Inspirational Wednesday

We have made it through the first part of the week and only have the other half to get through, and considering we successfully made it through the most difficult half I think the rest will be much easier! How has your week been up until today? Hopefully, it has not been too bad and you just have your sights set on the weekend because it will be here soon! Yesterday, I had my routine follow-up appointment with my doctor, and just as I expected the worst part of it was the drive to the office and the appointment was fine. These routine appointments always go the same way, so I am never worried.

Even though we have made it through half of the week, we do still have the other half to make it through and I think we could use a little inspiration! I hope you find the quote that I am sharing inspirational and it helps you get through until the weekend returns again! It can be easy to lose sight of what is important in life because we are always so busy and tend to forget about what is most important. We need to try to always chase our goals, passions, and what we want in life and not what others want us to do.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you found the quote inspiring and it helps you through the rest of the week. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope your week has been good up until now and gets better until the weekend has returned. 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

Happy Friday eve, y’all! I hope you have had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend. Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I plan to try relaxing and resting because I am still a little rundown from the mini vacation for my husband’s birthday. The only thing I will ask you is, please stay safe. Several people that I work with and remember, I work from home and have not met anyone I work with personally, but I learned that several of them were diagnosed with COVID. I am unaware if they received any of the vaccines or boosters, but they did say how miserable they were feeling, and I would not want anyone to feel that way.

It does not matter who we are or what we have overcome in life, we all have bad days. When we have a bad day, it can be difficult to get over it when others are behaving negatively or unpleasantly. Yesterday, I was frustrated because of a few things that occurred when I was out, and I felt like someone was throwing me under the bus and making a mountain out of a molehill. I ended up chatting with another co-worker about the issues and told her how foolish I felt. This co-worker has become a good friend and she was able to say a few things that turned my bad day into a much brighter day. This is the reason I am sharing the quote I am today, and I hope it helps you deal with challenging days a little better😊!

We may not always be able to say the right things when communicating with others, but we can most definitely say the wrong thing that will make another person feel terrible. Our words and actions can make a HUGE difference in another person’s life, but we always want it to be for the better. There is already too much negative that occurs in the world around us, but we can do something positive. Unfortunately, we will never know the way someone else is feeling or if they are struggling and ready to give up on life. I know that none of us want to be the reason why someone does something they cannot take back!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the two quotes that I shared, and they resonate with you, and you will turn around and share them with someone else. I have always believed it is easier to be kind, understanding, and compassionate with others as opposed to being mean and rude because that takes too much energy, and is a waste of our time. All it takes is to do or say something nice to another person and it could change their entire day for the better😊! I 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

Inspirational Wednesday

We have survived the first part of the week with no problem, so hopefully, the second part of the week will be just as easy! Of course, I was still on “vacation” on Monday, so yesterday was my first day back at work. Thankfully, it was not too bad because my co-worker that was taking care of my work did a great job and now she is off for a few days and I am taking care of hers. Teamwork makes the dream work, right? My goodness, I never liked that saying because it is so clique and my old boss said it ALL the time! I suppose it is true though! 

At the halfway part of the week, we know the weekend is near and we only have a couple of days to get through, but we could still use just a little inspiration, right? Maybe that is just me because I am still a little worn out from the mini vacation and the incredibly LONG drive. I am still hoping the quote that I am sharing with you will be inspiring and help you get through the rest of the week! Unfortunately, there is too much negativity and hate in the world where others are tearing people down and belittling others. The reason for this awful and mean behavior tends to be that someone is feeling bad about themselves and they just want others to feel just as bad as they do. This makes no sense to me because I feel we should only try to encourage, strengthen and help others. Why not try to build others up and make the world a better place?

How is your week going? Has anything exciting happened or are you just ready for the weekend? I am not sure why, but the darn MS hug has returned. The only reason I can think this is happening is due to stress and the LONG drive. Who knows why the mean and very unwelcomed MS hug comes to visit unexpectedly? I know that Multiple Sclerosis is unpredictable, but this is a very unpleasant thing to have to deal with. I would blame it on my tooth extraction, but I do not think that would be true. The only thing that I can blame on the tooth extraction is this very annoying static sound in my ears. I am hoping both of these things will go away sooner rather than later!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and that you found the quote inspiring! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I know it might seem like there are too many days left in the week, but try to remember we have made it through the worst part! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

It is hard to believe, but today is the last Wednesday of 2022! It seems like the years are going by faster and faster or maybe it is because I am getting old! The next few weeks are going to be shorter work weeks for me because of the holidays and because of the vacation we are going on for my husband’s birthday. Shorter weeks can be nice, but also feel a little chaotic and stressful because the work can add up. I guess it is a good thing that work has been fairly slow the past few weeks😊.

Today is the halfway point of our week, so that means we only have the other half to get through. Considering there are only four days we have to work this week, I do not think it is going to be that bad. I do still feel we could all use a little motivation to help survive the last part of the week. I hope the quote I am sharing today will inspire you and help you think of changes that need to be made for the new year that is fast upon us all. It is crucial to think about the year that has past us and think of what could have been and should have been better. We need to face the fact that positive changes can be made, but we might need to put more effort in for the changes to happen. Yes, there may be things we need to consider stopping because it will make our lives even better and more fulfilling!

Now that there are only three days left of 2022, have you thought about any New Year’s Resolutions that you are going to make? There are many things I want to have changed for 2023, but they are not going to be my New Year’s Resolutions. I find making New Year’s Resolutions stressful and they tend to never stick, which only leads to disappointments. I would prefer to not disappoint myself because too many others already do that regularly. I know how negative that might sound, but humans are prone to disappoint people, but only if we allow them to. I find it much easier to have low expectations for people because then I am never disappointed too much and I will never have low expectations for myself. I might be a little too hard on myself!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote provided you with a little motivated. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope your week is going well and the rest of your week goes even better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

We have successfully made it through the first part of this week, so we just have the other half left until the weekend returns. How has your week been so far? The way I view things is, if we survived the first part of the week, the second half should be a breeze😊! My week has not been too terrible, and work has been a little slow. The good thing about my job must be the great people I work with. Of course, I have never met any of them in person, but I have made some good friends by getting to know them through email and chats. Most of the people that I work with, I would have loved to work within an office setting!

This morning I must go to my dreaded appointment with my neurologist. I know the Nurse Practitioner means well and so does the doctor, but they never offer good news and I tend to leave the office feeling discouraged. I think it must be because I am overly sensitive when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis issues☹. You would think after dealing with this for over 20 years I would be more accustomed to the random issues, and nothing would bother me, but it still does rub me the wrong way every time. I have tough skin for most things, but still have very thin skin when it comes to this. I feel like I need to go into these appointments with low expectations and expect the worst so that I am not disappointed and upset the rest of the day.

Considering we do have a few days left this week, I think we all need to find ways to remain happy and feel the inspiration to keep going. I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all today as inspiring as I did when I saw it. We all deal with many challenges in life, but it is so important to find ways to be happy, no matter what! I am holding this quote close to my mind today as I am not looking forward to my appointment this morning. I do not like dealing with Multiple Sclerosis or doctor’s appointments, but there is a part of it that has given me the strength I never knew I had!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared, and it provided you with inspiring thoughts for the day! I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Hopefully, I will do a post tonight about how the appointment went and hopefully the Nurse Practitioner will not have awful and discouraging news for me. 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

I know I said this is “Pick-Me-Up” Thursday, but let’s not think of today as just another Thursday and instead view today as Friday Eve! Seriously, this week has been long enough and Friday eve makes it seem so much better because it has the word “Friday” in it😊! How has this week been for you and how happy are you the weekend is so close😊? Even though the week has felt long, the only terrible day was Monday because of the left over migraine that refused to let me alone!

We have survived the majority of the week and we just have one last day to get through until we are home free and can enjoy the weekend! I feel we could use just a little pick-me-up to help us through the end of this week and I hope you will find the quote I am sharing helpful! I have always felt that music was powerful and magical. Yes, we can listen to the music and enjoy the way it sounds, but it does not take much to feel the music. I do find the way musicians put together the instruments and the lyrics to create something incredible. Many times just listening to a song, you can understand how the writer of the song was feeling and what they were going through in life! Music is what gets me through the long days of work!

Are you someone that enjoys music and if so, what kind of music do you prefer? There have been days I wake up with a song in my head and even some nights there is music playing in my mind! This might sound slightly insane, but I promise it is not that I am hearing voices😊I think music might be part of my soul! I have my favorite songs I listen to when I am feeling down or even when I am extremely happy, but there are millions of amazing songs out there of all genres.

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 kind of music you enjoy the most! I hope you have a wonderful and stress-free day, and your plans for the weekend keep your spirits lifted. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday

Happy Midweek day! I prefer to not use the actual name of the days because it makes it seem like the week is never going to end! Just saying midweek makes me think the week will be ending soon! I think it is mostly due to the weather, but this has felt like an extremely LONG week, and I am looking forward to the weekend more than normal! I do hope your week has been great and you are feeling well!

How do you feel about rainy and chilly days? The past few days have been much chillier than it has been and yesterday was rainy and chilly! I think the rain and cooler temperatures have something to do with the miserable headache I had on Sunday night, into Monday morning. The cooler temperatures are much better than the alternative of insanely HOT weather I dealt with for too many months, but it does cause my muscles to tense, which does increase pain. Do you notice any differences in how you feel when it is rainy and/or chilly? This is the kind of weather that makes my cats want to cuddle much more!

One thing I will say is, I do prefer the temperatures to be cooler instead of too hot. When the temperatures are in the upper 90’s, I feel miserable because that level of heat causes more exhaustion and irritation. It is awful when you are unable to walk from your front door to your car without being drenched, almost like you just got out of the shower, again! When it is cooler, you can add more clothing to warm up. Of course, when it is extremely hot, you cannot take enough off clothing to cool down.

What would your perfect temperature be? In a perfect place, I would view things as not getting warmer than the upper 80’s and then not colder than the 40’s. Maybe people who live with Multiple Sclerosis experience temperatures differently because no two cases are exactly the same. It seems so strange to me that I cannot handle the extreme heat, but a heating pad in the winter helps my leg and back pain tremendously.

Now that we have almost made it through this week and there are fewer days before the weekend returns, I think we could all use a little inspiration! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all today inspiring, and that it helps you survive the last part of this week! The good news is that the weekend will be here soon, and we do not have much longer. I think the rest of this week is supposed to be cooler, but there should not be any more rain😊!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are having a good week and you are keeping your stress levels as low as possible. I am very interested to read your comments and I promise to respond as quickly as possible. Thankfully, we are always through this week, so we are much closer to the weekend than we were yesterday😊! This is the only way I can get through these weeks as they feel so LONG! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

Mid-Week Inspiration

We are halfway through this week, which means we are much closer to the weekend! The week started kind of challenging and mildly stressful, but hopefully, the last part of the week will not be as difficult. One thing I have noticed about life is once one situation improves it just leaves room for additional difficulties to arise. Even though it often seems the harder we try the more exhausting life is, we should try never to give up because there is light at the end of the extremely LONG tunnel. 

Even though we are halfway through this week, we do still have to make it through the last half. No matter what we endure during this life it is important to remember, we are stronger because of all of those challenges. We may not be able to rewind the clocks and correct things we should have and make better decisions, but we can move forward and make each tomorrow we are offered better! Of course, no one is guaranteed tomorrow, but we MUST try to live each day as if it was our last so that we do not have any regrets. We must treat others with kindness, be understanding, and be compassionate because we might be able to make another person’s life a little better. Sometimes all we need is to have someone care and listen when we need to vent about struggles we are dealing with!

We all deal with struggles in life, but most of the time they are not catastrophic. Even on the days when I feel out of breath from what I am dealing with, I try to remember that someone else is always going through something worst. Sadly, many of the issues we deal with in life are self-inflicted and they could have been avoided by making better decisions. Honestly, I hate the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” because it seems a little harsh and I am not sure I believe this. I am not saying that the struggles will not kill because they do, but most of what we deal with just is not that serious. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site today. I hope you have enjoyed what I shared today and you found meaning in the quotes. How has your week been up until this point? My week may have been a little frustrating and challenging, but there have been a few people that made a positive difference. Often it is the simple things we can say to someone, that can make the biggest difference. 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

Inspirational Wednesday

We have made it halfway through this week, so the second half of the week should be much easier, or at least we should hope it will be! Monday is always the most difficult day to get through because we are coming off the weekend and beginning another long week. Tuesday tends to be the leftovers from Monday. How has your week been up until now? My week has not been awful, but since the weather is getting cooler and my body is adjusting to the colder temperatures. I have had increased pain and for some reason more dizzy spells, which might have been caused by lack of sleep.

Now that we have already made it through two days this week and have a couple left before the weekend returns, I think we all need a little inspiration to help! I hope the quote I have shared with you today inspires you and helps you remember everything will work out when it is meant to. We cannot rush the way things happen because everything happens for a reason and it does help to hold onto faith and patience! Life is a journey, so just try to enjoy it😊!

I hope you have an amazing day😊! I am looking forward to reading your comments and the quote I shared resonates with you. It may be after I am done with work, but I will 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

The Daith Piercing

Happy halfway through the week😊! How has your week been going? I do hope your week is going well! Yesterday was my first day back at work after being off for just two days. It was insanely busy and playing catch up was slightly miserable. I am thankful that I did have someone covering my orders while I was out, but for some reason, no one took care of my follow-ups, and some things were missed. I am hoping that today will be a little less crazy!

On Monday afternoon, I finally got my daith piercing! I was so excited and a little nervous because I had been told this piercing was very painful. Of course, pain is something I can tolerate and deal with daily anyways. To be completely honest, with this piercing there was a lot more pressure than pain. I am glad that my husband was with me because after the piercing I was a little lightheaded and I am not sure if it was caused by the adrenaline or because I had not eaten much earlier in the day. I am glad I got this done and I love the jewelry I went with because I think it is very pretty. It has my favorite colors, purple and teal😊! After I have had this for a while, I will let y’all know if it helps with all the headaches I endure!

It is not proven, but many people have said that the daith piercing can help with headaches/migraines. This piercing can be done on one or both ears, but if you are like me and deal with headaches/migraines a lot, advocates suggest getting this piercing on the side where your headaches are most frequent. Of course, there is no scientific proof this helps, but I was willing to try and hope for the best. I do like the way they look and like I said, I love the jewelry I found because it is beautiful!

I had planned to get the daith and the helix piercing on the same day, but the place I went to said they would only do one because I needed to have a side of my head to sleep on. Truthfully, I think I would have been fine, and I would have been able to still sleep. The good thing is, this left me something else to look forward to😊! When I go back in a few months to do the helix, I plan to have the jewelry be like what I have in the daith, but maybe have a little more teal in it. I got the daith in my right ear, so I plan to get helix in the left ear! I know it sounds strange to be so excited about something that I know will cause pain, but I do not think it is too much to handle😊!

Do you have any piercings or tattoos? I always wanted to get a tattoo of a butterfly on my wrist, but never have because of how permanent they are. Please do not think I am talking down about tattoos because I do think they can be really pretty, I just have never dared to do one and also I cannot think of anything I would want forever! After my grandfather had passed away, I wanted to do a butterfly with his name under it, but then I would feel I had to get another one for each person I care about that passed away and I do not think that would be a good plan, at least for me. I think both tattoos and piercings is an art and it only matters what you like best because it is your body!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and I look forward to reading your comments, which I will respond to as quickly as I can. I hope you have a wonderful day, and the rest of the week goes by as fast as possible! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa