Happy Birthday Brandon

A Mom’s Love

Hello World  

I dedicate this beautiful day to my oldest son….. 

There truly are no words to express the love a mother has for her children… We carry them for 9 months, we nurture them and watch them grow… And although we try to do what’s best for them.. We truly never know how they will turn out… Cause There is no book or perfect plan… On how to teach your son to be a man… 

I’ve made mistakes as we all do… Yet to see you all grown up, to see how you’ve grown up from that silly little boy to a man I am so very proud of… Fills my heart …

Happy Birthday Brandon

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I sometimes wish that you were still small & not yet big and strong and tall..

For when I look at yesterday..

I close my eyes and see you play..

I often miss that little boy..

Who pestered me to buy a toy..

Who filled my life with pure delight..

From early morn to late at night…

I’ve watched you change…

I’ve watched you grow…

As seasons come & quickly go…

Now you’re all grown up and proud I am…

You’ve grown up and become 

One hell of a man!!!

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Happy Birthday Brandon 

I’ll love you forever

I’ll like you for always

Forever & Always

My baby you’ll be ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

What Lies Ahead Is More Important

Then What We Left Behind


Hello World 

No matter what the situation is…

No matter what you’ve left behind…

No matter how hard things may get…

No matter how long it takes…

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Don’t stop… 

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Your dreams are right in front of you…

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There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so small ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

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Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

To Laugh At Oneself

Is Healthy


Hello World,

Since I threw my back out last week, I’ve had plenty of time to think and of course there’s been frustration, anger and disappointment because I’ve basically been flat on my back in bed for a week not able to do anything but rest (which I don’t do well) yet this morning when I woke up all I could do was laugh…. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜..

I write a lot about taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally yet here I am laying in bed laughing cause I did just the opposite ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฎ 

Yes it’s much easier to preach than to practice what we preach yet I sat in bed for the past few days being angry at myself for getting myself hurt and frustrated cause I literally can’t do anything yet .. hmmmm??? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

There really isn’t any rhyme or reason to why we are so much harder on ourselves then we are on others yet when we can stop, pause, take a look at the situation and instead of getting angry at ourselves or at the situation we can sit back and laugh… 

That’s when you know your in a good place…

Cause seriously once it’s done it’s done and all we can do is keep on moving forward and do whatever we need to do to get going again ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Don’t allow any setback or situation get you stuck in a yucky place… Stop, pause, breathe and laugh cause laughing truly does heal everything ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‚

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Take Care Of Your Body

It’s The Only One You’ve Got

Silly Saturday Video day

Happy “Silly Saturday” World ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ…..

Yeah I did it again… Really need to learn when to stop… Spent the day in the hospital for tweeking my back… Yet this time it wasn’t all my fault ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

There isn’t much that I’m afraid of yet my biggest girly ewwwwwww AHHHHHHH run fast phobia is a snake.. Which of course my daughter who knows that and is always playing pranks on me with rubber snakes knows that oh too well and on Thursday right after I told her my back was hurting cause I lifted something wrong, she sent me the second video and yep out it went lol lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ she didn’t do it on purpose it went out cause I jumped…. It was actually really funny cause I couldn’t stop laughing afterwards๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ..

Needless to say I decided instead of writing a poem today I’d try to make a Snapchat video without laughing and I actually succeeded โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ.. I’ve always called Saturday “Silly Saturday” a day to have fun and be silly and hence the two videos above ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ..

Taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally is so important to do.. So have a “Silly Saturday” and do something you love to do ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ

Have a happy Silly Saturday world ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Patience Is A Virtue

What’s Meant To Be Will Be


Hello World

I’ve always been one that believes that if it’s meant to be…it will happen and if it isn’t it won’t… 

Yet still I have day’s where I get upset with myself or feel guilty when I set a date for a goal and don’t reach the date set or it gets pushed back for whatever reason ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

Those are the times when I must remember that things don’t always work out in your timeframe and if it’s meant to be it will happen… 

Instead of being hard on myself I need to be patient and keep moving towards whatever goal I have set for myself ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค—

We tend to get impatient and then feel guilty when we don’t hit our goals on time.. So don’t be too hard on yourself and push the guilt out of your mind.. 

Cause guilt gets us nowhere and halts where we’re heading too.. Patience is a virtue…you’ll hit that goal when you’re meant too ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

It’s Your Journey

It’s YOUR Life


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Have you ever been so shocked by someone else’s behavior that it truly made you feel like you weren’t sure if it was you or if it was them????? ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

Well that’s exactly what I’ve been going through for the past week.. So much so that I had to take a break from social media to get my head back on straight and take a good look at the situation and process it fully… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

I’ve always been a people person as well as being very spontaneous yet had always worried about what others thought about what I was doing and about myself in general ๐Ÿ™„ ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ..

It took me a loooonnnnggg time to not worry about what others thought about me, especially when it came to my doing what I needed to do for me and my peace of mind yet as we all look for a little validation, it totally threw me for a huge loop when someone I know (or should I say I thought I knew) stopped talking to me because I haven’t begun my journey in the bus yet! ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜’… 

Yes I went there… 

Not being sure if it was them or me because I don’t like disappointing people in general ๐Ÿ˜–

I have never been one that’s afraid of change and I don’t have any problem with being spontaneous .. Yet this is HUGE and being that I am embarking on this journey alone (something else I’ve never ever done) “I” need to know that all my ducks are in a row with the bus and with myself especially emotionally ๐Ÿ˜

The journey in the bus is a huge huge huge life change for me and for the first time in my life I actually want to do it right in every manner.. 

Although it is taking me longer than even I anticipated.. I’m taking my time.. So that when I drive away I’ll know that everything with the bus is mechanically sound and that I am truly emotionally ready to begin my journey to heal from the loss of my son and begin MY new life ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

What others may feel isn’t really relevant because this is my journey and however long it takes me to begin is OK.. 

It’s my journey to take when and only when…. 

I AM READY!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

We’re All Masters Of Transitions

We Deal With Changes Every Day


Hello World

“Change is tough at first… Messy in the middle… But Empowering at the end!!!” – Shine 

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This morning while reading my daily motivation I realized that every single one that I’ve read for the past week has been about changes (no such thing as coincidence right lol) ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™„..

I (as we know) am embarking on a new chapter in my life and although scary it’s exciting too and while having coffee this morning a friend asked me how it can be scary and exciting at the same time.. ๐Ÿ™„ which got me to thinking and I just smile and said it’s all in how we process it.. Its definitely a mindset thing๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‰

We are all “Masters of Transition” we deal with changes every day… It’s all in how we process them so they don’t get in our way… 

Change is very good for you it helps you bloom and grow.. It helps you move on to better things.. It keeps you on the go… 

So don’t be afraid of changes and remember all that you’ve been through… embrace the changes one by one cause change is good for you!!! 

Happy Halloween World ๐Ÿ˜‰๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•