Motivational Monday!

great weekGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are ready to start this new week with pure determination! Last week wasn’t too awful for me, but one thing did happen on Friday afternoon that caused me to be very irritated. Even though the end of last week wasn’t all that great, I am planning to go into this week with positive thoughts and forgetting about the negative that occurred!

Can you believe, it’s almost May! I know I have mentioned this before, but time is just flying by WAY TOO FAST. I still do not know where the beginning of the year went, however I do plan to enjoy the rest of this year the best I can!

Let’s start this week off with a quote that I really love! I hope you will enjoy this and see the truth in the words as much as I do. someday

I was so excited that I found this because this is something I have always lived by. To get through the hard times in life, I remind myself continuously that everything in life happens for a reason. I always believed that nothing we go through in life is by accident,download but for a reason we may never know. Maybe things we experience teach us how to be more compassionate or learn how to be more patient, whatever the reasons may be they make us stronger and even better than we were before. 

Thank you for starting your week off visiting my site. I always appreciate your support and love reading what you think about what I have shared. I hope I am able to bring positivity and encouragement  to your life through the words I write. I hope you have a great day and you are feeling well! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love❤, compassion and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

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Accepting realities!

acceptanceSomething that I have had a really hard time admitting and accepting is that Multiple Sclerosis is a disability. Whenever I have applied for a job, there is always that annoying question “Do have or have you had a disability.” I mean what kind of BS question is that to ask someone? Of course I want to say “NO”, but Multiple Sclerosis is listed as a disability on the darn application and I can’t falsify anything on an application because that could result in me being disqualified for a position I applied for and want. I think this is so invasive and completely ridiculous, but I guess it is what it is in life!

For some strange reason the words disabled and disability shatter my heart into aimages million pieces and cause me to feel like a useless failure . I do realize how irrational this may sound, but that is how I have been feeling. It made me incredibly sad when I had a difficult time walking through a store last weekend because my legs and feet were experiencing SO much pain and weakness. All
hashtag person not disabilityI wanted to do was cry, but I couldn’t because I view that as letting this illness win the never-ending battle we have been in for years and that will NEVER be an option for me!!

I know I already shared with y’all that I figured out I am gluten-intolerant without the expensive tests a doctor would want to run. It seems like a punishment to have to deal withlife isn't fair the issues Multiple Sclerosis comes along with and then add gluten-intolerant to the mix seems quite unfair. I know we all deal with random issues and keep on moving forward because we do not have a choice. I am also very aware that many others deal with SO many other struggles that are far worse than what I am, so I am really not complaining. I am going to share more about this gluten-intolerant situation in a later post.

tired.jpgThe truth is, because I am always so exhausted during the week after working 8 hours every day of the week, I often don’t have the energy to write as much as I would like to. I end up with so many random thoughts running around like crazy in my mind; it gets so hard to keep track of them all and have those thoughts come together for a good read and one that I am proud of.

For the past week or so, I have been experiencing an increase in the number of horrible do not confuse bad days as weaknessdizzy/black-out spells. I have had these issues happen before, but never so many in just one day. At least 2 days last week, there were several moments when the room went completely dark and there NO were sounds at all, which under other circumstances would be great. There was one time I was talking with a co-worker at her desk about work and all of sudden I felt weak, light-headed, hot as hell and dizzy. Luckily I was standing very close to the wall, which kept me standing upright. It might have been pretty embarrassing if I all of sudden fell to the floor at this new job.

I am not really sure which of these issues are more images (3)terrifying; dizzy spells, black-out moments or the combination of the two. Of course I would say the combination of dizziness and black-out would the most terrifying because you are dealing two different disturbing issues at the same time. I have dealt with dizzy spells for so many years now, but I have found ways that help me limit the duration of my dizziness, most of the time at least.

Truthfully my experiences with black-out spells aren’t plentiful in comparison to dizziness, but I have enough sense and knowledge to download (6)understand how horribly upsetting they can be. I remember a few years ago there was a period of time when I had a several short black-outs throughout the week, but they weren’t anywhere near as severe as they are now. I am not sure if its stress, lack of sleep, weather changes or something else. The list of possible reasons really could go on and on and on, but I really just wish they were STOP!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I will never pressure you to leave a download (7)comment, but I do encourage your comments if that makes any sense, but I know your thoughts will be amazing. I promise to respond to your comments as quickly as I can! I hope you are feeling well and enjoying your weekend! Sometimes I think the best part of a weekend isn’t getting out and staying busy, but not having any plans at all so there aren’t any time requirements. My days are set in stone during the week with work, which I tend to strongly dislike, but I guess it is just the life of adulthood. I enjoy spending my 2 very short weekend days living in the moment and not doing anything that might cause unnecessary stress. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Puzzle of Life!

Good afternoon y’all! I hope your weekend is starting off great and only gets better moving forward! Weekends provide much comfort and relaxation, which is often very needed and well deserved. I am still trying to get adjusted to this working full-time thing and still maintaining household duties, my blog and anything else that comes my way. Honestly it isn’t easy, but I also think I can handle it!

Over the past week or so, I have been thinking about how much our lives actually resemble a huge jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes we have a piece that fits together perfectly and other times nothing at all fits the way we expect or want  it to. It really is like when you try putting a large puzzle together, but some of the pieces you have in front of you become difficult to place because of their shape and size. We all face the same situation daily when we are confronted with people with different views and behaviors. We may strongly disagree with others point of views, but we are all entitled to our own views and perspectives. As long as these  thoughts do not cause physical and or emotional harm to another it should be accepted. 

Personally I think I am very capable of getting along with everyone and anyone, as long life-is-like-a-puzzle-stop-trying-to-place-people-where-they-dont-fit-quote-1as they are respectful of me and my beliefs. I have never tried changing another person or their views because that is just wrong to do! I feel that if we were all alike the world would be downright boring and we need diversity! I enjoy being around people who are different from myself and find learning about how they view things pretty fascinating!

All relationships and even jobs can be like putting a challenging puzzle together. When you start a new job, there will be some that51accc1426746b8fa9976fe7436086f5  co-workers you mesh well with and others whom you don’t and that is perfectly okay! You really can’t force the pieces of life together, things just fit when it’s meant to be! I have always believed that everything in life happens for a reason and when it is supposed to. Of course I tend to forget this often and get frustrated because I just want things to work out perfectly. I guess that is the part of me that is controlling, but we all have our faults and we deal with them as needed. 

Other parts of life, like dealing with a chronic illness or other difficulties just adds to thepuzzle-pieces-of-life-2-stock-illustration_csp34374889 puzzle of our life. It can be incredibly frustrating and test our strengths, but at the end of the day we can be proud of what we have accomplished. It is so important to never give up and know all the pieces will fit perfectly eventually.

I did try the new Editor version of WordPress, but did not do all that well with it. I will puzzle-piece-quotekeep trying and I am sure I will understand how it works soon. Have y’all tried it yet and do you have any advice for me?

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I always appreciate your words of wisdom and kindness. I am still working on getting caught up on reading and commenting on your posts and should be caught up before the weekend ends. I hope the rest of you day is amazing and you are feeling the best you can! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

friday-eve-excellentGood morning y’all! I hope y’all have had a wonderful week! I am so very sorry to say that  I am extremely far behind. I still haven’t even been able to read your amazing comments from Motivational Monday and have TONS of catching up to do with your fantastic posts. I am going to do my very best to play catch up on everything this weekend and976093152169a3711862 think I will be able to do so because I do not have any other plans. I think spending some good quality time at home I should be able to respond to your comments, read and comment on your posts as well! It has been a very busy  and exhausting week, we were lucky enough to have my mother-in-law visiting for a few day! 

Even though I am currently  way behind on everything , I still wanted to share a pick-me-up post to get us all through one last day of the week. I know I could use a pick-me-up and hope it will do good things for you as well!Laura_Clark-900x900

I want to thank y’all from the bottom of my heart ❤  for being so incredibly supportive and diy-happy-friday-happy-friday-gamepatient with my late responses. I hope your Friday Eve is absolutely wonderful and you are looking forward to the weekend. Maybe you have some fun plans or maybe your plans are to have no plans and just live in the moment, any of these are great as long as they make you happy! Please never forget that even when I am late with everything, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

have a great mondayGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely and very relaxing weekend! There is a part of me that is ready for the new week to start and another bigger part that just wants one more weekend day! I did my best over the weekend to get things taken care of that needed to be done, but when my husband and I were shopping for appliances the pain in my legs and feet became almost unbearable. We did not buy anything yet, but we were able to get a sense of what we want for our kitchen!

The quote I am going to share with you today has strong meaning to it and I hope you will see this as well. If you really think about it, there isn’t a person alive that doesn’t run into some type of problem in their life at one point or another. 

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I feel like if everyone only focused on the issues at hand, nothing would ever improve in anyone’s life! I do the best I can to let go of problems I have no control over and find the silver-lining that there could be mixed in somewhere, even if it is hidden deep down. It really is possible to create great opportunities in every situation in life if you try!sparkle and shine monday

Thank you for stopping by my site today. I really do always appreciate your continued kindness and support. I think we are all here to support one another and build each other up when we are feeling down. I hope y’all have a great start to the week and it only gets better for you! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of    love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

you-say-thursday-i-say-friday-eve-have-a-tayzerific-10147394.pngGood morning y’all! I hope you had a lovely week and I hope the last day goes just as well! I keep thinking that the days are going by super fast, but yet the weekends fly by! I guess the only thing we can do about that is, enjoy every single minute of the weekend and just think of what makes you happiest and DO IT! Personally after a LONG 40 hour work week, I tend to be so exhausted I don’t want to do much but relax. I am starting to think I can relax, but I also need to do something that brings me joy and originalsmiles!

After a long week, we all need something to pick us up a little! I really find the quote I am sharing with you today to be so true and  very inspiring, I hope you will as well! I think at times I focus on what is causing me the most distress and that isn’t healthy for anyone!!! I do not want to let any sadness win the battle and I want to help happiness win!

Thank you so much for stopping downloadby my site today! I hope you have a fantastic day and a fabulous weekend! I promise to respond to any of your comments as quickly as I can!! Remember, do something nice for yourself because YOU deserve it!! Never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

great weekGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are feeling the best you can! Monday’s give us the opportunity to forget about anything and everything that didn’t go our way last week and start fresh again!  Do you have any new goals you want to accomplish this week? I actually do have a goal I really want to succeed with! This goal is to stress much less than I have been and just stay calm. In the past I would always stress myself way too much about work wanting to excel and grow. Thissparkle and shine monday got me absolutely nowhere, but headaches and anxiousness. My new way of thinking is I am going to get paid the same amount whether I stress or not and it just isn’t worth it to continue my stressful ways. Don’t get me wrong, I am still going to do my best at work, but I am not going to do extra by going above and beyond or working towards that promotion that would just be a stressful situation (let’s see how long this mindset sticks with me!)!

The quote I am going to share with y’all today is all about focusing on positive thoughts. I feel that thinking positive provides us with the best results. I think everything happens for a reason and when it is meant to and not any sooner! You aren’t able to force anything to occur because if it’s forced it probably won’t last or provide serenity. I hope you find motivation and encouragement in this quote!focus on the postive

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today! Not only do I appreciate your continued monday catsupport, but also for being so understanding with my delayed responses most of the time. I am doing the best I can to keep up with reading/commenting on other blog, maintaining the materials for my own posts, working full-time and household things. I am sure I will get there in time, but I will not post anything without substance! 

I hope y’all have a great start to the week and it stays that way! Life gets busy and it is so easy to fall behind on things we enjoy, but we have to keep pushing! Never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤