Motivational Monday

Welcome back, Monday, I cannot say you were missed! I know most of us never look forward to the workweek starting again, but let’s try to view today as an opportunity for success! It is better to view days we dread in a positive light, instead of a negative one. We know we are never able to avoid Monday or the workweek beginning, so why should we waste time thinking negatively? Believe me, I know the weekend was way too short, but at least we were able to enjoy a few days away from work! I do hope you were able to enjoy the weekend and that you are as ready as you can be for the week to start!

I do believe we should try to begin the week with the best mindset possible! I also think it is important to not just be on Monday, but every day is kind and understanding of others. If we could smile more and frown less, listen more than we ignore, and offer compliments to others, we would be happier and so would others! I do know it can be challenging to listen to others, especially when all they are doing is complaining, but it can make a HUGE difference! Trying to do any or all of these things will not cause any harm, so it should not be too difficult!

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you found the quote I shared motivating that it carries you through today, and that your week continues to improve each day. Remember to try not to worry about the things you have no control over and only focus on what you can control. 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

Tranquil Tuesday

I must say that surviving the most dreaded day of the week deserves praise and congratulations😊! Monday is never very exciting, but I do hope it was not too bad for y’all! Yesterday was not all bad for me, it was of course, a little busy but nothing that I cannot handle. I think it is just difficult to let go of the weekend when we can relax and not wake up to an alarm clock. Anything we were not able to get done yesterday, we have another chance today! Unfortunately, today I get to drive on the worst road in the world to go to my routine follow-up appointment. These appointments are useless because nothing ever changes!

Moving into the second day of the week is a good thing because it means we are one day closer to the weekend. Yes, I am already ready for the weekend😊! Regardless of how many days are left in the week, we need to try to remain calm and handle things as they come, instead of thinking about what might happen! I really enjoyed the quote that I am sharing with y’all today and hope you will as well, and that it offers you a sense of calmness and strength! I think it is easy to forget how incredibly strong we all are because life gets chaotic. No matter what occurs in our lives, never doubt yourself because YOU can handle anything! NEVER let anyone ever tell you that you cannot do something because you can do anything!

I know many of us must deal with various different doctor’s appointments, right? Today the appointment is just with my pain doctor and I like her because she is kind and easy to talk to. I think it is important to always be prepared for appointments, which means having notes for what you need to talk about, prescriptions that need to be filled, and any other concerns you might have. It is so easy to forget to mention things when in the exam room, so it is best to be ready and prepared because getting in touch with a doctor after the appointment seems nearly impossible!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I appreciate you taking the time to read what I share and hope you enjoyed. I hope you found the quote calming and it helps you survive another day. 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

Motivational Monday

Hello again, Monday! It does not matter if we are ready or not, here we are once again at the beginning of a new week! I think that Monday morning must be the most dreaded day of the week, but we have the choice to tackle it with strength and determination, which is exactly what we always do because there is no other way to deal with Monday. It is not like we can ignore it and it will go away, so let us make this a good week! I know the weekend was short and we could always use just one more day, but I hope you did enjoy your weekend as much as you could. I did not do much this weekend, but I was able to sit back and relax much more than I do during the week!

I feel it is important to start our week with a good, positive, and motivated mindset. Mondays can set the tone for the way our week will go, so it is best to be as optimistic as we can be. I hope you will find the quote I am sharing motivating and that it helps your week is the best way it can. I have always felt strongly that the way we behave daily and how we treat others tells a lot about who we are on the inside. So many people think they are better than others and therefore treat them poorly. I do not think any one single person is better than another because we are all simply human beings trying to survive in a chaotic world together!

Is there anything you are looking forward to or dreading this week? Yes, I understand we are all looking forward to the weekend returning, but we should be able to find something during the week that keeps us moving forward. Each week offers us all new experiences and opportunities, which can be a means to success. No matter what anyone ever tells you, never forget that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to! It is crucial to believe in yourself and your abilities and never allow anyone to discourage you!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and that this post provided you with the motivation needed for the week. I am looking forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. I hope you have a wonderful day and your week gets better with each day that passes. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Tranquil Tuesday

We made it through Monday, so I believe the rest of the week will be a breeze! How was your first day of the week? Mine was not too bad, but it did feel long. I think it was only long because I am working longer days because I have to leave work early on Wednesday because of my doctor’s appointment. The good thing about working longer days is I get to start my day earlier, which I do prefer. My preference does not make sense to many people, but I would rather start earlier and get out of work earlier!

I think it is extremely important to remain positive during the week, but also try to stay calm and not let the simple things consume our minds. It is important to have patience in life, which I do not have, but I do try. Even though patience is important, it is also crucial to go after the things we want in life because life is short and we do not want to let amazing opportunities pass us by. Whether it is something at work or something we have dreamed about doing, we should try to go after it with passion, strength, and determination.

I have decided to do something that I think is exciting. I already told y’all about the daith piercing that I wanted and got recently. There is another piercing that I would like to do soon, like hopefully this week. The helix is another piercing that is in the ear and I think it is very adorable. Unfortunately, one of the places I was considering going to will not pierce this area with the hoop as I want, so I will probably go back to the overpriced place that did my daith. Hopefully, they will be able to use the same color jewelry that I have in the daith! I figure, why not, we only live once and piercings can be removed easily!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed what I shared and you found meaning in the quote. I hope you have a great day and remember to pace yourself so that you do not get overly and unnecessarily stressed. 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

Motivational Monday

Hello Monday! The weekend has come and gone once again, and SO quickly. It never fails, the weekends are always way too short, but I hope you were able to enjoy it the best you possibly could. I did not do anything too exciting, but I was able to rest and relax with my three amazing cats. The weekend was a little dreary and yesterday was a little chilly, but that made it a comfortable day to spend on the couch and under a blanket! It is amazing how much a heated blanket or heating pad helps my pain on a cooler day and with the threats of rain.

It is never easy or exciting to say “goodbye” to the weekend and start a new week, but that is where we are at today. It is critical to begin a week with a fresh and motivated mind. I hope you will find some deep and good meaning in the quote I am sharing with you today. Our days can become stressful and frustrating, but we need to stay focused on what really matters to us at the end of each day. I believe the more we focus on what matters the most in our life, the better the days and weeks will be because we are not letting the insignificant simple things drain our energy.

Are you looking forward to any part of this week, I mean besides Friday? I am going to be working longer days most of this week because I am leaving work early on Wednesday for a follow-up appointment with the pain doctor. It is not the staff that I dread about these appointments, it is the drive on the worst road in the entire state. All I can do is drive safely and deal with it. I already know nothing will change because these appointments are always the same and there are never any surprises or changes.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote I shared and look forward to reading your comments. I hope your week begins well and only gets better with each day. Remember to take things in stride and to not get overly stressed because it will not change anything. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Sunday thoughts

Just like that July is over and August is here. It always surprises me how fast time flies by. Tomorrow we will begin the 8th month of 2022. I guess the positive side is, that summer will end soon, and cooler days are near. Of course, August and September can still be hot in the south, but I am looking forward to days when the temperatures are not in the low 90’s at 10:00 at night. This heat has been awful this year and I do not expect next year to be any different☹. I am hopeful that next year we will have central air in our house, so we will not feel like we are living in a sauna even with window units.

Tomorrow, I have my follow-up doctor’s appointment with my pain doctor. You know the one that forced me to reschedule because I was a few minutes late and two minutes away after driving for an hour and a half a couple of weeks ago! It probably is not a good thing that I am still feeling a little sour about this and I already know they will have me wait for no less than 20 minutes tomorrow. Why is it okay for them to always run late, but when I do one time I have to reschedule, leave work early again, and drive that long drive for a second time within two weeks, especially when gas prices are out of control? This hardly seems fair to me, and it is going to be extremely hard to not let them know how I feel about this!

I think I have mentioned this to you before, but the Gilenya I take for the MS is a blessing and a curse. It is a blessing because it seems to be keeping the MS at bay and not letting it progress, which I appreciate. It is a curse because one of the main side effects is sinus issues and I have had an evil sinus headache for three days now. If you remember I did post several years ago about stopping the Gilenya and trying something different because I was sick of the sinus headaches. Honestly, there was no way to know that this medication was helping as much as it is. I knew years ago I would have to decide to either deal with the sinus headaches or risk my health, which logically seems like a no-brainer. I hate the constant headaches but would regret changing medications and end up in a terrible situation. This is a catch-22 situation, but I decided a long time ago that I would just endure the sinus headaches.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope your weekend has been full of relaxation and doing what you enjoy. Tomorrow is the start of a new week and a new month, which will hopefully include many amazing new opportunities. 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

Not just any kind of Monday

Most of us dread Monday morning, but today is a VERY special day! I do not have the words to explain how happy I am that my mother is getting married tonight. After kissing many toads, she has finally found her prince charming and soul mate in this life. Love is not an easy thing to find and hold on to, but she is happily marrying a man that is kind, loyal, understanding, easy to talk to, giving, loving, loves her unconditionally, and everything else that is wonderful. In all my years, I have never seen her this happy and it is refreshing. Not everyone finds love in their lifetime, but she finally has and I could not be happier for the two of them!

Unfortunately, I am not going to be at this wedding in person as she lives in another state which is over which is over 1,100 miles away. However, we are doing the next best thing and I will be at this wedding via Zoom. I know it does not seem like an ordinary way to watch your mother get married and I can admit it is far from ordinary, but due to COVID still lingering and my weak immune system getting on an airplane was not safe. I am thankful for the man she is marrying, which I have known for over two decades. It is funny how life and love work out, but things like this always work out for the best for everyone!

This afternoon I have a follow-up appointment with my pain management doctor. These appointments always go the same way and are relatively pointless, but I jump through all their hoops and follow what they require. The worst thing about these appointments is driving there because there is WAY too much road construction and too many people cannot drive. Overall, I know my appointment will go well as the Nurse Practitioner listens to what I say and knows I will not be willing to try anything different. Why change something when it works?

Thank you for visiting my site today! I hope you enjoyed what I have shared and look forward to hearing from you. Considering I am leaving work early for my doctor’s appointment and I have my mother’s wedding tonight, it might take me longer to respond to comments, but I will as soon as possible. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your week begins great. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Five Year Blogging Anniversary

Five years ago, I decided to join the blogging world😊. I have never regretted my decision as it has provided me with an amazing opportunity that I will be forever thankful for. I have always enjoyed writing, so blogging has helped me to broaden my abilities and deepened my skills. This experience has given me a chance to make friends all around the world, which has been extremely interesting. The friends I have made in other countries have been a phenomenal adventure for me and I want to thank everyone who returns to visit my site, and for sharing your wonderful posts!

Over the five years, I have been doing my blog, I have received 17 awards😊, which were surprising and very much appreciated. The awards that I received were: Awesome Blogger, Entertainment Blogger, Chronically Hopeful Blogger, Disability Blogger, Sunshine Blogger, Mystery Blogger, Liebster Award, and Blogger Recognition Award. I did receive multiples for some of these awards! I never in a million years expected any of these awards, but they did allow me to nominate other bloggers for the awards. I enjoyed choosing some of my fellow astonishing blogger friends for these.

I feel like writing is a fantastic outlet for emotions, which may be positive or negative. There are NO rules and should NEVER be a fear of being judged because we are all entitled to feel the way we do. Of course, we do not all have to always agree on everything but should always remain respectful. One thing I think is extremely important is to build others up, instead of tearing them down. We are all living in this huge world together and may not meet face to face, but we need to not ridicule or degrade another person. This is crucial whether it is online or in person because everyone has feelings.

Unfortunately, in the United States, bullying has become more common. We hear about these issues happening in schools, between ordinary people and in the government, and anywhere else where humans are. The outcome of bullying is never positive and leads to terrible things that should never have occurred in the first place. Why do so many people think it is acceptable, to taunt, harass, belittle, demean, and terrorize others? Why do so many feel like it is well within their right to harm another person? Why have there been an appalling number of mass shootings in the United States? Why can everyone not treat others kindly and with respect? It will never make sense to me because treating others unkind is completely unacceptable!

I started this post talking about my five years of blogging and then started writing about something completely unrelated. One of the many reasons I enjoy writing is because we can write about whatever we want. I hope I have been able to help some of you with the over 1,100 posts I have done so far. It has been one of my goals to help at least one person who is going through a difficult time in life. We all experience struggles in life and even though we might feel alone, there is always someone out there that can relate and offer their assistance!

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you are having a good weekend and enjoyed this post. I appreciate all your support over the years and hope to continue sharing enjoyable posts with y’all. I am looking forward to reading your comments and will respond as quickly as I can. Please never forget I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa

Let It Go Friday

Finally, happy Friday! How was your week? I cannot speak for everyone, but I am so glad it is Friday and we have the weekend ahead of us. I think I have been waiting for today since Monday morning😊! Of course, I always look forward to the weekends, but this week was exceptionally long and slightly painful. There were many twists and turns this week with the unique personalities of people. Yes, many were amazing and brightened my day, but some that would not be happy if you handed them the sun, moon, and stars!

As we are at the end of the week and about to begin the weekend, we need to find a way to let go of any negative emotions caused during the week. Our weekends are already so short, we must be able to enjoy them as much as possible. I love the quote I am sharing with you today and hope you will enjoy it as well. It seems crazy to talk about how short life is when the week feels incredibly long, but life truly is too short to have any regrets. We definitely should not wake up or go to bed with any regrets because we never know what tomorrow or even the next few minutes have in store for us.

Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I am sure no one will be surprised, but I do not have too much planned for the weekend. I prefer to not make too many plans as the weekends are the only time I do not have to do anything. I do not like fighting, but tomorrow one of my favorite UFC ladies is fighting. I think Michelle Waterson is absolutely adorable and seems to have a great personality, plus she has a smile that can make anyone else smile with her. I also did learn there is another writing competition that is going on in September. I am considering trying this again, but must think of something to write about.

Thank you for visiting my site today. I hope you enjoyed the quote and what I have written. I hope you have a wonderful, restful, and safe weekend. I am looking forward to reading 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

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

Of course, it was a “short” week, but it definitely felt much longer than four days. I think one reason it has felt so long is that it has been SO darn HOT. Anyone reading this that has Multiple Sclerosis knows that the heat is our enemy. Thankfully, I hardly leave my house, but we do not have central air in our house and it gets really hot even with the window units. I have been ready for fall since April because it was already getting hot back then and now it is ridiculously hot. It is at times like this that I drink nothing but ice-cold water!

At this point in the week, I am sure we could all use a pick-me-up to help get us through the last part of the week. We all go through SO much in life and it can be painfully difficult. Sometimes it may take every ounce of energy and strength we have inside, but we will find a way to survive any challenges we must endure. We may feel broken at times, but we have so much courage and determination that we can conquer anything we decide to and do so with grace, and dignity! Never back down and try to stand up tall with pride!

As the week is coming to an end shortly, how was your week? Do you have anything planned for the weekend? My only plans for the weekend are to rest and recuperate from this past week because it was a crazy week. Although we did have a long weekend, I never slept in and feel incredibly drained today. Even though my plan is to sleep in, I know my cats will never allow this to happen. I love them with all my heart, but sometimes I want to strangle them because they wake me up every day at the same time, which is at 6:30 AM!

Thank you for stopping by my site today. I hope you have enjoyed what I shared and you found meaning in the quote. I look forward to reading your comments and I will respond as quickly as I can. Something important to remember is, you are important and you deserve nothing but the BEST in life! Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love, comfort, support, and MANY positive vibes!

Always, Alyssa