Thank you!

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I really want to thank y’all ❤for all of the amazing support you have provided me through my amazing journey of starting this blog! I remember when I started my blog in July 2017, I knew literally nothing about the blogging community! The only thing I knew was I loved❤ to write and I wanted to help others but also really wanted to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis. My intentions have always and will always be to encourage and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest, no matter what struggles they are faced with. Everyone experiences some kind of struggle throughout their life time whether it be a chronic illness, knowing what really makes you happy, moving to a new city, career changes, loss of a loved one or anything else that may bring you down. As silly as this may sound, I have always wanted to bring sunshine☀ to the darkest of days for all those in need. 

I really want y’all to know that I am always here to offer support whenever you need it! We may live in different cities and even countries, but I am just an email away! I hope here for youyour weekend has been wonderful and now you are ready to start a new week with a fresh start! Thank you for visiting my site and leaving great comments! I do really enjoy the conversations I have had with so many of you! I honestly view each of you as great friends! As always I am sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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My open letter to negativity

open letter to negativityDear Negativity,

Over the recent years you have tried so hard to invade and control my life, but I refuse to allow you to do so any longer! There are so many individuals with negative attitudes all over the world and why? What good does being angry and negative really do for our mind, heart❤ and soul? I can tell you it does nothing for anyone, all you are doing is causing unnecessary pain and suffering for everyone involved! I am here to give you the notice its overthat I am DONE with you, FOREVER! You are not welcomed in my life, so GOODBYE to you!

I have noticed anytime I listen to the nonsense and pure hatred on the news, my blood pressure elevates to dangerous levels. I do not want to be a 36-year-old woman having a massive heart attack from hearing unpleasant things anytime I view the news. I know that we must keep ourselves aware of what is going on in the world we are living in, but it is quite obvious nothing is going to change for the better anytime soon! I am tired of the lies and destruction that is going on EVERY DAY!

I do feel that it takes more energy to keep you being the negative thoughts in our minds. You destroy all hope for life and happiness. Let me be honest with you, I do engage in the negative thoughts when it comes to my health care being in danger. Currently pre-existing conditions are not compromised with health insurance, but it seems like the powers that be want that to change. So many people’s lives will be put in jeopardy, but it appears that no one really negativitycares! Money is all that really matters to those in charge and that is not the right way to be. Our lives are not a game of chance, all decisions actually have consequences impacting our lives and they can not be undone easily.

Keeping it very real with you negativity, you must take a break from your harmful ways. You must give all of us a break from the anger and hostility in the world. We all deserve to live a happy, pain-free, calm and joyful life without you getting involved at every turn we take. There is so much more to life than constantly worrying about what could or will happen, but we should be thinking about the good there is in our life!

I decided to write this letter to negativity because there really is too much of it in the world and it needs to stop now! We only get one chance at this beautiful gift of life and we should not waste any downloadsecond of it with the evil thoughts negativity creates. I believe if we can share enough positive thoughts and energy, we can push the negative out of this world completely! It may take time, but I feel it can be done! There is strength in a positive mind and we all have that in us!

I do appreciate you visiting my site today and reading this rant like letter to negativity! I am sure it shows from this letter that I am beyond fed up with the negative thoughts at every single turn in life. I am sorry that this post seemed a little negative, but I am trying my best to bring positive to the world! Y’all already know that I believe positive thoughts will bring positive things to our lives! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of  love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Sunshine Bloggers Award!

sunshine-blogger-award 2018I feel beyond honored❤ to have been nominated for such a fantastic award by an incredible fellow blogger, Yaa Yaa https://scribblesandtostitos.com/ . It means so much to be recognized by someone who is as inspiring as Yaa Yaa is to be someone who brings uplifting meaning and inspiration to the ❤blogging community! Thank you SO much Yaa Yaa and anyone that has not already been able to view her site, I strongly encourage you to do so! I feel that you will love her posts as much as I do!!

sunshinebloggerawardWhat is The Sunshine Blogger Award About?

The Sunshine Blog Award recognizes bloggers who are positive, uplifting and inspirational adding so much value to the wonderful blogging community❤. It is an amazing way to connect with other bloggers and show appreciation and respect for their work! We are all part of such a ❤supportive community and this personally makes me so proud to be part of it! My goals for every post I put out is to add as much ❤encouragement and be as uplifting as I possibly can to everyone reading. I hope it shows that with every word you read, I do always write from my heart and soul!

Once nominated, a blogger is required to:

1) Write a post in which they thank the blogger for nominating them and link back to their blog.

2) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

3) Nominate 10 other blogs.

4) Give them 10 questions to answer.

5) Notify your nominees and display the rules and The Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

Here are my answers to Yaa Yaa’s great questions!

  1. Why did you decide to blog?

I made the decision to start blogging in July 2017, as a way to ❤encourage others that battle with any chronic illness to never give up on life. I also wanted to be able to raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and show those dealing with this illness that you can still achieve your goals in life and that MS does not define who you are in any way! My goals have always been to be encouraging and❤ inspiring to others and bring positivity to a world that appears to have lost the ability to do so.

  1. Where do you want to be in 5 years (personally, professionally, and physically)?

Five years from now, I am hoping to have found more ways to beat my battle with MS and be healthier. I have always been the type of person that allows stress to consume me and I am hoping in 5 years I will have found ways to live more and stress much less!!!

  1. Tell us about your favorite place in the world.

My favorite and most relaxing place is the beach. I find the sound of the waves to be comforting and calming. It honestly does not really matter what beach, I just ❤LOVE the beach🏖!!!

  1. As a kid, what did you do for fun?

As a child, I always enjoyed and loved writing. I would write small short stories and poems that I thought had a lot of meaning. All these years later, I still enjoy writing!

  1. What is your biggest tip for new bloggers?

My biggest tip for any new bloggers is to reach out to others with similar interests as what you are writing about. It is important to build a network with those with similar interests as this allows you to grow and learn from them. I also would tell new bloggers that making friends with other bloggers by commenting on their posts is extremely beneficial. Blogging is all about supporting and encouraging others.

  1. What false assumption do people make about you?

Honestly, I think one false assumption people often make about me is because I have MS, that I am disabled. This could not be farther from the truth. Even though I do have what is known as a disabling illness, I am not yet completely disabled and do not feel that I will be. I can still do just as much if not more than many others without MS.

  1. Besides blogging, what is something you’re currently working on?

Considering my love and passion for writing, I have a goal to write a book someday. I am trying to build a network of other writers that can help guide me through this journey. I even have an outline ready for the book I am going to write someday. I have started to say the book I am going to write instead of the book I would like to write because it seems to add to the goal!!

  1. What us your funniest memory?

All my funny memories are normally around my cats. They offer so much love and laughter to my life. Just the other day our youngest cat sat there for about 5 minutes bathing our older cat. Those two precious fur balls have built such a loving bond for each other and it always makes both me and my husband laugh!

  1. Tell us about your perfect day.

I think my perfect day will be the day when there is LESS hate and more❤ LOVE in this world. We will never be truly happy and successful until we can all learn to have more compassion and acceptance of others. In my life, I have absolutely NO time for disrespect and hate as I feel no matter whom we are, we are all human!

  1. What is your favorite post on your blog?

I think one of my favorite posts on my blog has been “What I have overcome that has made me stronger” https://fightmsdaily.com/2018/05/29/what-i-have-overcome-that-has-made-me-stronger/ . This is one of my favorite posts because it shows that difficult things we go through in life can actually help make us even stronger and we can get through anything!

 

💞My Fabulous Nominees Are❇

First let me just say to my nominees, I know that we all get very busy with life and the last thing I want to do is add any stress to your lives, so please do not feel obligated to participate with this award. I just wanted y’all to know how much I appreciate you and the posts that you share and all of your fantastic comments! Y’all are incredible and even though I would LOVE to read your answers, I do not want to add anything to your already very busy life!

https://hannahelizasite.wordpress.com/ Hannah

http://invisiblyme.com/ Caz

https://bipolarbrat.wordpress.com/ Casey

https://thoughtsnlifeblog.com/ Bella

https://www.tombeingtom.com/ Tom

https://alix-in-wonderland.com/ Alix

http://elizabethauwarter.com/ Elizabeth

https://wondercyncyn.wordpress.com/ Stephanie

https://miraculoussmile.wordpress.com/ Christy

https://simplychronicallyill.com/ Wendi

🌟My Questions for my fabulous Nominees🌟

  1. Why did you start blogging?
  2. What is your greatest inspiration in life?
  3. What is one country you would love to visit?
  4. As a child, what did you dream of doing for a living?
  5. If you could choose any superpower, what would it be?
  6. What are your top five blogging necessities?
  7. What is one interesting thing about you that people do not know?
  8. What do you love most about blogging?
  9. If you had to listen to one song on repeat, what would it be and why?
  10. What is your biggest fear?

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! The heat and humidity is absolutely INSANE where I live, but I hope where you live is a lot more comfortable! If you have not already viewed the sites for those I have nominated, please check them out as they are fantastic!!! And definitely check out Yaa Yaa site, https://scribblesandtostitos.com/.  I think you will enjoy all of these! Thank you again Yaa Yaa for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award, I love the title because it sounds so happy!!! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

My Letter to Multiple Sclerosis

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Good morning Y’all! I hope you are having a great weekend so far and you will be able to enjoy your Sunday! After all the topics I have been able to address, I managed to forget one of the most important topics. While reading several different blogging forums, I thought it would be a good idea to address the thing that brought me to blogging in the first place, my Multiple Sclerosis. So today I am going to share with you the letter I would love to send to this illness. This might be a little longer and full of emotions, but it is also very real! I hope you enjoy this! Maybe this could be something for you to try, write a letter to your illness!

Dear my not so loving friend Multiple Sclerosis,

You invaded my body about 18 years ago and just stuck with me without fail. We have been through many relapses together over the years; all the while you tried to defeat me. But let’s face it, I will not surrender to your persistent bad behaviors and will not allowms 3 you to keep me down for too long.  

In the beginning of our “so-called friendship”❤, you tried to take my vision from me, which let me just say was not a good way to become the lifelong friends we were forced to be!! Of course it took a little help from the not so exciting steroids, but my vision thankfully returned to normal! You have tried over and over again throughout the years to take control of my legs by causing me so much pain and numbness, but I am still able to walk without the assistance of what I think you were aiming for. You have caused me so much pain and suffering for way too many years, but I still continue to fight back with all my might because I never plan to give up and allow you to control my life! The truth is, you are the one losing our constant battle and I am shockingly enough the one winning the war!

Let us not forget the fact that you have chosen to take up to residence in my brain causing many other issues for me! There are the several times a week debiting only choice we haveheadaches which normally end to severe nausea. The headaches you decided to inflict me with make it nearly impossible to do anything at all! It was also decided by YOU to cause some brain fog and dizziness, making me feel confused and frustrated. The horrible back, neck and leg pain is more than enough for me to live with, don’t you think? Please get out of my brain because you are being EVICTED IMMEDIATELY!

I bet you thought you were being clever by giving me hugs every now and then! Well I do not like or appreciate your unwelcome hugs! So in the future, please do not do that! Just in case you did not already know, your hugs are very painful!

I guess during the 18 years we have spent together, you have become the ❤friend that I never asked for or wanted and you just will not go way to give me a break. You are pretty much worse than the most obnoxious uninvited guest that will NOT LEAVE no matter how many hints you are given! The only thing I can do now is just embrace the fact that you are just here for the long haul and will surface whenever you please without so much as a warning which let’s face it is really inconsiderate! 

Oh and what about all those different medications you want me to take? Do you not realize just how much some of these medications can and do affect a person’s body or do you just not care? Why must you be so complicated that the smartest minds of the world can’t seem to find a way to make you vanish? They sure can create so many drugs to “slow” the progression of the illness down but not make the illness stay in a remission Get MS montage plate picstate FOREVER! I am starting to think that you, the malicious drug companies and the not so compassionate greedy insurance companies are working closely together to do nothing more but make LOTS OF MONEY yourselves!

So my dear not so sweet friend MS, now that you have heard a little from me about how you make me feel, when are you going to move out of my body allowing me to be free of you? I think it is long since time to depart from each other!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today❤! I really hope you enjoyed reading the letter I would love❤ to be able to send off to Multiple Sclerosis. Of course I would love to read your thoughts on this, so please let a comment for me and I will respond as quickly as I can. I really hope you are feeling well today and can enjoy your Sunday! As always remember that I am sending you  LOTS of love💞 and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Happy Long Weekend!

Good morning FriendsHappy Friday Y’all! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the much deserved long weekend! Don’t you think if we had these long weekends more often, maybe even once a month that would be absolutely wonderful? I think it is the anticipation of the long weekend that makes the week just drag by or maybe it was also because of all the extremely frustrating pain I was dealing with. Who knows, but I am leaving that in the past and just looking forward to a relaxing and enjoyable long weekend not dwelling on work or my pain issues! Thinking  nothing but positive thoughts that next week will be much better after 3 entire days of rest💤!!

Do y’all have any exciting plans for the long weekend🌼? I am literally over the moon🌜 excited that I will not hear the piercing sound of my alarm clock at that absolutely awful hour of 💤5:30 am!! I still think that is a pretty inhumane time for anything to make such rude and obnoxious sound, but if my alarm went off to music🎶 I would probably ignore it, unless it was a terrible song and that would just make me terribly mad! So, I guess it is really a no win situation for that poor pitiful alarm!

If there is anything that I do over this long and glorious weekend it will not only rest💤 my poor achy body, but spend time with family💞! It is so important to cherish our families as dont-give-up-galaxy-hold-on-hope-Favim.com-1428490sadly, they will not be around forever! Enjoying special and memorable moments can be so good for the heart and soul! I have a very small family, which makes it a little easier to be able to see everyone and not have to drive long distances. Unfortunately, my mother does work the weekends, but maybe we can get together for lunch on Monday, considering I will not be at work🌟!!!

I hope you have a wonderful and not busy Friday! I always appreciate you taking a moment to visit my site and I love❤ reading your comments! The absolute best thing about this Friday is that I am not already dreading Monday!! As always, I am sending you LOTS of ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Liebster Award!

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I would like to sincerely thank Kranti for nominating me for this amazing award! I feel so honored to be nominated by a fellow blogger that is as phenomenal as she is! I absolutely LOVE❤ being able to follow her blog as she is so incredibly positive and inspiring! She always puts out great articles with so much emotion❤ and they never fail to make me smile! Anyone that is reading this and has not yet had the chance to view Kranti’s site, please check her out as you will never be disappointed with her posts, https://sparkklingthoughts.wordpress.com/. Thank you again Kranti❤, I really appreciate you nominating me for this award and also thank you for putting out so many fantastic and fabulous posts!

This version of the Liebster Award comes with six rules. They are:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you❤.
  2. Share 11 facts about yourself🌸.
  3. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave you🌻.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers who deserve the award🌹.
  5. Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer🏵.
  6. Let them know they’ve been nominated🌟.

11 Possibly Fun Facts about me Are:

  1. I have been with my ❤wonderful husband almost 14 years and married 7 of those years!
  2. I technically grew up most of my young life in the north, but I am definitely a southern and beach girl at heart!
  3. I really want to travel the world someday. There are so many beautiful places that I would love to visit first hand instead of dreaming about them🏝.
  4. I have two of the best cats in the entire world!
  5. I have always been a very emotional and sensitive 💞person, almost to a fault!
  6. Positive people give me hope ❤and encouragement, whereas all the negative in the world is extremely draining😿!
  7. I believe that having hope is a magical and wonderful thing in life and so important to hold onto!
  8. The only place out of the US I have been able to travel to was🌴 Jamaica on my honeymoon!
  9. I always wanted to be able to swim with the dolphins as I find them to be so incredible and I was finally able to do this on my honeymoon!!download (1)
  10. I have am completely and totally obsessed with butterflies! I think butterflies have a certain magic to them and I just LOVE them!
  11. I love to read a good book 📚and also to write as much as possible!

Answers to Kranti’s Fantastic questions

  1. One dream you are chasing to fulfill?

My biggest dream in life that I will always be chasing is to write a book someday!!!

  1. Beach or Mountain?

I absolutely LOVE the beach

  1. What is the inspiration behind your blogging?

My inspiration behind blogging is that I really want to help others overcome any issues they may be facing with living with a Chronic Illness. Living life with a chronic illness is NOT easy and it helps to have others around you that truly understand! It is great to be able to reach out to another person that can relate and even offer advice on what we are dealing with at any moment. I know that 18 years ago when the doctor told me that I had Multiple Sclerosis, I was so young and completely shell-shocked. I wish there was blogs back then that I actually knew about because it would have been SO helpful to help me process the diagnosis. I want to be able to be that person others can rely on in dealing with issues like this.

  1. What is your biggest fear?

If I am being totally honest, I would say my biggest fear is the unknown of MS. It is not really knowing if I am going to lose the ability to do all the things I can do now and possibly be confined to a wheelchair. I am so stubborn and like to do everything for myself and my family, so losing the ability to walk would scare the hell out of me!

  1. One thing you admire in yourself?

I think what I actually admire most about myself is my determination. This can be a good thing and a bad thing, but I do admire my determination to never give up on my life!

  1. One thing you wish you can change in yourself regarding your behavior?

The thing I really wish I could change about myself is my inability to stop stressing and worrying about everyone and everything in life. I know it is not healthy, but after 36 years of it I can not seem to stop that quality about myself!

  1. What would you love to watch night sky or waves in the ocean?

This is a fantastic question! I would love to watch the ocean waves over the night sky! It is a beautiful image and site to see!

  1. Which Kind of movie would you prefer to watch horror, romantic or action?

Funny question with a funny answer! Considering I am a girly girl to the tee, I would actually prefer an action movie! Romantic movies tend to make me cry and horror movies honestly make me laugh because they are too much the same!

  1. Anything which makes you happy when you are sad and nervous?

My cats playing with each other always can make me smile. Those two babies have such an amusing love hate relationship!

  1. Your favorite month and color?

My favorite month is October because most of the time it is just the right temperature! My favorite color is purple, which is probably obvious to anyone that reads my posts!!

  1. What would you prefer street food or fine dining?

I am a pretty low-key kind of girl, so I would say street food is what I would prefer. Fine dining is a little too uptight for me!

❤My 11 Fabulous Nominees Are❤:

First let me say, I do not want you to feel any kind of obligation to participate with this award. I know we are all very busy and the last thing I want to do is add any extra stress to your life. I have nominated you simply because I think y’all are outstanding people who I felt strongly deserved recognition for how amazing each of you are! If you choose to participate, I look forward to reading your answers, but if you opt to not participate, I completely understand!!! Just please know, no matter how you choose to move forward, y’all are out of this world amazing!!!!

https://thepagesofpaige.com/ Paige

http://bethybrightanddark.com/ Bethy

https://itsalifestylethingblog.wordpress.com/  DMC

https://painwarriorcode.wordpress.com/ Tasha

https://painpalsblog.wordpress.com/ Claire

https://lookingforthelight.blog/ Melinda

https://relationshiprhythms.com/ Amy

https://miraculoussmile.wordpress.com/ Christy

https://welcomelionheart.wordpress.com/  Krysta

http://invisiblyme.com/ Caz

https://msmommy.blog/ 

My Questions for my amazing Nominees are:

  1. Do you prefer cats or dogs?
  2. What is your favorite color?
  3. What is the most amazing place you have been able to visit?
  4. If you could go anywhere in the entire world, where would you go?
  5. What has been the best day of your life?
  6. Even though I already think you are amazing, if you could change one thing about yourself, what would that be?
  7. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
  8. We all have bad days in life, how do you make it through those days?
  9. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  10. What type of book do you prefer to read and who is your favorite author, if you have one?
  11. What was your absolute favorite movie that you can never get enough of?

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I appreciate all of your support and encouragement more than I can even begin to describe! I have met so many astonishing bloggers along my journey and I am so honored that I have had the opportunity to get to know each of you! Of course I always love to read your comments and you already know that I respond to each one as quickly as I possibly can! I hope you had an amazing Friday Eve and are as ready as I am for the long holiday weekend! If only we could have long weekends more often! I wish y’all a nice and relaxing evening. I am always sending y’all LOTS of love💞 and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Who Am I?

Who am IHave you ever asked yourself this what should be a fairly easy question, “Who am I?” I sometimes am forced to ask myself this question a few times a day, especially when others challenge the person I know I am, by being disrespectful and even a little demeaning. I find that other people can cause a slight change in my views of myself and then I react unkind. For instances, there is a person I work with that seems to enjoy treating others as if they are beneath him, which creates a very hostile work environment, or at least it does for me! I do not need someone to blow smoke up my rear end, but I do demand and deserve to be respected. This negative treatment causes an excessive amount of anger and frustration in me, which then causes my attitude to be so NEGATIVE and this is not me! In your experiences and opinion, what is the best way to handle this extremely disturbing individual?

Underneath everyone is a person that is so much more than what can be viewed from their exterior appearance! Our exterior is just a visual image, but underneath that visual image is an entirely other person with emotions and passions. When I was first diagnosed with MS, I thought that people just viewed me as just my illness and not for underneath-copywho I was on the inside. Even now, almost 18 years later I feel that is all people see me as which could not be further from the truth, but I am learning that is their problem and not mine! Others view me from my outside as a vertically challenged (I am a little short) and petite person which makes people make annoying comments that I do not eat, which I do! The verbal attacks cause frustration to me and therefore make me very uncomfortable, but again I know this is those doing the talking problem not mine!

At 36 years old, I am still learning how to deal with other’s personalities and how to interact with them when it is the complete opposite of my own. When I ask myself, Who am I?, I typically answer it the same way every time! I pride myself on being ❤kind and understanding of everyone. I also have never been and never will be ❤judgmental towards anyone by judging on race, color, religion and or sexual preference. I always butterfly who am Iwant to help others get through hard times by offer support and encouragement to those! I will always be compassionate, loving❤, caring and giving to a fault despite how most around me are not. So, if I ask y’all the same question, “Who are you?” what would your answer be?

I really appreciate you visiting my site today and I really look forward to any comments you may have! I do promise you, I will respond as quickly as I can! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and I hope you are feeling the best you possibly can! Please never forget that I am always sending you LOTS of ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤