankful we have been able to get to know each other. Everything you have been through would have made most people discouraged and want to give up. Your determination and real LOVE for life always makes me smile and adds a little push for me when I do get down. Thank you Lorraine for being so incredibly wonderful!!!xxx

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      • Thank YOU Alyssa, for your wonderful encouragement for me. People like you enable ME to keep going, and to deal wuth my down times. Often, you have saud lively things to me at a moment when I was floundering, and wanting to give up. So I have bren so glad to meet you. Keep doing what YOU do Altssa. We will all get through lufe together xxxx

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      • I am sorry for my delayed response. I had an awful headache last night and couldn’t ever bear to look at the computer screen.
        You my dear are very welcome. I am so glad to know that I do provide some encouragement for you, but please know that YOU inspire me! You have gone through SO much, but you do not give up. I know you love to write and it shows in all of your poems. YOU are absolutely wonderful Lorraine!

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      • Bless you Alyssa. So sorry about yoyr beadache. I do know that feeling of not being able to look at the computer screen. Take care, and hope that headache does not come back xx

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      • Thank you so much sweetie! Headaches just seem to be a part of my life and I need to learn ways to control them better! I hope you are feeling well and I hope you have a great day!


  3. I absolutely love that quote about there being so many more reasons to SMILE. It was just the perfect reminder I needed and I have saved this quote in my folder which is mostly filled with all of your quotes. No, it is never easy living with a chronic illness as I have discovered the last so many years myself. So many challenges on top of all the normal life challenges we all experience. Like that other quote says “I never said it would be easy. I only aid it would be worth it.” But if there’s one thing I don’t want it’s to be defined by my condition and if I spend my whole life dwelling on it that is what I will become.
    You have such a positive way of looking at life and always have a positive attitude and I feel I have a lot of learning to do from you. I one day hope to be as inspirational as you and to inspire others. You inspire me and make me feel positive which is why I just love your Motivational Mondays and Pick Me Up Thursdays.

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  4. Excellent blog! I just love the encouragement and beautiful attitude you share with all of us. You are so right, if we just consume our thoughts with all the bad we are struggling with we close our mind to all the good in our life. I do understand it’s difficult sometimes to see the good but there’s good in all situations. Great quotes to focus on. I’m so happy you’re in a good place and your home envelopes you in love and security. Thank you for your positive thoughts. We all need someone special like yourself to remind us life is good and with a good attitude we can conquer all. All my Love & Support, Mom💜💜

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    • Thank you so much Mom! I am sorry for my delayed response, I was battling a headache yesterday. I am so glad to see that my positive attitude does shine through and I hope it helps everyone see there is good in all if not everything in life!! Lots of love!!


    • Thank you so much Camie! I am sorry for my delayed response, I was battling a terrible headache last night. How have you been? How is your son doing? I hope all is well with y’all and the rest of your week is great!!


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