The meaning of Christmas

Christmas-true-meaningPlease forgive me because I do know how incredibly negative this is going to sound, but I feel like the real meaning of Christmas 🎄 has been lost for a very long time. It seems that in 2019 Christmas has become nothing more than another reason to shop, making this holiday that is supposed to have a deeper meaning, all about consumerism.

To me, the meaning of Christmas 🎄 is a time to share love, respect, and encouragement with2ab1aec3c713ae7f7043b02de2f44be9_XL one another and not degrade others. I strongly believe that instead of tearing others down, we should focus on building them up. It is so important to help family, friends and even acquaintances see the strength they have within themselves. 

This is a time we can spend with our families, but at the same time not put too much stress on ourselves. The only thing canvas-family-love-square-small_grande_6bab9f20-040e-4232-a797-a7aa6efd13a8_2048xstress is going to cause is hostility and negative emotions, which can become way too intense and painful. As much as we all want to be able to visit with our family during the holiday season, sometimes life gets in the way making it impossible. No matter the distance between families love is always there and it is never-ending!

To be completely honest with y’all, I have not been in the 🎄 Christmas spirit at all this year. I am not even 100% sure why I have been slightly anti-Christmas this year. I guess it might be because there are always too many expectations that are not only exhausting but unattainable. I am sure many people will disagree with me and want to torture themselves by trying to be in two or three places at the same time.u-g-Q105OKT0

I remember a time that Christmas was astounding and purely magical. I did grow up in the north where there was ALWAYS sparkling snow ❄ covering the ground at Christmas. Heck, there was snow covering the ground on Thanksgiving. A blanket of snow set a picture-perfect vision that allowed kids to go build    snowmen ⛄, create snow ❄ angels, and have snowball fights!

431de0f92642a15a22b28bf3cf19c41bDo you remember what Christmas was like when you were a child? I remember on Christmas Eve being able to open one of my gifts, which were always new Christmas pajamas to wake up in on Christmas day 🎄. I remember putting Christmas cookies and milk out for Santa and putting a few carrots outside for Santa’ reindeer! I can even recall lying in my bed waiting to hear Santa’s sleigh bells ring, so I could run to the window to see Santa, Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Donder, Comet, Cupid, and Blitzen! Viewing life through the innocent eyes of a child can be refreshing and a beautiful thing.

I do sincerely hope the true meaning of Christmas will surface before next December. DMfurNbUQAM2dJMMaybe by December 2020, more can learn to quit carrying hate in their hearts and let more love through those cast-iron walls. I think the world could be a much happier place if everyone would embrace love!

On Christmas, if you were offered any three gifts of your choice and would forfeit any gifts from the future, what would they be? Keep in mind the skies the limit and any wish you make come true. I have listed what my wishes 16be83960a1c19625588b2fd81f8debb.jpgwould be in no particular order.

  1. I wish there would finally be cures for all the illnesses that cause people so many problems.
  2. I wish all the hate in this world cease to exist and make room for love, kindness, and empathy.
  3. I wish no child went without love ❤ and always had food on the table.

Thank you for stopping by my site today. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and you are feeling well. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes.

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

                                           

Very random thoughts!

life-is-like-a-roller-coaster-it-has-its-ups-and-downs-but-its-your-choice-to-scream-or-enjoy-the-ride-quote-1There are many times when life feels like a roller-coaster that has fallen off the tracks. It seems like one bad thing happens, just to be followed by another and it ends up turning into a vicious cycle of events. Often times you are just getting through one of lives difficult event when something else comes up. It is hard to catch your breath, but you are also forced to keep going.

We have all heard people say that life is short, but is it really? I have always believed that everything in our life happens for a reason and we may never know what those reasons are, but they are there. I think our story was written way before we were even born and we are just here to play the part.

It kind of seems like I have lived a year that was full of changes, some were good and 4others were not. I have no regrets about moving to a new area with my husband and two cats. It was a good choice and I do not miss the area we moved from. The move was a new chapter in our lives and it is not complete yet!

I have always known that you can’t run away from your problems because they will always follow you, no matter where you go. I am not saying there are any problems in my household, but I can’t go anywhere to hide from the pain caused from Multiple Sclerosis or the stress that seems to go everywhere I do. Stress is just something that has been a burden on my mind and haunted me for years.

maxresdefaultThere are many times I think about a place that has less pain and is stress-free. I find the beach to be a magical place where my pain seems to be less and stress is not welcomed and is blocked from the beach! I think the sound and smell of the ocean clears the mind and lightens to burdens to the soul. What do y’all think?

Y’all already know that I left my previous job a few weeks ago and do not start my new job until Monday. This did give me a break from work and allowed me to recuperate 06e6cb98-9eac-4eb5-a6c4-26efd7cde98c_logofrom that job because it really was a terrible place to be. The job was full of negativity and ended up being a very hostile environment. During my time off I was able to reunite more with something I am truly passionate about. I have made the decision to try getting into freelance writing. I know it is going to be a lot more difficult because I will be working full-time, but I will still put forth the effort. Of course it is going to take me longer to get everything setup, but it is a real possibility and I will make it happen!

Most everything about the job I start on Monday will be very new to me, but I catch onto images (9)things fast. I do not see it as be a difficult job, but hopefully it will be a great new adventure. There was a time I was very naïve and thought all people had good intentions, but as I have gotten older I know this isn’t always true.Don’t get me wrong, I know there are many wonderful people out there, but with some it isn’t easy to know if their intentions are good or if they plain evil hiding behind fake sincerity. I plan to go into this new job with my eyes wide open and no real expectations, good or bad. I guess if I do not have any expectations for the new job, I will not be disappointed!images (7)

So this is my last weekend before starting to work full-time again. I thought it would be best to get plenty of rest to prepare for next week, so I have not done much of anything! Either today or tomorrow I need to go to the grocery store to get a few things so I can make my lunch for the week. I think I am going to try to start eating healthier and think it will make me feel better all around. We are also getting our new kitchen appliances deliver on Saturday, so I can try cooking dinner more than we eat fast food. It has been over a year since we had a stove and surprisingly enough, I am SUPER excited about it!

smileI hope you are enjoying your weekend so far and you are feeling the best you can. I am still planning to keep my same schedule of posts and continue to try doing additional ones, but it might take me a little longer to respond to comments. We are approaching winter and it is already pretty chilly where I live. The craziest thing is, I actually grew up in the north where there are very cold and snowy winters. I guess living in the south for 20 years has made me forget what cold really is! Now when I say it is getting colder where I live, I think low 50’s is cold!  

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. This post was kind of all over the positive vibesplace, but I guess I just have a lot on my mind and writing about it helps! I do hope you leave a comment because I love reading what your thoughts are on everything. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

 

Motivational Monday!

smile its mondayHello y’all! I hope you had a lovely weekend and you are ready for another week. This is so incredibly NOT like me, but I actually slept on and off pretty much all day Saturday and then did hardly anything Sunday. I guess all those days not getting near enough sleep finally caught up with me. How was your weekend? I hope if there was anything you wanted to do you were able to!

The quote I am sharing with y’all today is actually one my husband told me about. As soon as he told me about this quote, I knew I had to share it with y’all because I think it is very uplifting and motivating! I have always thought that our attitudes towards any situations can make it extremely difficult or make it fairly easy to handle. October+2018+(2)

I guess I have always tried handling life with a positive mindset because if we have  negative thoughts, nothing will ever go well. I know at work if just one person comes in while in a bad mood, those feelings are contagious causing everyone else to have a bad positive mondayday. Although that might just be me because I tend to be a little too compassionate to others feelings and when someone I know well is having a hard time it actually hurts me.

I do look forward to reading your thoughts about this quote because I know y’all have strong emotions and feelings. I hope you have a great start to your week and your week only gets better. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

P.S I am working on a post about Alzheimer Awareness Month, which hopefully I will be done with by the end of the week!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Let It Go Friday!

imagesGood morning and HAPPY Friday y’all! I hope your week has treated you well and you are ready to enjoy the weekend! Dealing with the time change, numerous different personalities/attitudes and a terrible amount of fatigue the weekend is just what I NEED! Sometimes it is not what is planned for a weekend, it is what isn’t planned that makes it just perfect!

Today is the perfect day to just let go of any unnecessary stress, hostility and or frustrations because we all know it doesn’t change anything at all! This week to let go of things daily I have been writing poetry again! I find writing is the best and less expensive forms of therapy! It is so incredibly freeing and there is NO worries about anyone disagreeing with you because it is between you and the paper you write on. Over the past month or so I have three different notebooks I write in, one is a journal, one is for my poems and the other is for things I want to write on my blog about. I don’t let anymore read my journal (obviously) and I do not share the poems with anyone yet! I am going to share with you the notebooks that I have been writing in. I used 3 different colors purple, teal and pink,just to keep things happy and colorful!

My Let It Go Friday quote is powerful and thought provoking, so I hope you enjoy it!2018-Motivation-Quotes-The-Mason-Group-1110x550

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote and I hope if you choose to get one of the notebooks I shared, you love❤them as much as I do! My wishes for you are that you have a great day and your weekend is everything that makes you happy! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

*Rest & Alone Time Good for the soul!*

let-discuss.jpgLet’s have an open and honest discussion about something that is very important to all of us! What do you do when there are several things you either want to do or need to do, but your body is screaming for you to stop and rest?  Do you try your best to ignore pleads from your overworked and weary body and keep going on? Or do you take a step back and listen to what your body is begging you for? Honestly, even though I know it would be best to rest, I tend to push myself not to stop or even slow down at all.life changes

Considering I do want to start making positive changes in my life, I wanted to find out how beneficial restful alone time can be for a person. This is going so sound a little crazy, but I almost felt like this information was granting me permission to have my pleasant alone time and not feel guilty or selfish for doing so.

Unfortunately, finding peace in the world today isn’t an easy task to take on and can exhaustingPositive Life Affirmation and Old Thought Patterns

to try. We see so much hatred and negativity every single day and that is SO WRONG! Even with that said, I do still believe, although it may only be short lived, there are minor things we can do for peace and comfort. I am going to list a few benefits to having your own personal and quit alone time!

  • Alone time gives you the opportunity to unwind and reboot your brain. If your brain is constantly turned “ON”, you are not giving your brain a chance to replenish itself. Time alone with no distractionsimages (7) allows for you to clear your mind, focus, and think a lot more clearly than before. This gives you the chance to revitalize both you mind and body!
  • Alone time can help improve concentration skills and even increase your productivity. If we can remove distractions and interruption from our lives the best we can, our concentration abilities will improve, which will help you get more work done, images (8)is less the time. Spending time by yourself gives you time to discover who you are and to hear your voice. When you are in a group with other people, you tend to just go along with whatever others said, even if it isn’t the action you think would be best.
  • You will have an opportunity to think far deeper if you are left alone with your thoughts, rather than in a group. On a normal day we are thinking or stressing about what our to-do list entails. Try to take short periods of time to sit alone and allow your thoughts to come alive!deep-quotes-every-saint-has-a-past-every-sinner-has-a-future-oscar-wilde-wisdom-quotes
  • It is often difficult to work through our troubles when we are surrounded with interruptions from either other humans or electronics. We do have a better chance to solve our problems if we take time and process things alone.
  • Spending time alone can improve your relationships. If you have spent time by yourself, you will have a better understanding of who you are and who you want to surround yourself with. Once you spent time alone, you will be able to appreciate Zenspirations®_by_Joanne_Fink_Blog_12_4_17_Let_Ypur_Creativity_Shineyour relationships with more love and honesty.
  • Alone time creates a space for creativity to grow and expand! Spending time alone allows your mind to wander candidly activating the brain’s default mode network that is responsible for most original thoughts and ideas.
  • Spending time alone increases self-sufficiency. This gives you the chance to self-reflect and even become comfortable with who you are. You will also be motivated to form your own opinions, free from judgment and criticism from others.

I hope you have found this information as interesting and helpful as I did. I believe allb0c97863a133d3e681c89beadb0f7a6b--art-tutorial-inspirational-posters of us should be learning more and evolving. I really appreciate you taking time to read this. I am not pushing you make a comment, but I would really like to encourage you to do so. I look forward to reading your thoughts because all of you are pretty great. I hope your weekend has been full of happy time and pain free! Please always remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤ , comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

P.S I hope everything came out okay with this post, WP was giving me troubles this evening

Been a while

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Catching-Up-and-My-Favorite-ThingsWOW, it feels like it has been forever since I did anything in the blogging community! While I was on my much needed vacation with my husband last week, I took a short break from doing anything involving a computer. The two of us went to my happy place, the BEACH, not only to celebrate my birthday, but also our 8 year wedding anniversary ❤. We had an amazing time together and had absolutely beautiful weather! It was so great being far away from the stresses of work and be able to just sit back listening to the ocean waves! I honestly find the sight and sounds of the ocean 🌊, while reading a great book to be the best way to relax and refresh!

I am very far behind on reading all of your posts, which I already know are fantastic. its-been-a-whileUnfortunately, I do have to work the weekend so I can’t say I will be able to catch up, but I will still try.

Considering I have been away for almost 2 weeks now, how have y’all been doing? I hope you are feeling well and your month has started off great! October is beautiful and my favorite month, which I am not just saying that because it is the month I was married in. I have always enjoyed the change in weather during October. Normally it isn’t too hot and not that cold, it is just right! Sounds kind of like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but yet so true! Of course the southern states are not always on the same page with my thought process and it was in the high 90’s ☀ for the first week of October, but thankfully over the weekend the temperatures are going to drop! It is crazy though because when I say the temperatures are going to drop, I mean drop more than 20 degrees in one day!

Like I already stated, my husband and I had a wonderful vacation. Of course it wasn’t long c620x376enough and it was painful to return to work. The insane thing is we didn’t get home until the early morning hours and I had to work that day. I was so exhausted; nothing bothered me at all because my mind was still at the beach and maybe I was half asleep still. Of course things not bothering me only lasted half a day and I will tell you more about this later. My boss is still the same idiot he has always been!

For my birthday we had a lovely dinner at a restaurant that was oceanfront 🌊! vacation and celebrationConsidering we were at the beach during the off season it wasn’t overly crowded, which was great! Thankfully my husband did not tell the waitress it was my birthday, so I didn’t have to deal with the wait staff singing happy birthday to me and embarrassing me. I do not like to be center of attention and would prefer to go unnoticed! 

The day after my birthday we went to another oceanfront restaurant to celebrate our 8 year wedding anniversary ❤! Back to back celebrations were nice and peaceful! It is so hard to believe we have already been married for 8 years ❤, I mean where does the time go? I still remember the day my husband proposed like it was yesterday and that was 9 years ago!

Sunrise at the beachI don’t know about you, but before last week there were times I was awake at sunrise, but never actually watched the sunrise. Standing out on the beach in the early morning hours watching the sun come up was a beautiful sight and pretty powerful! It really is amazing to watch as the sun slowly makes its way up to shine light on us all around the world! To think the sun I watched come up will also be seen on the other side of the world at some point. 

The weather was so clear we were even able to watch the sunset! The sun sets slowly over sunset at the beachthe horizons and it is quite magical, especially near the ocean! Of course I do think everything is magical and hypnotizing when I am at the beach!

I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend and you are able to enjoy every moment of it. I will be back to my normal routine next week and maybe even some extra surprises. I want to thank you for stopping by my site today and please know that I always appreciate your comments. Please never forget that no matter how busy I am, I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤

Let It Go Friday!

just breathGood morning y’all and happy Friday! I have been looking forward to this day all week because I only have to work 3 hours today and then have the entire weekend off! I really need this time away from all the pressures and stresses work is causing me and to focus on things that bring me joy.

I think way more often than not, I hold onto the stress that others are causing me and the pressure that comes along with it. One of my co-workers has hated her job original-3584403-1since she started because it feels like a hostile work environment. She is the assistant manager and the property manager does not communicate with her at all, but instead avoids even talking to her. He seems to expect her to know everything without the proper training. I think we already established the fact that my manager is an absolute moron and treats people so wrong. I am happy for my ❤ sweet friend because she found another job where I hope she will be happier and way more appreciated. I am definitely going to miss her❤, but we are going to stay in touch❤!

My other co-worker opened up to tumblr_lpmzts804m1qimgijus today about things he has gone through in life. The stories he told us broke my heart 💜 and yet I really understood most of what he has gone through in life. It is kind of funny, we never really know what someone else has dealt with in life because we weren’t there, but when they confide in us, we can give them the support they truly deserve and need💜

Today being Friday is a great day to start letting go of all the stresses from the week and just breath a sign of relief. We made it through another rather long week and now we can kick back and relax. The quote I am sharing with you today is very powerful and will have different meaning to all that read it.let go7

Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤ for stopping by my site today. I look forwardimages (6) to reading your amazing thoughts on this quote and everything else I shared today. I hope y’all have a lovely day and you are looking forward to the weekend. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!

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❤Always, Alyssa❤