Living life with a chronic illness is definitely not easy. But I do my best to push through all the barriers this illness puts in front of me! In my heart and mind, I believe maintaining a positive outlook on all situations in life will carry us through to much better times! I hope you find the information that I provide both helpful and inspirational!
Well, it appears it is that time again, and we must start a new week☹. I am not sure where the weekend went because I swear it seems like it was just yesterday and I was excited for the weekend. It is funny how things work the way they should and go by in the blink of an eye, but those things we all dread, always return to torment us. Did you have a nice, and safe weekend? Honesty, my weekend was very unexciting and even a little miserable. Today, it would be so nice if we could be offered a do-over like they do in movies and TV shows.
What is the best way for you to begin a new week with strength and motivation? I know the weeks can be overwhelmingly exhausting, but it is important to move past that negative emotions and try to view the next days as seven days of opportunities. I am just as bad as anyone else when it comes to Monday morning but, if this dreaded morning does burden us, things would be far worse. We must remember something crucial in this life, we matter, and no one can take away our powers or our self-worth!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and you have a wonderful week! I Try to remember, if one of the days this week makes you feel like failure, you are NOT a failure and you live to tell your story. I am looking forward to reading you comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
I know the title of this post is Pick-Me-Up Thursday, but I would rather view today as Friday Eve because it makes me feel the week is almost over. I understand that today is technically Thursday, but it makes it feel like the week is far from over and ominous. How has your week been? Is there anything you are looking forward to for the weekend? It might sound boring to most people, but the only thing I am looking forward to about the weekend is not having to get up early! Of course, I will probably still wake up early because in my mind I know I have to take care of the cats, but I hope to not be up as early as I am during the week!
Something that is very important and we must remember in this life is, we never know what another person is going through in their life, and sometimes, when people may come across as rude or distant, it is because of what they are enduring in life. Do not take things personally, but instead, try to be more understanding and compassionate. Maybe you were talking to someone at work or at the grocery store, and they acted unkind, remember, you do not know what happened to that person moments before your encounter. Most of the time, when someone behaves in a less than polite way, it has nothing to do with you, and they might just need someone to talk to or a shoulder to cry on.
Now that this week is almost over and the month is more than half over, I think we could all benefit from a little pick-me-up! The weeks are so long and can feel grueling, but we must try to find ways to get through them and help others do the same. I hope the quote that I am sharing today will provide you with the slightest pick-me-up and, it helps you get through the rest of this week. Believe it or not, even when you feel down and helpless, you are not alone because many others are feeling the same. We do have the power to help others get through the most challenging times, but we have to at least try!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and that it resonates with you in a positive way. Many things I write about stem either from something I went through or something someone I know has gone through and it inspired me. I am looking forward to reading your comments, and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Happy Saturday! I hope you had a good week, but I also hope you can enjoy your weekend! Do you have anything planned for the weekend? One thing I know I must do for my sanity this weekend is to recover from the week and try to forget all the negativity that the week impacted me with. I also know Mother’s Day is tomorrow, so I hope everyone can enjoy celebrating all the mothers out there who gave selflessly and loved unconditionally. Of course, I will not be able to see my mother tomorrow, but I will be sure to remind her how much I appreciate her.
Last week was a little overwhelming and extremely exhausting. Unfortunately, I think many of us get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we forget some of the simplest things in life. When we get frustrated, it can be easy to forget just how much words hurt. I have said this in another post, but the wounds will heal when we are bruised, but the wounds that words inflict are more powerful and long-lasting. When we forget the way another person feels about a particular situation, and the tears causing another person to shed, they are much more intense and hurtful than almost anything else. Simple apologies can become meaningless, and they do not fix the pain felt. This pain can escalate into increased negative emotions and resentment.
Holding onto feelings of resentment is very unhealthy and can lead to an inability to stop thinking about a specific event or situation. The reoccurring thoughts may linger for days, weeks, months, or even years, and eventually may take over your life. For some people, resentment can begin with disappointment or remorse for something or someone that was lost. Those that battle with resentment may harbor anger and seek revenge, or they might feel that justice was not served for something terrible that occurred. Regardless of why someone feels resentment, it only leads to bitterness and additional anger. These are feelings that do not have a positive outcome and may lead to irrefutable harm.
I know I have fallen into these same patterns in life and get frustrated, and then will say things that I do not mean. Of course, I try to not do things like this, but we are only human, and we make mistakes. I never want to cause anyone any harm with harsh and unkind comments because it will only make matters worse. Words and carelessness cause too much pain and it can be almost impossible to overcome them. The only thing I know to do is avoid talking in the heat of the moment or when I am already past the point of frustration and anger. Sometimes, silence is the best course of action.
How do you handle anger? What is your first reaction when you get upset? Do you find it easier to yell in a fit of rage, or do you walk away from the situation, and ignore how you are feeling? I feel it is better and easier to ignore things and walk away from the situation. I know many will not understand, and some professionals would say this is wrong, but I find it to be the best way for me to survive this insane world. Yes, this does mean that I tend to bottle up my feelings and it does cause something like a volcano eruption at times, but it is not often. I do not like confrontation, but even with that said, I will stand up for myself, those who cannot defend themselves, and for what I believe.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope that even if you do not agree with me, I hope you enjoy what I have shared. I am so thankful for the weekend, but after the past few weeks, I think a little more time to recuperate. If you have struggled with feelings of resentment, how did you overcome this? I am looking forward to reading your comments, and I will respond as quickly as possible! I hope you have a wonderful, and safe weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Sadly, there have been too many random acts of violence in the United States, and I cannot understand this. What happened to humanity, or have too many people forgotten the meaning? I know many of us have seen how some of our political leaders behave, or maybe I should phrase this as how they misbehave. Just because we witness how a political leader acts, it does not mean it is the way we should act. We all have different beliefs and there is not anything wrong with this. It is important to realize we are all in this world together, and we must start learning ways to accept these differences. There is no right or wrong way to live, and it is only wrong to mistreat or be unkind to others. If someone is not causing harm to others, what does it matter? No one should fear living their life the way they want to and the ways that make them happy.
I am sure most of us know what the meaning of humanity is, but I do believe we may need to help remind others of the meaning. The exact meaning of humanity is simple, it is the quality or state of being humane. This is just being compassionate, sympathetic, and or having a generous behavior or disposition. In the rest of this post, I am going to share several ways to demonstrate humanity, and I am sure there are many other ways.
1. Although it may be different to find with some, we should try looking for the good in people. It is similar to there being two sides to every story, everyone has their good and bad sides. It is possible for those who made many bad decisions to have good qualities, they might not be as easy to identify. Even with this said, try to not be so quick to make a judgment because we may not know the whole story. Criticizing and condemning others is NOT a good quality to have, but being sympathetic and compassionate is. It may require a little more work, but no matter how bad a person appears, we should try to see their good side.
2. Understand that everyone has potential. It does not matter how low someone has fallen due to bad luck or bad decisions; everyone holds the potential to pick themselves back up. Instead of putting people down with snide comments, we should try helping them to realize what they are capable of and encourage them. Once someone has hit a low point in their life, putting them down will not accomplish anything positive because they may already feel helpless and hopeless.
3. Choose love and refrain from hate. We all need love in this world. Without love, where is the humanity that is necessary? The way things have been in recent times is a prime example of where humanity is because there has been more hate and less love. The examples are numerous and include random acts of violence that leave people fighting for their lives or losing their lives, and this is NOT fair.
4.It is obvious that many people do not view this the same way that I do, but we should treat everyone equally. Equality is one thing that is important to fight for and what so many have already been forced to do. We all exist underneath the same exact sky and live on the same planet. Does anyone know how many people have already had to fight for equality that they may never win? I am not even going to try to guess the number, but I do know that there are too many. Why are people still, in 2023, being treated indifferently? If more people could treat everyone as if they are equal because they are, the world would be a much better place!
5.Forgiveness can be very difficult to do because of the pain a betrayal caused, but it is important to do. It can be forgiving a family member, a friend, or even a stranger, the best way to show love is through forgiveness. We all make mistakes, and we should learn from these mistakes, but we all deserve a second chance. Of course, it can be after we have already given many chances to another person, it gets even more difficult, but we can be the bigger and better person and try to forgive again. We should learn to try to forgive and just accept the shortcomings of others because we might need the same kind of forgiveness someday.
6.The last thing I am going to mention for now is to show compassion. The definition of compassion is defined as sympathetic pity for the misfortunes, and sufferings of others. If we really want to show our passion and love for humanity, we can start by caring about what other people are going through in their lives. Many of us cannot go far without seeing a homeless person on the streets. Instead of looking away and pretending you did not see them, try to understand how they became homeless. We do not know what they went through or how they landed on the streets, so we cannot assume the reason. They are a victim of circumstances beyond their control, and they need help. I am not saying we should give them our next paycheck, but we might have the ability to buy them dinner.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found what I have shared interesting or it has at least made you think. I am not saying that anyone reading this has forgotten what humanity is or you do not practice it daily because I am sure you do! I hope you had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend. I have been looking forward to the weekend since Sunday night, so you can guess, I have had a long week! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Happy Friday, y’all! I hope you had a good week, and you are looking forward to the weekend! I have been ready for the weekend since Monday morning, which has made the week feel so much longer. One thing that I do enjoy is getting to know new co-workers that come onto our team and welcoming them with kindness. I think this is important because we are all nervous when we are starting a new job, and it can be a more difficult transition when people are not kind, understanding, and welcoming. Do you remember the last time you started a new job? Were people welcoming and kind, or were they standoffish?
The one thing I do not appreciate is when people for whatever reason try to stir drama up. I do not understand this kind of behavior because we are all adults and therefore should behave as such. It almost seems like people are getting bored in their own lives and need something to make their life more exciting. Even when I was younger, I did my best to avoid nonsense, and insane drama because it is obnoxious and exhausting. I prefer to live a boring life without the annoyance of insanity. Heck, if we crave drama this much, it is easy to get a taste of it by watching the news or just following politics for a minute. Anyone that needs drama, one minute of politics will more than fulfill the need!
Where I work, things are getting busier, which I do prefer as it makes the days go by faster. I enjoy my job and tend to learn something new daily. Of course, part of what my job entails is the same daily, but it is when I get challenging customers that I feel I excel. It is trying to explain in simple terms what the process is and where they are at in this process, I enjoy it. I have never encountered any of my co-workers in person, but I have been able to build a strong connection with a few of them, and some I am thankful to have not met in person😊! Would you prefer to stay busy all day long or would you prefer to have more time when you are doing nothing but watching the clock when you are at work?
The United States seems to be in a constant state of chaos and disagreement, which I do not understand. I feel that everyone should be treated equally and with respect. Of course, respect is earned, but we can try giving people the benefit of the doubt, can’t we? Why should anyone feel like they need to hide who they are because they are different than others? Who cares who someone loves as long as they are caring and kind? It should not matter the color of someone’s skin or anything else about them if they are not adding more hate to a world already filled with too much hate! I wish more people in the world could learn to be more accepting and compassionate towards others because we are all here in this world together and need to start behaving like it!
Now that we have finally made it through the week, I think we need to try to let go of any negativity the week may have created. The weekends are already too short, and we should be able to enjoy it as much as we can without any negative emotions. I hope the quote that I am sharing today will help you to let go and just enjoy the weekend! I found this quote to be true and helpful, but I hope you do as well. Life is too short to live in the past or to hold onto negative emotions. We are all initialed to be able to enjoy our weekend, don’t you agree?!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and that you have a wonderful and safe weekend! This week has been long or at least it was for me, but I hope your weekend will be filled with nothing but joy, and relaxation. We do not need to do anything over the weekend unless it is something we want to do. I do look forward to reading your comments, and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Welcome back to another Monday and hopefully, this week is not be as excruciatingly long as last week. How was your weekend? Do you have anything exciting coming up this week? My weekend was very mellow, partially because of how incredibly high my pain levels were. It did not matter what I did, rest with the cats, clean, read, (try) to complete my essay, or attempt to sleep, the pain refused to ease up. I almost forget, due to the Gileyna (the MS medication) messed up the shipping of my order and it will not arrive until Tuesday, which means I will be without AGAIN, for almost one week!
As we enter a new week, I always feel that it is SO important to do so with a positive and motivated outlook. If we anticipate nothing but negative things, unfortunately, that is what we will be forced to deal with. However, if we maintain a positive, motivated, and optimistic view, good things are more likely to occur! The week needs to include little to no stress or negative, and NO mean and ugly behavior! After you read the quote I am sharing with you today, I hope you feel the power, and it provides you with everything you need to handle another week!
I hope your week is filled with nothing but the happiness, love, safety, courage, determination, and compassion you deserve. The world is a terrifying and chaotic place, and I am unsure when it will improve, so until then must be mindful, kind, and understanding toward others. We need to remember what it means to be non-judgmental and unpleasant to anyone with different opinions. This might sound insane, but I told someone the other day the world would be a better and more loving place if only cats ran the world. Animals are nothing but pure love and we need much more of this!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and I am looking forward to reading your comments. An important thing we MUST remember and hold close to our hearts is to NEVER push ourselves too hard, and avoid stressing over things that we were unable to accomplish or had no control over. If y’all have any advice on how to have more confidence in yourself, please let me know. The article for the writing competition I am doing is due on May 5th, and I continue to think that I am not good enough! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Welcome back, Monday, I cannot say you were missed! I know most of us never look forward to the workweek starting again, but let’s try to view today as an opportunity for success! It is better to view days we dread in a positive light, instead of a negative one. We know we are never able to avoid Monday or the workweek beginning, so why should we waste time thinking negatively? Believe me, I know the weekend was way too short, but at least we were able to enjoy a few days away from work! I do hope you were able to enjoy the weekend and that you are as ready as you can be for the week to start!
I do believe we should try to begin the week with the best mindset possible! I also think it is important to not just be on Monday, but every day is kind and understanding of others. If we could smile more and frown less, listen more than we ignore, and offer compliments to others, we would be happier and so would others! I do know it can be challenging to listen to others, especially when all they are doing is complaining, but it can make a HUGE difference! Trying to do any or all of these things will not cause any harm, so it should not be too difficult!
Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you found the quote I shared motivating that it carries you through today, and that your week continues to improve each day. Remember to try not to worry about the things you have no control over and only focus on what you can control. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Happy Friday eve, y’all! I hope you have had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend. Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I plan to try relaxing and resting because I am still a little rundown from the mini vacation for my husband’s birthday. The only thing I will ask you is, please stay safe. Several people that I work with and remember, I work from home and have not met anyone I work with personally, but I learned that several of them were diagnosed with COVID. I am unaware if they received any of the vaccines or boosters, but they did say how miserable they were feeling, and I would not want anyone to feel that way.
It does not matter who we are or what we have overcome in life, we all have bad days. When we have a bad day, it can be difficult to get over it when others are behaving negatively or unpleasantly. Yesterday, I was frustrated because of a few things that occurred when I was out, and I felt like someone was throwing me under the bus and making a mountain out of a molehill. I ended up chatting with another co-worker about the issues and told her how foolish I felt. This co-worker has become a good friend and she was able to say a few things that turned my bad day into a much brighter day. This is the reason I am sharing the quote I am today, and I hope it helps you deal with challenging days a little better😊!
We may not always be able to say the right things when communicating with others, but we can most definitely say the wrong thing that will make another person feel terrible. Our words and actions can make a HUGE difference in another person’s life, but we always want it to be for the better. There is already too much negative that occurs in the world around us, but we can do something positive. Unfortunately, we will never know the way someone else is feeling or if they are struggling and ready to give up on life. I know that none of us want to be the reason why someone does something they cannot take back!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the two quotes that I shared, and they resonate with you, and you will turn around and share them with someone else. I have always believed it is easier to be kind, understanding, and compassionate with others as opposed to being mean and rude because that takes too much energy, and is a waste of our time. All it takes is to do or say something nice to another person and it could change their entire day for the better😊! I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
We have successfully made it through the first day of the week and I hope it was a good day for y’all. I am thankful for my job and the people I work with, especially during this slow time of year. It can be easy to get discouraged in this life, but it is wonderful to have family, friends, and co-workers to make it a little easier to tolerate. Even though work has been rather slow, I try to help my co-workers because I value them and want to help them keep things on track, and so they do not feel overwhelmed. It can be exhausting when things pile up due to meetings or training, and some people have children they need to tend to. I feel like taking a little off their full plates when I can help them not get too overwhelmed and frustrated.
We never know what another person is going through in their life. Many people will put on a fake smile to hide their pain because they do not want anyone to know they are going through something complicated and mentally draining. They hide their emotional pain by acting as though their life is happy and they are not suffering silently. Others that are going through something in their personal life that is problematic and troublesome might behave negatively with an abrupt tone because they are angry and or frustrated with something personal. Even though it is not easy, we need to not take their behavior personally.
Instead of reacting negatively to someone who says something harsh or behaves rudely, we should learn to take a step back and think about what that person may be going through. If this is someone that we know and understand their personality, we should be able to figure out if something is different. It should be easy to know if their behavior is normal or out of the ordinary. There is someone that I know that can be really kind and understanding most of the time, but every once in a while her demeanor changes drastically, and not for the better. I tend to ignore the negative behavior of this person because I do know she is battling with something on a personal level. Instead of reacting in the same way she is, I do the opposite and treat her kindly.
If we react with emotions every time someone acts negatively, we would constantly be dealing with hurt feelings. Then if we speak out of hurt feelings with a negative tone and say something that makes the other person feel even worse than they did before, we will never be able to erase those hurtful words. Too many people resort to suicide when they cannot handle life anymore and we would never want our mean words to be the last words another person hears. I am not saying it will change anything, but sometimes all a person needs to hear when they are struggling are kind, supportive, compassionate, and loving words.
I think if we could all just try being nicer and more understanding of others the world might be a happier and better place to live. Maybe if we all try spreading kindness, love, compassion, and understanding, it would catch on and spread as far as and beyond negativity. I believe we can all admit that negativity can spread like wildfire, so why can kindness and love not as well? None of this should take too much energy and should be rather easy😊!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and my words resonated with you. Many people reading this might be battling with a medical issue, which I do understand is not easy, so it should be so easy for us to be kind to others regardless of how they behave. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!
Another year has come to an end and the new year has begun. During the past several years, we have all experienced many challenges and 2022 was no different or an exception to the vast amounts of challenges. There is no point in dwelling on the things that went wrong or could have and should have gone better, instead, we must remember the valuable lessons that were learned. Now is a time to think about what we want this new year to contain and how we are going to make changes happen to make 2023 a great year. We must consider ways to make the changes that are needed in life and understand the reasons why change is necessary.
We have, unfortunately, all seen many negative things take place over the past several years and none of them helped us to evolve. Too many people have spent many years devolving to levels they are shameful. I cannot understand why so many are living as we did in the early 1900s when people were not treated equally and there were ignorant judgments about the way people lived their life. I will never understand why people are so scared of what they do not understand and banish the ways others are living when it is not causing anyone any harm.
There were many years when anytime we turned on the news, we saw political leaders criticizing others and spreading hatred as far as they could. The ones that valued these political leaders’ opinions and thoughts carried on with so much hate in their hearts. Why is it so difficult for people to think for themselves and stand alone if they disagree with others? I would rather stand alone in the middle of an empty space if it meant I was standing up for what I believed in and had a strong hold on my morals.
I have mentioned before that I do not believe in making New Year’s resolutions but would prefer to make good new habits. I think it is so important to treat others with kindness and respect. It does not matter if I understand how they are living their life because it does not cause me any harm. I have noticed during the past few years that honesty and love are not practiced or known. I feel that honesty and love almost go hand in hand because you cannot love if you are not being honest. How can anyone say they love another person if they are not being truthful with that person?
For 2023, I want to learn ways to not be so hard on myself and begin to trust my instincts. I want to find ways to remove the people that have a habit of disappointing me or causing me emotional pain because life is too short to deal with constant disappointments. I also want to continue treating others with kindness and respect and hopefully help others to do the same. I do know it is impossible to change others, but I do have the power to change how I allow the negativity to affect my mental health.
Did you do anything special to celebrate the New Year? My husband and I normally just spend the New Year at home because it is safer, which is what we did last night as well. Unfortunately, we were both still not feeling well because of the 2nd COVID booster we got on Friday morning. I remember after the 1st COVID booster I felt awful for several days, so I did expect the same with the 2nd booster. Is it not crazy to get something for protection against a deadly virus, but it makes you feel terrible for days? I would rather feel awful for a few days at home than be in a hospital fighting for my life. I am hoping today will be the last day of feeling bad, but we will see😊!
Now that we are in 2023, do you have any goals for the new year? How do you plan to accomplish your goals? I hope you know that you do have the strength and power to reach any of your goals! Was there anything in 2022 that you wish never happened, but did the experiences teach you any important lessons? How can you use these lessons to better your life and the new year?
Thank you for visiting my site today and reading my first post for 2023. I hope your New Year’s celebration was wonderful and safe! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. I hope 2023 is a great year for everyone! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!