~Pick Me Up Thursday~

~Thankfulness Week: Day 4~

Happy Friday Eve and Thanksgiving y’all! I hope your week has gone well and you are ready for the weekend! Holidays this year are much different than what we are used to, but unfortunately, this is where most of us are now. COVID-19 has caused so much heartache and stress for so many of us. Now is a time we all need to be a little more understanding, patient, supportive, and thankful for our lives and our loved ones. The struggles we might be facing right now in our lives, we need to remember that someone else could be going through something much worse than we are.

In the beginning of this week, I told you I would share with y’all two things I am thankful for each day and why, so will continue doing this today! On Thanksgiving, I think about the families out there that are in shambles because they lost someone they love to COVID-19 and I am truly thankful that everyone I know, and love is safe from this evil virus. We hear the stories told on the news from the front-line workers that are in the hospitals taking care of COVID-19 patients and the families that have gone through tragic loses. Each story breaks my heart a little more and I wish there was something I could do for these heartbroken people. All I know to do is anytime I leave my house to wear a mask, gloves, and social distance, and continue hoping others will do the same.

Another thing I am thankful for is the love and support I feel each day from my family. I was raised by a young and single mother, who didn’t have a good role model she could follow the example of to be a mother, but she did the best she could. She raised me to be kind, loving, understanding, tolerant, and compassionate. She and I do not agree on everything and know the topics we have different opinions on which are often avoidable. Overall, leaving hot topics out of the equation, I am thankful for the person she raised me to be. Between the guidance and love from my mother and grandfather, I am a strong, kind, loving, understanding, some-what tolerant person, and I never judge others on anything but the way they treat others.

Whatever you are doing today for Thanksgiving, I hope you are staying safe and enjoying the day. As crazy as this is going to sound, I will be home like always and working for a few hours. I think I might be a little too dedicated to my job or I am a bit of a work alcoholic, but I guess that is easy to do when you work from home. No matter if I am actually working or not, I am home where my home office is and tend to feel like I am always at work, I guess that is because I am.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you and your family have a nice, relaxing, and safe day! As always, I look forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am ALWAYS sending you LOVE, compassion, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

~Thankfulness Week: Day 3~

Happy Wednesday y’all! We are more than halfway through the week because tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and most places will be closed! The funny thing is, and those of you that know me will not be surprised, but the head manager asked if anyone wanted to work Thanksgiving, and I jumped at the opportunity! Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the holiday’s are going to be a lot different from what we are used to and we need to adapt to the adjustments. My husband works nights and works tonight, and tomorrow night, so I do not have anything else to do, so why not make a little extra money?

Are y’all enjoying the posts for Thankfulness week? Not only am I enjoying sharing with y’all what I am thankful for, but also love reading what you are thankful for. Y’all already know that I have made changes to my posts for this week, but I do think we need inspiration because it is the only way we are going to survive the crazy times we have all been faced with. I would like to share a short inspiration quote and hope it inspires you as much as it did for me!

I will continue with sharing a couple more things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for all I have learned through the years from people that inspired me. For instance, I am thankful for the sparky and sarcastic personality that I have, which I am 99.99% sure this was sparked from my late Grandfather. Another thing that was influenced by my dear Grandfather was my love and passion for writing. My late Grandfather in his younger days wrote for his local newspaper, which I think is pretty amazing, but that was just who he was, AMAZING!

Something else that I am thankful for is how determined I have always been. Many years ago, I decided I wanted to go to school for nursing, but then had a nasty relapse that scared the heck out of me. At that time, I was still rather young and naive, and thought being a nurse was a waste of time because it was going to be too much for me to handle. Of course, during this time, I thought I was going to be in a wheelchair. This is not what I am thankful for, but what I am thankful for is I was able to put myself through business school without help or taking out a loan! I was working full-time and going to school “almost” full-time. I was only missing one credit for it to have been full-time!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today! I am truly thankful for your continued support and fantastic comments you leave for me to read. I hope y’all have a great and safe Thanksgiving eve! I am looking forward to reading your thoughts regarding the quote I shared and also the two things you are thankful for. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love,comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa