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, 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

Shelby Lyn at

Casey at

Marie at

Terri at

Heather at

Alex at

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!

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

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry-Christmas-Background-ImagesWishing you and your family a very Merry and Joyous Christmas! Do you have a certain traditions you do every year around the holidays? Over the years my husband and I have developed a tradition that we do every year for the holidays. We spend Christmas Eve with my mother and stepfather and Christmas Day with my in-laws.

The holiday season does have a way of cheering and brightening the darkness we may feel. Holiday lights and the smiles of children awaiting Santa Claus can be so sweet! Shining Christmas lights are beautiful and illuminate the skies! While we never forget all of our past sacred memories, we are given the chance to create even more memories to cherish. I will be the first to admit that I have not been in the holiday spirit this year. Things have been a little difficult the past few months after my terrible flare up. However, my mood changed slightly after spending Christmas Eve with my husband, mother and stepfather. The four of us enjoyed a great evening catching up on life! My mother knew how difficult things had been and she made a great and successful effort to make everything perfect. My husband and stepfather had some great conversation about something they share a merry christmas 1mutual interest in, planes! It was good to see the two boys chatting about a topic they both love because my mother and I do not always share the same interests as them. My stepfather is retired and battles his own health issues. In a sense I can relate to what my stepfather is going through because we both deal with a Neurological illness. I do my best to stress to him the importance of following his doctor’s orders, taking the medicine he is prescribed as directed, getting plenty of rest and staying stress-free. Not sure why I would expect him to follow my advice when I hardly ever follow my own advice, but I do try to help him as much as I can. 

I hope y’all are feeling well today and savoring every moment of the day with loved ones! I know holidays can be stressful, so just remember to rest when you need to and take care of yourself! The great thing about family is they love us and understand that sometimes we struggle and it is okay to admit that! Much love and strength to all of you!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Never Forget

christmas-loveThe holiday season can bring on a variety of emotions for so many. We all have a number of responsibilities to tend to daily , so often times we do not get to spend true quality time with family members. It can be exciting to have the holiday’s as a time to reconnect with our loved ones. Considering many businesses are closed we do not have to focus our attention on work, but can solely commit our thoughts to family! Even if only for a few hours, we can create a magical time of love that will extend through several days!

Loved ones during holidays

Even though we are happy that we have been given this special time to spend with our family still here with us, it can still create some sadness as we miss those that have passed away. Naturally, we always miss those special people from our lives that are no longer physically here with us and the holidays tend to create an additional sense of loss. Losing someone who we loved dearly creates a void in our heart and mind that can never be replaced. It is not just an empty seat at the dinner table but an empty place in our hearts. We need to remember to show our family how much they mean to us, not just during the holiday season, but all year-long as we do not know what tomorrow will bring. 

Unfortunately loss has no boundaries. So many are going into this Christmas holiday with the fresh loss of a loved one. Trying to keep their composure when all they want to do is break down. I can not imagine the loss I know some have gone through this year. Whether it be a spouse, grandparent, parent, child, sibling or friend the pain is real. It never forgettruly amazes me what we can suffer through, but still stand strong knowing that our loved one will always be in our heart! I know it is not easy but never forget that our loved ones that past will always be watching over us. I truly believe Grandparents I have lost never leave my side. When life gets really difficult I can almost hear my Grandfather’s encouraging and loving voice guiding me through. The sacred memories you hold onto will carry you through the holidays and every other day. Those you have loved and lost would want you to continue living your life as full as you can, even when things are unbearable, continue to stay strong for them!

I sincerely hope you have a wonderful holiday and are able to enjoy quality time with your families! I hope you are all feeling well and not in any kind or pain, physical or emotional. Each and every one of you inspire me through your posts and your comments. Never forget, positivity will get you through anything much easier than negativity. I want to thank you for all of your support since I started my blog. This has been an absolutely amazing experience for me and I look forward to many more connections with y’all!! 

Love 2

Always, Alyssa

Being Thankful

203445-Happy-Thursday-Good-Morning-ButterflyGood morning Y’all! Today I am not giving thanks just because it is “Thanksgiving”, I am giving thanks because there are so many things and people I am thankful for everyday of my life. Like I said yesterday, I do not need a designated day that some countries only acknowledge thanks once a year for, I am thankful everyday for my life. I do understand that there are actually many countries that do not celebrate Thanksgiving and I do appreciate that, but they love their family just as much if not more than we do here in the United States.

This morning I was very curious on how Thanksgiving really started and what I read and watched was a bit disturbing. There were numerous Native Americans asked how they feel about Thanksgiving and their responses were upsetting because I never realized how cruel things were back when this holiday was introduced. I am going to attached the article I read online and y’all view more than what I talk about, . Many of the Native Americans that were asked about Thanksgiving believe it was simply a massacre. Puritans came and slaughtered millions of Native Americans, stole their traditional land and damned their rivers. Many believed that Christopher Columbus was the first terrorist in America. These people believe that now Thanksgiving is just a reason to have family together and over eat. Of course then after a massive meal, everyone wants to start shopping and spending insane amounts of money for Christmas gifts. Anyone that lives in the United States knows that the stores will be exceedingly busy from now until January with a tremendous amount of consumerism. I mean for God’s sakes there are stores that are opening in the early afternoon of Thanksgiving Day with  early bird savings. What happened to enjoying time with loved ones? I do not mean to sound so negative about a holiday that is meant to be surrounded by family, but it is quite upsetting to think about how this “holiday” really started in 1619.

I am eternally thankful for my family that is still here with us and those that have passedhappy thanksgiving in heaven on. I was truly blessed to have had my wonderful Grandfather in my life and my husband’s amazing Grandparents for so many years! My Grandfather and my husband’s Grandparents made such a positive impact on my life! They were by all means the most loving, accepting, compassionate and all around truly amazing people who ever walked the face of this earth. It makes me sad that they are no longer with us in the physical sense, but they will always be a strong part of our heart!

After reading the article and watching the videos that I shared with you, I really do not know how I feel about Thanksgiving. I do not like to hear of anyone being mistreated because I feel like anyone and everyone must be treated with love and respect. Let me ask you, how do you feel about Thanksgiving and how do you celebrate it? I will love my family daily until my last breath and I will always enjoy any precious time I am able to spend with them! My heart breaks to know that even almost 400 years ago there were so many people being treated unfairly and it still goes on today in 2017. It makes me sad to know there are so many people who are not fortunate enough to have food on the table but then there are so many others that will spend a small fortune on shopping. What would happen if all those that spend so much money shopping the “greatest deals” around the holidays, would spend even a fraction of that to that to help those in need?

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts for the day. Again, I was not meaning to be negative I just like to know as much as I can about our holidays and what we are celebrating for. I truly hope that you enjoy whatever you are doing on this beautiful day! Please leave any comments you have for what I have written today and I will respond as quickly as I can. No matter what the day is, please enjoy your life as much as you possibly can and never forget to share love with those you hold dear before you miss that opportunity!

Love 2

Always, Alyssa