Thought Filled Sunday

It is a gloomy, but peaceful Sunday. I am not sure why, but I feel chilly and still feel drained from last week. Of course, weekends are “supposed” to be a time to recuperate and prepare for the week ahead, which I tried doing. Unfortunately, I still failed to catch up on the sleep loss from last week. I guess once we are sleep deprived and have missed out on many hours of sleep, we cannot ever get those hours back and we are forced to keep going, no matter how exhausted we feel. I know the end of the weekend is near and another long week is getting closer, but there is still time left for our weekend.

I am going to continue to try doing at least one post each day this week and hope to be successful in doing so. There are a couple of topics I am working on right now and hope to have at least one completed today. One crucial thing I will be sharing information about is the importance of mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I feel this is critical to try to understand this complicated topic. At this time, I only can speak to the fact that the United States has failed miserably in providing care for individuals suffering from mental health issues.

Another topic I will be writing about is the differences between trust and forgiveness. Trust is important and fragile. It can take years to build trust in another person and seconds to break the trust. Once you lose trust in a relationship, there is no guarantee you can trust that person again. If you can work through the lost trust issues and try forming trust again, it takes time and patience. Even when we decide to forgive someone for their wrongdoings and betrayal, that does not mean trust is automatically replenished.

Another topic I would like to write about is the challenges involved in living with a chronic illness without a cure. Sadly, we have genius scientists and doctors around the world, but so many chronic illnesses still do not have a cure. I know this is not 100% true, but in 2022 there seems to be a steady increase in the numbers of illnesses and hardly any headway to curing these illnesses☹.

People should be trying to progress and evolve with the times, but that is not happening. One thing that continues to grow is hatred and mean behavior. When people do not understand the way another person lives, they become scared and decide the way another person is living is wrong and evil. This is a cowardly way to live in the world. It does not matter how another person lives “their” life, as long as they are not causing harm and they are happy, it should not matter or be the business of anyone else!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has been filled with everything that makes you happy. I have found it can be complicated to find topics to write about that will be intriguing to everyone, but I am trying. Honestly, some things I write about are to help me process issues in my life. I hope you enjoy the last part of your weekend! I look forward to reading your comments and 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

Tranquil Tuesday

I am not sure how because yesterday was a crazy day, but we survived Monday! The first day of the week always seems like torture because it is so busy, but Monday is OVER and I do not think Tuesday should be that bad. It is only my fourth week at my new job and things are going well, but it is SO different than anything I have done before. People are often nice and not as pushy as they were when I worked with mortgages, but they can be somewhat demanding. The people I work with are great and extremely helpful when I ask questions. I guess I cannot ask for better!

As the week continues, we must find ways to remain at peace and not get overly stressed. I think one of the best ways to stay calm and peaceful is to worry only about our progression and not what anyone around us is doing. Too many people enjoy putting others down and criticizing them, but that does not do anything productive. The more we tell others how great they are doing, the more they will try improving and that makes us better in the long run. Simple compliments can go a long way😊!

The people we allow into our lives are meant to be in our life. We might not understand why, but I can guarantee there is a reason and we should be thankful for them. I have said this before and will say it again because it is very true and means a lot to me, people do not come into our lives by accident and there is always a reason. Value those you love, appreciate their love and kindness. Never forget to express how you feel because we never know what tomorrow holds and no one is guaranteed another day in this world.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found deep meaning in everything. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond to all comments as quickly as I can. This is the second day of our week and I hope your week is going great. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Survived Monday- Happy Tuesday

Good morning Tuesday! Somehow we survived Monday, so it can only get better now! I was nervous about this week because our training group started live orders. I am happy to say, it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it was going to be. Honestly, yesterday was easier than any of our training days. I think being able to do the actual work and not in a training atmosphere made things clear and a lot more logical. It seems like I was making things a lot harder than necessary and was overthinking things too much. There was one point where I had to ask if I was doing things correctly because it seemed too easy.

Hopefully, we are all off to a great start to the week and you had a wonderful Monday. Successfully surviving the hardest day of the week is a good sign. Even though we did survive yesterday, we have a few more days to get through. I think today, we could use a little inspiration and I hope the quote I am sharing will inspire you and make you smile😊! No one wants to feel like they have failed anything, but sometimes we need to fail before we can know success.

Life can be challenging, but I do believe every challenge makes us stronger. We face many different issues during life and between the issues and challenges we encounter we learn additional valuable lessons that make us who we are. We should always be proud of who we have grown to be and also try to be understanding of situations others are dealing with.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared today and I look forward to reading your comments. I promise to respond to your brilliant comments as quickly as I can. I hope you have a great day and you continue to stay safe! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Peaceful Tuesday

Somehow we successfully survived one of the most dreaded days of the week and are entering the second day of the week. We may not live in the same state or even the same country, but we all share the same world. The world we are connected through has been suffering from various challenges, some of which have been ignited from anger, hate, the desire for control, and selfishness. Finding peace during these troubling times can be challenging. We all have certain things that make us feel comfortable and at peace. What helps you to escape the upsetting feelings created in the world? I hope you will share these and to be fair, I will share mine with you as well.

I have always found music to be a wonderful escape from the chaotic issues in life. Music helps me to relax and find calmness in this life. Of course, certain music can alter my mood and bring me to a different type of happiness. I have certain songs I feel I can relate to, which makes me relive periods in my life. These songs help me to see certain situations in a different light. Other songs can make me smile on the worst days. Then there are songs I turn to when I need a good cry and after the tears fall, I feel I am in a better place emotionally.

Since I was a child, I have written my feelings out on paper. This helps me to discover clarity on life and the craziness that occurs. I do not feel pressured or like someone is going to judge my feelings because everything stays between me, the pen, and the paper. I enjoy writing poems when my emotions are torn and heightened for various reasons. Poetry helped me through several struggles when I was a young child and when I lost the man I thought of as a hero, my grandfather.

We are all going to have different ways to find peace. There is no right or wrong way because we are all different and that is okay. Life has a strange way of working itself out and even for the better. It is not important how we find peace, it is more important that we have peace in our lives! I do want to share a quote with y’all because this happens to be something else I enjoy. I love finding different quotes that I think are beautiful and hope you will as well. I thought this quote offered peace and hope you will feel it as well!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoy what I have shared and the quote provided you some peace of mind. This life is short and we should be living it to the fullest. There is no need for hate or causing harm to anyone because we should be showing kindness and love. I look forward to reading your comments and 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

Good News, Finally!

Hello and welcome to Saturday! Hopefully, you will have a nice, relaxing, and safe weekend! There are so many challenging and disturbing things happening in the world today and unfortunately, many of these challenges feel like they will not end. Ukraine is still under siege, but the people are staying as strong as they can. I admire the Ukrainian people’s determination and their President’s strong will to stand for his country. We all need a leader that has hope, loyalty, faith, and strength in the country they represent. I know I have said this in all of my posts recently, but please continue to pray for those in Ukraine because they need as many prayers and hope as we can offer.

After several days of being stressed about getting the medication needed to prevent my Multiple Sclerosis from progressing, I finally heard from the Gilenya Go Program yesterday morning. I was terrified I was going to be forced to go without the Gilenya for an extended period, but thankfully I am going to be receiving it on Wednesday. Missing three days of this medication will not cause too many issues, so my stress levels have decreased somewhat. I am fully aware of how bad stress is for everyone, but it causes me to experience unwanted relapses.

What do you have planned for the weekend? As always, I do not have anything super exciting planned, but I will be working on the essay for the writing contest and the short story I have been working on. I also have a few posts that I want to finish before the weekend is over. I am wanting to finish the book I have been reading by one of my favorite authors, James Patterson. I find James Patterson’s writing to be inspiring and amazing. If you were able to meet one author, would you want to meet? I think it would be amazing to meet and chat with James Patterson because I would love to understand where his thoughts and processes come from.

Thank you for stopping by my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and I look forward to reading your comments. 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

Saturday peaceful and inspiring thoughts

Why is Saturday a great day? It is the first day of the weekend we all look forward to. We might not have any exciting plans, but it is a day many of us do not have a million things to do. Even though I do not have to get up early, my internal alarm clock or rather my cats get me up early. However, even though I always get up early, the only things I have to do are take care of the cats, my husband, and clean the house. I am still planning to do some things that I want to do because they bring me happiness. It is not easy finding the simple pleasures in life that bring happiness, especially when the pain I feel never goes away.

One of my goals for my blog is to try spreading positivity and inspiration to everyone that reads my posts. There is already too much negativity and stress in the world, so I think we all need reasons to believe in hope and kindness. Some days might be hard and the struggles are intense, but if we can help each other to be inspired and positive, it can make an enormous difference in someone’s life.

This weekend, well tomorrow at 2:00 AM if you live in an area that does time change it is time to set clocked ahead an hour. I think that time change is a little insane. Even though most states take part in time change, certain cities that do not. I cannot imagine if someone works in an area that does time change but lives in one that does not or visa versa. It seems like it would get a little confusing. How do you feel about time changes twice a year?

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope your weekend is going well so far and you are able to enjoy the short weekend as much as possible. I hope you enjoyed the quote that I shared with you today and look forward to reading what you thought about it. I am also excited to see what your thoughts are about time change. I want to remind y’all to also continue keeping Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~Motivational Monday~

Happy Monday y’all! I hope you had a lovely and safe weekend. The new week is here and hopefully, there will be many positive things happening this week. I would like to believe that with each we are offered all obstacles we face we can build our strength and continue to be better individuals. Unfortunately, today I have to go to the unemployment office for an appointment because they are not paying unemployment this week because this appointment was not scheduled. I am not sure why these people think it is okay to withhold money from someone with bills to pay and who is trying. It is a terrible situation, but I will be sure to not surrender to this nonsense.

The world is a crazy place and many negative things happening in the world, so I think we all need to stay optimistic and motivated. I am hoping the quote I am sharing with you today will provide this to you. Bad things happen in our life, but we can choose how we react. Sure, it is easy to give up, but I think giving up is the only way we can actually fail. Please, everyone stay strong and hold onto your beliefs because this is what makes us who we are. Anyone that knows me understands that I am strong with what I believe in and never allow anyone to change my mind.

Please keep those in Ukraine in your prayers because what they are dealing with is harsh and awful! This country is being tormented and innocent people are dying daily. I have been told the reason the United States to sending active troops to Ukraine is to avoid World War 3, but we are sending weapons to help support this country. In my opinion, the United States has the most powerful military in the world and should be able to assist even further without fear of a war.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared today and found the quote I shared motivating. The new week has started and I hope you have a great week and each day only gets better. While the world is suffering, we all need to stay hopeful and optimistic. I look forward to reading your comments and 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

Tranquil Tuesday

Good morning, Tuesday! We have survived another day this week, so the weekend is closer than it was. How is your week going so far? I hope your week has been good and you are feeling the best you can. Is it just me or does it seem like yet again, the days are flying by? I used to hear that as we get older, time goes by faster, but this is insane and I am not that old. Of course, most days I do feel twice my age, but I blame Multiple Sclerosis for that.

I have slowly been trying to do at least one post a day before I start my new job. I also was trying to follow the schedule of my posts as I did before. So, with that said, I wanted to share a fabulous quote that I hope will offer you a sense of peace. I feel that being reminded when one thing ends, something else beautiful can be created. I have always loved butterflies and viewed them as a message from a higher power, maybe an angel. I guess my love for butterflies is one reason I found this quote so uplifting!

Recently, I did something I have not done in months, which was to check the number of new COVID cases and deaths. They were high, which upset me, but then my husband being the logical man he is pointed out they are a lot lower than they were last year and that shows improvements. Although many people have received the vaccine, several others are still resisting. I know there are numerous people still losing their fight with COVID. Some of the deaths included fully vaccinated people, but it was stated those had other health risks.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and I look forward to reading what you thought about it. With the days I have missed doing a post, I appreciate all of you for continuing to follow. I hope you have a great day today. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

How to keep your mind sharp

It is extremely important for everyone to maintain a clear and sharp mind. I think it can be easy to do, but it takes a little extra work on our parts daily. Research suggests that challenging our brain with both new and challenging activities can build new brain cells and enhance connections between them. This can protect us from cognitive deterioration and memory loss later in life. Other benefits are reduction of stress, promoting abilities to recall information faster, and help to feel more engaged with life in general.

The following suggestions are just a few ways to accomplish keeping our brains sharp and clear.

Discover a new favorite Podcast

Since 2004, Podcasts have become increasingly more popular. There are hundreds of thousands that of mentally stimulating and thought-provoking podcasts available. Anything you are intrigued by there is a podcast for you. Amazing podcasts about music, world news, cultures, storytelling, investigation, conversational, monologue, and anything else that peaks your interests.

Become social

Open new horizons for your social comfort zone. Open an account with Meetup.com. This allows you to do something you enjoy with others with similar minds. What are somethings you enjoy? Arts and crafts? Reading? Cooking? Designing? There are meetups for literally anything you can think of. This is a fantastic way to meet people in your area and have an opportunity to engage in challenging and stimulating conversations with those outside your typical social circle. These conversations can be an in-person event or virtually, whichever you are most comfortable with. With COVID still lurking around, I would prefer virtual, but once we are past COVID, it would be a great way to have a few new friends.

Maintain a journal or blog

When we keep a journal or a blog, it works the logical, mental, and creative parts of the brain. These also allow us to work through our emotions without fears of negative judgements.

Go out on an adventure

This does not mean we must travel the world, even though that would be amazing! What this could mean is going to a new side of town you have not seen before or taking a drive to see new site of a nearby city. If we make a new habit to explore new and exciting things and places, this will be adventurous. It will also stimulate our brain and satisfy our curiosity.

Get out your reading list

If you already have a favorite author, you can look up their latest books. You can also look at the New York Times Bestsellers list and pick you top three favorites. Challenge yourself to read them in a specific amount of time. You may want to consider joining a book club, as this will give you a chance to discuss a book with others that read the same book. You can be provided insights you did not see before.

Discover a new hobby

What are a few things you wish you knew how to do? Maybe you wanted to learn how to play the piano, know how to write in calligraphy, be able to meditate or needlepoint. Why wait and why not start today? Hobbies have been proven to help avoid depression and increase brain power. Studies show people of any age that have a hobby maintain healthy communication passages to the brain and promote clear thinking and a sharper memory.

Learn a new language

Learning a new language has been made much easier with programs like https://www.rosettastone.com/ and https://www.duolingo.com/. These provide you with a tutor and can be done virtually. When we learn a new language, we are offered a challenge and a way to learn about new cultures. You can sign up for Verbaling so you can practice you new skill with a tutor or native speaker.

Remember to relax

It is important to take full advantage of calm moments. Set aside time for yourself during the day to do nothing but relax. Do whatever it takes and know everyone finds relaxation in different ways. Your brain will thank you for quiet and peaceful moments.

I hope the information in this post was helpful for you and provides you with the ways needed to keep your mind sharp! If you know any other ways to do this, I do encourage you to share because they may be helpful for others. The good news about today is that we survived Monday and we have the strength to get through the rest of this week!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your week is going well and you are continuing to stay safe. The days can be overwhelming, but please always try to pace yourself and take breaks as you need them. 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 nice week and you are looking forward to the weekend! The weeks are long, but life is short. There will be times when it may feel painfully long, but it is our life to live the best way we can. Pain is real and hard to endure. Loss and hurt are heartbreaking. At times life feels unfair, but maybe those times are a test of how strong we truly are. I cannot think of another reason why we are faced with so many challenges so this is the way that helps me to keep moving forward.

Although today is Friday, the last day we have to get through can feel daunting. Considering I understand how difficult life can get, I would love to be able to help pick your spirits up. No matter how the week has treated you or any frustrations you may be feeling, you are strong and amazing enough to get through anything! I hope the quote I am providing you today will help lift your spirits and push you through the last day of this week. No single person or event should be given the power to infringe on our peace!

As y’all already know, I have been trying to get myself back to normal. There are several reasons this has been difficult, but I will not stop trying. I have two posts that I am working on and plan to have both of them published by the end of the weekend. Once they are up, I hope the research I did was not in vain and they will be useful for you.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have had a great week so far and your day is full of happiness. I am excited to read your comments on this post and 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