Calming Sunday!

happy sundayGood evening y’all! I hope your weekend has been very pleasant and enjoyable! Considering I am still feeling so much pain and fatigue, I literally have done NOTHING today! Doing absolutely nothing for one entire day has been both calming to my out of control nerves and peaceful! I can not believe I have missed out on this feeling for so many years! I am always one who wants to be on the constant move no matter how I am feeling, partially because when I am still, I feel pain a lot more!. Doing things around the house, organizing my week ahead and ensuring that everything that needs to be completed is done by the end of the day on Sunday has always been the way my weekends flow. It sounds SO crazy when I think about that a little deeper because things will always get taken care of when they are meant to, so why rush things along?

I think everyone is already very well aware that I am very disturbed by how the United States has been behaving lately. I feel strongly that the behavior of those in charge is setting a very BAD impression and example for all Americans, as some of us do still struggles and frustrationsbelieve in EQUALITY and LOVE❤! Of course there are still some Americans that blindly follow those in charge, which is sad and unfortunate! I find it extremely hard to relate to anyone that does not see what is really happening in this country! I am sorry if anyone finds this statement offensive, but it is how I feel everyday of my life. I have and always will see everyone as just human with no other judgement! I do not appreciate being constantly lied to from those in power of the country I live in because I feel that honesty is the best and only way to live!

I want to apologize for the slight tangent I went off on. I try to stay hopeful that things are going to get better and not any worse, but there is no guarantees with those making the decisions that inflict damage on our lives daily! Currently I feel that I am living in a your patienceconstant state of fear that I am going to end up losing health insurance because I have a pre-existing condition that I never choose to live with. I do not feel that I should be punished for living with a chronic illness, as that alone is punishment enough, so for our government to decide I may not qualify for insurance is absurd! This has not happened yet, but I do think it is in the works! Hell I think I already pay WAY too much for insurance! But it is scary for me  to think that Trump could easily have a bad day and have a temper tantrum that will eliminate healthcare for those with chronic illness! 

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting my site today! I do encourage your amazing comments and promise I will response as quickly as I possibly can! I know some of what I have written is a lot different that what I normally write about, but my frustrations have been elevating drastically each day and every day I hear of what is going on in the United States. Trying to find the positive in what is going on is difficult, but I am sure it is there somewhere! I hope you have a lovely and relaxing evening! Please never forget that I am always sending you LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

** I forgot to ask y’all! Do any of you have Facebook as well? As of August 1st, all my blog post do not link to Facebook any longer and I kind of want them to still link to Facebook. Do you by chance know what I need to do, so I do not have to continue posting to Facebook manually?**

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

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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❤

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❤

One Year Blog Anniversary!

Good morning FriendsGood morning y’all! I hope your week has started off wonderfully and you are feeling good on this Tuesday morning or at least as good as possible! My Monday went fairly well and I was actually able to work six and a half very LONG hours! I found this to be great success and I was pretty happy about it! If I am being completely transparent with y’all though it was not easy because I was in pain, but I did make it! When I finally was in the comfort of my home, I received a message from WordPress that read:

 

“Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com one year ago.anniversary-2x

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.”

 

It is so hard to believe just one year ago I embarked upon my blogging adventure! I will admit that at first I knew absolutely nothing about blogs, how to blog or really anything about it at all and I was incredibly nervous about sharing my personal experiences with others. My thoughts and feelings have changed dramatically over this year with y’all and there has never been even one day that I regretted my decision to take this fabulous journey!

I have been so honored to be able to get to know so many fantastic and absolutely amazing people all around the world that really understand the struggles I deal with on a stranger-become-important-peopleday-to-day basis. It has been very humbling to have been nominated for numerous awards over this past year and receive many astonishing comments from fellow bloggers with praise for my positive outlooks and my perseverance with fighting this illness I live with. I feel that I have made some real true bonds and friendships with so many of you and I am far beyond thankful for each and every one of you! With your help I have gone from three followers to over 1,000 before my one year anniversary! My goals from when I first started my blog have not wavered as I am still very determined to spread as much positivity, compassion, encouragement and support as I possibly can!  Every word I share comes straight from the heart and will always be very real; I tend to not have the ability to sugar coat things because my thoughts are my reality.

So many of you have offered me some excellent advice and it has all been extremely appreciated! I value the connections I have made over this year and really look forward amazing-people-quotes-8to learning even more from y’all in the future! I sincerely hope that the posts I have shared thus far have been helpful and encouraging to you as well and I promise to continue sharing uplifting posts!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and for always being so breathtakingly amazing! I hope you have a wonderful day and really do hope you are feeling as good as you possibly can! Of course your comments are always encouraged and I will respond to them as quickly as I can, unfortunately work has been busy so I can not respond until I get home from work, but I still will! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of ❤love and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

fresh start MondayGood morning y’all🌤! I hope you had a nice weekend and are ready to conquer a new week! Monday can be viewed a the day we start all over again and anything that happened last week is in the past! We learn everyday how to be even better than the day before and build so much strength from those lessons learned! 

Even viewing Monday as a fresh start, I still think we all need just a little extra motivation! It seems to me that there is far too much hate and judgment in the world and everyone needs to just put a little more compassion into each day! We can not change anyone else’s views or beliefs, but we can change how we handle each and every situation we are faced with. I hope you find as much meaning in the quote I am sharing with you as I do!4fd7c705288279035a11a30a9c39083a

I hope you have a lovely day and I hope you are feeling as good as you possibly can! Just because it is a new week, please do not push yourself too far beyond your limits because there is always tomorrow to try again! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my site on this sunny☀ Monday! I look forward to reading your comments on this quote and promise to respond as quickly as I can! As always, please remember that I am sending y’all LOTS of love❤ and comfort!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤