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

~My Sunday Thoughts~

Sunday is the end of the weekend, which means we are starting to prepare for the upcoming week. Yes, I know we would all prefer to have an extended weekend, but even the long weekends never feel like enough! Even if you did not do anything exciting over the weekend, I hope you were able to get some well-deserved rest, so that you are as ready as you can be for the week that awaits us. With as exhausted as I was after last week, I still did not manage to catch up on any sleep. It never fails, no matter what time I go to bed, I still wake at the same time every day.

It is hard to depend on people because it just sets us up for disappointments, which is hard on the body, mind, and heart. I think we are lucky if we have a handful of people in our life that we know will never disappoint because they are true to their word and mean what they say. It is sad how many people have forgotten what it feels like to be let down by someone they care about or they do not care how others feel as much as they should. One of my mottos is to always treat others the way I want to be treated because I never want to cause someone pain from something I failed to do.

Are there certain things in life that you believe strongly in and they mean a lot to you? If you were in a crowded room and most people disagree with you, would you still stand up for what you believe or give in just to get along with everyone? Would you rather stand alone or be different? My answer to this will never change because I would rather be different rather than go against something that I believe in. I think being different is much better than being a sheep and not defending your beliefs!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and it all resonated with you. I hope you had a nice and safe weekend, and I look forward to reading your comments. I will respond to all comments as quickly as I can. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

Happy Sunday y’all! What do you enjoy doing most on a Sunday? What do you think Sundays are best for? Are you doing anything special today or just relaxing around the house? Of course, it is the day before the new week begins, but we do not have to think about the start of the week until tomorrow morning! Whatever you decide to do on a Sunday, is your choice and no one should ever try to make you do anything you do not want to do. Today is your day to do whatever it is YOU want to do😊!

My day started by waking up to our adorable cat, Luna (aka Lunatic). The sweet little girl fell asleep with me last night and stayed with me all night. I think she was trying to find a way to make my evil headache go away, which was sweet! Like every other morning, I give our older cat his medicine and all three of them their Fancy Feast breakfast! I then watched a few things on YouTube that my husband wanted to show me after his long night of work and before he went to bed. Of course, I did the last few loads of laundry, while watching a movie with our cats. My favorite way to spend a Sunday is relaxing with my loves in my house and trying to write or read a little!

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and you were able to do the things that bring you joy. Life is short, so we should ALWAYS try at least once a week to do something that makes us happy. I think y’all know that I enjoy reading and sharing quotes. I discovered one this weekend that stood out to me. We are living in a crazy world right now where the only thing that is not unpredictable is chaos and insanity. I suppose this is the reason I found the quote I am sharing with you to be so incredibly profound. I guess this quote makes me wonder if we try seeing the world from a different angle if it could start to make sense!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared with you today and I look forward to reading your comments. I will be responding to comments as quickly as I can because this is something that I feel brings us all closer together. We might not live in the same state or country, but we do share this same enormous world together. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday Thoughts

It is hard to believe that we have so few hours left of the weekend, but at least we are alive and were able to have a weekend. As y’all already know, I have been battling with a massive headache for far too many days. I can only speculate what the cause is because I have lived with them for many years. I have discussed the headaches with doctors before, which includes my MS specialist, and they were not successful in an adequate or effective treatment option. Even though I have been advised that it is not normal to have a constant headache for 7 days and that I “should” go back to a doctor, I do not see a point and feel like going back to a doctor about these headaches would be a waste of time and money.

I have never claimed to be a genius, but I am smart enough to know that having a constant terrible headache for as of now is 7 days, is not normal. I do know that Multiple Sclerosis has been one part of the headache issues before, but during the present time, I think stress might be a key factor. Yes, I know there are many things in life we have no control over, and therefore we should not stress over them. I also believe that everything in life happens for a reason and things have a way of working out for the best. Of course, knowing this and not allowing myself to be engulfed in worrying about things in life are challenging. 

There are things in our lives that do not discriminate, stress is one of them. It does not matter who you are, where you are from or anything else, stress can invade your life and try to take control. How do you handle stress in your life? I know the things in my life that cause me the most stress and some of them can be eliminated. Unfortunately, most of us must work and pay bills, so those are two that cannot be ignored or removed. During this weekend, I have been thinking about what causes me the most stress and what I can eliminate from my life. To make things easier for myself, I might start with removing one thing at a time and see if the headaches subside! I am willing to try just about anything at this point because I am in desperate need of a break from headaches!

I would like to believe that I am strong, and I refuse to let stress or these headaches dominate or control my life. I might be a little like my cats, we do not like being told what to do and in turn will do the opposite of what we are told😊! I am hoping by eliminating things gradually from my life that I know cause me stress will help to eradicate my headaches or at least reduce the frequency and severity of them!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you had a lovely, relaxing, and safe weekend😊! I know our weekends are never long enough, but I guess it could be worse and we are not able to have a weekend at all. Monday mornings are always a little daunting, but the new week might hold what we have been needing😊! I am looking forward to reading your comments and 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! Unfortunately, our weekend is almost over and it does not feel like we even had one. Crazy how incredibly fast the weekends go by, isn’t it? How has your weekend been? My weekend has been uneventful, which I do enjoy. My outside kitty has come to visit me every night, except for when it is raining. She has become more comfortable with me and even tried to get on my lap when I was visiting with her last night. It might sound mean, but I did not let her because I am unsure if she has fleas and I do not want my three precious inside cats to get fleas because that would not be fair to them.

Of course, like always two of my three cats did wake me up yesterday at 6:30 AM, but they did not bother me this morning! Even though they did not wake me, I was still awake early. I have been able to sit with each of them and watch TV during these two short days of our weekend. They all enjoy spending time on my lap and snuggling, which I must admit I also enjoy, well until Willow thinks it would be fun to nip at me. My husband tries telling me they are love bites, but they do hurt sometimes.

I know we do not have a choice, but are you ready for the week to begin tomorrow? Honestly, I could use a few more days to rest and recuperate, but I know that is not an option. I suppose the only thing we can do is accept our fate and take the last few hours to get ready for the new week. Hopefully, the week will not be near as bad as I am expecting and it will be filled with opportunities and hope! I do know that the three cats are not happy the week is beginning tomorrow because they much prefer to have me around all the time, even when they are sleeping!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you have enjoyed your weekend and stayed as safe as possible. I am working on a post that I hope to complete soon. I will give you a clue as to what it is about, manipulation. I look forward to your comments and 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