We Are In This Together

~Together We Can Make A Difference~

We have all been going through the same struggles and fears since the beginning of 2020. We have probably all been staying home and avoiding any contact with others outside of our home because of COVID-19. Is it just me or does it feel like we are all on house arrest? I sometimes think that actual house arrest offers more freedom than we have seen over the last several LONG months. Truthfully, it has been a lot more than just several months and more like a year! There is a chance I am wrong, but I think if things were handled differently at the beginning of the pandemic, we would not still be experiencing the hardships and isolation we are today. I am pretty sure I have said this a million times before, but the Trump administration this took place under failed miserably.

I think y’all already know that I work from home as well, so I am literally always at home. I miss the days when my husband and I could go out to dinner or even to the mall to look around. This sounds awful, but I honestly cannot remember the last time we were able to go out for a nice dinner. Not that this was something we did often, but at least we were able to for special occasions. I know my husband loves a good steak every now and then, which I do not care for and I do not know how to even cook steak. Of course, my husband has never been much of a cook, and truthfully I do not think he has ever cook anything. I remember before we started living together, he was trying to make hot dogs and had no clue how to. I thought it was cute and a little silly, so I walked him through how to make a hot dog.

Of all things, I never in a million years thought I would miss going grocery shopping because I always dreaded this task. Since the pandemic began, I have been having groceries delivered. I am thankful for the amazing people that work with this service, but it makes me feel like I am being lazy and useless. This is an awful feeling but considering many people in the city I live in refuse to wear a mask or even social distance, and the fact I have a weak immune system, I cannot take any chances. I do not want to get COVID-19 and risk being hospitalized, and possibly losing my life. I would love to see my late grandfather again, but not right now.

Over the past several months, I have been keeping track of the new COVID cases in the city I live in. To put it mildly, the numbers are terrifying, but the way people behave is insane! I also know there are many people that still think this virus is not that serious or even just a joke. The problem with this way of thinking is, people lie, but numbers do not lie. When we all can see the number of new cases on a steady rise, logically this would show the when the way people are behaving is NOT working you would think it might be better to try something different, right? This would mean, for anyone that is NOT wearing a mask when they leave their homes to start wearing a mask. Or for anyone that is NOT practicing social distancing, to start keeping space between themselves and others. Months ago, the experts advised 6 feet was a good distance to keep, but now they have increased the space to 10 feet. Of course, masks cost money and are difficult to find, but social distancing is free and easy to do. Even before the pandemic, I never appreciated people getting too close to me because I value my personal space!

Anyone that has known me for any length of time, knows that for the most part, I like people. I have always been great at socializing with people of all kinds. I guess the sad truth is, with everything that I have seen on the news and witnessed, I have become overly angry and a little hostile, which are characteristics that I am NOT proud of and are very unlike me. Unfortunately, my patience and tolerance for ignorance have diminished greatly because of COVID, the increased levels of selfishness, heightened number of lies we are being told daily, and then the lack of questioning these people telling the lies, and even worse is the lack of accountability there is in the entire world. When I mess up, I own up to my mistakes and deal with the repercussions of these mistakes because that is what good human beings are supposed to do. I do not think I will ever understand why those that did NOT do what was RIGHT at the beginning of the pandemic are not punished for their wrongdoings, or at least feel awful and apologize for what they did wrong. I already know that some of you might disagree with me, but I strongly believe that the almost 400,000 deaths of American’s are Donald Trump’s fault. The failed leadership, lack of empathy, and sympathy by this person are by far the worst I have ever witnessed. The bottom line is, COVID-19 is not political, it is a matter of life and death!

Of course, next week a new president will be inaugurated into office. Joe Biden was our vice president for 8 years and I hope he will do right by not only the American people but people around the world. Biden is not a perfect man and he will make mistakes, but I cannot imagine he will screw up anywhere near as much as Trump has. I think Biden and Harris have plans to help heal the United States from COVID -19 and hopefully, this means a better plan for delivering the vaccine to all of us who need the vaccine. I do not think that Trump had any plans because he does not care about the lives of people and only cares about his #1, himself. I am not going to say the Biden/Harris team will not screw up more than the Trump/Pence team because I have said something like this before and was VERY wrong! At this point, all we can all do is hope for better, brighter, and safer times in our future because what is life without hope?

I want to thank you for taking the time to read this post and even though you might disagree, I would love to read your comments. I can promise you, even if we disagree on everything or agree, I will respect your views because that is just my nature. I hope you are having a nice and safe weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

~Be Inspired & Stay Inspired~

Happy Wednesday! We have already made it halfway through this week, making us so much closer to the weekend! I don’t know about y’all, but I am looking forward to the weekend. Getting up early and working many hours a day has been exhausting, and I am looking forward to a couple of days with nothing that I have to do. Hopefully, a couple of short days of rest will help get me feeling a little better. I am not sure if it is the weather being pretty cold or lack of sleep, but my pain level has been pretty high. Yesterday, my legs and back were in so much pain, it actually hurt to walk, but I still pushed through because I refuse to give up and surrender to the pain!

We have all seen the awful things occurring in the United States, and it is easy to become discouraged, but the best thing we can do for ourselves and those around us is to stay optimistic and inspired. There are always steps we can take, to help others become and stay inspired, and even if this is just encouraging others. Of course, there is not much we can do to change what is happening, but we can hope for some truly positive changed to happen. I do believe we are all in dire need of positive changes, and some of these changes must happen with the way people are thinking, and behaving.

How have you been doing and feeling? I am not sure where you live or if the weather has any effect on how you feel, but I would love to know how you are doing. I am asking because I can about y’all and I want nothing but the best for all of you. Times are difficult for everyone right now and I have a deep desire to help others as much as I possibly can. Currently, I am putting together some items that will be beneficial to those in need. I feel truly blessed because for the most part, I have everything I want and need, so I want to help as many people as I can! With COVID being as bad as it is right now, I do not feel comfortable volunteering anywhere, but I will do what I can to help.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week is going well and you are doing what you can to stay safe. I think we can help one another by being supportive and encouraging one another. I hope you will never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Tranquil Tuesday

~We All Deserve Peace & Tranquility~

Happy Tuesday y’all! How has your week been so far? I hope you are having a good week and you are able to stay safe, and calm! There are so many awful things that we are still seeing in the country, but we must try the best we can to distance ourselves from the negativity in the world and continue to be good individuals. If you are anything like me, you will be heartbroken because we have a heart and care about the lives of other human-beings.

Let us get out of this negative thinking and stay optimistic. I am hoping the quote I am sharing with y’all today will provide you just a little peace. I am not the best at avoiding stress because I tend to stress about everything, but I am going to start trying harder to practice peace over stress! I can speak from personal experience that stress does not do anything positive for our mental well being. I have found that stress causes me many more health issues that I do not need and it is not worth it, especially with COVID and I do not want to go to the doctor’s office.

How are things going where you live with COVID-19? I will tell you that where I live, the numbers are increasing at a steady rate. If I am not mistaken, the lowest number I have seen in the past few weeks is around 450 new cases. I guess it still does not make sense to me as to why people will not wear a mask or even social distance, I mean this can save lives. I hate to say this, but people still do not think this virus is serious and will not hit home to them until the virus affects someone they know or love. All I want to ask of y’all is stay safe and listen to the advice the experts have shared.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope the quote I have shared provided you with peace and encourages you for the rest of the week. I hope your week is going well and you are staying safe! 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 Time To Make The Most Of Another Week~

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a nice and safe weekend! My weekend was quiet and uneventful, which is the way I like it to be. It is sad how fast the weekends go by and then how long it seems to take the week to pass by. Did you do anything over the weekend? How ready for the week are you? Considering I have been busy at work, I am assuming this week will be just as busy which is fine with me! My husband’s birthday is tomorrow and normally we would be up snowboarding during this week, but because of COVID we are not able to. Considering he has already been able to get his first part of the vaccine and will be getting the second in a few weeks, I am hoping he will be able to do a little snowboarding before the season ends. I hope that next year he will be able to snowboard for his birthday because he loves it so much!

Unfortunately, the world is still experiencing many tragedies and hard times. The attack on the Nation’s Capitol was just the beginning to what the United States will face in the weeks to come, but I do hope I am wrong about this and it will be a peaceful few weeks. In my eyes, there does not need to be fear or hate because this does not accomplish anything useful. There are so many people struggling in this country at this time and I have a deep desire to help those that are in need.

As we begin this new week, I think it is important to start motivated and with a positive mindset! I hope the quote that I am sharing with y’all today will provide you this and your week will only improve as each day passes. We may not be able to control what is going on in the world, but we can control the way we respond to things and people. No matter what life throws our way, we must always try to show respect, kindness, and treat others the way we wish to be treated. I think one way to accomplish this is by keeping ourselves calm during all the chaos we witness because nothing good will come if we get anxious and stressed.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a great day and you stay safe! Monday is never the greatest day of the week, but I think we can turn it into something magical if we try. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Chaos & Tragedy in the United States

We Need To Stop The Hate & Violence Now

Happy Sunday y’all! Before you start reading this, I just want to provide you wait a small DISCLAIMER/WARNING. I do the best I can to not write about politics, but this is about more than simple politics. I think y’all know by now I try to be open-minded, fair, kind, compassionate, and understanding, which is why this was so important for me to share. I know you might feel differently about tis, but I would really love to read and understand what your thoughts are.

The continued insanity that is going on within the United States is disgusting and shameful. The way people are following the idiotic ideas they are hearing from the president is not only awful but inhumane. Who would have thought our nation’s capital could be invaded so easily?  These people were domestic terrorists that were fueled by the hatred from the president of The United States.

This tragic display of repugnance was not how decent and logical people behave. The way Donald Trump has encouraged his cult followers to act is repulsive. Besides, 5 people being left dead after the riot that took place at the Nation’s Capital on Wednesday, more than 50 people were arrested so far, and for what? On January 20th, Joe Biden is still going to be sworn in as the 26th president and Donald Trump will be gone.

The violence and brutality that we all witnessed on Wednesday was very upsetting and never should have happened. Of course, I did not know anyone involved personally, but none the less it was awful to see. A leader of a county should NOT be instilling hatred and violence but should be promoting peace and equality. After all, this is The United States of America and was known as the land of the “free”. Throughout history, former presidents have not stimulated violence and rage but tried keeping the peace among the citizens. I cannot help but wonder why so many are okay with Trump’s behavior to the point they would storm a federal building and create mass amounts of destruction.

Over this past year, there have been countless situations that should have been handled in a better way. The government knew about COVID-19 and did not share the information with the American people. Donald Trump decided to place the blame for this virus on China, instead of taking responsibility for the safety of the people he represented. I understand COVID-19 started in China, but President Xi of China shared his concerns with the world and yet Donald Trump was more concerned with being re-elected than caring for the lives of the people.

I do not like to write about political things because it tends to be a VERY HOT topic with people, but this past Wednesday was very upsetting to me. Never in a million years would I thought what took place this past week would have ever happened in a building that is so protected. With Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, I am worried we are going to see much more chaos and violence, but I hope there will be much better planning to protect the innocent. I will never understand why Donald Trump has so much hate within him, but sadly since his favorite toy, Twitter have been taken away from him, I think there is a chance his toddler like behavior will get worse in the next week or so. I think we all know that this man child tweets about everything and his cult followers enjoy all of his heinous words.

This post is a lot different from what I normally write about, but these issues weigh heavily on my mind and heart. I do the best I can to avoid the news because I cannot seem to make it through a segment without crying. I have always dreamed of world peace and a very small part of me still has hope that we can someday experience this, but the logical part of me realizes our chances for world peace are slim. The world is too full of hate and while much of this hate is intensified by the current president, some people are just miserable and enjoy spreading this hate.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I do know that some of you are not going to agree with one word of this post and while I might not understand the logic behind this, I will respect your opinions. The great thing about what the United States is supposed to stand for is, we are free to think and believe what we want to. Please know regardless of if you agree or disagree, I will always be sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Let It Go Friday

~We Made It Through The First Week of 2021~

Happy Friday y’all! I hope y’all had a great week and you are looking forward to the weekend ahead of us! My week has not been awful, but I am looking forward to a quiet and relaxing weekend. This getting up early thing and working at least 9 hours each has been exhausting. It is not any different from normal, but I feeling overly tired this week, and maybe a little stressed. It is possible it has something to do with the weather being so chilly and there still being an obnoxious amount of political drama still. Who would have thought this many weeks after the election there would still be so much non-sense? I almost think it is a little sad that there are this many adult men acting like toddlers.

Life in general can stressful, but work can add more stress. I think there is already enough for us to tolerate and get through, but with COVID still spreading like wildfire and political craziness, we all need a break. Do you ever have days you just want to hide under the covers or bury you head in the sand? I have definitely felt like this lately. I think over this weekend, I am going to try to stay hidden under the covers and just relax quietly by myself!

Now that we made it through this week, it is time to try letting go of any negative emotions the week may have caused. The weekends are so short and it is best to enjoy it the best we can without having it hindered by unsettling feelings. The reason why I chose this quote for today is because we are always going to face the storms of life and all we can do is keep ourselves calm. I hope this quote will offer you some help to let go of things that are weighing on you, but I do look forward to reading your thoughts. I promise to respond as quickly as I can, even if it is over the weekend!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend! Whatever your plans are for the weekend, please just remember to stay safe. 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

~Today Is NOT Simply Thursday, It Is Friday Eve~

Happy Friday eve y’all! How has your first week of the new year been? It is still and will continue to be my hope, everyone will be able to get the COVID vaccine and we will ALL be safe. I am looking forward to the day when life can be “normal” again and I am talking about the “normal” we were used to, not the new COVID “normal”. I guess all we can do until that day is follow ALL the advice from experts, which means wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands, and stay home! Believe me, I know how isolating this can be, but this cannot last forever.

We have almost made it through the first week of the new year and the weekend is just about here! Of course, we do have just one more day to get through and we can probably use a little pick me up, right? I hope that the quote I am sharing with y’all today will provide you not just with a pick me up, but also some inspiration and encouragement! I do of course, look forward to reading your amazing thoughts on it and will respond as soon as I can! I do believe in this quote because the only thing we ever have to do, is be even better than who we were yesterday. I know we all already are kind and compassionate towards others, but we can continue doing this and spread the love, and encouragement to as many as we can!

Now that the weekend is so close, do y’all have any plans for the weekend? I hope any plans you might have, you will stay as safe as you can. Y’all will not be surprised, I do not have any plans outside of my house. I am planning to clean, read, write, and get even closer to being done with the blanket I am crocheting for my mother. This blanket is kind of a late house warming gift and is of the colors to match her living room. The blanket is getting pretty big, but I want it to be big enough to cover her and her boyfriend.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I always appreciate the time you take to read and leave comments, and value your opinions. I hope you have an amazing Friday eve and your weekend will be full of joy, and safety! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

~Our Halfway There Inspiration~

It isn’t just Wednesday y’all, it is halfway to the weekend! How has your week been? I am still hopeful that 2021 is going to be far better than 2020, but I guess we will have to wait and see. One thing I can say for sure is, the workweek is not getting any shorter. Do not get me wrong, I am thankful for my job and even more thankful I can work from home and stay safe. Although there is a vaccine for COVID, getting this vaccine is a entirely different situation. I would be nice if everyone in the world could get this virus because this would ensure the safety for everyone and actually save lives. I guess we all will all be able to get the vaccine in time.

Now we are halfway through our week and so close to the weekend, we do still need to push through a couple more days. I believe in all of us and know we can do it with a slight push in the right direction. I hope the quote that I am sharing with y’all today will provide you with some inspiration and encouragement and maybe even make you smile! Unfortunately, no one can make it through life without not achieving the goal they set out for. Yes, most people would think of this as a failure, but in my eyes, the only way for someone to fail is for them to give up and stop trying. Life is not easy and most of our goals are not easy either, but if there is something we want bad enough and are passionate about it, we can and will succeed at anything and everything!

The funny thing is, even though I love a long weekend, I am a little the holidays are over. That does not make sense to most people, but people are pushier and demanding after a long weekend. Sometimes all I want to say to people is “Calm down, it is not the end of the world, dammit!” I do catch myself though because I think that might be automatic termination. I often wonder how some people would react if I acted towards them they way they act towards me. Truth is, it would never happen because I do not have a mean bone in my body, well most of the time at least.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and it inspired you. I know times are challenging and stressful right now, but I think the more we can share uplifting words and show kindness we can help change this. Please never forget I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Tranquil Tuesday

~Find Peace Within Each Day~

Happy Tuesday y’all! I hope 2021 is starting off well for you and you are enjoying the year so far! In previous years, my first day back to work after the new year I always had a hard time remembering the year change, but am finding it very easy to remember now. I guess it is because I was very ready to end 2020! I will admit to y’all, my first day back to work after the long weekend was not all that great, but I am not going to allow that to get me down and will keep pushing forward! It can be easy to let a bad day get you down in the dumps, but that does not solve anything!

We have just made it through one day of the first workweek in 2021! Even though this does leave us four days to go, we are also one day closer to the weekend! I think it is important to always find the positive in all and any situation! For us to have tranquility in our lives, we must stay connected with our inner peace. I hope the quote I have shared will offer you a little extra peace and happiness. Everyone in this world has unique personality traits and some will be challenging to deal with, but we should not let anyone’s negative traits harm our peacefulness in life! Do you find it to be a struggle to ignore those that seem miserable with life and only want to bring others down? I do find this challenging, but I will continue trying to kill these people with kindness because I do not know what is going on in their life!

How much have y’all heard about the COVID vaccine where you live? I have a virtual appointment with my neurologist on January 21st, but I messaged her a few questions yesterday, the vaccine being one of the questions. Apparently, there has already been a few of her patients that got the first shot and did well with it. I do not know the age of these people or what medication they take, but I do know they have Multiple Sclerosis. In all honesty, I am terrified of the vaccine, but I am petrified of COVID as well. Do you have any idea when the vaccine is going to be offered to you and how do you feel about the vaccine?

Thank you for visiting my site today! Your continued support and time means the world to me and I always look forward to reading your fabulous comments, which I will respond to as quickly as I can. I know it is only the 5th, but I am doing better at keeping up so far and will continue to! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~Motivational Monday~

~First Monday Of 2021~

Happy Monday and happy 2021! I hope you had a lovely weekend and a wonderful, and safe New Year Celebration! We need to leave 2020 in the past and begin this week with a positive mindset. If we all try to think 2021 will bring all of us great new opportunities, I think we can make this happen! I will admit, Monday mornings, especially after a long weekend are not my favorite day, but I am trying to believe this week will be the start of an amazing year! We all went through a lot last year, so we might have to take it slow and think just one day at a time!

Y’all know I think we need a motivating quote to start our weeks with positive thoughts and an open mind! I am hoping the quote I am sharing with y’all today will start your week off well and it will improve with each day that passes! Of course, I think the quote provides just enough optimism to open your thoughts to many of your own additional positive and motivating thoughts! Now, even though I love this quote, your thoughts matter even more and I would love to read your amazing comments! I promise to respond as quickly as I can, which will more than likely be when I get out of work today!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe day! I know that the first day back to work after a long weekend can be insane and overwhelming, but just take everything you are faced with just one at a time. The world is not going to come to an end if you are not able to finish everything today, you can always try again tomorrow! I can say all this to everyone else, but I am bad at following my advice. I always allow myself to get overwhelmed and then work extra hard, which is exhausting.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I appreciate the time you are taking to read what I have shared, and hopefully sharing your thoughts! I know we are all busy and it is easy to get behind on things, but all we can do is continue trying! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa