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

Saying Goodbye to 2020

Let’s End 2020 & Begin 2021 With Positivity!

It really does seem as if 2020 started off going in the wrong direction, but never managed to change course for the better. To put it mildly, there has been an insane number of life-altering situations that have taken place during 2020 and none that I would want to relive or even wish on my worst enemy. This also goes far deeper than anything affecting me personally because what has gone wrong during this year has tragically impacted millions of people worldwide.

I do not think I had ever looked forward to saying “Goodbye” to any year previously in my life, but I am glad 2020 is now in our rearview mirror. There were so many tragedies that took place and many of which should never have happened in the first place. Everyone faces challenging times during their life, but I think we have all seen far too many during 2020. I would love to be able to say that everyone learns something with each challenge faced, but I think for some people it takes a little more than it does others.

At the end of 2019, I thought that 2020 was going to be a wonderful year. In a strange way, I thought this because 2020 was an even number everything was going to be blissful and full of great times. I have never been more wrong, but I can admit that I was. I know there have been years that were a lot worse, but not during my lifetime. It was probably back during our grandparent’s time when times were a lot more tragic and the past year, we endured would be easy for them to tolerate because the things they saw were something we could not ever handle. I do not think our brains are wired to handle what our grandparents saw.

What were a few things that occurred during 2020 that you wished never happened? What were a few things that happened during 2020 that you were thankful for and learned from? Of course, there are always going to be issues/situations in life we would love to wish away, but unfortunately, this is not always possible. It is crucial we learn from everything we go through and help others to do the same.

Thinking about the past year in a negative manner probably is not healthy and even though it is not easy we do need to try our best to see a light. Yes, there have been almost 350,000 deaths due to COVID in the United States and 1.83 million worldwide. These numbers are astonishing and very terrible. In my opinion, you would think these numbers would force everyone to do what is necessary, and yet there are so many that refuse to. Wearing a mask and social distancing is NOT taking away the freedom that some Americans’ are complaining about, it is for the safety of human lives. Until everyone does what they can to stop the spread, the new cases and deaths are only going to continue to rise.

I am not going to lie to y’all, I hardly ever leave my house these days. Also, I cannot tell you that I do not follow the number of new cases in the city I live in. There have been way too many times the numbers have brought me to tears and watching the people on the news that lost loved ones to COVID always makes me cry. I cannot imagine losing someone that I care about because of this virus because all it takes is following the advice from experts. Y’all know I think that politicians lie and so do your typical everyday people, but numbers and science do not lie. We have all heard since the virus appeared, wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stay home, and all the other excellent advice is NOT hard to do!

Another sad part about 2020 is people have shown their true colors and they are NOT pretty. So many people showed that not only are they ignorant to the facts, but they are selfish only caring about what they want and do exactly what they want to despite what is going on in the world. It seems like so many people will not understand how deadly COVID is until they lose someone they care about and this is NOT the way any of us should be behaving. During these devastating times, we MUST join together for the good of human lives. It does not matter what political party you follow, right now it ONLY matters that we do what we can to keep others alive and end the spread of this deadly virus!

I know I am only one person and I cannot do anything alone to do this, so I am asking each of you to do the same! Even if we only save one other person’s life, that is one more family that will not bear the grief of losing someone they care about and then not even be able to have a proper burial because of the virus that took that person.

There might be certain things I have said in this post you agree with and even some things that you will disagree with, but I would love to read what you think. I respect you and what you think, so it is perfectly fine if you disagree with some or all that is in this post. I promise that I will respond to all comments as quickly as I can!

Thank you so very much for visiting my site today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend 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

Pandemic Holidays

Even though we did just experience a very unusual Christmas holiday due to COVID-19, I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday and remain safe! I have found Christmas different for a while now because growing up in the north, I always had a white Christmas. I have lived in the south for over 20 years now and since then, I have only had one white Christmas. You would think I would have adjusted to this change given it has been SO many years, but it still does not feel like Christmas without the snow covering the ground. In a sense, it is a good thing we do not get snow in the south often because there is not the necessary equipment to handle the snow, which makes basically everything shut down.

This Christmas was abnormal for people for various reasons, but mainly because of the safety issues due to COVID-19. It was recommended from the experts with the CDC to ONLY celebrate with those in your household. This made it so families were not able to have their “normal” Christmas celebrations. We all were forced to miss family members that do not live within our same four walls, which if you think about it is incredibly sad. Even with that said, many others had to get through the holidays either sick with COVID in an empty hospital room alone or after losing someone they care about who had been with them for years around the holidays.

Now that the Christmas of 2020 is in the past, how was your Christmas? I did work on Christmas Eve until 2:00 PM, which was not too bad. My husband works nights and did have to work Christmas Eve as well. The good thing is, we both work from home and even though I work during the day, I was able to spend most of Christmas Eve awake and with my husband! In previous years we spent Christmas Eve with my mother and stepfather, but that was not going to happen this year for other reasons besides COVID.

For the past 16 years, my husband and I would spend Christmas day with his side of the family. I know and understand how hard this Christmas was for my husband because he had spent all holidays for the last 42 years with his family and sadly was not able to see anyone this year. Despite having worked 10 long hours on Christmas Eve, I know without a doubt that my husband would have loved to spend even a few hours with his family, but unfortunately, COVID really put a damper on this as it did for so many others.

I am not trying to be negative, but with the number of cases and deaths that are continuing to escalate in every state and county, this year we needed to make some adjustments for the holidays. I do believe that if everyone followed the sensible and logical advice from the experts, there would be a much better chance the numbers would not increase due to a holiday, as they did after Thanksgiving. In all honesty, I do fear that after Christmas and New Year’s we are going to see a massive increase in both new cases and deaths. We have a few friends that are planning to bring in the New Year in the mountain where we all go snowboarding. This is something we have wanted to do for many years but have not been able to yet and this year we do not think it is safe. Unfortunately, my husband’s birthday is in early January and of course, he wanted to be in the mountains for his birthday.

Regrettably, due to COVID-19, we were not able to do the things we normally do in 2020. We did not get to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary at the beach as we have done for the past 9 years. We were not able to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family. We did not see either of our families at Christmas. We have not ever really gone anywhere for New Year’s because of how unsafe it is with the mass amounts of people driving intoxicated. My husband will not be able to do what he loves on his birthday, which is snowboarding. Y’all know how much I have urged masks and social distancing, but for reasons beyond my understanding, people in the United States will not do what they need to. My initial guess is people are listening to the misinformation they are hearing from the government and ignoring what the CDC is saying about this awful and very deadly virus. I cannot even strictly blame the government for this but can blame the sheer ignorance of many American people.

What country or state do you live in? How is your country or state handling this virus? I do know some countries that have been on lockdown and or have rules in place to keep their citizens safe. Even though the number of new cases and deaths is among the highest in the United States, the government has not and does not seem like they are going to do anything with regards to lockdowns OR mask mandates. Many people want to say that requiring masks is taking away their freedom, but I do not think that is the case at all. In fact, I think that either implementing a mask mandate or a lockdown for a few weeks would save many lives but doing nothing is NOT an option anymore! We need leadership in the United States so this virus will stop killing innocent people!

Thank you for stopping by my site today! I appreciate the time you have taken to read and hopefully leave a common with your thoughts. I always value what you have to say and will respond as quickly as I can! I know some of this post ended up being a little of a rant, but there is a lot of heart, and emotions in the mix as well. 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~

~Our Weekend Is Finally Here~

Happy Friday y’all! I hope you had a great week and you are looking forward to enjoying your weekend, safely of course! Do you have anything planned for the weekend? No surprise to anyone, I have no plans at all. Truthfully, I really like a weekend with no plans involved and not just because I need a break after the long week, but also because it is SO much safer! I do want to try writing a post about the doctor’s appointment I had yesterday and about celebrating holidays during a pandemic.

Now that we are at the end of this week, some of us may have some pent up frustrations from the week to let go of. Y’all already know that I do not think we should ever cloud our very short weekends with the dark feelings we had during the week. With the massive amount of negativity that is bleeding through the states, oceans, and countries, we need to try our best to distance ourselves from the negative people and things! I hope the quote I am sharing today will help you let go of the problems, avoid overly negative people, and enjoy your weekend with a positive outlook on life! Negative emotions are contagious, but so are positive emotions!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have good day and a great, and safe weekend! I would love to know how your week was and also what you thought about the quote I shared today! Now, I did say I do not have any plans for the weekend, especially out of the house, but I would love to continue crocheting the blanket I am making for my mother and her boyfriend and write a few posts. I do want to ask y’all to please stay safe this weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~Tranquil Tuesday~

~Stay Safe & Stay Positive~

Happy Tuesday y’all! It often feels like the days and weeks are going by extremely fast, but then when you stop to think that it is Tuesday and it feels like it should be Thursday. Why do you think that is? I love the fact that work is busy right now because it makes the days go by faster, but sometimes that can be frustrating as well. It is only frustrating when everyone gets demanding and pushy, and I have to explain there is only so much I can do to make things happen! I am learning to not let work stress get too out of control, but it does still happen from time to time!

We have already made it through one day of this week, making the weekend closer than it was yesterday! Even though one day is over, we do still have four more days to get through and we need some tranquil and positive thoughts to help us do that! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all beneficial, but I do want to read your brilliant thoughts on the quote! I am trying to get better and faster at responding to your comments as well because I love the interaction!

So, how is the weather where you live? I live in the south in the United States, where the weather changes without any real notice. I can be in the high 60’s one day and the next day be in the low 40’s. It is insane, and considering my body takes time to adapt, my system just stays confused. The temperatures are getting colder, which also gives me some problems because I tend to stay tense with the chills and that causes me a lot of pain!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope your week is going well so far and you are staying safe! I know the vaccine for COVID was released yesterday, but I still think it will be a while before it is safe, so we need to act accordingly! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Motivational Monday

~Let’s Begin This Week With An Optimistic Mind~

Happy Monday y’all! How was your weekend? I hope your weekend was great and safe. I have been working on crocheting a blanket for my mother and her boyfriend that matches the colors of their living room. Of course, there is no way it is going to be done by Christmas, but they know this and have said to take my time. I did not leave the house at all because I am terrified of leaving the house after all it is not safe. The COVID numbers have increased no less than 500 for the past few days and I am not willing to gamble with my life.

Today, we are beginning another new week, and we are so close to the end of the year. 2020 has been a crazy year, but let’s make the most of what is left of it and hope for the best! Sometimes holding on to hope, is all we can do. No matter what is going on in life, we need to do the best we can to stay motivated and positive, especially at the start of the week. I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all today provides you the motivation needed at the start of our week! I would love to know what you think about this quote because I know your thoughts are amazing!

As I said at the beginning of this post, the number of new cases of COVID where I live has increased no less than 500 for the past few days. I know living in fear is not a good way to live, but during these times it might be what keeps us alive. Yes, we should ALL be wearing a mask when we leave our homes. Yes, we should be washing our hands many times a day. Yes, we should be practicing social distancing. Unfortunately, there are too many that are not doing this. With this said, it is better to just stay safely at home!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I do truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment if you wish. I hope you have a great day and each day after gets even better. 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~

We Finally Made It Through The Week!

Happy Friday y’all! How was your week? All I can say is, thank goodness the week is finally over! It was not an awful week, but it did feel pretty darn long. Honestly, I would much rather my workday be busy because it makes the day go by faster. Out of all the days, I must say that Wednesday was probably the worst. My Wednesday seriously felt like a bad Monday on steroids! I do not think I would wish the way Wednesday was for me on my worst enemy!

Now that the week is over and the weekend is here, do y’all have any plans? As I am writing this, I do not really have many plans. I will probably go out for a short visit to a store for some Christmas cards, but it will be a short visit to a store because it seems like the people where I live think COVID is a joke and not that serious. Not only do people refuse to wear a mask, but they will NOT social distance. I would hate to go to a store for cards and end up in jail because people get too close and NEVER social distance! I will of course, be as safe as I can during my very short outing!

As our week comes to an end, it is time to let go of anything and everything negative that happened during the week, so we can enjoy the short weekend! Yes, I am working on letting go of my frustrations that Wednesday caused because, at the end of the day or week, it isn’t that important! I am hoping you will find the quote I am sharing with you and it will offer you a way to let go of the negative and enjoy the positive life has to offer! Please whatever you end up doing this weekend, do what you can to stay safe!!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you had a great week and your day goes well, and your weekend is full of nothing but joy! I would love to know what you think and promise to respond to 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

Inspirational Wednesday!

~Be Inspired, Stay Inspired & Inspire Others~

Happy Wednesday y’all! The good news about today is, we are halfway through the week and so much closer to the weekend! How is your week going so far? I think it is safe to say that every day has been pretty similar to Monday, which is not really a bad thing. I am still VERY ready for the weekend because I am tired of getting up early and dealing with the stresses of work. Even saying that, if overtime is offered this weekend, I will more than likely do it. Crazy, right?

It is easy to just go along with how things are in the world, but where is the inspiration in our world today? Exactly, it is missing. With this said, we must find our inspiration and try to always inspire those we are around. My hope is you are going to find some kind of inspiration in the quote I am sharing with y’all today. For most days, if we think about the great opportunities tomorrow offers us, instead of all the stresses and issues from yesterday, we are going to be much more successful and happy! But, what do you think? I would love to know and promise to respond to your comments as quickly as I can!

Our week is getting closer to the end and I know we all typically look forward to a carefree weekend but do you have any plans? As Christmas is getting closer and I know we all probably have Christmas wish lists we want to fulfill, but please do so in the safest way your possibly can. This is a time that online shopping is ideal because it is safe. Something on all our Christmas wish lists is probably that COVID will go away, but unfortunately, that wish might not happen this year. So what I am begging y’all to do, if you must leave the safety of your home, please do so in the safest way possible which means follow the guidelines we have been told by experts. Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and even wear gloves!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a great and safe day! Remember, I do not constantly remind y’all about being safe because I want to be a nag, I save the nagging for my husband, I am telling y’all this because I do not want anything awful to happen to you. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

~Tranquil Tuesday~

~It Is Necessary To Stay Positive Daily~

Happy Tuesday y’all! We have already made it through one day and only have four to go, I think we’ve go this! How was your Monday? My Monday was rather long and I work over 9 hours, but overall it was not horrible. I honestly think if the rest of the week follows how Monday was, it will not be that bad. It is nice to hear from upper management they appreciate your hard work!

I got a little distracted last week with work and was not able to do my normal “Tranquil Tuesday” post, which I am sorry for. This week will be different because I am learning how to balance the job I do enjoy and life outside of work! Sometimes I do feel like work and home balance is about as difficult as walk the tightrope at the circus, but it is doable! During the fears of COVID and holidays upon us, we all need a little tranquility in our lives. I hope you will find the quote I am sharing today inspiring and encouraging, but would love to read your thoughts on it! It might not always be easy to be optimistic, but it is much better than being pessimistic.

There is no doubt we are all in the same situation right now with COVID. The living in fear is exhausting and the constant questions is beyond frustrating because for most of those questions, there are no clear answers. The most important thing is, we need to keep ourselves, our families, and other people safe from the virus. It really is not that difficult, it just requires masks, social distancing, and following the experts advice! We are all in this fight together!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and really hope y’all are staying as safe as you possibly can! I do look forward to reading your thoughts and promise to 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