Our Choices…..

download (6)The choices we make today, may impact us tomorrow, next week or even next year. We will never really know when or how the impact will occur, but it will. All of the choices we make will have either negative consequences or provide us with a reward of some kind.

 Maybe I am wrong, but I do believe when we face various situations there are two roads we can choose to travel down. I am not saying the two roads are crystal clear nor do they2 roads have sign indicating which road is the correct way to go. However, I think we all know the difference between right and wrong, but we are all human-beings that make mistakes and may not choose the wrong road the first time around.

After taking the wrong road numerous times throughout our life, this teaches us many valuable lessons we will cherish. If you are anything like me, you beat yourself up for days because you made an incorrect decision. It takes me much longer to forgive myself than it does for me to forgive someone else. Sometimes we might make the wrong choice images (2)several times, but the lessons learned from this will stick with us.

Have you ever tensed up and or panicked when asked a question about something you may have done wrong? This can pretty much be considered a “fight or flight” reaction and the end results more often than not, are not a good one. I do not believe anyone reacts well when they are badgered with the same damn thing for days or even weeks! I don’t know about you, but this type of situation makes me shut down completely. This often brings up SO many negative emotions and memories for me which I have tried so hard to forget themimages (5).

Life works in mysterious ways and there are so many struggles that come along during our lifetime and normally without any warning. No matter what trials and tribulations I may face, I still believe that everything happens for a reason. I know I will never understand why I am forced to deal with certain things, like living with MS, but what I can say is, as long as I am breathing I will never surrender or give up. I have always believed firmly that the only way we can fail is to give up and this is something I will always refuse to do!

ff309e10cdfddaaae004ed16f196e947.jpgI remember, when I was first diagnosed with MS at the young age of 19, I wondered what I did so wrong to deserve this as my punishment. Although as I have gotten older, I do not view living with MS as a punishment, but I see it as a way to prove my strength and determination to survive! I also view living with MS as a way to help others realize that life does go on, but some adjustments may need to be made. I strive to show others living with a chronic illness and even those not battling an illness, that there is still hope and how remaining positive will be a benefit!images (3)

Thank y’all so much for visiting my site today! I hope your weekend has been lovely and you were able to do things that made you happy. After the crazy week I had, I treated myself to a manicure and pedicure. I can say without a doubt that the pedicure helped the pain I was feeling in my feet and lower part of my legs. I think a pedicure a month should be required and even prescribed from my doctor! Even if it is short lived, it is amazing how much the foot massage helps my pain. I hope you are enjoying the final days of the weekend and you are prepared for the week ahead. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

Chronically Hopeful Award!

ChronicallyHopefulAwardI was completely blown away that the lovely Heather and Dizzy at https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com thought to nominate me for such a beautiful award. I find both ❤ Heather and Dizzy to be so encouraging and battle MS with nothing but grace! Considering I have been adjusting to working full-time again, blogging has been a little difficult for me. I had actually told myself that I would not be able to do award posts until I had fully adjusted, but this one is very special and holds a place in my ❤heart because I think all of us living with a chronic illness need to hold on tight to hope! I mean, without hope, what do we really have? Thank you from the bottom of my ❤ heart Heather and Dizzy ❤ for this incredible nomination! I do encourage anyone that has not already visited Heather and Dizzy’s site to check it out https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com, I know you will love it as much as I do! And thank you Pamela ❤ for creating this amazing award for those that are able to have hope for the future!

The wonderful Chronically Hopeful Award has been created by Pamela, “to recognize the incredible people who blog about chronic illness, mental health and disability.”

THE RULES:

  1. Thank your nominator
  2. Recognize Pamela from There Is Always Hope as the creator of this award and link her URL – https://pamelajessen.com
  3. Use the Chronically Hopeful Award logo somewhere in your post
  4. Copy these rules onto your post
  5. Answer your nominator’s questions
  6. Write 5-10 of your own questions (they don’t need to be illness related)
  7. Nominate 5-10 other chronic illness, mental illness, or disability bloggers
  8. Comment on each of your nominees’ latest posts to tell them they have been nominated

Heather & Dizzy’s Questions and my answers:

 1, What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your illness?

 I think the biggest lesson I have learned since diagnosed with MS at age 19 is, life can be painfully difficult, but giving up should never be an option. We are meant to live the life we are living and must always fight with everything we have.

2. If you were a dinosaur, what dinosaur would you be and why? download (4)

This was actually a very difficult question to answer, but I think I would have to say a Pterodactyl because they can fly! I think it would be amazing to have the ability to fly away when you need time alone!

3. What is your most embarrassing moment? 

I know I have had many embarrassing moments, but I have done my best to forget them. One embarrassing moment I haven’t been able to forget is tripping while walking on rocks at the beach. It was a simple accident, but so many people watched it happen.

4. What is your favourite flower?download (3)

My absolute favorite flower is the Stargazer lily. I got married in early October when these flowers were not really in season, but I just had to have them. Thankfully, the florist was able to get them for me! It was probably the only thing that I just had to have for my wedding!

5. What makes you happy? 

There are several things that make me happy. First, my two adorable and very loving ❤ cats bring me so much joy. They can be little terrors at times, but they misbehave in the cutest ways possible! Being able to write also brings me so much joy.

 

❤❤My amazing nominees are: Now, my nominees are in no specific order and I also do not want to add any additional stress or pressure to your life, so please do not feel obligated to participate, I will understand if you choose not to. On the other hand, I do look forward to reading your answers to the questions I have come up with!

https://simplychronicallyill.com/

https://autoimmunewarrior.org/

https://mymsrollercoasterride.wordpress.com

https://fuckms.ca

https://bsingthroughms.home.blog/

https://invisiblyme.com/

https://brokenlifesite.wordpress.com

https://beckiesmentalmess.blog/

https://msichchronicles.blog/

❤My Questions For My Nominees Are:

1, What inspires you?

2. What brings you the most joy in life?

3. What do you struggle the most with?

4. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?

5. What has been your greatest achievement in the past year?

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope y’all are having a fabulous weekend and you are feeling well. Please, if you have not already visited Heather and Dizzy’s site, check them out if you have the time, I know you will never regret it! Never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

 

 

Let it go Friday!

242860-Good-Morning-Happy-Friday-Flowers-And-ButterfliesGood morning y’all! It has been a very long week, but thankfully Friday is finally here! I have been waiting so patiently for today and to finally have a real weekend, not the partial weekend like I had last week. Only having one weekend day off and still having to work 40 hours during the week was just not enough. It is not easy working with people because everyone has different good personality traits and also personality flaws. It is rWBHmMxthe flaws that I have struggled with because I do my best to treat everyone with kindness and respect, but not everyone does the same. I am trying to make Friday be the day to let go of all the unpleasant behaviors I have dealt with and all the pain I have experienced throughout the week! 

It has been a few weeks ago, but I had said that I was going to add positive quotes to assist with Let It Go Friday. I found a wonderful quote that I think can help let go of any negative emotions the week may have produced and of course I hope you find it helpful!motivational-quotes-let-it-go-with-inspiring-about-letting-huffpost-1

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I always appreciate your continued kindness-1197351_1280kindness and efforts to spread good vibes! I hope you have a peaceful day and you are feeling well! I am trying so hard to let go of anything and everything negative that happened over this past week and only look for the positives that can occur this weekend! I do look forward to reading your thoughts on this quote and how you handle letting go of negative feelings. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, compassion and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

you-say-thursday-i-say-friday-eve-have-a-tayzerific-10147394Good morning y’all! I hope you have had a fantastic week and you are feeling well. I am very happy this week is coming to an end and the weekend is approaching us because I did not really have a weekend last week. Only having one day off and then face another week just isn’t enough. I do plan to enjoy the weekend and then have a holiday which will give an extra day of rest! 

My week felt rather long and almost never ending. I am learning how to deal download (3)with negative and mean spirited people. My personality is a lot different than most and it is not easy to understand how people can carry so much anger with them. Even when someone is rude or just outright hateful I will do my best to smile and treat them with kindness. I guess all I can say is I do not know what that person may be going through and maybe they are struggling internally with something heartbreaking. The quote I am sharing as a pick-me-up holds so much truth and meaning. I do hope you will find a similar meaning and look forward to reading your thoughts.positive-quotes-about-life-19-the-best-revenge-is-happiness-life-quotes-positive

I hope your Friday Eve is wonderful and everything goes nicely today! I am trying to teach myself to not stress over everything that happens because there is NO amount of stress that will change the outcomes of any situation. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Monday-blues_3Good morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you were able to enjoy every moment of it. My weekend was short because of working on Saturday, but Sunday was pretty relaxing. I will say I wish I could have just one more day like Sunday because I think it would help my own sanity! 

Even though my weekend was short, I still believe that Monday gives us a chance to start over and make changes where they are needed. Last week was pretty busy and honestly a little overwhelming for me, but I am choosingmonday_motivation to let go of those negative feelings as I know they will not do me any good! I made the choice to start my week off with positive thoughts with the hope they will only bring positive into my life! 

I love sharing positive quotes with y’all and hope they bring joy to your life! I discovered the quote I am sharing with you today a few weeks ago and completely forgot to share it, I will just blame that on MS brain! I hope you once you read this quote you will find it a great way to start the week off!what to overlook

live laugh love mondaThank you for visiting my site today! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts about the quote I shared with you and promise to respond as quickly as I can, which means when I get home from work! I hope your week starts off great and only gets better for you! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

The struggles from week 2!

sundayMy second week of my new job did go pretty fast, but at the same time it was extremely LONG!! On Wednesday the entire office had to go three hours further south for an “Employee Appreciation Day”. I guess this was a nice way for all of us within the company to get to know other, especially considering we just recently joined this management company. For the 7 of us in the local office, the six hour drive gave us a chance to talk much more than we can during “normal” business hours, so that was nice. I will admit there were good things about this work adventure, but there were also a few things that were just frustrating. The five guys in the office sat together playing videos on their phone and games. One of my co-workers that is a female and I chatted a lot and laughed at how much the “boys” acted like children! Our manager drove and it was a little terrifying because I think he thought he was the newest member of NASCAR.lazy sunday

The day after the long work trip, I had to make another drive for a doctor’s appointment. Thankfully the drive to my doctor’s appointment was only a 4 hours round trip instead of 8-9 hours. Two days of travelling left me feeling extremely exhausted, which only left me feeling worse than I normally do.

With my new job I do have to work on Saturday every two to three weeks. Yesterday was my first Saturday working and I was by myself. It was pretty busy which did make the day go by fast, but created a sense of exhaustion I have not felt in a while. Being on my feet for several hours did make my legs and feet hurt a lot more! Everything went rather well, but literally the last 5 minutes of my day was VERY unpleasant. As I was starting to close up the office two women came in wanting to see an DchbyyeU0AY7N9Dapartment. One of the women was incredibly aggressive and very mean when I said the office was closed for the day, but I would be happy to show them around on Monday. They had claimed they tried coming in all day, but I was never there. I calmly explained that I was the only one in the office and was sincerely sorry we kept missing each other. Right as I was about the cave in and show them an apartment, the more aggressive one started calling me ugly names, so of course I changed my mind and did not show them anything. I was getting a little nervous because they were so awful and if they did not leave when they did, I was going to call the police for my own protection. I will never understand why people think if they remain mean things will go their way.Sunday-Quote

Thankfully today I have been able to rest and not do much of anything! We all need a day like this to hopefully gain the strength needed to tackle another week! I am very behind on everything in the blogging community and I am sorry for this. Last week was so out of control busy I didn’t even get to do my “Pick-Me-Up Thursday” or “Let it go Friday”, but hopefully the upcoming week will be a little easier and I will be able to participate more.

10403353_10152369000532964_1324338832096924487_nI am currently trying to gain the energy needed to go grocery shopping, which I never enjoy even on a good day. Considering I will finally have insurance again on July 1st, I plan to at some point during the week find new doctors. I do hope one of them will be able to confirm my suspicions of being gluten-intolerant and provide me with some direction. I have already adjusted my diet to excluded gluten from what I eat, but I am still experiencing some difficulties. This situation has been very aggravating and I am beyond ready to have confirmation.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has been great and you are feeling well. Unfortunately there are only about 8 hours left to the weekend and I hope you are able to make the most of it! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

monday 3Good morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are ready for another week. Can you believe June is more than half way over? I have heard that time flies when you are having fun, but it flies regardless of fun or not! I already shared with y’all that last week was pretty darn busy for me and I am pretty sure this week will be busy as well. On Wednesday everyone in my office will be travelling together to our home office, which is about 2 hours away.

I am working on getting myself organized to work full-time and blog as I always have. It might take me time, but I will get things in order. I find the quote I am sharing with y’all today motivating and encouraging, but I hope you will as well. Y’all know already that I am a chronic stress case, but I am doing my best to get it under control. Continuing to stress will never fix the problems, but it will create many more issues. Fresh positive motivational quotes Pin by Divine Love on The Game of Life Pinterest

I hope you have a fantastic start to your week and it only gets better moving on! Monday always seems to be overly busy, but try taking things one at a time. Remember that live laugh love mondawhatever doesn’t get taken care of today, you can just try again tomorrow. 

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I appreciate you taking the time to read and really look forward to reading your thoughts on the quote I shared. I plan to respond to as many comments as I can when I get home from work! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

My signature heart

❤Always, Alyssa❤