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!
I know it has been a shorter week, but it has felt like a long week! As much as I enjoy long weekends, I always dread the short weeks because you have to consolidate five days into four, which tends to be chaotic! How has your week been? Of course, Tuesday was disastrous, and Wednesday was only slightly better. Today is the first day of June, which also means the HOT weather is coming, especially in the south where I live. I know I have said this before, but I do not like when the weather gets too hot to even leave the house. Does anyone reading this enjoy warmer weather or rather HOT weather?
This week is almost over, but we do still have one more day until the weekend returns, so I thought a little pick-me-up could be helpful for everyone! I know it is not a long weekend, but do you have anything planned for this weekend? I am happy to say that I have nothing planned but am hoping for a nice, and relaxing weekend. Unfortunately, during the week, or maybe even in our personal lives, we might feel as if we are expected to be how others want us to be. I have always been happy to be myself, which includes all of my imperfections and many flaws, and if someone else cannot accept me for me, that is their loss, not mine. This is why I wanted to share this quote with everyone today because you should be proud of who you are and know how amazing you are!
What do you think makes a home feel homier? Does hanging pictures on the walls, decorating the inside and or outside of your home, or it is all love that makes your home feel homier? Since the weekend when I finally hung pictures on the walls in our living room and added beautiful plants to our front porch area, our home feels more like we are living here and it feels like home. Of course, our house has always contained a lot of love, but these simple things made everything prettier! The only things we still need to do is, hang more wall art, put curtains, and shutters up in the living room, and curtains in the guest bedroom!
Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed what I shared today, and it provided you with the pick-me-up needed near the end of the week. More than a pick-me-up, I hope it reminded you how amazing, and wonderful you are regardless of any imperfections. We all have imperfections, but they make us unique! 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!
Life should be viewed as a journey and never as a race. Why is it that when we were children, all we wanted was to be grown, but once we are an adult with many responsibilities, we wish we could be a carefree child again? Most of us thought when we were young children that life would be better once we were an adult because we thought adults made all the rules, and as children, we did not want to listen. I wonder how many of us now, as adults and with everything we know or think we know if, we would rethink how fast we tried to grow up.
What advice would you love to offer to your younger self? I believe I would tell my younger self to slow down and learn to enjoy life more because it could be over at any moment. I would remind my younger self to learn ways to not be so hard on myself and to try to stop being overly critical of everything I do. It is not good to put yourself down with almost everything you do, and we should be able to see our self-worth. Unfortunately, there will always be too many others that want to criticize who we are and what we do, so we should not add to that negativity.
As we grow older, we will start to notice more and more how short life is, especially when we start losing family and friends. There is nothing guaranteed in life except death. Our lives and those we know, and care about can lose their life without notice, so it is important to appreciate life more. Sadly, I think many people take life for granted and only end this negative cycle when it is too late. I try to remember this daily, and whenever I leave the house, I tell my husband that I love him. I also try to never go to bed angry because what would happen if another person does not wake up? Life is fragile!
Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have been able to enjoy the long weekend, and we do still have the rest of today before the workweek begins again. Long weekends are great, and it is a good feeling when you wake up on Monday morning to realize that you do not have to work! Have you ever wondered why even a three-day weekend is never long enough? I hope you enjoyed your long weekend, and you were able to get caught up on the rest you might have missed. I am looking 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!
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!
Today is the halfway point of this week! What this means is, we have already made it through half of the week, and only have the final half to survive. I think this should be much easier because the first part of the week is always the hardest! How was the beginning of your week? Monday was definitely busy, but yesterday was much easier, so I am looking forward to the rest of the week. Who am I kidding? I am only looking forward to Friday because that will mean the week is over! There was a reason why Monday was slightly more challenging, but I am going to leave that for another post because there is a lot to explain!
It is wonderful that we are halfway through the week, but I think there is a chance we could all use a little inspiration. The weeks are long, and even though half the week is over, we have a few more days left. No matter what anyone says, life is challenging, and we all endure a lot of stress. It is easy to feel like we are broken, but we can heal these broken pieces and put them back together again. We can be hurt, physically and emotionally, we are strong, and we can heal. Never allow anyone to bring you down and dull your shine because come rain or shine, remember how amazing YOU are!
I was chatting with one of my co-workers yesterday, and over time she has become a good friend. I have not met her in person, which does not matter because we have bonded over time, and learned that we have a lot in common. Unfortunately, my friend was very upset because people were putting her down on Facebook, which seems this is a platform where people feel emboldened to be mean, and hurt others. I tried to turn things around for her and allowed her to vent without feeling judged or shamed. I took time to tell her to ignore people like the person that was insulting her because that person is simply unhappy with herself, and she should not waste her precious time on people like that because she deserves so much more.
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you were able to enjoy what I have shared and the quote provided you with a little inspiration. The week will be over soon, and I hope you are looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. No, I do not have anything planned, but I will not be working or staring at a monitor for eight hours a day, and that sounds amazing. 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 Monday, y’all! I hope you enjoyed your weekend, and that you are ready for the new week to begin again. My weekend was quiet, which was nice because it allowed me to recuperate from last week. For many reasons, last week was very long and stressful, but I am hoping this week will be better. I am honestly not sure I could handle another week like last week because it was that awful. The funny thing about some bad weeks is that a lot of the reasons for them being so bad is because of choices we made, or rather did not make. Something I have learned the hard way is, no matter how long it takes for us to make the right choices, it is never too late. Most of the time, the only one to blame for life not going the way we want is ourselves!
At the beginning of a new week, I think it is important to find a way to stay motivated. Yes, I know that is not easy because that also means letting go of the weekend, but we do this every week and it should get easier. I am not saying that it is easier, but we are used to this now! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with you today motivating and helps make today a little easier. Unfortunately, it seems many people have found power in insulting others, but that is not the way we should be because this behavior does not and never will unite us. The only thing the negative behavior of insulting people will ever do is, create more hate and animosity with everyone around the world. We can do better than this!
How do you feel about change? I do understand that some changes can be terrifying, but a world without change is not the way we should remain. If we cannot accept changes, we would have never left the way people thought in times when people were not treated as equals. I do know there are many people, especially in the United States, that think people are not their equals, but why is this? How many wars were fought for equality? Too many have died, and we should learn to think differently. There are some changes we all need to make in our lives, so that we can live a happier life, and yes, that can be scary. However, without the necessary changes, we may never know what true happiness is!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you today and the quote helps start your week off in the best way possible. I hope your week goes well and that each day gets even better until the weekend returns. 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!
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!
The world we are living in, and sharing, is a beautiful place, or at least it should be. Take a moment and recall all the spectacular sites you have seen, smelled, tasted, and touched. Regardless of if the sky has many fluffy or dark clouds, or if it is a clear blue sky, it appears to go on endlessly. Surrounding the land, we can see, smell, taste, touch, and admire the ocean. These are just two magnificent things we should appreciate. Where do you see the most beauty in this world? Many people want to complain and be upset about humans destroying the planet, but then no one does anything to correct the damage.
How is it possible for us to have many incredibly astonishing things around us, but they are unable to be appreciated, and instead, humans try to demolish everything with unique qualities? The world was created for us to live in together, but we need to learn to accept others for who they are, and not who we think others should be. Unfortunately, it appears that people generally insult and try to break others down, mostly with selfish motives. I do not understand why humans think they are entitled to talk negatively to others, but this is only causing mental harm to others.
Social media is where much of this begins, but why does this happen? So many try to portray a perfect life on social media, but most of this is false. For some reason, people feel empowered when they can hide behind their keyboard and their monitor. Negative comments hurt others, and these wounds do not heal easily. It would be much healthier for everyone when posting on social media, would all remain honest. Everyone has struggles, and no one’s life is perfect. If everyone on social media could be honest, it might help another person that is battling with a similar struggle.
For anyone that posts things on social media, start today being 100% honest, we may have the power to make changes in this world. Nothing is going to happen overnight, but ending the negative comments and lies could make a huge difference in someone else’s life. The mean and negative comments are causing too many issues for too many people that do not deserve this treatment. I do understand, some of this was incited by political leaders, of which I will not mention any names. The name-calling and shame are awful and heartbreaking. Some of this has caused innocent people to decide that suicide is their only option, but this should never be a person’s only option.
Young people are very impressionable, but we can provide a better impression and be better role models for the youth. How many young people must die before the adults in this world behave better? Destroying another person’s self-esteem and views must end. We can make better choices and help inspire others. I do believe social media can be an amazing thing, but only when there is truth. It is hard to know that there is so much hate continuing to build around the world. Negativity can be contagious, but so can positivity😊!
Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope what I have shared today resonates with you. Even though the weekend is almost over, we do have a chance to enjoy several more hours, and I hope you do exactly that. 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!
When I was younger, politics was never a topic I had any interest in following. It was not clear to me when and if any politician was being sincere, truthful, or had the best interests of anyone besides themselves in mind. As I have gotten older and slightly less blind or ignorant to the way our political system operates, the only thing that appears crystal clear is the vast majority of our political leaders have forgotten what it means to be honest. It does not matter what the party is, they all have one general thing in common, and it is not the best quality, as it is complete and utter dishonesty.
Political rhetoric has been an overwhelming and toxic predicament in the United States for far too long. These issues should never have escalated to the extreme levels it has over the last several years. It seems unheard, of that, anyone can either agree or at least agree to disagree on many of the HOT topics flooding the country. None of the differences of opinion should create turmoil and animosity, especially among family and friends. Life is too short, and tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone, so we should avoid disagreements that offer no resolutions and only endanger feelings.
We will always encounter people that have different opinions, and we should not feel like we cannot have a normal and civilized conversation with these people. Chances are, you are already aware of the opinions of your family, friends, and even though it may be forbidden to discuss at work, your co-workers as well. Understanding things like this in advance can help you avoid any topics where a potential debate is inevitable.
I think everyone must understand that there is nothing sinister about being friendly and accepting of those from an opposing political party. It is natural and normal to have beliefs, and even feel strongly about those beliefs. It will not be a surprise to anyone that has read my previous posts, I am not and never will be a supporter of Donald Trump. I do not agree with the way he behaves or his treatment of others, but that is who he is and who I am. I also do not care much for the current President. It is 2023 and we need to learn to be more accepting and not continue to behave the same as many did decades ago. With the years comes change and therefore, I believe we are in dire need of someone younger and more accepting of the changes.
To get away from politics, I have so many questions that I do not believe have answers. Why are people so scared of those that are different? Should people not be free to love, even if they love differently than others do? Why should a woman not be the ONLY one with rights to her body? Why should the government or state have control over a woman’s body? Why in the richest country in the world do we have so many that are homeless? Why in a country that believes they have rights over a woman’s reproductive system, are there so many children without a family, food, or everything else every child deserves? Why, in a country that says they have the best medical schools in the world, does mental health go unnoticed? Why is there limited help for those battling addiction and more opportunities to become addicted? Why in a country with supposedly the topic ranked scientists are cures for diseases not progressing?
I do understand that some people reading this post will not agree with me because of their beliefs, and I can accept that. I can respect others’ beliefs as long as they can respect mine. Even though I do understand, many disagree with abortion, I would like to understand why. If a woman is raped, why should she be forced to keep her rapist’s baby even though adoption can be an option, why should she be forced to carry the baby for 9 very long months? Why should anyone feel shamed for loving someone of the same sex? Who cares, love does not damage anyone else’s life. I have hoped for over 20 years for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis or cancers that have taken people I loved away from me.
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend. Yes, I already know how incredibly short it has been and it is slightly upsetting that the workweek will begin again tomorrow, but maybe the upcoming week will be promising. Next week is going to be a little longer because I have a follow-up appointment with my pain management doctor and I will be working longer days to make up the time I will miss, but I do hope it will be a good week.
Thank you for visiting my site today. Whether you agree or disagree with me, I would still enjoy reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible. Today is another rainy day where I live, which always makes my pain my higher. Unfortunately, where I live it rains a lot and I know I just need to deal with it the best way that I can. I hope your last day of the weekend is enjoyable and relaxing. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!