Human Rights

Abortion has been a controversial issue for decades and long before anyone had heard about Roe. Since June 24, 2022, when Roe vs Wade was overturned, abortion has become an even more heated topic. The views and beliefs of people around the world are plentiful and remain extremely controversial. I understand some of these views fall in line with religious beliefs, which is their right and no one can alter their beliefs. Row vs Wade was a ruling made almost 50 years ago in January of 1973, during a time before things were more progressive. In the past, nearly 50 years have we progressed at all? Are we trying to evolve or are we only consistently devolving?

I am very aware that there will be numerous people that are going to disagree with my thoughts, but I am going to share them anyway. This issue has caused me a lot of frustration and anger, and this post has taken me over a week to finish. First, let me start by saying that I do not agree with using abortion as a form of birth control. There are risks a woman may experience from having an abortion, which may include pain and cramping, plus some intense mental health struggles, and social and financial burdens. There is already a negative stigma surrounding abortion, so I do not believe any woman is going to choose to have an abortion if it is not truly necessary.

People do need to be responsible and practice safe sex, but unforeseen things can happen. When a woman decides for whatever reason that she wants to have an abortion, there are safe ways to have this procedure completed. According to the World Health Organization, about 45% of all abortions are unsafe of which 97% occur in developing countries. Unfortunately, unsafe abortions are a leading avoidable cause of maternal deaths. If women lose the ability to get a safe abortion where the dangers decrease, the problem will be more unsafe abortions and an increased number of women dying unnecessarily.

Another HUGE problem I have with banning abortions is it is taking away a woman’s right to decide what she can do with HER body. The United States “claims” to be a “free” country”, right? Please explain how taking away a woman’s right to her body is freedom because this does not sound like what I consider freedom.

If a woman is raped, how can anyone force her to keep her rapist’s baby? That baby will be a constant reminder of the worst day in her life, which is NOT fair. If a woman gets pregnant and can be mature enough to admit that she does not have the means to provide a safe and happy life for that child, WHY should she be forced to? She was trying to put that child’s needs first and not bring it into a world where it would not have what it needs to flourish.

Please take a look at the states that have already banned abortion. Do you see a common denominator to these states? The first two states to put an abortion ban were Indiana and West Virginia. I am not surprised about Indiana, but I have been to West Virginia and have seen what people are like there, so I am shocked they were the 2nd state to ban abortion. I do not mean to bring politics into this as that is another hot topic and causes more arguments, but most of the states that have banned abortion are Republican leading with the voting poles. This is not an opinion, but a fact!

Regardless of an individual’s political or religious ideology, what gives anyone the right to tell a woman what she can or cannot do with HER body? In a “free” country, how can a government dictate law for a human body? Why should a woman that is raped be forced to carry her rapist’s baby for nine months? I have heard the argument that she can give the baby up for adoption, but nine months is a long time to carry a baby and endure childbirth all because a man did not listen to the simple two letters word “NO”.

Again, I understand that many people reading this post will have opposite views that I do and that is your right. I am not trying to take anyone’s rights away from them, like so many states are doing to women. Like I have already said, I do not think abortion should be used as a form of birth control, but that is not my right to decide for another woman, it is hers and hers ONLY! I believe in a woman’s right to decide if she can take care of another human life and if she knows she can’t, I do not think she should be forced to. More than anything else, I do not think any woman should be told she must carry her rapist’s baby because this was no fault of hers.

I am sorry if this post has offended anyone but am not sorry for the way I see things. I am not sorry that I think a woman is the only person that can decide what happens to her body. I am not sorry that I do not agree a woman should never have to carry a baby from rape or incest. I am not sorry that I do not agree with what is going on in the United States. I am not sorry that I view freedom differently than some do. I am not sorry that I feel a woman has the right to decide!

Thank you for visiting my site today. Although I do know many will disagree with everything I stated, I do hope it provides you with an understanding as to why I view things the way I do. When I find something extremely disturbing and when something upset me, I feel the need to write about it because it helps me to accept things and let the anger go. I hope you are having a nice and safe weekend. I do encourage you to leave a comment 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

Tranquil Tuesday

I think that a congratulations is in order because we made it through the least favorite day of the week yesterday😊. Monday is typically a day we all dread because it means the workweek began. The weekend seems so far away, but in all honesty, the days do go by rather fast. Of course, we do have to get through five grueling days just to make it to a weekend with two of the shortest days ever, but it will all be worth it. It does appear that as I get older, the days, weeks, and years go much faster!

How was your Monday? Mine was not bad at all and in fact was better than my weekend. I had almost forgotten about a one-on-one meeting with my supervisor in the morning and for some reason, I always get nervous about meetings like these. I must say, I have one of the most amazing supervisors and the best one I have had in a long time😊! This was our first one-on-one meeting and it was wonderful. I seriously wish there were more people like her because she truly cares! Not only is she easy to talk to, she listens, which is not as common as it should be!

There is one day completed this week and four left, but I think the days will pass with ease. Considering we survived Monday😊, I do not think the rest of these days will be too bad. I am hoping the quote I am sharing with y’all today will provide you with a sense of peace and calmness. Life can be stressful and we often need a reminder of how to live a calm and peaceful life. One thing that always brings me peace is the sound of the ocean. The sounds of the waves rolling in and back out are glorious and extremely peaceful.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote and it brings you the same peace it has given to me. The good thing about Tuesday is, we survived Monday and we are well on our way to the weekend again😊! I would love to know what you thought about what I shared today 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

Let It Go Friday

Happy Friday, y’all! It might have been a short week, but it certainly felt longer than just four days. It never ceases to amaze me how much people think what they want or think they need must happen immediately and forget to think about what is possible. Most of what people fret about is not a matter of life and death or even as important as they think it is. There are too many people in the world going hungry and or living without a roof over their heads, so the things people worry themselves about are purely a luxury. I wish everyone could get along and live happily with what they are blessed with and quit demanding more.

The work week is finally over and the weekend will be here in a few hours! The weekends are so short, so anything that caused us stress and or negative emotions needs to be left in the past so we can enjoy the weekend! I hope the quote that I am sharing with y’all today will help you to leave those negative emotions in the past and move forward into a relaxing weekend! I know it seems like just common sense, but I also know how hard it is to forget the negative things that happened during the week. Life is too short to let negative thoughts and people hold us down!

I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I am planning to clean the house and watch a UFC fight tomorrow night with my husband. I am not a fighter and do not like violence, but one of the fighters that are fighting tomorrow night is hilarious to listen to and try to understand. Anything you do have planned for the weekend, I hope it brings you a lot of joy and you do so safely. Most people have gotten the COVID vaccine and booster, but it seems that people are still getting sick with the new variant. I am sure I am not the only one, but I am beyond tired of COVID. It seems that COVID is like the nagging gnat at a summer BBQ that will not go away!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote helps you find a way of letting go of anything negative plaguing your mind. 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!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

Monday again, but today is a little different because most of us are off work today😊! There is almost nothing better than a long weekend! Are you doing anything special today or are you taking the day as a relaxing day? Considering my husband has to work tonight and we are dealing with LOTS of rain, I plan to just relax and prepare for the rest of the week. Were you able to do anything exciting over the past two days? I did not do anything too exciting, but I did get my vehicle working again, so I am not trapped at home or depending on a Uber ride! 

Even though this is a short week, we all need a little motivation to begin the week with the best of intentions and positive thoughts! Yes, this will be a shorter week, but they always feel longer to me than the typical weeks. The only thing we can do is brace ourselves and push through the best we can because that is what we do best! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing motivating as it covers everything we need to understand our strengths and abilities.

Today we can do just about anything we want, well unless you have to work today. I think besides relaxing with my sweet cats, I want to finish a few posts I have been thinking about. Nothing better to do when I do not have to work but catch up on things I am unable to do when I have to work. I also think it might be a good idea to figure out what I am going to write about for the essay competition because I know I will regret it if I do not at least try. I have always believed the only way we can fail is if we do not try or we give up!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the quote was motivating for you. I do look forward to reading your comments, which 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

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Happy Friday eve, y’all! We have almost made it through another week, and we are beginning a new month. I cannot believe we are already in September because the last several months have gone by so quickly and I hardly remember them☹. Crazy, right? September is a beautiful month, but it is also an incredibly sad month for me. Nine years ago, on September 9, 2013, I lost someone close to me. My dear sweet and very loving Poppy passed away on that day and I have dreaded this day every year since he passed. I will be doing a post on September 9th in honor of him☹.

How has your week been so far? I hope you are having an amazing week and you are looking forward to the long weekend ahead of us😊! My week did not begin all great because of car issues, but yesterday I had a great day at work. Not only are things changing and I am going to be reporting to the supervisor I have been wanting as a supervisor since I started with the company😊, but I was also told by a sales representative that has been with the company for 28 years that I am doing a stellar job, and the way I care about the customers shines through in everything I am doing. These two things made my week much better and put a HUGE smile on my face😊!

Our week will be coming to an end soon and we need to find the strength and determination to survive one last day, I feel we need a pick-me-up. Life can get complicated, and sometimes this makes us want to give up and stop trying. All the challenges we endure in this life can only break us if we stop trying. It doesn’t matter how hard we must fight, what matters is that we keep moving forward and never surrender to the challenges.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope the last part of your week is amazing and you have a wonderful, and safe long weekend. I hope you found the quote I shared a good pick-me-up, and it provides you the strength to keep going until the week finally ends. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Halfway there!

Let’s not think of today as simply Wednesday, let us think of it as we are halfway to the weekend! I am not sure how, but we managed to survive the first half of the week, which at least for me was not easy because it was crazy busy! All I can say is I hope the last part of the week is a little easier and the pain and stress will ease up at least a little!! Why is it some weeks feel so much longer? I understand it comes with the territory, but it would help if people could be just a little less demanding and a lot more understanding.

During our lives, we are going to experience good times and bad times, but the bad times should never define or destroy who we are. It is so easy to get discouraged when negative things occur in our lives, but why let the negative times win when we have choices we can make? No matter what we go through in life, there is always a way out or a choice to make that may have a positive outcome. I hope the quote I have shared with you will inspire you and help you to understand bad things may happen, but we can decide if we let them destroy us or make us stronger. I am going to always choose the latter because I do not want to allow anything to destroy my life.

It is kind of funny that I have never met any of the people I work with in person, but have been able to get to know so many of them and make friends with them. Many people have said to me that they think it would be challenging working remotely and not meeting people face to face, but I have become used to it and enjoy it. Working with customers in person is complicated, but working with them through email is a lot more challenging because people seem to think it is easier to be rude and disrespectful. I do not understand this and doubt I ever will. I almost doubt some of these customers would behave the same if we were face to face, but I guess they might behave the same. No matter how much people decide to be nasty and rude, I have learned to just shake my head and pour on the kindness and good customer service I always provide!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you are having a good week and never forgetting how amazing you are. I would love to know what you thought about this post and the quote I have shared with you. 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

Animal love is pure!

No matter how hard we may try, we do not and may never understand their language. Unfortunately, we cannot know with 100% certainty if they can understand everything, we say to them because they clearly do not speak our language. In a country that contains massive levels of discrimination due to what I consider the fear of the unknown, how are so many able to form bonds with animals? Maybe those that are full of hatred are unable to form strong connections with animals because they can sense evil. A huge difference between humans and animals is they love unconditionally and do not judge anyone based on anything besides the way they treat others.

For as long as I can remember, I have always had a strong love for animals. My love and appreciation for animals extend to all animal life because each one is an innocent and precious creature in need of love, safety, and kindness. I cannot remember a time in my life I did not have a pet. One thing some people are going to either agree with or think is crazy is I believe my pets are more than just a pet, they are part of my family.

 Currently, my husband and I have three precious and loving cats, all of which are indoor only! Each one of our cats has a unique personality and antics to fit that personality. Our oldest is Sundance. He is a big ball of fur and love. Sundance has clear expressions that show what he is feeling. Let’s just say, he could never play poker😊! When we lost Chloe a few years ago, the sadness in his eyes was painful and broke our hearts because we did not have a way to explain it to him. The times when Sundance was sick, the lookout of his beautiful blue eyes was heartbreaking because I could not fix it for him☹.

Sundance being silly

Sundance was mourning and lonely, so we decided to get him a friend. Sundance was not used to being an only child and even had siblings before we adopted him. While I was working in our home office, I would often hear Sundance crying because he was lonely. We adopted Willow and Luna, aka Lunatic after losing Chloe. The truth is we meant to only adopt Willow, but when we went to pick her up, there was another kitten with her that was on her way to PetSmart to be put up for adoption.

Willow

Willow is a beautiful girl with the most unique and unusual personality. She takes time to trust people and is very standoffish. Willow loves spending time on her own but also enjoys laying on my lap, snuggling with Sundance (even when he is not in the mood for it), and playing with anything in her sight. Although she looks sweet and innocent, she can be extremely aggressive with her siblings, which forces me to break things up!

Luna being cute!

Luna, aka Lunatic’s personality, is very fitting to her name. On the day we adopted the girls, she seemed to know what was going on. She decided that she wanted to come home with us. She went into the carrier we had and made herself comfortable and ready for the ride home. Luna was showing off for my husband by rolling over and doing adorable little “tricks”. She without a doubt manipulated my husband, but I am glad she did. Not only does she enjoy playing with her siblings and the numerous toys, but she loves to cuddle and sleeps with me most nights. Due to a medical condition, Luna does not meow like other cats and has awful breath, but she does make the funniest and cutest little noises. Despite her breath being deadly, she is so full of love that you just can’t help loving her😊!

Camie rolling around

Recently, I noticed a couple of stray cats roaming around our house. Two of the looks like they are from the same litter. Of course, I started putting food out for them. My husband did tell me to not feed them and to not get too attached because we cannot have another cat. After all, it would cause our cats too much stress. It only took me a couple of days to get one of the kittens to trust me. She went from keeping her distance and growling at me to allowing me to pet her and now she is more interested in my attention than the food I put out for her. I have named the two cats that look like sisters, Cali, and Camie😊! Unfortunately, my husband knows me too well and I am attached to Camie because she is too cute, loveable, and playful!

The crazy thing is, when I was younger, I had cats. One was Eagle and the other was Jake, both were indoor/outdoor cats. Sadly, both were hit by a car and did not survive. After my 2nd indoor/outdoor cat was hit by a car, I somehow because allergic to cats. Several years ago, while working at an apartment community, there was a neighborhood pregnant cat. This mama cat had her kittens under my desk and did not want them moved. I was the only person the mama cat would let touch her kittens, needless to say, I managed to overcome my cat allergies!

I do not think I will ever understand how allergies work. I do know my allergies are not seasonal because I endure them year-round. Maybe I can blame Gilenya for my allergies. I will be forever thankful my cat allergies went away because I could not imagine life without my sweet, funny, loving, and adorable cats. Life without unconditional love from an animal would be sad. I know many people do not want the responsibility of a pet but will never understand how anyone could not love animals. It seems it would take a heartless and selfish person to not at least like animals!

I know the weekends are never long enough, but I hope you enjoyed the weekend. We are starting a new week and a new month today, which I hope has a lot of great opportunities for everyone. We sometimes need to make our own magic and happiness, which is why we need to find the good in each day. Yes, it can be challenging at times, but there is something wonderful in each day even if we have to look a little harder.

I hope you enjoyed this post and you have a wonderful start to the week. I know it is not easy, but try to stay as cool as possible and stress free. I am looking 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

~Inspirational Wednesday~

Most of us had Monday off from work, which made Tuesday feel like Monday on steroids! I do hope y’all enjoyed the long weekend and yesterday was not too crazy busy! For some reason, for me at least the short weeks always feel much longer. Yesterday was a crazy busy day at work, which I do like because it makes the day go by faster. Something good that happened yesterday for me was, that I received my 5th shout-out for doing a great job at work. I am sure we can all admit this, but praise does not happen often because people complain more than appreciate.

I think during the week we need to stay inspired. If we could learn to be inspired by our life and those around us, we could spread this to others to make the world a better place. I found the quote I am sharing with y’all amazing and inspirational because life does seem like a river. A river continues to flow and it never goes in reverse. Forgetting the past is important and focusing more on the future is crucial. We must learn from the past, but never stay stagnant in the past so we can move forward to a future filled with many opportunities. There is a lady I work with that has an amazing outlook on life and she always tries to spread this to all of us, which I appreciate.

During the week we must stay focused on our goals. We are the only ones that can achieve what we aspire to do, no one can do it for us. Do you think about your goals at the beginning of the week and plan things out or do you just fly by the seat of your pants? I always have a plan for things and a backup plan, but then also a backup plan for my backup plan. Things can always go wrong, so I think it is better to stay prepared!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and you found the quote meaningful. I hope your week is going well and you are staying stress-free. 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

Can you tell me why?

People throughout the United States enjoy celebrating the 4th of July. There are parades, fireworks, cookouts, and more that people “should” be able to enjoy. Why was this such an issue over the long weekend everyone was looking forward to? Why can people not enjoy life without fears of mass shootings? Why do some people not leave their homes because they worry about what could happen in society? Why is it so difficult for people to practice kindness and compassion for others, instead of the sick need to shoot innocent people? Why is there so much hatred filling the world? Why can all the people in one country not get along?

The questions I have asked are what evade my mind constantly. There are NO answers that will make sense to me because I feel the need to treat everyone equally. Yes, this might be something that makes me different from many other Americans and that is why I prefer to NEVER be like everyone else. When we desire to get along just to get along and not stand up for our beliefs, it does not ever fix anything! I would like to suggest you listen to this song and please tell me how it makes you feel!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpYeekQkAdc

When I was growing up, I was taught that the United States is a “free” and “welcoming” country, but this is far from the truth! No one is completely free, especially women as they no longer have control over what happens to their bodies. If everyone is not uniform, behaving, looking, believing, and speaking alike, they are too different and must be stopped. Why else would so many innocent people trying to enjoy the long weekend, going out to dinner, a movie, the grocery store, or anywhere else not in their homes be shot and killed?

For years now, my husband and I have stayed home safely. We never wanted to get COVID, especially due to my weak immune system, and we have been successful. We do not want to go out to dinner to celebrate or have a date night and not make it home because of the insanity in the country, again, we have been successful. I understand how short life is, but we do not want it to be made shorter because of something we have no control over. I know it seems like we are trying to live in a bubble, and this might be true, but there needs to be a massive change in the United States.

Have you ever wondered what other countries think when they see what is going on in this country? I do not have to wonder because I am told by people, I work with that live in Canada. They see the news here in the United States and shake their heads in utter disbelief as to how it could be true. The mass shootings, lies within our government, taking away a woman’s rights to her body, hatred filling our streets, and much more that should never happen! NO country is perfect, but most other countries do not have the damage as the United States does.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I know there are going to be many people that disagree with everything I have said and that is okay because you have a right to your opinion. I would love to read your comments and I will respect whatever you have to stay. I hope your long weekend has been safe and relaxing! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Friday before a long weekend!

A Friday before a three-day weekend is the best kind of Friday. I appreciate all Fridays, but I am thankful to get a long weekend. I am not doing anything special during the long weekend, which makes me even happier😊! The only things I plan to do is NOT get up too early, not have to work my normal job, and clean my house! This might not sound exciting to anyone else, but this is exactly what I need. The past few weeks have been exhausting and frustrating, which explains why I am emotionally and physically drained.

I wish someone could explain to me in a way that makes sense why there are so many judgmental and angry people in the United States. I do not understand why people enjoy tearing someone down by insulting them or finding other ways to make another human being feel they are insignificant. This type of behavior will never make sense to me because I have always tried to be kind, understanding, and considerate of other’s feelings. I feel we are here in this world together and should try making it a better place, instead of what is happening now.

I know my views are different than a lot of other people, especially in the south where I live, but I have always felt that we should all be treated equally and with kindness. I have never thought someone should be judged based on the color of their skin, where they are from, who they worship or love, or anything else, and that people should only be judged based on how they treat others. Who cares what the color of their skin is or where they are from? Who cares who they love, as long as they display love and not hate? Who cares who someone worships if that is what they choose to do? The only thing that matters is the way we treat other people!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have had a wonderful week and are looking forward to enjoying a long and safe weekend! Do you have anything planned for the long weekend? If you do have something planned, please stay safe! 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!

Always, Alyssa