Admiration

Admiration is a strong and powerful word, but what does it mean? Admiration is an emotion that is felt when we witness an individual that is competent, talented, and or exceeds the typical standard. We may feel deep respect or show warm approval for that person. Admiring someone could cause us to envy or be jealous of what another can do, which may motivate us to try hard and assist with self-improvement.

What are a few qualities you admire in an individual and why? There are numerous qualities that I admire in an individual that help me to continuously try to be a stronger and better person. One quality I find admirable is determination. All too often it can be easy to get discouraged when it seems like something is impossible and we want to give up. When someone is filled with determination, they never give up and use those feelings to make what was thought to be impossible, possible. There have been times in my life when I felt discouraged because life threw too much my way all at once. However, even though I felt this negative way, I always try to keep pushing forward to accomplish what I desire most.

I find people that are resilient extremely admirable. I would say that determination and resilience go hand and hand to help us succeed in life! Those that are resilient can recover quickly from the challenges of life. There is no denying the fact that life can be difficult, and it takes a lot to make it through. However, I am sure we have all survived many challenges in our lives and we keep going!

I believe an important quality to have is integrity. A person with integrity is honest and has strong morals. We might not always agree with our friends and family, but we must all remain honest. It seems like many in the world have forgotten what their morals are or even what that means. Morals are an individual’s standards of behavior or beliefs that concern what is and is not acceptable for them to do. For instance, I am a strong believer in treating everyone with respect and have never judged a person on anything but their actions.

Another quality that I find admiration is when someone is empathetic towards others. We never know what another person is going through in life, and I think it is crucial to try to understand, even though it might not be something we have gone through personally. The person that is going through a difficult situation may just need someone to listen and not judge.

A quality that I wish more people had is the ability to believe in the importance of equality. It does not matter what the color of a person’s skin is, where they are from, what their religious beliefs are, who they love, or anything else because we are all human and deserve to be treated with respect. I do not think what is going on with racial discrimination is fair. Too many people feel like they need to hide who they love because the other person is of the same sex. I believe that if people are loving and not hating, I do not see why it matters at all. During Pride month there was a very disturbing situation that occurred on a lake. One boat had a Pride flag flying not causing any troubles, while another boat began harassing them. The boat that was harassing them ended up catching on fire, which I think what karma all is about. The crazy thing is the boat that was being harassed saved their harassers by helping them get to safety. I was impressed that the boat with the Pride flag flying and being harassed saved the ignorant people because I do not think I would have.

Is there a certain person that you have a lot of admiration for? If so, who is this person and why do you admire them? Even though a certain person I have a lot of admiration for is no longer with us, I still have deep admiration for my late Grandfather. All the qualities I listed admiring, he had and then some. My Grandfather had a heart of gold and he will be forever missed by everyone that was honored to have known and loved him.

I am simply curious what would you have done if you saw the boat with the Pride flag flying and another boat harassing them, but then end up catching on fire. Would you have helped the boat with the ignorant people harassing the other boat? If you would have helped them, why would you have helped? If you would not help them, what would your reasons be?

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed this post, and I am looking forward to reading your comments, which I will respond to as soon as I can. I hope you are enjoying your weekend safely and you can relax for the last few hours of our weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

~A Little Inspiration, Can Go A Long Way~

We have already made it halfway through this week, which means there is not much long until we see the weekend again! How is your week going? I do hope you are having a good week and you are staying safe! Of course, sometimes the weeks seem much longer than they are and all we can do is keep trying. We might be going through challenging times, but we do still have a lot to be thankful for and just need to focus on that.

Considering all of us are still dealing with various struggles, I think a little inspiration might help us through some of those times. With all the stresses that COVID has put on us all, it is hard to remember that someday things will get better. There are also so many built-up frustrations and hatred blanketing the world, which we can help by being kind and understanding. Of course, no one knows exactly when things are going to improve, but that is where hope and determination come into place. I do realize how difficult it is staying home all of the time and when we do finally leave the safety net of our homes we have to wear masks but all troubles, and struggles will someday dissipate, and we will have so much to be proud of because we made it. It is easy to want to throw your hands up and give up, but the strong people I know we all are will not just give up without a fight!

I hope your week is going well and you are remaining safe, and not having any extra stresses added onto you. Life has never been easy and we do all face numerous complications, but somehow we make it through them all. Our strengthens build character and further perseverance for which we should feel gratification. I know how difficult life can be, I mean I was diagnosed with a debilitating illness when I was still a teenager and did not let it deter me from trying to achieve my goals in life.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared with y’all and it provided you a little inspiration! I am looking forward to reading what you thought about the quote and everything else I have shared with y’all today. I promise to respond to all comments 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

Motivational Monday

~It Is A New Week With New Goals~

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a nice, relaxing, and safe weekend! Today is the start of a fresh week and a new month, so all we can do is enjoy it now! No one has ever said they love Monday mornings, but each Monday gives us the chance to start over again and keep trying to achieve our goals. I do not know about y’all, but I cannot believe it is already March. I mean seriously where did January and February go? I am not sad that February is over because it was a rather sad month for me and I hope March is not anywhere near as sad!

As we embark on this new week and month, I think we could all use a taste of motivation! It is never easy to say goodbye for now to the weekend, but we all need to try believing today and the rest of the week will be pleasant and full of opportunities! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing motivating and encouraging, but I would love the chance to read what you think of it! Of course, I think James Allen’s quote is beautiful and it motivated me to take on this new week with nothing but pure determination!

Now that it is March, I will be doing a few posts about Multiple Sclerosis because this is MS Awareness Month. I think most of you know that I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis for 20 very long years, but that I refuse to surrender to this unpredictable illness. It is safe to say that stubbornness is in my genes as everyone in my family is pretty unusual and strong-willed. With the combination of the personalities of everyone within my family tree, I am a triple threat of outlandish and distinctive traits, but I keep myself grounded, for the most part at least!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and it helped motivate you to tackle this week with everything you can! Please always remember how strong and resilient y’all are and therefore, you can handle anything that comes your way. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~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