Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

uess-what-its-friday-eve-chankscats-happy-friday-eve-guys-17457852Good morning y’all! I hope you have had a nice week and you are feeling the best you can. I will be honest with y’all, my week started off absolutely terrible! I am trying to find the positive in the negative thing that occurred, but I am having a hard time with it. I am also trying to remind myself that everything happens for a reason and things can get better.

Thankfully this week is almost over and we will have the weekend to reboot and adjust our mindset, which is something that I really need right now. I think I am still in complete shock from how shaken my Monday made me, but I never let a stumblewill get through it in time. The most important thing I am trying to keep in mind is to NEVER let anyone dull the sparkle I have within me because NO ONE is worth that! I am just dealing with a massive bump in the road, but it isn’t going to stop me from living my life and being successful with my dreams!

Y’all know that I think we need a pick-me-up by Thursday because the weeks can be very draining! The quote I am sharing with you has a lot of meaning for me and I do hope you find it inspiring!doors slam

I definitely feel like one door did slam pretty hard in my face this week, but I will do my it's just a bad day...best to just dust myself off and move on. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on this quote because y’all always have enlightening insight which I know will be extremely helpful for me. I do promise to respond to your comment as quickly as I can!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. Your continued support and understanding is very appreciated! I hope you have a wonderful day and hope your upcoming weekend will be enjoyed to the fullest! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

images (3)Good morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are ready to start the new week with great plans and thoughts! Monday’s are a time to start fresh and forget about all the negative that may have happened last week. Last week for me was an insane mixture of great times and also some discouraging times. It is quite amazing to me how something so delightful can happen on the same day something else extremely negative happens, but they do not always cancel each other out!

Even though I already know that Monday’s are a day to start over again, I believe a little motivation can go a long way! I find the quote I am going to share with you today very true and it hits home for me. I do hope you will be able to take something positive away from this and I look forward to reading your thoughts!forget-yesterday

I think it is extremely important to start each day with positive thoughts because anything negative that happened last week or even yesterday is in the past and we imagesshouldn’t ever dwell on them because we can’t change what happened! This is so much easier said than done, but I do try to never forget this, but sometimes fail. I spent most of my weekend thinking about something not so pleasant that occurred at work on Friday, but really what good did this do? NOTHING at all!

I hope y’all have a great day and you are feeling as good as you can. Today and everyday, do your best to keep positive and never allow anyone to dull your light because your are meant to shine bright! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of ❤love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

friday eve 1Good morning y’all! I hope you have had a nice week and you are feeling well today! This was a short week for me, but the short weeks always seem the longest for me. I know that probably sounds crazy. Y’all already know that I have been battling a nasty cough for well over a month now, but I am hoping this weekend will be a nice weekend without the cough!! 

Even though it was a short week by Thursday we all need a little boost to get through the final day or at least I know I do. I can tell you without hesitation, my week was absolutely crazy! Yesterday was a very trying day and pretty frustrating! The quote I am going to be sharing today means a lot and probably for obvious reasons. I do hope you enjoy and find this valuable! inspiring-quotes-11

Life isn’t ever easy and things will always happen unexpectedly. The important thing for us all to try doing is find the lessons we can learn in all situations we face, they can truly enhance our lives for the better. 

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I do always appreciate your support and fabulous comments. I hope you have a great day and hope you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

9005d8e11ab7db0973f433e686603984Good morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready for the new week to begin. Even though my annoying cough is still lingering around, I did manage to spend my three-day weekend resting as much as possible. I just hope the cough will continue to improve!!  

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, so the quote I am sharing means even more to me. Last year I shared a post about this powerful man and why I found him so admirable. I admire how he stood up for what he believed in and how his determination wasn’t to be questioned. I hope you can take a moment today and try to remember how much MLK Jr lost over the years, but also how nothing was going to stop him. martin-luther-king-jr.-onyx-truth-2

Y’all already know this about me, but I feel that everyone should be treated equally and never mistreated because of the color of their skin, religious beliefs, ethnicity, race, who they love, etc. I know I have said this before, but we are all human beings with a beating heart and have feelings that can be hurt. 

Thank you for stopping by my site today and I am looking forward to reading your comments. I promise to respond to your thoughts just as quickly as I can. I hope y’all have a great day and you are feeling the best you can. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Week with a cough isn’t easy

away-from-the-blogI never meant to be away from blogging for the entire week, but this unrelenting cough has been torture! Coughing all day, everyday, plus working full-time, has caused me more fatigue than normal, so I have not had the energy to write at all. Besides dealing with this nasty and evil cough, last week was extremely busy for me.

As I already mentioned, I have been dealing with a cough for well over a week, hell it has been well over a month now! I already know that it takes my body FOREVER  to get over a simple cold, but honestly I haven’t even been to a doctor. Healthy ingredients for strengthening immunityMy reasons for not going to the doctor might be silly, but in my opinion they are valid. One reason is I am in a new city and haven’t established an actual doctor yet. I know this is something I should have already taken care of, but it just isn’t easy. Hell I know there are not many MS Specialists where I am living, which is frustrating! Another reason I haven’t gone to just some random doctor is because they ALWAYS try prescribing an antibiotic and ALWAYS ignore the bright red warning sign that shows up due to the Gilenya. Gilenya interacts with many medications and it can be very dangerous. I just do not want to deal with all the ignorance that comes along with healthcare in the United States. 

home-selling-6Another major thing that happened last week was we closed on the sale of our townhouse! I had mixed emotions about this because it was the first home my husband and I bought together. There are many memories within the walls of that home, some are great and others are horrible, but it was our home. I am beyond happy the townhouse sold in only 3 days, but it is still bittersweet! The  great thing about this is, we are down to only one mortgage payment!

With so much going on, good and bad, I am thrilled we have a three-day weekend! I am hoping that having these days off without any “must do’s” I will get over this pain in the 1264359-georgia-may-jagger-quote-drink-lots-of-water-get-lots-of-sleep-andass cold and start feeling human again! I never would have thought a simple cold could take this much out of me. I mean I haven’t even had the energy to do much of anything, which is very unlike me. For the past two days I basically get out of bed and move to the other side of the house to the couch, where I typically fall back to sleep while watching TV. 

I am making an effort to get over this cold, but my goodness it is taking way too long! I already take a Vitamin C supplement everyday, so I am not sure what more to do. All the congestion that has come along with this cold has completely killed my appetite, but I am staying hydrated, so I guess that is a plus. Let me ask y’all a question, when you get what should be a simple cold, does it take a long time to go away?

I hope y’all are having a nice and restful weekend! I am working on getting through emails, comments and your posts, which hopefully I will be caught up by the end of the long weekend! Playing catch up while my head is feeling very foggy isn’t easy, but I am trying! ❤As always I do appreciate you stopping by my site and your patience with my catch up time. No matter what I might be dealing with, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pain gets in the way!

tuesdayGood morning y’all! I hope you are doing well today. I am terribly sorry for missing my traditional “Motivational Monday”. I  don’t think I have ever missed this and my reasons for missing this yesterday is because I was feeling horrible and in a lot of severe pain. We all know that pain comes with the territory of many if not most chronic illnesses and I normally fight beyond this issue, but it was just wasn’t possible yesterday. 

Y’all already know that my husband’s birthday was on Saturday and thankfully we werebirthday success able to celebrate his day! I was so happy to be able to make my husband’s birthday special and ensure he had a beautiful cake!! I was so worried about this cake situation because I was use to getting his cake at the local store near are old house, but thank goodness this new grocery store did a fabulous job!

I honestly have absolutely NO idea what in the world could be causing the increase in pain is weakness leaving the bodymy pain, but I am hoping it will end soon and not be a dreaded relapse. The last massive relapse I had was last year and probably due to changing medication and the stress that followed that decision. I am probably going to just blame the weather for my pain and cough issues because that is just easier and offers more hope! Yes, weeks later I still have a nagging cough that will not go away!

Is there anything that helps you when your pain gets out of control? I tend to take kindly to bfa0ee13a5cbf740e7fe43df086ccd04my trusty heating pain because that does help some, but still doesn’t completely eliminate the pain. I know I have mentioned previously that I get pain in my back and legs, but normally one is worse than the other. Right now, I couldn’t possibly say which one is hurting me worse. What I can say for certain is the leg pain is making it hard to walk far, but I am doing what I can and still refuse to allow this illness to defeat me!

Thank y’all for visiting my site this morning. I appreciate all of your support more than I can even explain. I am truly sorry for missing Motivational Monday, but I promise I will not miss Pick-Me-Up Thursday! I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of ❤love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

friday eveGood morning y’all! I hope you have had a nice week! Are you ready for the upcoming weekend? Is there anything that you have in mind to do? My husband’s birthday is on Saturday, so I am planning to take him out to dinner at the restaurant of his choice! I also really want to get him a cake, but I am trying to find a place that will make the type I know he will enjoy! Last year the cake had a snowboarder on it because he loves snowboarding, but where we moved to doesn’t have the same grocery store chain. I will get it figured out though and it will be a pleasant evening for us to celebrate him!

I have been dealing with a nagging cough for way too long now and it is really draining my energy, but I did still want to share a Pick-Me-Up with y’all! Maybe this pick-me-up will get me moving easier and feeling better, I really have to get better by Saturday!music melts

I hope you have a great day and you are feeling well! I do look forward to reading your comments about this simple and yet meaningful quote. I tend to think that music can help us get through damn near anything in life! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

9005d8e11ab7db0973f433e686603984Good morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely and relaxing weekend! Are you ready to start the new week and let go of all that happened last week? I know I am because I now see Monday as a start to amazing things!

After having a lot of time off for the holidays and only working two and a half days last week, this new week might be pretty busy! I know I have said this before, but I do prefer busy days over slow ones anytime because it makes the days fly by!

This week will be my first full week of work in 2019, so I do believe a little motivation will be wonderful! I hope you enjoy the quote I am sharing with y’all today and I look forward to reading your comments!emilysquotes.com-strength-cry-tears-get-up-fight-inspirational-motivational-unknown

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today! I hope you have a wonderful start to the week and hope you are feeling well! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ , comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Step outside your bubble!

blowing-bubbles11Do you ever want to step outside your bubble of life and escape to somewhere that is peaceful? Do you ever dream of a place where there isn’t any pain, suffering or struggles and life is easy and full of happiness? I know I feel this way daily and sometimes several times a day.

Those of us living with a chronic illness talk and think about our illness every single day, all day long without a break. We all already kn15344-take-a-break-catow this, but I just wanted to take a moment to remind you that it’s okay and crucial to take a break and focus on things that bring joy to our life. There are times that I don’t even know what brings happiness and comfort to my life anymore because there is so much that goes on in life that makes joy like a foreign object. The second I start feeling less stressed and actually feel at ease, something tragic happens in the world. It hurts my heart that there is so much negative in this world, which is why I do my very best to share positivity with every word I write. My Motivational Monday and Pick-Me-Up Thursday is meant to find-joy-in-your-life-and-bring-joy-to-othersbring you some positive and kindness thoughts, I only wish there was more I could do.

This post is meant to not discuss any illnesses, but only share somethings that I find blissful! Of course I enjoy and absolutely love to write, which is why as y’all already know I dream of writing a book someday! I have heard that writing 30-60 minutes a day can possibly help with writing anlarge actual book, but I do still find that difficult. Of course I have absolutely NO intentions of giving up on my dream and will keep y’all updated on my progression.

Another thing I find relaxing is crocheting! I am almost done with the blanket I started a eyeem-78154485few weeks ago for our love seat. I had already made a blanket we use for our couch, so the one that is almost completed will just be a smaller version of the one on the couch because I like for things to match! In my opinion having two blankets for a living room that match, make things look homey and pretty!

Another thing that I really do enjoy is reading! Honestly I have had a difficult time with this lately because I deal with a lot of fatigue. I am extremely excited for the end of April when one of my favorite authors, James Patterson, will womens_murder_club_book_1-12release his 18th book to The Women’s Murder Club series!! I know that sounds like a violent title, but it really isn’t all that violent and just extremely addictive! I read the first 13 books in this series in a matter of a few months because I was actually reading at my desk at my previous job, but that is our little secret!

Even though there is a lot I worry about with the state of our nation, I do try not focusing 08-kindness-quotes-to-remind-you-to-be-nice-233350501-mssa-1024x683all my attention on this because what can I do about it? Considering there isn’t anything I am able to do to change the world, I will just keep living my life the way I see fit continuing to spread as much love and compassion as I am able to. Over my years I have found that fallen tears do not correct the issues and tend to only cause unneeded stress. I feel that standing up to fight for what I am passionate about is the best and only thing to do!

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I always appreciate your continued support and really love reading your comments, which I respond to as quickly as I can! I hope you have had a very pleasant weekend and you are feeling well! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday!

friday eveGood morning y’all! I hope your first week of 2019 is going well so far! I do have another short week because of the holiday, but my first day back to work was super busy. I actually like when my work days are busy because it makes the day go by incredibly fast. I guess this can mean 2019 will be a great year!

Even though my week is short, a pick-me-up is always helpful and I hope it helps you as well! The quote I want to share with you today has great meaning as I try to only ❤share inspirational and up-lifting quotes. Please let me know what you think of this one this morning❤!falling down

I find this quote very powerful because we all have days when we might fall down with struggles. However even with those falls, we manage to get back up, brush ourselves off and continue our fight in life. The struggles we all experience make us so much stronger and full of light!diy-happy-friday-happy-friday-game

Thank you for stopping by my site this morning. I always appreciate your continued support and I  love ❤ reading your amazing thoughts on what I share. I hope you have a lovely day and hope you are feeling the best you possibly can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤