800 + Followers!

Sending best wishesSince starting my blog on July 17, 2017 with 3 fantastic supporters my husband, mother and mother in-law, I have had the opportunity to get to know so many incredible people all over the world❤. My goal for starting my blog was to raise the awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and I really wanted to help others battling Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illnesses by offering support and endless encouragement. We all know that our daily lives are not easy with random symptoms that appear with and without warning, taking various medications, going to countless doctors’ appointments, being confronted with numerous challenges, being forced to accept innumerable changes to our lives daily, even hourly and so much more! It is never easy finding others that truly understand what our lives are like.💕 By creating this blog, I have been able to learn from so many others that live with Multiple Sclerosis and other chronic illnesses affecting their daily life how they find the strength and courage to keep moving forward!

In our society today, I think it can be really difficult to be “different” from everyone else. I do not believe being different should be frowned upon, but it should we should all be proud of our differences no matter what they may be💕. Whether our illness is visible by the way we walk or talk, or invisible it can be challenging. Some people have been forced to leave their career as it became too much to handle. Some people have even been forced out of their career because people have lost their ability to have compassion and empathy for others. That just is not right to cause anyone unnecessary stress and shame!

❤I am so excited and honored to be able to share this with you! As I said when I started my blog in July 2017, I had 3 followers and that was great. Now 10 months later I am 800+ Followersfortunate enough to have more than 800 amazing followers that I am able to get to know! ❤The individuals I have met through this blog have been absolutely amazing! I would say that starting my blog was one of the best decisions I have ever made as it has brought me so much joy! 🌷The numerous extraordinary people I have been able to make strong connections and friendships with has been beyond incredible! All of us know what it is like to live with a chronic and incurable illness so we are able to offer support and encouragement to each other! ❤Y’all have truly been a blessing in my life and I am thankful for each and every one of you!

💕I really want to thank all of you for continuing to follow my blog and making incredibly inspiring comments. Through the comments you make on my site and the communications we have on your own site, I feel like I have made so many lifelong 🌷friends! 💕Let me just say once again, thank y’all for your support, encouragement, great advice and never judging my crazy moments, because I do tend to have them! I hope y’all are having a fantastic week and I hope y’all are feeling well! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of love and comfort!

Love 2

❤Always, Alyssa💕

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Mother’s Day Tribute!

happy_mothers_day_butterflyMother’s Day is a day when we celebrate our mothers, but I think we should celebrate these incredible women every day! One day a year does not really seem like enough because these women are the ones that should have been who helped us become who we are today❤. Whether we learned from our mothers how we should behave or should not behave by following her example, it was an important lesson in our lives. No one is perfect, so maybe our mothers made mistakes, but we learned from those mistakes by witnessing the outcomes and will hopefully not make the same mistakes. In most situations, a mother’s love is true and pure so we should learn from that bond!

I am lucky enough to have a mother and mother in-law that love unconditionally💕! Both of these women are incredibly inspiring and encouraging, which I will be forever thankful for! On this day, I would like to wish both Dorianne Rushing❤ (my mother) and Carol Lovelace ❤(my mother in-law) a very Happy Mother’s Day. I would also like to thank both of these amazing women for your love and support through everything and anything! Through all the years, I do not know where I would be without the never ending love from my dear mother, as she really did play mother and father for a very long time!

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish all the mother’s reading this post a mothers-day-inspiring-quotes-thoughts-sayings76Happy Mother’s Day💕! I know y’all have all taught your children important values and always gave them the support they needed to succeed in life! I would also like to wish my sister in-law ❤a very Happy Mother’s Day! My sister in-law shows her beautiful and sweet little girl so much love and has taught her so much over her years with us! She is a special woman with a heart of gold! 

I hope y’all have had an amazing day! As always, I am sending y’all LOTS of ❤LOVE and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Top 50 Multiple Sclerosis Blogs

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Top 50 Multiple Sclerosis Blog

Good morning y’all! I want to wish you a great day and I hope you are feeling well! I actually received an email on Tuesday from Anuj Agarwal, the founder of Feedspot notifying me that my blog had been selected by the panelist as one of the top 50 Multiple Sclerosis blogs on the internet. I do want to share the link with you as well https://blog.feedspot.com/multiple_sclerosis_blogs/.

I am still at almost at a complete loss for words have found this out, but also so incredible thankful! It is an honor to be associated with blogs created by Jen with trippingthroughtreacle.wordpress.com, Heather and Dizzy at dinosaursdonkeysandms.com, Angela at fuckms.ca, Megan with bbhwithms.com, Ashleyslifewithms.wordpress.com and many others. These ladies are absolutely breathtaking and so full of inspiration; I only hope that I can live up to their standards with as much grace as they have!

I started my blog in July of 2017 with the intentions to not only raise awareness about Multiple Sclerosis, but also to inspire and encourage others battling this illness to keep moving forward and never give up! I have always believed that giving up is never an option no matter how difficult the journey becomes. I have wanted to share the experiences I have dealt with over the almost 18 years I have lived with Multiple Sclerosis to shine light on what you can and will overcome! I find it extremely important to always do our own research on ALL medications that may be suggested from the specialists because it is our body that will be dealing with the possible side effects and we all know our body’s way better than any doctor ever will!

Since starting my blog, I have had the opportunity to communicate with SO many people all over the world that are either living with Multiple Sclerosis or another chronic illness. All these of people have taught me so much about their illness and how they manage their illness, which has been very enlightening for me! Those that I have been able toMS Warrior have continued communication with about Multiple Sclerosis have also taught me a great deal about things I honestly did not know about or possibly was told but I ignored completely! When I was first diagnosed, I did not want to hear or believe ANYTHING my ❤sweet and patient doctor had to say, so it went in one ear and out the other. Sadly, most of what he said back then was actually true, who knew?

I feel privileged to have built so many ❤friendships with people in other states and countries because we have so much in common due to the struggles we face daily! This is a network of others that truly understand what it is like to live with an illness that does not yet have a cure, but hold onto the hopes a cure will be found sooner than later!

I would like to sincerely thank all of my followers for your continued support over the past 10 months❤! I appreciate everyone that takes the time to read my posts and make fabulous comments; this has enabled us to build great friendships even if we have not actually met in person! The support we are able to offer each other online is fantastic and incredibly helpful! For anyone that has not been able to visit Jen, Heather & Dizzy, Angela, Megan or Ashley’s site, they all provide great information and are truly lovely ladies, you will never regret checking out their sites💕! Always remember that I am sending y’all lots of love and comfort daily!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Last Day of February!

Upside-Down-Cat-Wanted-To-Wish-You-A-Happy-WednesdayHappy Wednesday Y’all! I hope you are having a great week so far! It amazes me how fast time is flying by. I know February is a shorter month, but it seems like it just started and now today is the last day of the month.

I was so excited for 2018 and now we are two months into it, but it does not seem like anything has really changed. I was so hopeful for positive changes to occur, but unfortunately they have not happened yet. With that said, there are still 10  months remaining and hopefully those positive changes will occur.

I think I spent the last three months of 2017 dealing with a flare up and pain. Now, I have spent the first two months of 2018 struggling with pain as well, so there must be pain free months in my future, right? I will continue to stand strong and optimistic for the good times that are ahead! There is really no use dwelling on the hard times, but always look imagestowards the future! In time, positive thoughts will bring good fortune to our lives!

This blog has been a true blessing to me! I have always had a strong passion for writing and helping others. This blog has allowed me to achieve success with both of my passions and I am so thankful for that. I have had the amazing opportunity to meet and get to know SO many incredible people all over the world. I have had the chance to learn from others with chronic illnesses how they manage their conditions. I am truly honored for my followers and all the breathtaking communications we have had! 

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and I look forward to reading any comments you have! I do always try my best to respond as quickly as I can, as that does create the communication that I love! I truly hope y’all are feeling well and have a relaxing evening! Never forget that staying positive is a lot easier than living in the negative! As always, I am sending you lots of love and comfort!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Mystery Blogger Award!

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I would like to graciously thank Kim, at https://kimc91.wordpress.com/, for nominating me for this amazing award. Kim’s blog is absolutely incredible as she fights to remain positive while managing her MS and still taking excellent care of her two young children. I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to be able to get to know Kim better! I think it is safe to say, Kim and I are a lot alike in so many ways and have been able to offer one another some sound advice!

*So what are the rules?*

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • Answer the questions you were asked
  • Nominate 10 – 20 people & notify
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best post(s)

Three Things About Me:

  1. I have an absolutely amazing and supportive husband
  2. My husband and I have 2 wonderful cats that offer so much love and therapy to our lives. I am definitely an animal person!
  3. I can literally go from 0 to 60 with stress in a matter of 2 seconds flat! I have been trying to handle it better, but so far have failed miserably!

My Answers to Kim’s Great Questions:

  1. What inspires you in life?

          I am inspired by positive people.

  1. Who is your role model?

          My role model in my life has and always will be my Grandfather. He was the most honest, fair, loving and amazing man ever!

  1. What’s your favourite past time?

          I have two favorite past times. I absolutely love to write and I love reading James Patterson’s books.

  1. Which country would you most like to visit? Why?

          I would really love to be able to visit Australia. All the pictures I have seen of Australia look so incredibly beautiful, plus there are so many animals in this country I would love to see in person. There are so many other countries I would love to visit because I want to see and experience the different cultures. I honestly would also love to travel Europe!

  1. If you could be any Marvel superhero who would you be and why?

          I think if I could be any Marvel superhero, I would be Rogue. I like that Rogue has the ability to remove the memories, strength and powers of anyone she touches. Seems kind of interesting to be able to simply touch someone else and they lose their memory and strength, leaving me with all of this!

My fantastic Nominees Are:

Maceybee at https://waytomuchtoosay.wordpress.com/

Shelby Lyn at https://mswarriorshelby.wordpress.com/

Casey at https://bipolarbrat.wordpress.com/

Marie at https://createspaceweb.wordpress.com/

Terri at https://reclaiminghope.blog/

Heather at https://dinosaursdonkeysandms.com/

Alex at https://mswithmsalex.com/

My 5 Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is your main reason for starting your blog?
  2. If you had magic powers, what would they be and why?
  3. Would you rather have wings for fly high or fins to swim in the ocean?
  4. As of right now in your life, what was the happiest day you have had and why?
  5. What has been your biggest accomplishment as of now in life?

I think one of my best posts was the one I did in honor of my Grandfather’s birthday! The link for this post is below. I do however hope that there were more that have impacted y’all in a positive way!

https://wordpress.com/post/fightmsdaily.com/6121

Of course there is no pressure at all, but I do look forward to reading your answers. I have already loved being able to get to know y’all already, but this is just a little fun we can all have! I also feel strongly that each of you deserved this recognition for your amazing work! I sincerely appreciate all of your continued support for the posts that I share! This has been an incredible experience for me! I am always sending y’all love and comfort!!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Huge thank you!

Thank-You-So-MuchI am completely astonished by the amazing amount of support all of you have offered me since I start my blog in July 2017. I started this blog with only one follower initially, my husband. I made the decision to start this journey because of my passion for writing and my strong desire to help others that may be going through hard times. I felt that after living with a chronic illness for almost 18 years I could offer some hope, courage and strength for others. I am very proud to say that I am achieving my goal more and more each day due to the gratitude I have received from many of you. At this moment with each post I make over 600 individuals are reading what I write and so many make gracious comments to me that I am helping them through difficult times. I have heard so many times that my positive thoughts and encouraging words have inspired others, which really makes me incredibly happy. All I have ever wanted to do is help and motivate others that may have fallen on hard times or may possibly be struggling with illness.i-am-here-for-you

I want y’all to know how much I have enjoyed getting to know you and also learning so much from each of you! All of us deal with something that is not easy and we all have special and unique ways to cope our situations. I truly hope that y’all know that I am always here to help in any way I can. Our struggles are real, but they are always strengthening our abilities to handle the next day! Continue to stay positive and know that it is okay to lean on others. It is also okay to have a bad day and not feel very optimistic, we all have those days. However, it is important to not dwell on a bad day and remember that tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities for happiness!

I hope y’all have a great evening! Thank you so much for stopping by my site today. I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments and I do promise to respond to you as quickly as I can! I love the fabulous communications we have had! I am sending all of you lots of love and comfort!!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Sunday 1Good Evening Y’all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed your 2 day break! I am never really ready for the week to start again because it is just 5 more long days of the daily grind. 

I am so truly thankful for the friends I have made through this blog! I have had an amazing time getting to know so many of you and look forward to learning more about each of you! My goal for my blog was to be able to inspire, give knowledge about differences in illnesses and to really portray much positivity in a world that has a little too much negativity in it! I strongly believe that being able to stay positive through the most difficult times will make a huge difference! Life can get difficult, but no matter what the struggle is it could always be so much worse! I want y’all to know that I am always here for you if you need a sound board for frustrations or even have any questions. Whether you comment on a post or email me directly, I will always respond to you and love the great communications we can have with one another!

I hope y’all enjoy the last few hours of your weekend and your new week starts of fabulous! Monday is never a day I look forward to, but it is the start of a brand new weekpain with many possibilities of great changes! I am still hoping that my high pain levels will start to decrease soon as it has been extremely frustrating. If y’all have any suggestions to help this happen, I am all ears! Even though I have been in a terrible amount of pain I will never surrender to it, but instead I will keep fighting through it all!

Please leave any comments you have and I look forward to hearing your responses. Remember to always try to hold onto your positive outlook on life and things will all fall into place! Sending you love and comfort always!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa