Fellow Blogger Recognition!

share-loveGood afternoon y’all! I have been a little slack for the past week or so with continuing my fellow blogger recognition posts and I am so sorry for this! I was fighting a nasty stomach bug that as soon as I thought I was in the clear, reared its ugly head again. I do not think there are many people I would wish this on! However, I do want to share many more incredible people with y’all as I am very sure you will love to read their fabulous posts!

The fellow blogger I would like to recognize today not only writes outstanding poetry, but moment to recognizealso is very encouraging by handling all she endures daily with much grace. Lorraine at https://blindwilderness.wordpress.com/  battles with what cancer left behind for her to live with, blindness and wheelchair bound, which she does with much power!

your courageI truly admire the massive amounts of strength and courage this lovely lady holds within her and how much this shines through with every word she writes. I can’t even begin to imagine how painful and difficult it must have been to relive her story and share it through several posts she wrote. Lorraine is a fighter and hasn’t let anything she deals with hold her down! Lorraine gives me SO much hope!

beautifulSomething that I will never forget is a powerful comment Lorraine left me on a post I wrote last week, “Rain, please stay away”. When I read what Lorraine wrote how she thinks rain is amazing because not being able to see it, she can feel it and enjoys the sound. This brought tears to my eyes, not necessarily out of sadness, but more out of admiration. These simple words were so moving and I just adore Lorraine’s dazzling love for life! I often think that through no fault of our own, we may take our senses for granted because we haven’t been forced to live without them. Unfortunately, I am guilty of this and  really want start being far more appreciative of what I do have in life and never assume these senses will be with me forever. 

sending lots of loveI have absolutely NO doubts when I tell you this, you will enjoy reading Lorraine’s brilliant arts of what she writes. If y’all haven’t already visited her site https://blindwilderness.wordpress.com/I do strongly encourage you to do so! Of course those of you already familiar with her, I am sure you will agree with every words I have said in this post!

Not only is Lorraine a fantastic writer, but she is also a wonderful friend with a very loving heart! Her modesty makes her that much more rare and inspiring! Thank you so much Lorraine for always sharing such amazing poetry and for being the incredible you are incredibleperson YOU are! 

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today! I hope you are having a lovely weekend and you are feeling the absolute best you can! Hopefully the weather you are having is better than the never-ending rain I am still experiencing. A little rain can be nice, but when it has done nothing but rain for well over a week, it is TOO MUCH!! My mind and comfort needs a little sunshine! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of          ❤ love, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

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Hello March!

MarchGood morning y’all! We are now welcoming March with hopes for not only new opportunities,  but many happier days ahead of us. I am sure most of us are wondering when the weather worldwide will improve, considering it has been pretty all over the place. The numerous changes with weather has effected the safety and well-being of so many people. There has been treacherous rainfall in many areas and then horrible heat waves in other areas of the world. It almost seems like Mother Nature is very upset about something and is doing her best to get our attention.

Y’all might already know this, but March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Of course for many people myself included, this illness is much more than just one monthflat,550x550,075,f.u4 of awareness because it is our daily battle. I believe this is a struggle that tests our strengths and forces us to not give up on ourselves but continue to fight a good fight!

There is no denying the fact that being diagnosed with this very unpredictable illness is emotional and terrifying. Even though this illness has been acknowledged since it was discovered in the 1800’s in England, there is still SO much left unknown which is pretty frustrating! Much research has been done and yet there still isn’t a cure or even a known cause for this illness. With the amount of “so-called” intelligent doctors and scientists working on finding cures, it leaves me at a loss for words for why there still hasn’t been one found yet. I often question what they are really doing with the all money that has been raised and donated to places like the MS Foundation or these walks for a cure.

ms march awarenessWhen I started blogging way back in July of 2017, my goals were to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis but also spread as much positivity as I possibly could. During this time I have been fortunate enough to meet others around the world that understand what I live with and the challenges I face. I have been able to gain SO much additional knowledge to what I already knew about Multiple Sclerosis and this has all been very beneficial. I think it often takes strength in numbers to deal with any type of chronic illness and the blogging community definitely offers this and SO much more! I do appreciate all my ❤ blogging friends ❤ more than words could ever begin to say. 

Many of you already know a lot about Multiple Sclerosis, but during this month I want to continue to raise awareness of this illness that tried and failed to control my life. My wp-1456957606031plans are to share more of my personal experiences and lessons I have learned while living with this illness. I must say the most valuable lesson I have learned through my years is, stress is our worst enemy and must be avoided at all costs! I am still teaching myself how to stress less, but I do fail miserably with this too often! I will be sharing with you which symptoms I experience most frequently and how they try to affect my day-to-day life, but how I fight against this as well!

I am going to explore new things that could possibly cause Multiple Sclerosis symptoms to worsen and other things that can potentially help these symptoms stay inactive, which we all really want to happen! There are actually foods that can increase inflammation, which is terrible for those of us with Multiple Sclerosis.

a02951d061ebca2ba4855c39ee90d206--like-a-girl-autoimmune-diseaseI want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by my site today. I always appreciate the support you offer me every day. I do hope March will be a great month for you and you are feeling the best you can. I do look forward to reading what your thoughts are about this post and anything you know about MS, I will respond just as quickly as I can. 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!

Happy Friday EveGood morning y’all! I hope your week has gone well and you are feeling well. I am a little behind on reading and even doing some posts I wanted to because I have had a nasty stomach bug for several days now. It has been difficult but I am on the mend and do have so much I want to share with you!

In preparation for the weekend, I think a great quote will help through the last day of the week! I do hope you enjoy this quote as much as I do!present situationWe all go through difficult times in life and in that moment it isn’t easy to remember that things will get better. I do believe that everything that happens in life happens for abe someones sunshine reason and when they are supposed to. There is a part of me that believes there is no such thing as an accident and everything is just part of life we were destined to live. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I am really looking forward to reading your thoughts on this post and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope you have a great day and lovely weekend!! Please remember that I am always sending you LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Motivational Monday!

Monday corrects past weekGood morning y’all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are ready to tackle the new week ahead with much determination! Monday’s are a fresh start to our goals and we can just forget all the negative from last week because that is all in the past. My thoughts are, maybe I wasn’t offered a new job last week, but at least I did have an interview that I think went well! I am trying to think nothing but positive thoughts about this job situation!!

Y’all know that I think starting a new week off with an uplifting quote can make a big difference. Just out of curiosity do these quotes make a difference in your day? The quote I am sharing today holds so much truth in my eyes, but I do want to read what you think as well!pessemist

I know y’all probably already know this about me, but I do feel strongly that positive thoughts produce positive things in life. Whereas negative thoughts produce negative and unwanted things in life!

Thank y’all for stopping by my site this morning. I hope you have a wonderful start to the week and you are feeling the best you can! I really am looking forward to read what you think of this quote I shared today because I know your thoughts are always brilliant!! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Rain, Rain, please go away!

Rain stay awayGood evening y’all! I am just curious, how do y’all feel about rainy days? Personally, I have very mixed emotions about this for SO many reasons. In one sense, rainy days give us the perfect excuse to not leave the house! We don’t have to get up shower, fix our hair and put makeup on for that matter. Staying at home where we can stay warm, dry and cozy snuggled up on the couch with a loving pet/pets or our significant other.

The rainy days 🌧also give the opportunity to binge watch Netflix, which I am guilty of with Gossip Girls. Try not to laugh too hard at me with this, but I know it is kind of rainy days goodamusing! If you don’t care much about Netflix or not have it we can sit around watching our favorite old movies or new ones we want to watch, read that book we have been pushing off far too long, catch up on much-needed and well-deserved rest or even just do literally nothing at all! The part about catching up on rest can be very easy because the sound of the rain 🌧 falling down can be very soothing or at least it is for me!

On the other hand, rain 🌧 can and does produce much higher amounts of horrible i-am-in-pain-you-just-dont-know-it-cause-i-smile-through-the-rain-and-refuse-to-show-it.pain.When you are already forced to deal with massive pain on just a normal day, the additional pain endured can be down right miserable.

When all there is to view outside is rain clouds ☁ and dreary weather, the simple lack of sunshine can cause much sadness. If you combine rainy 🌧 weather with someone who might already be experiencing other personal struggles, this can possibly send someone into a very negative tailspin of depression. However, it is just as likely this horrible combination can simply create temporary isolation from others and the outside world. The temporary isolation and depression can improve in its own time, which really can’t be rushed.

Even though it is very common for rainy  days 🌧 to cause minor drowsiness, it can progresssleep into pure exhaustion. This feeling can also include a lack of motivation and ambition. During this time, it isn’t easy to get the most simple tasks completed because the normal energy we have escapes us for a short time.

When ALL you have seen for 12 days straight is rain 🌧, the absolute WORST thing possible  to do is read or watch the weather updates. I know this because that is exactly what I did on Friday afternoon. It was so sad because the weatherman was predicting 60%-80% chances of rain 🌧 for several more days. I mean come on, it already rained 🌧 for 12 days and there was flooding in many areas. Sometimes I am logical and understand that predictions can change several times without much warning. I guess we are all just at the mercy of Mother Nature and we all know she will do whatever she pleases with little to no explanation!

break-from-rain.jpgNow on a positive note, finally after all those days of rain, I am getting a three-day break from rain!!! Hopefully all of my excitement won’t scare off the sun ☀ in my near future! I was thrilled when I woke up today and saw that foreign beauty ☀ in the sky! It wasn’t really cold today where I live, but it was incredibly windy. Honestly I would much prefer windy, chilly and sunny as opposed to cold and wet any day!

Thank y’all for taking time out of your evening to stop by my site! I do always appreciate all imagesof your support and great comments. Let me just ask, how was your weekend? I do hope you had a pleasant one and were able to do the things that bring you the most joy. I hope the last few hours of the weekend are delightful and you are getting yourself prepared for a new week! I do look forward to reading your comments and I promise to respond as quickly as I can! Never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

P.S. There are more blogger recognition’s coming soon!!

Pick-Me-Up Thursday!

Happ Friday Eve RainGood morning y’all and Happy Friday Eve! I hope you are having a wonderful week and you are looking forward to the weekend ahead of us. I sincerely hope the weather where you live will be A LOT better than where I am. All it has done is rain 🌧 for days and all it is going to do moving forward. I am very ready for some sunshine!! With that said, how has your week been and how are you feeling?ready-for-sunshine.jpg

This week hasn’t been an awful week for me and I have been applying for jobs like crazy. I am happy to say that I actually have an interview scheduled for Friday afternoon. I don’t want to get ahead of myself or at all hopeful because there is no telling how it will turn out. However,I will go into this interview with  a confident and positive mind because that is really all I can do. 

Y’all know that I think positive and uplifting quotes help make the day a lot more pleasant. I do hope you will enjoy the quote I am sharing with you today and you love it as much as I do!MusicQuotes

I am sure if you have been following me for a while now, you know that I have a real love for music. There are some songs that can change the way I feel in an instant and love for musicmake me much happier, even on my worst days! I really look forward to reading your thoughts about this and promise to respond as quickly as I can. 

Thank you for stopping by today and I do always appreciate the support you give me. I hope you have a wonderful Friday Eve 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❤

Fellow Blogger Recognition!

lifespa-image-sunshine-mountains-flowers-rainbow-550pixelsGood morning y’all! I hope you are having a very pleasant week so far! It really amazes me just how fast February is flying by, but I guess that is just the way life works. I am going to continue on with something that I find pretty exciting by recognizing fellow bloggers that I find astounding. In my personal opinion, I think you will see them the same way!

The very special person I want to give a sincere shout out to 3841fd788e417453f0f0d9d949aa6c16--fibromyalgia-warriorstoday is, Kim at https://itrippedoverastone.com. Kim battles life with an illness I was partially familiar with because I do have a friend that has the same illness, Fibromyalgia. Even though I was aware of the basic information about this illness, Kim has taught me MUCH more.

Like Multiple Sclerosis, which y’all know I deal with, Fibromyalgia is a very unpredictable illness. Kim never allows for anything to hold her down and fights her way through anything and everything with kindness and grace, which I do admire wholeheartedly. It seems like no matter what the hardships sending lots of loveare she endures, she keeps a firm hold onto the internal energy she possess. 

I am sure I have thanked Kim numerous times before now, but I want to say how much I value her and all she is able to share. It can’t hurt to say it again though, thank you Kim for being the fabulous person you are! I do firmly believe if you haven’t already viewed Kim’s site, where she shares brilliant knowledge with every post, you will be asyou are incredible thankful as I am for HER! Now of course if you already have visited Kim’s site, you will probably agree with everything word I have shared!

Thank y’all for taking the time to stop by my site today. I do always appreciate your support and view you fantastic comments as way of creating tender communication. Again, if you weren’t already aware of Kim’s site, https://itrippedoverastone.com please try to take a few moments to drop by. I know you will love and value her as much as I already do! Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤