Inspirational Wednesday

We are officially, halfway through this week, which also means, we are that much closer to the weekend. How has your week been? Of course, my week has been busy, but I do enjoy it being that way. I mentioned to y’all about the writing competition and that I submitted my article, well, a few other people that I know knew about it as well, but I told my supervisor about it yesterday, and she was interested in reading it. Without any hesitation, I sent it to her to read! Only a few other people have read it, so I am interested to know what she thinks about my article. She is an honest and fair person, so I have no doubt she will give it to me straight. Not that it matters now because the paper was already sent to the competition, and now I just have to wait until the judges announce the winner, which will not be until October.

Well, the first and most challenging part of the week is over, and we just have a few days left. I do, however, think we could all use a little inspiration to help get us through the final part of this week. What do you think? I am hoping the quote I am sharing will help you at least through today! No one has ever said that life is easy, and if they did, they must have been lying because life is hard. We all face challenges daily, and we get through them the best we can. Yes, it can take courage we did not know we had, but the hard times will pass, and we will be stronger once we do! No matter what challenges we encounter, we must always believe that good things will come our way. It never happens when we want them to, but they will come when it is time!

As I mentioned, life can be extremely challenging. There might be times when we wonder, how you are going to get through some situations. Life can sometimes leave us feeling helpless, and we might feel like we have nowhere to turn. I understand this, but there is always a way, even when the challenges seem never-ending. During these times, even if you feel you have no one to turn to or can talk to, there are helplines available to contact, such as The Samaritans Helpline at 1-877-870-4673 or you can even write about your feelings!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and it helps whoever needs this during challenging times. I would also like you to know that if you ever need someone to vent to, I am always available! I am not a professional or anything, but I am very understanding, and compassionate. 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!

Always, Alyssa


~My Thoughts for the week~

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to a weekend involving only what brings you the most joy. Last week was an extremely long and difficult week for me, but some of that is because I had a miserable migraine for numerous days in a row. The evil and relentless migraine started midday on Wednesday and did not start easing up until late Saturday. I am not sure how I managed to work while battling with this migraine, but I refused to let it win, which I am not sure if that was determination or stubbornness on my part.

I might not have any control over when the migraines will occur or how severe they may be, or the duration, but I can control how I react to them. I ended up turning my work monitors on dark mode because anything bright made the head pain much worse. I only wish I had the ability for those days to turn the sun off because it was too bright, blinding, and shining through the windows while all I needed was darkness.

I am not sure why migraines happen to people. They can be so intense and hardly anything helps them. It seems like a major punishment for something terrible! It seems like one day, someone with nothing better to do and was unhappy about something in life decided to invent something that would ruin someone’s day and make them miserable. This appears to be the only reasonable explanation that could explain the reason for them. With as many of them as I must endure, I do not think I would wish any of them on anyone, well, I am sure I could think of a few people that are deserving of something so treacherous😊.

The other day, my husband mentioned a few stories to me that he heard on the news, and they are definitely the reasons why I must avoid the news. What he told me was some of the most appalling information I have heard in a long time. There are only a handful of things that will get my blood boiling to what is probably a very unhealthy level. I do understand there is not much we can do about many of the issues in the world, which makes me even more upset. If only I had a magic wand and could use it to make the world a better, happier, and safer place to live, I would in a heartbeat! Unfortunately, I do not have a magic wand and cannot make any changes to the way things are in this world, the only thing I am able to do is to respond to situations in a calmer manner, and not lose my temper with nonsense.

As we have all heard, the United States overturned Roe vs. Wade, which had been in place for more than five decades. Sadly, after the abortion ban that occurred in many states, there was a 10-year-old child raped. The state where she lives made it, so she was unable to get an abortion. This young girl’s family had to drive her to the next state over, where she was able to get an abortion. This rape was not the young girl’s fault, and she should never have been treated this way. This young girl was traumatized by her rapist and traumatized all over again dealing with ignorant politicians mandating policies they do not have the right to do! Why does anyone believe they have a right to control another human being and what they can and cannot do with their own body? Do these people not understand what it means to live in a free country or maybe it is me that does not understand?

Another story my husband heard on the news troubled me immensely was regarding a state representative in Missouri. While this representative was debating a bill concerning gender-affirming care for transgender children, he also wants to present a proposal that implies children as young as 12 years old should be allowed to get married. I am not sure if this representative has children or even understands what children should be doing when they are 12 years old, but I DO NOT believe that getting married is one of them. No 12-year-old child has the maturity level to get married and settle down. The divorce rate in the United States is evidence that even some adults are not mature enough to get and stay married. Regardless of anything a law states, what kind of parent would allow their child to get married at age 12?

I understand I get extremely vocal and upset about things pertaining to our rights and that in a truly free country, we would have the right to choose how we live our lives. We should be able to love who we love, be who we are without retribution, make choices about our bodies without any regulations prohibiting it, and we should be able to live in this world without fear of another mass shooting. Why is it impossible to turn on the news and not hear about another mass shooting? We hear about some mass shootings nearly daily, which is causing people to become desensitized to the situation. Instead of becoming desensitized to the problem we are seeing, we should be demanding changes from our government.

With numerous problems in what is said to be the richest and most powerful countries in the world, how are we to expect positive changes? In a country where politicians do nothing but lie and only care about money, how are we supposed to believe anything that they say? What are we supposed to do when we are not able to trust those that are in power and are able to make the changes that are needed? There are so many people that are continuing to bring innocent lives into a very damaged world, and I am not able to see the reason. Is there still hope for a country full of hate and failing dreams?

Thank you for visiting my site today. As you have just read, I have had a lot of my mind, all while dealing with what seemed like a never-ending migraine. Do any of these issues make sense to you and please if they do, would you be able to explain them to me? I do hope you have had a nice and relaxing weekend. I do 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!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

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! 

Always, Alyssa

YOU are strong enough!

The life we are living can often feel as though we are constantly dealing with an uphill battle. Or maybe a journey we are not meant to be traveling down. The moment one struggle subsides, another one appears nearly immediately. There may be many times during a week you wonder when life will get any easier, only to realize it probably is not going to. Understanding this fact does not mean you are accepting defeat, but instead, you are learning to realize your strengths and understand that you are courageous enough to handle anything.

When we know that someone else is experiencing a challenging or bumpy road and may feel like they are drowning in the turmoil of life, we can understand this feeling because we have been there before, and maybe recently. In a moment we must decide to offer advice or be a shoulder for that person to lean on because that is part of being empathetic and what humanity is supposed to mean.

As I have mentioned many times, I thought the waves of my life had come crashing down on me more furiously than I was prepared for. This tidal wave event was on the day more than twenty years ago when the doctor told me that I had Multiple Sclerosis. I was only nineteen years old and was terrified because I did not know what the rest of my life had in store for me and considering my young age, I did not want to know. I had recently uprooted my life to a new state miles away from everything I had ever known and did not know too many people. I was a nineteen-year-old girl, newly diagnosed with an incurable disease, in a new state, and in a failing relationship, I believed at that time that things were only going to get worst and would never improve.

Do you ever question all your decisions in life and wonder why things went so terribly wrong? Was it because of a bad decision that you made or just an unusual faith? Of course, I have always been the type to second guess myself and often to see that I was not as wrong as I thought I was. I do believe that in life, most of us live and learn. All the lessons learned in life, make us a better version of who we were yesterday.

I used to believe and sometimes still do believe that Multiple Sclerosis is my punishment for something I have done wrong in life. I cannot tell you what I thought I am being punished for because I cannot imagine what I did so wrong to deserve such punishment, but on days when my pain level is at its highest, it does not seem like anyone should have to endure that level of pain if they do not deserve it. What I have come to realize is, we are not being punished for anything we did wrong when we are diagnosed with an incurable disease, it is just the way life is supposed to be. I do not know why this would occur to anyone, but I do know we should do anything and everything we can to hold our heads up high and be proud of the accomplishments we have made so far in life.

I am sharing all of this with you because I want you to know and fully accept that no person deserves what they must face in life, and they are facing such hardships because they are STRONG enough to do so. Maybe they will be able to shed light on things to others when another is feeling down and like they cannot carry on. It is important to be proud of yourself because it is an accomplishment to still be here on this earth, even though you feel like life is too challenging.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and you are doing the things that bring you joy! This post is meant to encourage you and to help you realize that all of the challenges we endure in life are only making us stronger. We all feel weak at times and that is okay, but it is critical to try picking yourself up and pushing yourself forward. 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!

Always, Alyssa

Tuesday, a day to support others dreams

Happy Tuesday, y’all! Normally, my post would be “Tranquil Tuesday”, but I am doing something a little different today. The reason I am trying something different is that I think too many people do not realize how important it is to build others up. Of course, there are some people that are born into wealth and possibly have an easy life, but this does not mean they are happy and feel fulfilled. Normal people are not privileged and must work for everything they have in their life and many people have a job they work just as a means to pay to take care of their family and have a roof over their heads. Unfortunately, many people dread their jobs and if they had another way to make a living they would.

It takes a strong and determined person to attempt to start their own business, especially with the economy the way it is. When someone has a certain skill that allows them to make incredible products with their bare hands and talents. Small businesses need to be recognized and helped when possible. I have a family friend that has started an amazing small business that allows him to use his talents. When we have to shop for a birthday gift and do not know what to get them, I am going to encourage you to check out this website. I am certain that you would find a brilliant gift for family, friends, or even yourself. These would be gifts no one else has and they are very special and beautiful! I can speak with my personal views as this man has made me several pieces that are gorgeous!

I am not encouraging you to check out the website I mentioned above because I am trying to sell anything, I just want this man’s small business to be as successful as it should be. I can promise you he is an honest and good man, who will create something you can be proud to own! Many people, especially in the United States enjoy shopping and purchasing new things, so why not give a small business a chance to meet and exceed your expectations?! Plus, this man has an adorable little four legged co-worker that is precious!!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you will check our my family friend’s website as I am sure you will find something that is spectacular! I hope you are having a good week so far and it only gets better with each day that passes. I would love to read your comments on what I have shared today and I will respond to your comments as quickly as I can. This post is 100% dedicated to you B! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

Thankfully, we are halfway through this week, so that means the weekend is getting closer! I hope the first half of this week has been good for y’all and the second half is even better! My week has not been too bad so far, of course, I have been helping my husband get ready for his “boys” snowboarding trip and working through the slow times at work, only hoping it will get busier soon! I am not sure about where you live, but the weather has been insane where I live. It seems that Mother Nature has not decided if it is going to be warm or cold, so it just does both on the same day.

Even though we have made it through part of the week, we do still have a few days left of this week. I cannot speak for everyone, but I would guess we could all benefit from a little inspiration today! Everyone deals with different things in this life. Of course, some require much more determination and resilience than others, while others do not have to endure as many hardships and pain. No matter what we go through or who we are, no one can say how another should overcome their struggles. We all have tough times and get through them in our own ways, which should be praised and admired!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found the quote I shared inspiring and that it helps you to get through a few more days until the weekend returns. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope you have a wonderful day and you are looking forward to the weekend. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Hello again, Monday! It is crazy how quickly the weekends fly by because it feels like it was just Friday not too long ago. I guess this is just something that happens every week, and we should consider ourselves lucky to have another opportunity with a new week. I hope this week holds many wonderful opportunities for all of you and you will not let anyone or anything get in your way of achieving greatness! Even though the weekend did seem short, I hope you were able to enjoy it and do something for yourself. My weekend was relaxing and quiet until Sunday when I woke up with a terrible migraine that would not go away. Unfortunately, this is something I endure too much and it never gets any easier.

As we begin a new week, I feel it is important to try to do so with a motivated and good mindset. If we do not try to start the week in the best frame of mind, we cannot expect the rest of the week to be as great as it should be. Each of us has faced countless battles and various struggles, but we are still here to live another day. Our journeys will always take strength and courage we never knew we had, but one day we will realize how incredibly strong and powerful we are. We can use these qualities to keep up a good fight and this will show others what they are capable of. Each storm we survived during this life, gives us the courage we need to face all the other challenges that life has in store for us!

I know most people are not ready for another Monday, but they never fail to return and it is another chance to do great things. I tried telling my cats this😊, but they did not think it was a good idea for their Mommy to have to be glued to her work laptop and not with them. I guess it is a good thing that they sleep around 20 hours a day and when they are not sleeping, they are enjoying playing with one another. I would give anything to live the life of our cats because they have everything and more they could ever want, plus everything is handed to them and they do not have to work😊! Our cats do not understand how lucky they are because not everyone treats their pets like family!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote provided you the motivation necessary to begin another week. If there is such a thing as being reincarnated, I hope I will be lucky enough to come back as a cat who has a life as mine do! Those precious little fur balls have it made😊, but I still love them more than I could ever explain! 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! 

Always, Alyssa

Happiness is a choice!

Life is short and we are not given an infinite amount of time to live our lives. I have always believed that our stories were written before we were born, and we are just here to play a part. No one knows when their life will be over, so I think it is best to live each day to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. One thing I would like to try and continue to do is to live each day as if it were my last because the sad truth is, it could be. We are offered various choices during this life that may alter our life. There is no point wasting any of our precious time on anything or anyone that dulls our light or decreases the happiness that we all deserve.

Happiness is not an illusion, but it is a choice. Of course, life can be challenging, difficult, complicated, unfair, and overwhelming. The unpleasant times do not have to consume or dictate our lives. Overcoming and never surrendering when life gets complicated takes strength, courage, dedication, and resilience we were unaware we had because we were blinded by the negativity and struggles, we feel we are drowning in. Sometimes when so many difficulties are thrown our way, it may not be easy to keep our heads above the strong currents that are pulling us down.

Each of us is simply a perfectly imperfect human being that is doing the best we can to survive in this insane and unpredictable world.  Every choice we make in life has a consequence that we must live with and learn from. Considering happiness is a choice we can all make, it is crucial to know what brings the most happiness and what is exhausting and drains all the happiness we can feel from our hearts, minds, and souls.

Constant negativity and hate can be extremely contagious. We have all heard that misery loves company, but we can choose to not engage and remove this type of emotion from our lives. Why does it only have to be that misery loves company and why can it not be happiness and love loves company? If we are going to allow something to spread so wildly, why can this not be something positive that makes our lives and the world a better place?

Unfortunately, we all can see what is going on in the world because it is plastered all over the news daily. We have witnessed the levels of hate grossly increase, which is extremely sad. The world we live in should be easily shared as this planet was around for billions of years before humans existed. Our planet has gone through many challenges but has been able to restore and repair itself without humans and could easily do it again if we do not make positive changes. There have been many natural disasters, which I think maybe Mother Nature, trying to warn us to behave better and respect the planet more. Even after numerous warnings, humans are continuing to be selfish and disrespectful to one another and our planet.

I started this post about happiness but got into some side topics. Do you know what brings you the most happiness in life and what tries to devour your joys? This should be a simple question, but it can become a little complicated. I am not sure what part is more difficult, knowing exactly what brings happiness or what tries to destroy it because some people are more concerned with pleasing others and neglect their feelings and needs.

I am very interested to learn if you know what brings you happiness or if you are a people pleaser that is more concerned with others’ happiness or if you are somewhere in between but may lean more towards one direction. Do you know of anything or anyone that tries to destroy your happiness? Honestly, I am somewhere in between but I do lean more toward being more concerned with others being happy😊. I do know what makes me happy and am completely aware of what tries to destroy it. Considering how aware I am of things and people that try to demolish my happiness, I do my best to remove and avoid them because it is easier than confrontation. For me though, it can be the simplest things in my life that provide me with the most happiness.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and I look forward to reading your comments and learning what brings you happiness😊! I missed blogging for a few days because of the mini vacation for my husband’s birthday. I am hoping to be able to get back on track with my posts. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Once once again Monday has returned a little too soon, but let’s tackle this week with pure determination! I know the weekend was too short, but hopefully, this is going to be an amazing week that is filled with great opportunities! Do you have anything going on this week that you are excited about? No matter what insanity this week might throw your way, just remember that you can handle anything with grace and massive amounts of strength! I do know most everyone dreads the start of the week, but we all survive the madness and live to tell about it😊!

Of course, I do understand that it is not easy to be motivated after coming back from a weekend, but we all somehow always manage to find something that motivates us! I hope you will be able to feel some motivation from the quote that I am sharing with you today. Unfortunately, many of us experience daily pain and it lets us know we are still alive to fight another day! We all make mistakes in life, but as long as we learn from them they build our strength and make us wiser. No matter what happens in life, we are all just perfectly imperfect human beings that are trying the best we possibly can!

As I have said before, we are not always going to agree on everything, but I think we can all agree that life can be extremely demanding. This is the reason that I found the quote I shared motivating. As y’all know, I live in constant pain and it can create challenges, but that pain lets me know I am still alive and still able to make changes and help others when I can! I think we are all put here on earth for a reason and one reason is to be kind, loyal, compassionate, and understanding because those traits allow us to give back to the world.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found it motivating. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope you have a wonderful start to the week and it gets better with each day that passes. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Welcome back to the beginning of a new week! The weekends are always way too short, but each week brings us new and amazing opportunities. How was your weekend? My weekend was uneventful and peaceful, which was nice. I did even get to sleep in a little on Saturday and the rest of the weekend I just took things slow. Sunday is always my day to get things done and I prefer to relax and rest on Saturday. I also spent a lot of time with our three cats, and there was rarely a time I did not have at least one of them on my lap.

As we have to say our goodbyes to the weekend and start a new week, which might feel long, we all need to find a way to stay motivated. I decided to share this quote with y’all today because I think we can all agree that life is complicated. With that being said, we need to find ways to learn how to be happy despite the challenges we face because there will always be something we must endure. Why not accept and welcome the challenges, instead of trying to ignore them? Sometimes facing issues head-on will make the complications easier in the long run!

Do you have anything going on this week that you are looking forward to or dreading? I have a follow-up appointment on Wednesday with my Neurologist. I know they have their policies, but I think this appointment is senseless and I do not understand why it cannot be done via Zoom. Honestly, this is probably my fault because I reached out to them after my appointment with the pain management doctor due to something I have been experiencing for weeks now. I do not think they need to see me in person to understand what is going on because I explained exactly how I will when I am face-to-face with them. Needless to say, I am not looking forward to this appointment and I am going to flat-out refuse having another MRI!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found the quote that I shared motivating and each day gets better until the weekend returns. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. No matter what challenges each day throws your way, never forget that you are strong enough to master anything. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa