3 Day Quote Challenge

3-Days-3-Quotes-ChallengeHappy Friday Eve Y’all! I hope you have had a wonderful day! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday, it has been a pretty long week!

Sadly, today is the last day of my 3 day quote challenge. I would like to thank the  fabulous Heather and Dizzy https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com and also https://unbreakableyetfragile.com/ for asking me to participate in this challenge. This challenge has been so much fun for me and I hope y’all have enjoyed the quotes I have shared. 

willienelson1My final quote for this challenge is “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson. I love this quote because I am all about positive thinking and do strongly believe it will result in wonderful things! 

 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

On my final day of this challenge, I would like to nominate a few ladies that have great insight and are just all around amazing people! I am really looking forward to reading the quotes y’all have, but please know there is no pressure to participate. I do hope y’all enjoy this challenge as much as I have and find it uplifting!

https://bloggingwithbojana.com/ Bojana

https://msgracefulnot.com/ Grace

https://essexgirllostupnorth.com/ Joanna

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and I hope you enjoyed the previous quotes I shared. I hope you have a great evening and I hope your weekend will start off great! As always I am sending y’all lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

 

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The 3 Day Quote Challenge Day #2

3-day-quote-challenge-22Happy Wednesday! I hope y’all are having a great day! Thankfully we have almost made it through the week!

Today is my second day of the Quote Challenge and I would like to take this opportunity to thank https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com Heather and Dizzy and  https://unbreakableyetfragile.com/  for asking me to participate in this fun quote challenge. I am actually really enjoying this challenge because I really do love a variety of quotes and they all have special meeting to me. 

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

careerlesson_starslandamongToday’s quote is “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.” Les Brown. My grandfather actually said this too me a long time ago before I went to a National Pageant where I was Miss Vermont Teen. This quote has stayed with me all these years later as it is encouraging to never give up, which y’all know I never will give up on anything in life. 

 

 

My fabulous nominees for today are:

http://bethybrightanddark.com/ Bethy

https://hillaryrobyn.com/ Hillary

https://kimc91.wordpress.com/ Kim

I hope today’s nominees enjoy this challenge as much as I am enjoying it, but please know there is absolutely no pressure, I would just love to read some of the quotes that you love because I already know they will be amazing! I hope y’all have a great evening and I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

3 Day Quote Challenge

3 Day Quote Challenge Day #1

I would like to thank https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com: Heather and Dizzy and https://unbreakableyetfragile.com  for asking me to join this fun challenge. For anyone that has not visited these blogs, they are definitely worth checking out because they are both fantastic! I love quotes and feel there is so much meaning behind many of them, so I am excited to be participating in this challenge!

life-isnt-about-waiting-for-the-storm-to-pass-it-about-learning-to-dance-in-the-rain-870x714For day one my quote is “Life Isn’t About Waiting For The Storm To Pass, It’s Learning To Dance In The Rain.”

To be completely honest, I have absolutely no idea who came up with this, I just saw it in a while ago and it stuck with me! This quote means something to me because living everyday with Multiple Sclerosis has it’s fair share of challenges, but I have had to learn how to still carry on with my life and enjoy it as much as possible. Y’all know that I am not one that gives up and will never allow this illness to defeat me !

The Rules for the challenge are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

My Lovely and Amazing Nominees Are:

https://mymsrollercoasterride.wordpress.com/ Toni

https://mswithmsalex.com/ Alex

https://fuckms.ca/ Angela

I hope my nominees will enjoy this fun little challenge. It is something a little different from the normal day-to-day thoughts! I look forward to seeing what quotes stand out to you and the reasons behind them as I am sure they are just as wonderful as each of you!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

 

Sunshine Blogger Award!

sunshine-bloggerI have to say that I am beyond grateful and shocked that I have been nominated for the Sunshine Bloggers Award! Being nominated for an award that recognizes those who are inspirational and positive means more to me that I can even begin to describe! My goals since starting my blog have been to be able to inspire, motivate and encourage others through the positive attitude I try so hard to hold on to! I am so thrilled to see that I do bring some sunshine and happiness to those reading my posts!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and make a link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award, and then write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

 

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Heartfelt thank you!

I want to send one of the biggest thanks to the amazing Hillary https://hillaryrobyn.com/ for thinking to nominate me for such a fantastic award! Your blog is absolutely wonderful and extremely inspiring! By reading your blog, I have learned how many obstacles you have overcome with so much courage and strength. You are so humble with how much you have achieved in life, which is a great quality to have! It is so obvious how much you love your husband and just how much love he has brought into your life!

Questions & Answers

  1. What is your favorite past time? I have a few past times which include spending time with my husband and beautiful and loving cats! I love watching a good movie with my husband at my side and my cats eight on my lap or laying beside me. Past times also include reading, writing and traveling when I am able to!

 

  1. Do you have any hobbies? If so, what are they? I do have a few hobbies. It is probably pretty obvious that I love to write! Writing helps give me so much perspective on life and how to get through the hard times life throws at me! I also love to read a good book. I think the best authors are James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks and a newer author I discovered from Australia, Kelly Rimmer. If y’all have not checked out Kelly Rimmer, I strongly encourage you to check out her books they are wonderful https://kellyrimmer.com/. 

 

 

  1. Who is your biggest inspiration in life, personally? My grandfather was one of my biggest inspirations in life. He was so full of love and did not know hate, which is so uncommon in today’s world. I saw so much truth and passion in this man. I have always wanted to do my best to be as much like him as I possibly can because I want to continue making him proud because even though he is watching down from Heaven, he is still watching how I live my life! Honestly, I also think that Kelly Rimmer inspires me with her amazing writing abilities as well! If I could someday be even half the writer she is, I would be very pleased and proud! 

 

  1. Who is your biggest inspiration in life, professionally? Professionally, I would say the one of my previous managers was my biggest inspiration. Mary Close Hall was my manager for years before and this woman has so much knowledge on how to lead in an ethical and caring way. She taught me more than she will ever know and unfortunately we work for different companies now, but I still compare any manager I have to her, knowing full well they will never compare! Mary always encouraged me and thought that I could accomplish my goals, so I am so thankful for this woman!

 

 

  1. What is your biggest goal in life? My biggest goal in life is to someday be able to write a book. I do have an outline put together for the book I want to write, but just need to take the time to actually do it!

 

  1. Where do you find ideas to write about? I write about things that matter to me and hope they will help others that might be dealing with something similar. I have always written about things that are affecting my life and how I am working through them. I write about things that I want to raise some awareness to and really hope that these topics give others the knowledge that I think is very important!

 

 

  1. What makes you want to write? I have loved to write since I was a child. Writing allows for me to get all the emotions I have, that might be bottled up out of my mind and making life a little more happy and stress-free. I want to be able to help others that might be struggling and I feel that writing about some topics might do just that!

 

  1. When are you at your “best”? I think that I am pretty good at listening to others and do my best to help them through their struggles.

 

 

  1. What motivates you in life? I think what motivates me in life is finding the positive in a bad situation. Life can be very difficult sometimes and I do strongly believe that holding onto negative emotions will hinder the positive light from coming through.

 

  1. Where is your favorite place to write? My favorite place to write is in the comfort and peace of my home. A quiet place to write is ideal, but there are times I have random ideas that I want to elaborate on so I will put those thoughts in a note to self on my phone and work more on those thoughts at a later time.

 

 

  1. How do you handle writer’s block? Writer’s block can be so incredibly frustrating, but I have found that taking a break and doing something else will clear my mind some. Clearing my mind and not putting any pressure on myself to write tends to help the flow a great deal!

 

My Incredible Nominees are:

https://bipolarbrat.wordpress.com/  Casey

http://invisiblyme.com/ Caz

https://mymsrollercoasterride.wordpress.com/ Toni

https://www.theincurabledreamer.com/ Tanya

http://www.acreativenewmie.com/ Amber

https://lookingforthelight.blog/ Melinda

There are so many more blogs that I would love to be able to nominate because there are so many wonderful people out there, but it would take pages! I am so excited to be able to read the answers of those that I have nominated, but also please do not feel any kind of pressure just have fun with the questions! 

Questions for my Fantastic Nominees Are:

  1. Do you remember the dreams you have at night and if so what was your last dream?
  2. How do you move past your greatest fears in life?
  3. Do you believe in karma? Why or why not?
  4. Who or what keeps you inspired and why?
  5. Do you believe angels are real? Why or why not?
  6. Do you enjoy reading and if so what types of books do you enjoy most?
  7. What is your favorite type of music?
  8. What is your favorite kind of animal?
  9. If you had the ability to fly, would you do so?
  10. What would be your dream place to live?
  11. What has been your best and greatest achievement so far in life?

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I hope you have a great and enjoyable weekend! If you have not already visited the blogs that I have nominated for the Sunshine Bloggers Award, they are all definitely worth visiting! Also, if you enjoy reading a good book, visiting Kelly Rimmer’s website would be more than worth it! I have read all of her books and NEVER been disappointed. I waited for a long time for her newest book and so far, it is incredible!!! I am always sending y’all lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

The Wolf You Feed

the-wolf-you-feed-3-2015-blog (1)Good evening Y’all! I hope your week is going well so far! Y’all already know that I strongly believe that positive thoughts will provide positive times into our lives. I also believe that it takes a lot more energy to hold onto negative thoughts! How do you feel about that? Do you agree or disagree?

I know everyone has probably already seen this before”The Wolf You Feed”, but I find this extremely powerful. When you read this, what does it mean to you or does it mean anything at all? I know sometimes I do over think things because I am a pretty emotional person. The reason I find this so powerful is because we all tend to feed one more than the other. Personally I try to feed the good wolf more because it is more my personality and I just do not have the ability or power to feed the evil. Of course I have my bad days when I get angry and have a hard time letting go of those feeling. But, I also think it is very destructive to hold onto anger and resentment.

I received some very valuable advice from a fellow blogger today about making a doctor’s appointment really count. I hope I add this the right way, but Caz’s site Invisibly Me had some fabulous advice http://invisiblyme.com/2016/10/12/make-it-count-6-tips-for-your-next-gp-appointment/. If you have not already checked out Caz’s site, it is definitely worth checking out! Thank you again Caz for this great advice!!

I hope y’all have a lovely and relaxing evening! I always appreciate you visiting my site and I love your comments, which I do respond to just as quickly as I can. Sending y’all lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Escape Negativity!

state_of_emergencyThe world has become a constant state of anger and negativity! It is almost impossible to turn on the television and not be shown another act of violence or another type of anger. So many lives are affected every day by these horrendous acts. Anywhere from school shootings, to ludicrous talk from the White House, to an incredible amount of police brutality, to the lack of ethics in corporate American, it seems never-ending! There has to be something that can be done to stop the outrageous behaviors that have become the new norm.

Personally, I do my absolute best to hold onto the positive aspects of life. I do believe that even in the darkest times we encounter in our lives, there is a bright side somewhere even if it is well hidden. If we surrender to all this negativity surrounding us, we are not any better than those stirring up the pessimism. We do have the ability within us to rise above all the hate and show love for others!

It is possible that I am wrong, but I think the amount of hate in this world has increasedholding-on-to-anger-is-like-grasping-a-hot-coal-with-intent-of-throwing-if-at-someone-else drastically over the last 14 months or so. Politics with family and friends has always been a sensitive subject and probably always will be that way. Everyone wants to believe in who they vote into any political position and will not listen to reason when the facts are proven, over and over again. I think it is safe to say that no one really wants to admit they were wrong and were blindly convinced someone would make positive changes. It does not matter what side we are on, not many politicians are very honest. They all say what they believe people want to hear and will force that person to support them through anything! Who wants to believe that anyone in a powerful position would destroy something that could be truly wonderful? I think that money and greed can influence people to do things that ordinarily they would never think of doing. For me, there is absolutely no amount of money that would make me think it is okay to destroy anyone’s life!

When I was younger I thought that the United States was a great country to live in because we were free and safe. But, now that I am older and a little wiser I am questioning this a lot more! How are we free and safe when we have someone constantly making what were allies angry and making others that could be considered dangerous hostile? In order to create harmony, there must be logic and common sense! I have thought for a long time now that logical behavior and common sense were long-lost, which is pretty unfortunate.

I know that this entire post was absolutely nothing to do with any chronic illnesses or issues that come with illnesses, but these thoughts are pretty important in the big picture. There is way too much hate encompassing people around the world right now! No hateWhen we should be evolving, but it seems as though we are devolving! I have my thoughts on where it is stemming from, but there could be a lot more involved that I am just not aware of. I do not know how to make changes in massive amounts, all I know to do is always treat those I encounter with respect and dignity!

How do y’all feel about the state of the world right now? Do you believe there are positive or negative things occurring daily? How are you personally handling the issues that you view on the television or see in person? I am going to be honest, I was a little worried about sharing this post because I do not want to offend anyone reading. I am just really tired of hearing about all of the hate and violence that is constantly going on. I am and always have been a very compassionate person, but that just seems to be unusual in the world today.

I hope y’all had a great week and I hope you are looking forward to your weekend! I am so glad we finally made it to the weekend because this has been an incredibly long week and I wish the weekend would be just as long as the week felt! I really appreciate you reading my rant today and I would love to hear your comments! I will of course respond to you as quickly as I can! I hope you have a very lovely evening and a fantastic weekend! I am always sending y’all lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Last Day of February!

Upside-Down-Cat-Wanted-To-Wish-You-A-Happy-WednesdayHappy Wednesday Y’all! I hope you are having a great week so far! It amazes me how fast time is flying by. I know February is a shorter month, but it seems like it just started and now today is the last day of the month.

I was so excited for 2018 and now we are two months into it, but it does not seem like anything has really changed. I was so hopeful for positive changes to occur, but unfortunately they have not happened yet. With that said, there are still 10  months remaining and hopefully those positive changes will occur.

I think I spent the last three months of 2017 dealing with a flare up and pain. Now, I have spent the first two months of 2018 struggling with pain as well, so there must be pain free months in my future, right? I will continue to stand strong and optimistic for the good times that are ahead! There is really no use dwelling on the hard times, but always look imagestowards the future! In time, positive thoughts will bring good fortune to our lives!

This blog has been a true blessing to me! I have always had a strong passion for writing and helping others. This blog has allowed me to achieve success with both of my passions and I am so thankful for that. I have had the amazing opportunity to meet and get to know SO many incredible people all over the world. I have had the chance to learn from others with chronic illnesses how they manage their conditions. I am truly honored for my followers and all the breathtaking communications we have had! 

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and I look forward to reading any comments you have! I do always try my best to respond as quickly as I can, as that does create the communication that I love! I truly hope y’all are feeling well and have a relaxing evening! Never forget that staying positive is a lot easier than living in the negative! As always, I am sending you lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Mystery Blogger Award!

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I would like to graciously thank Kim, at https://kimc91.wordpress.com/, for nominating me for this amazing award. Kim’s blog is absolutely incredible as she fights to remain positive while managing her MS and still taking excellent care of her two young children. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to be able to get to know Kim better! I think it is safe to say, Kim and I are a lot alike in so many ways and have been able to offer one another some sound advice!

*So what are the rules?*

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three Things About Me:

  1. I have an absolutely amazing and supportive husband
  2. My husband and I have 2 wonderful cats that offer so much love and therapy to our lives. I am definitely an animal person!
  3. I can literally go from 0 to 60 with stress in a matter of 2 seconds flat! I have been trying to handle it better, but so far have failed miserably!

My Answers to Kim’s Great Questions:

  1. What inspires you in life?

          I am inspired by positive people.

  1. Who is your role model?

          My role model in my life has and always will be my Grandfather. He was the most honest, fair, loving and amazing man ever!

  1. What’s your favourite past time?

          I have two favorite past times. I absolutely love to write and I love reading James Patterson’s books.

  1. Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

          I would really love to be able to visit Australia. All the pictures I have seen of Australia look so incredibly beautiful, plus there are so many animals in this country I would love to see in person. There are so many other countries I would love to visit because I want to see and experience the different cultures. I honestly would also love to travel Europe!

  1. If you could be any Marvel superhero who would you be and why?

          I think if I could be any Marvel superhero, I would be Rogue. I like that Rogue has the ability to remove the memories, strength and powers of anyone she touches. Seems kind of interesting to be able to simply touch someone else and they lose their memory and strength, leaving me with all of this!

My fantastic Nominees Are:

Maceybee at https://waytomuchtoosay.wordpress.com/

Shelby Lyn at https://mswarriorshelby.wordpress.com/

Casey at https://bipolarbrat.wordpress.com/

Marie at https://createspaceweb.wordpress.com/

Terri at https://reclaiminghope.blog/

Heather at https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com/

Alex at https://mswithmsalex.com/

My 5 Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is your main reason for starting your blog?
  2. If you had magic powers, what would they be and why?
  3. Would you rather have wings for fly high or fins to swim in the ocean?
  4. As of right now in your life, what was the happiest day you have had and why?
  5. What has been your biggest accomplishment as of now in life?

I think one of my best posts was the one I did in honor of my Grandfather’s birthday! The link for this post is below. I do however hope that there were more that have impacted y’all in a positive way!

https://wordpress.com/post/fightmsdaily.com/6121

Of course there is no pressure at all, but I do look forward to reading your answers. I have already loved being able to get to know y’all already, but this is just a little fun we can all have! I also feel strongly that each of you deserved this recognition for your amazing work! I sincerely appreciate all of your continued support for the posts that I share! This has been an incredible experience for me! I am always sending y’all love and comfort!!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Gloomy foggy start!

foggyThis morning was so incredibly foggy, I could not even see a few inches in front of me. There is something a little eerie when you wake up to a thick layer of fog outside your window. Driving to work in this massive fog was a little scary, only because not everyone drives with the right amount of caution. In additional to the towering fog, there was an intense threat of rain! Rain and dreary weather adds even more pain to what I have already been dealing with.

The weather has been so crazy lately! It was not too many weeks ago when it was cold and there were minor threats of snow, but honestly snow in the south are only an inch or so! Now, it has been rainy and highs in the 70’s. It sounds so insane to me for temperatures to be in the 70’s in February, but I am really not complaining at all. I just wish the rain would stop and allow the sun to shine through! We all could use the high painbenefits of pure and natural Vitamin D!

I know that it is the changes in temperatures that has caused my pain to sky-rocket once again. I am doing my best to not allow it to get me down because I know there will be a day where my pain is a little more tolerable, it just is not today. I always try to remain hopeful for a better tomorrow though because I really do think it is important to hold onto positive thoughts. I mean, seriously what good will negative thoughts really provide in the big picture?

Life is a struggle, but it is how we choose to cope with the issues that can make a huge difference in the outcome overall! No matter how much pain I am in or how hard it is for me to LIFE-IS-LIKE-A-GAME-OF-CARDS--WE-DONT-CHOOSE-WHAT-WE-ARE-DEmake it through the day, I do know that things could always be so much worse. It almost feels that life is like a game of cards. You will some days get dealt a great hand that is just easy to play, but other days the cards we are dealt are all horrible and hard to continue to play the game. The most important thing is to never fold because what you are holding in your hand may turn into something wonderful on another day! I use these analogy because it seems to fit, but the funny thing is I do not even play cards!

I hope y’all had a great day and you are feeling well! I appreciate you taking the time to visit my site today and of course leaving me some great comments! I will respond to all of your comments as quickly as I possibly can! Oh and before I forget, I am SO excited because I am doing a guest blog tomorrow for one of my fabulous fellow bloggers. If you have not already seen Grace’s blog, her site is https://msgracefulnot.com/, she is truly amazing! I really do feel honored that she would want me to make a guest appearance on her blog! Sending y’all lots of love and comfort, always!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Entertainment Blogger Award!

 

entertainerHappy Friday Y’all! I hope you had a fantastic week and looking forward to an amazing weekend!

I would like to thank Paleeza, Just A Quiet Girl, Living In A Noisy World for nominating me for this truly astonishing award! Paleeza’s blog is so fun and sensational, I love reading her posts! She is a very kind and caring individual with so much passion!

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RULES FOR AWARD:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and add a link to their blog.
  2. Add the rules so others can follow.
  3. Answer the questions that have been asked.
  4. Nominate a handful of entertaining bloggers.
  5. Display the photo also in your blog.

My Questions and Answers

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I started my blog for a few reasons. I love to write and I love to help others. My goal was to be able to inspire others that are struggling with illnesses. I wanted to show everyone that as long as you have passion and positivity, you can accomplish anything you want!

 What is your favorite book?

I love a series from James Patterson called The Women’s Murder Club. It sounds worse than it is! It really is an addictive series! The women work together to find justice and I love that!

What do you dislike the most?

What I dislike most is mean and judgmental people. I am a very fair and non-judgmental person because I believe strongly that everyone should be treated with love and respect!

What is your favorite food at the mall?

I like the soft pretzels with cheese.

What is your favorite pastime?

My favorite pastime without a doubt is writing!

 

My Fabulous Nominees:

Inkallhere
Waytomuchtoosay
Dinosaursdonkeysandms
Kimc91
Crankypants2
acreativenewmie

 

Thank you so much for thinking of me with this award Paleeza! I have enjoyed blogging and meeting so many people more than I can even begin to put into words. I am really looking forward to hearing my nominees answers fun questions! It is so much fun getting to know y’all! I hope y’all have a great weekend!! Sending lots of love and comfort to each and everyone reading this post!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa