Let It Go Friday!

It’s time to let go of negative emotions from the week & enjoy the weekend!

Happy Friday y’all! We finally made it through the week and I hope you had a wonderful week! Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I know that any plans you may have, y’all will stay safe, right? I know this will come as a surprise to y’all, so brace yourself, I have nothing planned at all. I know you must think I just live a boring life, but truthfully, this is what I prefer because of my intense fears of COVID-19.

As this week finally comes to an end and with so much going on around the world that may cause some stress and or negative feelings, I think today is the perfect day to attempt to let those emotions go to hopefully enjoy the short weekend. The weeks are so long and the weekends seem to get shorter, we need to be able to enjoy it as much as we possibly can. I am hoping you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all today encouraging and it helps you let go of any negative feelings you may be carrying with you.

It breaks my heart anytime I hear the news because there are so many awful things going on and not just with the virus. I have never understood why there is so much hate that is only building throughout the country. In my eyes, we are all simply imperfect human-beings with a heart and feelings. It does not matter how much money you have in the bank, the house you live in, the clothes you wear, cars you drive, or anything else because what matters is the way you treat others. I feel pretty confident that y’all agree with me on this, but please let me know what you think.

Thank you for visiting my site today. As always, I appreciate you taking the time to read what I have shared and I also love reading your comments, which I will respond to 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

A Tribute To My Angel Above

**Until We Meet Again**

I hope today is simply just another Wednesday in September for y’all and does not hold any unpleasant and heartbreaking memories. Unfortunately, this is a day that changed my entire life and even my worldly views on life, empathy, love, compassion, sympathy, equality, death, and so much more. Many times, traumatizing events we deal with in life can have a long-lasting impact on the rest of our life and it can be incredibly emotional and painful.

It was late in the afternoon on this day seven years ago when my entire world was flipped upside down and changed forever. My husband and I were preparing for my birthday and our anniversary vacation; the two are back to back. I was just leaving the tanning salon and was still in the parking lot when my phone rang. I do not speak much to my family on either side and really only talked with my grandfather, so when the call from my uncle came, it was very unusual. I did always adore my uncle, but life always got in the way.

This call completely and totally shook my heart, mind, and soul deep within its core. I heard the words my uncle spoke so gently, but I do not think his words registered right away because he was telling me that my dear sweet grandfather passed away. In my mind my grandfather, whom I called Poppy hung the moon and walked on water and even though I knew he was battling with cancer, he was supposed to live forever. I could not then and still struggle with imagining a world without him in it because he made everything, including the world so much better.

Over the years, my Poppy taught me so much and for that I am eternally thankful and a better person because of him. He was a man that treated everyone fairly and equally. He never judged a person based on the color of their skin or who they loved because love was really all that matter and skin color never mattered. This is the way things should be and for some reason in 2020 still are not.

A great memory of my Poppy that I have is the car rides with him. Normally, this was when he picked me up from my mother and we would visit the family. There was a song he would sing along with and I loved the sound of his beautiful and unique voice. The song he would sing along with was “Seven Spanish Angels” by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson.www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8A9Y1Dq_cQ&ab_channel=WillieNelsonVEVO This song will never be sang the same or feel the same as it did when my Poppy sang it. I hope this link works right so y’all can hear the song!

Something I will always remember is a little more than one month before my birthday, my Poppy called to wish me a happy birthday. At the time it did not dawn on me, but I think he somehow he knew he was not going to still be around for my birthday and wanted to do what he had done for 32 years and wish me a happy birthday. I wish I realized this back then, but it is too late now. I just hope he never doubted how much I loved and admired him and always will.

Although we lived in different states and were miles apart, I loved our phone calls we would have on my drive home from work. I would tell him about my day and ask about his. He would tell me the latest information about the rest of the family and I would ask him to send them my love, which I know he always did. I miss his voice and the reassuring way he had to make even the worst situations bearable.

I know seven years is a long time and I have had many years to heal, but the loss still feels so fresh. Losing someone as special and loving as my Poppy leaves a hole in your heart and it does not mend easily.

My only hope is that my Poppy and my angel watching over me is proud of the person I am today. I hope he is proud of how immensely passionate I am and how much I will defend my beliefs. I am strong and stand by what I feel strongly about and do not back down to anyone and never allow anyone to sway my thoughts in their direction. I feel the need to stand up for people that are not able to stand up for themselves, which is something I know he would be proud of. Like my Poppy, I treat others equally and with respect. I have never and never will judge another based on things that do not matter like skin color, religious beliefs, race, those they love or anything else because in my eyes we are all human-beings. Love is important and it does not matter who you love as long as you love and not hate.

I will spend the rest of my life doing what I think Poppy would have done. I will always strive to make him proud so when we meet again he will welcome me with open arms and never stop being proud of who I am and what I stand for.

Thank you for visiting my site today. This was probably one of the most difficult posts I have written in a while because I miss my Poppy more than words can ever explain. He was a hero, an idol, someone you could always count on when others disappointed you, and he was a loving man with heart of gold. I do appreciate you taking the time to read this and hope you have a good day. Please remember to stay safe always. Also, please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Tranquil Tuesday!

We Must Fight Together, Not Against Each Other

Happy Tuesday y’all! I hope you had a lovely and safe long weekend! Surprise, I didn’t do anything but deal with a nasty headache/migraine and it wasn’t any fun! We are starting our new week off on Tuesday this week instead of Monday, which only means it is going to be a crazy Tuesday with a bit of a Monday revelation. Let’s just hope it won’t be too insane!

I did change my Tuesday post a little with thanks to my mother input! I hope you enjoy the new label! It will still have a quote included and a touch the togetherness we all need! I do hope you find the quote I am sharing uplifting and encouraging as we begin this week!

While we are all still dealing with COVID-19, it is still so crucial to stay as safe as we possibly can. I know it isn’t any fun wearing a mask and really feels pretty suffocating, but it is imperative to still do so. Practicing social distancing doesn’t cause us any difficulties, so it is rather easy to do. Washing our hands doesn’t really cause us any challenges and is easy especially when you have great smelling hand soaps! Many of us live an ocean apart and never come into contact with one another, but we are all in this fight together!

Thank you so much for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed the quote I have shared and I do really look forward to reading your thoughts on the quote and this post. I hope you stay safe all week and you have a great day. 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! Enjoy A Safe & Long Weekend!

I am so happy that it is finally Friday and we have a long weekend to look forward to! This truly has been a long week and a three day weekend is what I need to recuperate. Do y’all have any plans for the long weekend? I know y’all will be surprised to know that I do not have any plans at all. I mean, I will probably clean the house, organize some random things that seem like a cluttered mess, finish the two posts I started, read more in my James Patterson’s book, and place an order for groceries to be delivered. I know it doesn’t sound exciting, but it will be safe and peaceful!

Now that we are preparing for a long weekend, it is crucial to continue to remain safe and practice all the advice we have been given from the CDC and other experts. I know long during long weekends we all want to have fun and do things we enjoy, but unfortunately, it still isn’t safe. I wish I could say that COVID-19 has settled down, but it really hasn’t. Whatever you have planned, please just stay safe!

As we come to an end of a long week and prepare for a long weekend, I have a great quote that I hope you will find comfort and peace in! I do look forward to reading your comments and I promise to respond as quickly as I possibly can. I believe in your abilities and know beyond a shadow of a doubt you can conquer anything you set your mind to. We all face challenges every day of our life and somehow we succeed!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I appreciate your continued support and love the communication and friendships we have built. 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!

How has your week been? I don’t know if you have felt like your week has been excruciatingly long, but I sure have. I mean it was not an awful week, just learning so much with my job. I have also managed to get to know people I probably will never meet! Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for the training I am receiving and even more thankful for this work from home opportunity, I would not mind doing a little less Zoom. I do not enjoy being on camera at all! While I do not care to look up and see my face, it is a little amusing to see what other people look like!

As we are approaching the MUCH needed weekend and knowing it is a long weekend, we do have just one more day to get through. I think it is time for a nice Pick Me Up quote and hope y’all will like and appreciate the quote I am sharing today. I would love to read your thoughts and feedback on it and I do promise to respond to ALL comments as quickly as I can!

I hope you have a great and safe day. The best way to view things right now is that we are alive and have the opportunity for another day here in this world. Life can without a doubt throw curve balls our way and sometimes they miss, but other times they hit us hard and we have to find a way to carry on. Read and pay attention to the quote I shared with y’all today. Martin Luther King Jr was not dealt a fair hand, but he fought the fight with passion and dignity. There is so much shame with the way things are right now in this world and I can only imagine what he would say to people in this world today. I think y’all know this about me already, but I believe in treating everyone with respect and fairness!

Thank y’all for visiting my site today. I am looking forward to reading your fabulous comments. I am working on two posts right now, one is about Pain Awareness Month and the other is about how everyone has something to say about whatever illness we may live with, but they do not really understand the struggles that are really there. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday!

We are halfway through the week!

Happy hump day y’all! How has your week been so far? I hope it has been good and of course, y’all are staying safe! I have made it through two days of amazing training and I must say, I value the time we are getting because there really is SO much to learn in the mortgage world and it seems to be changing all the time.

With today being our halfway point in the week, many of us are looking forward to Friday. It is a great Friday because it is a holiday weekend, so I will have three days off! Of course, I do not have any plans because I still do not feel that safe with the virus spreading as much as it is. I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all today will provide you with a little inspiration and it will help you through the next couple of days!

First, I want to send a gentle reminder to please do everything you can to keep yourself and your family safe during times of continued concerns for COVID-19. I know I must sound like a broken record because I do say this in every post, but I worry about y’all. This virus is relentless and doesn’t care who you are, you could become a victim of this awful virus. I know wearing a mask when out around others is very uncomfortable and suffocating, but short-term discomfort is worth yours and those you love life.

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you have a great hump day or Wednesday, whichever you prefer! Hopefully your day is full of great things and happiness. I hope the quote I shared with y’all today provided you with a little inspiration and you are feeling great! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Stay Together Tuesday!

One Day Down, We Are In This Together!

Happy Tuesday y’all! How is your week going so far? Honestly, my week is going pretty well so far. There was a new training class for work yesterday and it will carry through until the end of the week, I enjoyed training and learned so much! I am actually looking forward to a few more days of training. I think knowledge is beauty and power!

With everything we are all dealing with around the world and I think it is crucial we all stick together. Unfortunately, we can all understand each other’s concerns with COVID-19 and we can support one another. I wish I knew when this virus would go away and leave us alone, but I do not think anyone has answers for this. Until then, let’s continue to stay together, but yet apart safely! Y’all know I have already been doing Motivational Monday, Pick Me Up Thursday, and Let It Go Friday, but I think we could all use a little extra positivity and togetherness at this time. I hope you will find the quote I share positive and encouraging for togetherness and I look forward to reading your comments, which I will respond to as quickly as I possibly can!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a wonderful and safe day! With COVID-19 still causing so much stress and illness it is so important to practice ALL safety procedures the professional suggest. 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

It’s The Day We’ve All Been Waiting For! Friday Is Here!!!

Happy Friday y’all! It’s been a long week, but now we have the weekend to be thankful for! Do y’all have any plans for your weekend? Now that the week is over it is time to leave it behind us and enjoy life. The weeks are long and the weekends are short, so live it up, but be safe. I am sure y’all will be shocked to know it, but I do not have any plans and like it that way. I do get tired of being in the house, all day every day, but it just isn’t safe anywhere else.

Anything that has weighed you down during this week, should be let go of so you can enjoy your weekend! Considering the weekends are SO short, we need to do what we can be able to enjoy every minute of it. I know there are many things I need to let go of because some people can be draining and exhausting. I hope the quote I am sharing with y’all will help you let go of any and all negative emotions!

I know I must start irritating y’all because I say at least once in each post to be safe and do what is necessary to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. It doesn’t matter what they say on the news or how some people try to downplay it, this virus is VERY serious and is killing people daily. It is rather easy to stay safe, you just need to follow the advice from the experts.

Thank y’all for stopping by my site today. I hope you enjoy the quote and I would love to hear from y’all! I hope you have a great day and a restful and safe weekend! 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

Friday Eve Sounds Much Better Than Thursday!

Hello, how has your week been? Are you as happy as I am the weekend is almost here? When it was Tuesday I thought it felt like Thursday, so that is how my week went. I am thrilled we are so close to the weekend and I will not have to wake up early and deal with the insanity of work! The good thing is I do not have to leave the house and I never have to see people, especially the ones that are unpleasant to deal with!

As we approach the weekend and only have one day left in the week, I think we could all use a little pick me up! I hope you will find the quote I am sharing with y’all as a good pick me up and it will help you just through until tomorrow at 5:00! There are always going to be those challenging days we must face, but one thing we are all good at is never giving up because we are incredibly strong individuals! I would really love the opportunity to read your amazing thoughts on this quote and I do promise to respond as quickly as I possibly can!

Thank you so much for stopping by my site today! I hope you are feeling well and you have a great day. As always, please just stay safe because no one is immune to COVID-19 and I do not want anything to happen to y’all! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Inspirational Wednesday!

We are halfway there!

Happy Wednesday! How has your week been so far? I hope you are having a great week and you are staying safe! For those of you that read my post from yesterday, you already know my week has been long and frustrating. I am making some changes though so that the same old things will not bother me anywhere near as much as I have let them previously. It is important to realize what is important in our lives and what isn’t, but also what we can change and what will never be different.

I have been thinking that I want to do more with all the amazing quotes I have found over the years. I already do Motivational Monday, Pick Me Up Thursday, and Let It Go Friday, but I want to do something on Tuesday and Wednesday as well. I have a name for Wednesday “Inspirational Wednesday” but still, need a name for Tuesday, so if you have any ideas I would love to know!

For my first ever “Inspirational Wednesday” post, I hope the fabulous quote I have will offer you some inspiration! There is so much going on around the world right now and it can be pretty scary, so I think if we can have a little more positivity and inspiration throughout the week it might help our week go by a little better. We must all remember how our mental attitude and ways we spend our time can be either beneficial to ourselves and the ones closest to us OR do the direct opposite and it cause more issues.

There have been many horrible things happening in the United States where we can’t seem to go one week without an unnecessary person being killed or critically injured by police. I thought when I was younger that the police were here to protect and serve, not kill unarmed and innocent people. Unfortunately, it seems that times have changed and not for the better. I hope that something will change with this because no one should die at the hand of someone that is “supposed” to protect! No child should ever have to see their father gunned down by police!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe day! We have almost made it through the week and only have a couple of days left until it is the weekend! I know this post had several different parts, but the part about justice is because I am so tired of seeing that another innocent person was shot and killed by a police officer. You would think after the massive riots that occurred, the police would be on their best behavior, and also with COVID-19 still being horrible things would have stopped, but it hasn’t. We need to support the people that can’t stand up for themselves and support them twice as much!

I do love reading your comments so I hope you will leave one for this post and let me know what you think! One thing I will ask y’all again is to please do what you can to stay safe, I do not want any of you to get COVID-19! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa