Sunday Thoughts

It is late Sunday afternoon, and the weekend will be ending too soon☹, but I do hope you have been able to enjoy the weekend as much as possible. For reasons that I am unaware of, I had low energy this weekend. I tried doing as little as possible, so I would be ready for the workweek beginning tomorrow. Of course, I did a few loads of laundry because it had to be done. I had every intention of finishing a blog post that I have been working on for a few days, but I was unable to finish it yet. However, I do promise that I will get this post done soon because it is an important topic to me. I will give you a little information about what I am writing about, as this was inspired by my cousin, whom I am not close to all, but the post will be about family dynamics.

How do you recover from a long week, and the changes with the weather? I know the weather always causes me issues, which I blame on Multiple Sclerosis. I do not like the warmer weather and the temperatures have already been too high for me and it is not even summer yet! How crazy is it when the temperatures have already reached the HIGH 80s? This tends to worry me about what to expect for summertime. There are many things I do not understand about Multiple Sclerosis, but one of many is why changes in the weather cause so many problems. I mean, one would think living with an incurable illness that is also unpredictable would be enough of a punishment, but of course, not because then the weather wreaks havoc on my body!

The good news is that next week, in the United States, we are going to have a 3-day weekend! I am thrilled to be able to have three days off work because I need this, and I am sure many others do as well! Please do not get me wrong, I do enjoy my job, and even though I will end up saying three days off was not enough, I am looking forward to the days off! I think it would be amazing if we could work four ten-hour days every week and get three days off😊! I think it would provide a better work-life balance. I say this, but I also think it would be better to have animals run the country because they are fair and loyal. Animals care about and love others more than most humans do, so I think it would make for a better world. Heck, my cats would do much better than any president we have ever had!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has been amazing, and that you have enjoyed what I have shared today. I would love to read your comments, and I will respond as quickly as I can. Of course, I am not feeling myself right now, but I will still do my best. I know the weekend was short, but I hope you are ready for the new week to begin tomorrow. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

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Sunday Thoughts

Our emotions are powerful, strong, intense, and can be terrifying. We can experience numerous forms of emotions each day and may feel several of these emotions simultaneously. Not all of the emotions we encounter will be positive and enjoyable, but there will also be negative emotions that we will need to handle and adjust to. Of course, positive emotions are always welcomed, and “most” people will not have any complaints. Unfortunately, there are some people that can find a reason to complain no matter how well things are going in their lives.

Negative emotions can impact anyone’s life. Positive or negative emotions do not discriminate and will invade your life, heart, and mind without notice. There is a part of me that believes that some negative emotions, such as anger, can create positive changes because we may feel so much anger, we will do whatever it takes to fix the situation. What do you think about this, is anger only a negative and cannot ever have a positive outcome?

Overall, I try to avoid negativity because this can be toxic, and some people may allow negativity to consume their lives. For anyone that can turn on the news and not feel angry, I would love to know your secret. I mostly try to avoid the news because I cannot help but feel outraged by what I see. There have been too many countless incidents of gun violence where innocent people have been killed, or law enforcement killed unarmed people instead of trying to de-escalate the situation. I do understand people protesting against the many wrongs that have occurred such as Roe vs Wade being overturned or when law enforcement kills innocent and unarmed Black Americans because this is just cowardly.

Recently, I did see a news segment that was positive and displayed what justice should be. It has been said that on Tuesday, the former President, Donald Trump is going to be formally indicted. Do I truly believe this man will spend any time behind bars as he deserves, probably not, but I can hope this will happen. No person should be allowed to get away with any crimes and it should not matter if the alleged criminal was a former President. The shame for their criminal behavior falls on them for behaving in an unethical and deplorable manner, but also on those that will vote for him again in the 2024 election.

What do the terms anger and justice mean to you? According to the dictionary, anger is a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility. Justice is the ethical idea that people will be treated impartially, fairly, properly, and reasonably by the law and that laws are to ensure that no harm befalls another, and that, where harm is alleged. I feel like many people have forgotten what justice means because it is rarely seen in the United States. If people have money, they can get away with any criminal acts they do and this should NEVER be the case! If any ordinary person did any of the criminal acts the former President did, there would be no questions, and they would be in jail. No person is and should have be above the law!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and that you are having a good weekend. Unfortunately, our weekends are short and we are close to the end of it, but hopefully, you are able to enjoy the last day before the workweek starts again. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

Rainy Sunday

Happy Sunday to y’all! Unfortunately, today is the last day of the weekend and the workweek will return again tomorrow. Even though the weekend is almost over, it is NOT over yet and there are still several hours left! Today, my plan is to finish cleaning the house and do the final load of laundry! Sounds like fun, right? It is crazy to think that I have spent most of the weekend either cleaning the house or organizing and getting things ready to donate! The things I enjoy doing might sound insane to some, but I really LOVE organizing because it makes me feel like I have accomplished something.

Were you able to do anything you enjoyed during the ever-so-short weekend? Although the weekends are incredibly short, if we have good time management we will be able to do most, if not all the things we wanted to do. The only thing I was not able to do this weekend that I wanted to do, was to sleep in. I cannot even blame this on my sweet cats, I just cannot turn off the internal clock in my mind and I get up at the same time every day!

As we prepare for a new week and finish anything we want to do over the weekend, I think there is something important we need to all remember. If you are anything like me, it is easy to give and think about others. This might be a good thing, but it can allow people to take advantage. I hope the quote that I am sharing will be a good reminder to be kind to others but also be kind to yourself as well. I do understand that some people are not able to do multiple things at the same time for whatever reason, but being kind to others and ourselves do not have to be too challenging!! I think it is worth at least trying!!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and that you were able to have a wonderful, and safe weekend! We all know the weekend will be coming to an end soon, but please do not dwell on this and just enjoy what is left! I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday to y’all! I do love Sunday, but it is a little sad because it means tomorrow is Monday and the start of another workweek. I do wish the weekends were longer, but even when we have a long weekend it is still hard to be forced to start another workweek! The only thing we can do is, enjoy the weekend to the fullest and think with a positive mindset. I do believe there is the power of our minds and think it is much more powerful than we realize. Do you think we can almost believe things into existence? Do you believe that our prayers are the power of our minds or something from another dimension?

How has your weekend been? My weekend has been rather quiet and relaxing, which was something I needed after last week. I have used this weekend to decide between two different topics I want to write about for the writing competition. I have not made a final decision, but have written a few paragraphs for each topic. I think the reason this decision is so complicated is that one topic might cause problems and I am not sure I can or want to deal with that kind of additional stress.

Life is an amazing thing, but it can be challenging. However, even with that said many things are what we make of them. We can choose to stress or be unhappy OR we can choose to be happy and not worry about things we do not have control over. I think it is important to keep things in perspective and remember NO matter what we endure in this life, someone else is always going through something far worse. We do not have to accept a life that does not make us happy and we do have the power to make the necessary changes that will improve life!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and the final day of your weekend is spent doing ONLY what makes you happiest! So far, today is much better than yesterday was for me because when I woke up yesterday, I had troubles with my legs and feet. Thankfully, things were better today. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

My Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing week. Unfortunately, the weekend is nearing its end and it will be time to prepare for the new week soon. Why does it feel like it was Friday only 30 minutes ago, and we were excited about the week? The workweeks can be painfully long, and the weekends are always way too short, which seems unfair. I wish there was a way to flip-flop how the weeks were and we had at least four days off in a row and work the other three days but no more than 6 hours. Every company always “preaches” how they believe in providing work-life balance for their employees, but I am not sure how anyone is getting work-life balance when we are working more than when we are home with family.

How does it affect you when a friend goes through an extremely difficult situation, especially when the situation is something you also experienced? I know I did a post about my experience with being laid off when it happened. It has been a few years now, but the emotions surrounding this are still raw. Anytime I get worried about work being very slow, I start to panic because I fear I will go through another layoff. Of course, the company that laid me off was in the mortgage industry and the company I am at now is different and has ZERO to do with mortgages, but it was expected due to the economy. Anyways, I friend I made while working with mortgages sent me a text on Saturday letting me know she had been laid off.

When I am friends with someone, even if I have never met the person face to face, but you worked closely with them via emails and phone calls, I care about the person. It seems like I can feel their pain and it is even more intense when a friend goes through something I went through. Going through a layoff can have a strong and negative impact on your life. It feels like the rug was pulled from beneath you and you land on your rear end. When someone gets laid off, there is immediate stress felt deeply for how they will be able to care for themselves and their family. Something that has this strong of an impact on your life can stay with you for years. I think I might have a mild case of PTSD because of what I went through and knowing someone else went through this breaks my heart.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared, and you have had a great weekend! Sadly, tomorrow is Monday again and we are in for another 5 days of working 8-hour days. On Tuesday, I have my routine follow-up appointment with my pain doctor, and these appointments always go the same way. The only bad part of these appointments is having to drive on what I think is the worst road in the world, but maybe it will not be too bad. Yeah right, who am I kidding? There is so much road construction, which causes many delays I doubt anything will be any different from the last time I had one of these follow-up appointments. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you have been able to enjoy your weekend😊! It is so amazing how short the weekends are, but how quickly the months pass by. It feels like January just began and yet we are more than halfway through the month. Were you able to do anything you wanted to over the weekend? Honestly, I have tried spending the weekend doing nothing. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing the VERY unwelcome. MS Hug again. I am not sure why this MS Hug was not made aware of social distancing because it has gotten WAY too close for me. I have always been uncomfortable when people get too close to me because I appreciate my personal space. I know that it will pass, but it is not passing soon enough. A heating pad helps some and no number of tears make will it go away any faster☹.

Even though things did not go the way I would have hoped the first time I tried, I am considering doing another writing competition. The difference in the one I am thinking about doing is I have a choice to either do a personal essay or I can do an article based on something I have researched. I have always enjoyed researching and think this would be an exciting adventure. The bad part about trying this is that I have always questioned my abilities and never thought that I was good enough. Of course, I also think that if I do not at least try I will always wonder what could have been. Do any of you have any advice or suggestions?

For most people, Sunday is a day to rest and prepare for the week ahead of us. Normally, I try getting laundry done today and anything else I was not able to do during the week. Today, where I live is rainy with a slight chill in the air, but I will still finish the one load of laundry I did not get done yet and relax with the cats on the couch. I am also going to think about writing ideas for the competition that I may or may not participate in. Who am I kidding? I do fully plan to do the competition because if I do not, I will always wonder what might have happened.

What do you think about change? Do you think that in 2023, the world should be more accepting of others and the way they choose to live THEIR lives? Do you think we should have evolved much more than many have? I am not trying to push my views onto anyone else, but I do not think anything should trouble our lives unless it negatively affects our daily lives. It does not affect my life if two people get married out of love, even if they are of the same sex. Another thing that does not affect my daily life is transgender. The United States is SUPPOSED to be a free country and unless we have been lied to for decades, we can all live our lives the way we want, which means we are allowed to love who we love, be whoever we want to be, follow the religion we want and read the bible associated with that religion, and anything else as long as it does not harm another person!

Do you think that our governments tell us the truth? Would it be so hard to believe that we are not being told the truth about things in this world? Why are many of us not being treated fairly and able to have healthcare that is the best for us, which would be free or at least a lot more affordable? Why do so many have to suffer from an illness we are told there is no cure for? Would it be so hard to believe that there are cures for many of the diseases in the world, but only for an extremely HIGH amount? I do believe anything is possible!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and that you are having a good weekend. I know some of what I have written can be a little controversial and some of you may disagree with me, which is completely within your rights. I would love the chance to read your comments and I will respond as quickly as possible! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you are having a good and relaxing weekend! Can you believe that we only have two weeks left in 2022? It is amazing how quickly time goes by and how much we endure each week. Sometimes, it is hard to believe what we have survived and witnessed because some things are so incredibly unbelievable. No matter what tragic events we have dealt with, it is crucial to remember that each experience is another lesson that is going to help us become better. We need to not think of hard times as a punishment because none of them are, they each continue making us stronger and more resilient.

The past several years have been complicated, to say the least, but what have we learned over the past few years? We have seen so much violence, which “should” have taught us to be kinder and more understanding. But, honestly, has it? I ask this because violence and hatred continue to ravage the world daily. Why do people feel so much hatred? Why can we all not get along and be nice to one another? Is this something we are taught by watching the news, which has made hatred seem normal and okay?

As we approach the holidays, we need to keep a few things in mind. One is, we still need to be practicing safety protocols because COVID is still around. For anyone that is not vaccinated, it is well past time to get vaccinated. Being vaccinated against COVID can be a matter of life and death for ourselves and our families. The other thing we need to remember is, Christmas is NOT a time for receiving gifts, but it is a time to share the love with those around us and be better at practicing kindness and never forgetting what the Golden Rule means!

New Year is only two weeks away, so now is the time to recall the past year and think about what changes we want to make for the next year. Are there new things we want to learn or things we were taught years ago that we want to put back into play? Do we want to make a difference in the world and if so, what difference needs to be made? Do we want to make changes in our day-to-day lives, and if so, what changes do we want to make? I am not asking you to share this now, but I am asking you to put thought into this!

The weekend is nearing its end and I hope you had a nice weekend. Did you do anything special over the weekend? Are you looking forward to the week ahead of us and are you ready for it? We do still have several hours left of the weekend, so I would encourage you to make the best of it. The important things we always need to remember are what we are going to do this next week which is something we will be proud of!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared, and it gave you things to think about. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will be responding as quickly as possible. I am going to continue to try staying on a schedule with my posts, which gets harder once the work week begins, but I am going to try. Please remember that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

End of the weekend thoughts

Sunday can be a nice day to get caught up on things, before the week starts, but it is also a harsh reminder the weekend is nearly over. Even when we have a long weekend, they never feel long enough because I do not think any of us are ready to begin another grueling week. Of course, even with that said we must try to enjoy our weekends as much as possible because they always end too quickly. How has your weekend been? My weekend was relaxing for the most part, but I still did not really get much sleep. I know it is because no matter what time I go to bed, I always wake up at the same time daily.

Even though I understand how quickly the weekends pass by, I am still not sure where this year has gone. In three weeks, we will be welcoming 2023 and leaving 2022 in the past. We will all hope the new year will bring positive changes to the world, but most of us have been doing that for years with no real change. I want to believe if we hold on enough to hope, things will improve, but for improvement to happen more people are going to need to stand up for what they believe and work together in harmony for anything to take place.

Christmas is exactly two weeks away. Are you ready for Christmas? With as prepared as I normally am for everything in life, I am not ready for Christmas. I still have some shopping to do and will hopefully get things taken care of next week. The one thing I wish for Christmas every year is we could remember how lucky we are and to understand there are too many people who are not as fortunate, and that we could try giving back to those that are in need. I do not think it should be too difficult to give donations to help those in need during the holiday season.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed this post and that you have had a nice weekend. As we prepare for the week ahead, remember to take things slow and try to remain as stress-free as possible because the only thing stress will do is harm our lives and health. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, compassion, support, and MANY positive vibes! 

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Hello Sunday! How do you prefer to spend your Sunday, knowing that this is the last day before the work week begins again? Many people think that Sunday is a day for rest, but I prefer to rest on Saturday and get things done on Sunday because it prepares my mind for the work week ahead. Of course, my mind appears to be on a set schedule that never changes because I get up at the same time everyday, even though I want to sleep in more than I could ever explain. Since the time change, my internal clock seems broken because I still wake up an hour early, which is so frustrating!

Life is filled with various challenges that sometimes we may not feel prepared for, but we find a way to manage and carry on! None of us asked for what we encounter in life and often we may wish we did not have to deal with the struggles we face. I think it is important to remember that we are all stronger than we know and we must learn how to believe in ourselves much more than we do. The reason I am sharing the quote I am today is because I think it is extremely powerful and a nice reminder!

How was your weekend? Did you go out in the insanity of “Black Friday”? Thankfully, I worked and did not have to fight through the massive amounts of people searching for a deal that was not worth the craziness. It always baffles me how many people think it is necessary to become aggressive and rude just to obtain something they think is a requirement in life and they think the “deals” were worth it. I am just not into all the consumerism that happens because I think there are many more important things in life. I think of all the people in the world that are suffering and in need, which breaks my heart. I wish everyone around the world could live a comfortable and safe life, which would include a roof over their head, food on the table, and warmth when the temperatures get cold.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quotes that I have shared and they resonate with you. As today is the final day of the weekend, I hope you have been able to enjoy it and do the little things that bring you the most joy before the demanding week begins. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Hello Sunday! I hope you have been enjoying the weekend and you are feeling well. Even though I knew we were supposed to turn the clocks back an hour before we went to bed last night, I completely forgot to do so. Of course, for some reason that is unknown to me, I did wake up every hour on the hour since 3 AM. Needless to say, I did not sleep well last night. Honestly, I think one reason I did not sleep well is that I was ridiculously HOT. It is early November and I do not think we should be experiencing warm temperatures, but it appears that until Tuesday it is going to be a little too warm. Tomorrow the high is going to be 80 degrees and then it will begin to get cooler again.

What do you think about the time changes? We do have to do this twice a year and I look forward to a day when we do not have to do this because it throws me off each time. I have never understood why most states in the US this does because there are a couple that does not participate in the time change. If I am not mistaken, most other countries do not participate in time change, which makes sense to me. I have heard this is going to be the last year of time change in the United States, but I guess we will see because things are always changing!

I had a doctor’s appointment last week with my pain management doctor, which always goes the same way. I did explain to the Nurse Practitioner something new that I have been feeling for the past few weeks because I wanted to know her opinion as to what could be going on. Every morning, for the past several weeks my feet and ankles have been so painful that it is hard to stand up. I did not want to let my MS specialist know about this issue because she would more than likely want me to have an MRI and she never has any good news. The Nurse Practitioner said that it sounded like arthritis, so that was not the best news, but she might not be correct, and it could be worst if I had told my specialist.

Thank you for visiting my site today and reading my Sunday thoughts. Anyone reading this that has MS, have you ever heard about a connection between MS and arthritis? If you have, what treatments have you read or heard will help this pain? I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond to all comments as quickly as possible. I hope you have a nice day, and you are preparing for the new week that will begin tomorrow. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa