Let It Go Friday!

To Enjoy The Weekend & Let Go Of Any Negative Emotions!

Finally, happy Friday y’all! How was your week? I do hope your week has been great, and you are looking forward to a safe and great weekend! Our weekends seem to be getting shorter, and it is important to let go of any negativity the week may have exposed, so we can enjoy the short weekend. There is so much going on around the world from COVID-19 to the brutality from police officers to protesting in most US states, it is so hard to continue being positive but we must at least try.

Now that our week is coming to an end, do you have plans? I do hope whatever your plans might be you will always remain as safe as possible. If you think about it, it really isn’t that hard. We just have to practice everything experts have recommended. I know it is rather obnoxious, but it is important to do all we can!

As we are beginning our weekend and letting go of the past week, I think we may need a great quote. I do find the quote I am sharing today a nice reminder of the importance of letting go and living the best life we can! I would love to not only read how your week has been, but also what you think of the quote I shared. I hope it will help you let go of any negative emotions you may be experiencing. There does not seem to be any lack of negative in the world and we must try the best we can to not let it control us.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I do always appreciate your continued support and amazing comments! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and many positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

September Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

Spread Love & Not Hate

I have said it before, but I will say it again, life is anything but easy. Currently, we are under trying times and it has been painfully difficult for many months now. NO, COVID-19 has not gone away or anywhere close to it as the president claimed it would. With times being extremely difficult for every single person around the world, I think it is very important to bring some attention to something heartbreaking for many people. September is “Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month”

Suicide is not something that is discussed often because many people do not what they can or should say. Unfortunately, this is something that will impact families and friends long after the tragic loss of their loved ones. Those that are left behind will have to go through the rest of their lives wondering what they could have done differently, but the answers will vary between each person.

I am going to be sharing some very chilling, melancholy, and distressing information regarding this very delicate topic. Over 44,000 Americans each year take their own lives by committing suicide. With that being said, on average on person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, there has already been a serious escalation in the number of suicides.

Sadly to say, suicide is the 4th leading cause of death in people between the ages of 18 and 65. Another incredibly sad and heart-wrenching statistic is for every death by suicide, there are approximately 25 suicide attempts. Men are four times more at risk than women to commit suicide and their most common way to do so is by use of firearms. The suicide rate for men is highest in those that are 75 and older. Men that are battling with substance usage are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide.

Unfortunately, more teens die by suicide than cancer, the flu, and AIDS combined. It is the 2nd leading cause of death in people between the age of 10 and 34. It is thought that 80% of teens who die by suicide showed some warning signs before taking their life, but some can keep their thoughts, pain, and plans hidden very well. That being said, 90% of teens who die by suicide have some type of mental health issue or issues.

While it is 2020 and we should be more evolved and accepting by now, but regrettably many are still not. LGBTQIA youth have four times greater of a chance to attempting suicide than other young people. Also, LGBTQIA individuals with unaccepting families are eight times more likely to attempt suicide than those that have more accepting, evolved, and understanding families.

It may not be easy or even always clear, but some warning signs could be alarming, urgent, and possibly a cry for help. The signs include, but are not limited to:

1.Talking about wanting to die

2 Searching or looking for a way to kill one’s self

3.Talking about not having any reason to live

4.Giving away valuable/prized possessions

5.Acting or displaying new anxiousness or agitation

6.Talking about being in unbearable pain

7.Sleeping too little or too much

8.Withdrawing or becoming isolated

9.Increased use of alcohol and or drugs

10.Showing rage and or seeking revenge

11.Displaying extreme mood swings

12.Talking about being a burden to others

13.Exhibiting new daring or risk-taking behaviors

14.Showing a lack of interest for any plans for the future

Helping someone with suicidal thoughts can be challenging and painful, but it may be possible that you could save their life. Several things have been suggested by professionals, which include the following:

Ask: It is completely natural to feel fear when doing this, but do not ever hesitate to come out and ASK the person if they think about dying or killing themselves. By simply asking them, know you are not putting the thoughts in their mind and it will not make them any more likely to attempt suicide.

Listen: Try starting a conversation with the person and just be an ear to LISTEN without passing any judgments. You need to only show that you care and are there for them. Produce a safe space for them to share their feelings and vent freely. One thing that will be important, do not swear to secrecy because, with this type of situation, you might not be able to.

Stay: Once you have started a conversation with the person and they have opened up to you, do not leave that person alone. Make sure you STAY with them or at least make sure they are in a private and secure space with another trustworthy and caring person until you can get further assistance and guidance.

Secure: If you have reason to believe or suspect the person may harm themselves, take them seriously. Be sure you REMOVE any, and all objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 and follow their guidance!

***CALL 911 if self-harm seems like an immediate need***

Many years ago, I worked at a children’s hospital. During my years at the children’s hospital, I worked with numerous children that attempted suicide. I would take the time to talk with the child and give them a chance to talk openly about what was causing them the troubles. Of course, I was not a nurse, therapist, or physician and was only a nursing assistant who could show compassion to a troubled teenager. Normally, I was the person that would ride with the child from the hospital to the mental health facility because it was required by law and I wanted to be there for the child. It was difficult listening to the child’s painful stories, but I was able to offer them some friendly and nonjudgmental advice. Some of these children were abused by a relative, others had a recent break-up, and others were troubled by bullies. Often times, children do not feel like they can open up to their parents and have no one they can trust to talk to, which is extremely sad. Children have a hopefully long and great life ahead of them and need role models and people they can trust. These young people are the future and should be encouraged instead of degraded and harmed.

I had a friend in high school that had a tragic and difficult life. She was able to open up to me about some of it and I had firsthand experience with much of what she said. This friend did have her first child our last year in high school, but she remained strong during this. Many years later after her husband and father of her children was murdered, one of her children committed suicide. I know this haunts her to this day and that breaks my heart. I wish I had been able to be there for her during these times, but I was already living 900 miles away and was only able to offer her support through messages and phone calls.

Typically, my posts are a lot more positive and uplifting than this one, but all the information in this post is crucial and needed to be shared. I am so sorry if this is something any of you have experienced and hope your heart is healing from the sadness and that you will be able to help another that goes through something as awful as losing a loved on to suicide. Times around the world are the hardest they have been in decades so now is a time to pay close attention to people that we care about. I believe we all need to stand together and support one another during these troubling times because it is the only way we will make it through with any sanity we have left.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are doing well, your weekend has been going well and you are staying safe. Y’all already know that I am a very sensitive person, so you will not be surprised that this subject hurts my heart. This is a time we need to support others and spread love and not hate! 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 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

Pick Me Up Thursday

Happy Friday Eve Y’all!

Thankfully, we have another short week and we are almost to the weekend again! How has your week been? Sometimes it feels like the short weeks are so much longer than they really are. Tuesday kind of felt like Monday on steroids. Even though the week has felt long and yesterday was an emotional day for me, things at work went well and busy. I prefer to be busy during my work day because it makes the day go by that much faster.

As we are approaching the end of the week and have one more day to get through, I want to share a quote that I hope will be a good pick me up for y’all! With the state of the nation still being in turmoil it can get difficult to stay optimistic, but we need to continue to try. I would love to read what you think about the quote I share with y’all today and promise you I will respond as quickly as I can!

I hope on this Friday eve y’all are still doing what is necessary to stay safe. Unfortunately, there is no know end to the COVID-19 crisis and we need to follow the guidelines that the top healthcare professionals advise. I do completely understand that wearing masks is uncomfortable, but the short-term discomfort can keep you alive and is worth it!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have a great and safe day. As you prepare for the weekend I do hope whatever you have planned you will stay safe and enjoy the two days away from the work week! The weekends are short and you should do what makes you happy. 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

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

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