Focus Focus Focus

Take your time, life goes by fast enough!

Hello World,

Go, Go, Go…Do, Do, Do is the norm in today’s world. We try to do so many things at once that we rarely get anything done.

We take on sooooo many things that we wind up doing things half assed or things don’t ever get completed… Putting things off till we have time or getting stressed cause we think there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we think needs to get done immediately doesn’t help at all.

I’ve learned that for me I must prioritize my day… Making lists if necessary of what needs to get done immediately and what things can wait. When I take the time to prioritize, my day is easier and I actually get more things done. 

Our world is a busy one yes that’s true, yet nothing is worth our well being, nothing is worth stressing out over and taking on more than you can handle won’t get you any brownie points, it will only stress you out.

Slow down, take your time and do things one at a time. You’ll find that your day goes by much smoother and the stress will melt away! Slow down when you’re moving to fast and focus, focus, focus 😊

🌞🌻Ricci 🌻🌞

A Devastating Loss

A Healing Journey To Live Again

Hello my friends,

My story continues…🌻

In the end of 2014 I was put on permanent disability… It was very hard for me to grasp because I was always a go go go person, I still am… yet my income became a quarter of what I was accustomed too and it was a tough road, yet my middle son Michael (my mini me) helped me get through it emotionally and physically and on January 1, 2015 when my rehabilitation therapy began, my son and I decided we were going to save for a van, convert it to live in and travel all over the states to all the beautiful places we both wanted to see. We, (my children and I) are all dirt loving, tree hugging, nature, travel and lovers of life people 😊🌻

We chose my birthday September 10, 2015 to begin our adventure after all my physical therapy ended. Giving us time to save and find a cargo van we could covert. 🌻

Michael had just turned 24 in October 2014 and was the only one of my children still living at home (my middle child) It was his choice and I was fine with it because he had a heart condition since birth and always wanted to stay close to me. 🌻

On July 30th 2015 he came into my room and said he didn’t feel good that his heart hurt. I of course jumped up to take him to the hospital and he turned to me and said “No mom… I want to go out of this world the same way I came in, in your arms!” I was shocked and if course said no Michael… He looked at me and said “It’s ok mom there is no end, I’m just going on a different journey!” He passed in my arms that night. 😒😒

I made a promise to him that I would continue our plans and sprinkle a little of his ashes at every place we planned to see and as of today I have not been able to do so. I was not ready to let go, I was not ready at all 😒

On his birthday last year in tears I asked God and the universe why Michael? Why not me?… I was a mess, angry and so hurt, ready to give up and then I heard it… “Mom start writing again and go live our dream, your dream… It’s ok mom, I’m ok… It’s time for you to live.” It was his voice and there isn’t a soul on this planet that could convince me otherwise, it was my son, my Michael. That is when I stated writing again. Michael loved my quotes and use to tell me to write more as he was a writer too… My mini me 😊 that’s when I knew what I needed to do for him and for me. 

My writing is a reflection of what I’m going through at that very moment and what I’m working on myself. I don’t prewrite any of my quotes, they come to me first thing in the morning and at night usually and after finding the closest piece of paper and pen, I write them down, make them pretty and post them. They are like little reminders I get throughout my day. A reminder to self, and what has been helping me heal over the past 6 months.

This has been the hardest 20 months of my life and for the first 14 months I wasn’t sure how I was ever going to get past my loss, my pain. I still have very hard days, yet writing has truly saved my life and I’m learning that what I write helps others too and that is helping me heal in many ways. It’s not going to be an easy journey, yet I’m learning and will continue to learn how to carry this. I know the pain won’t ever go away, yet I will learn how to carry it lighter, smile, laugh and move on with my life. 

I’ve decided to continue saving for a van so I can keep my promise and more importantly live again as I know that’s what he would want too and and as soon as I can get a van, I shall 🌻

I’m ready to keep my promise to my both of us, travel around the country sprinkling his ashes at all the beautiful places we wanted to see and I’m ready to live again and because of the connection and the love in my heart I know I’ll be ok… 

Love never leaves you, it never ever dies… Love out lasts us all!πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

This is my story… A journey made from the biggest love of all, the love for my child….My healing journey has begun…. I AM ready

πŸ’“πŸ™ Ricci πŸ™πŸ’“

Moving On

Beating all the odds

Hello My Friends πŸ™

As with all stories mine too started as a child with a vision. A vision to write to motivate and spread smiles worldwide. Which I have done and continue to do. 🌻

I was blessed to have a very spiritual mother who taught me to always be me, to always look within for answers, to always love all things & to be kind no matter what. That too I’ve done and continue to do. 🌻

I grew up as we all do, went to school, college, had a great career and had 3 beautiful children. Life continued as it does. I’ve made good choices throughout my life and bad choices as we all have, yet I loved life and was known for always helping others and for my big huge smile. 🌻

In 1998 at 39 yrd old I was diagnosed with Stage 2 MS, Epilepsy and a chronic spine disease which rocked my world, yet I continued to go about my life. I had 3 children I was raising alone and in 2001 the surgeries began on my spine and by 2003 I had 4 surgeries. I was told I would be wheelchair bound within 3 years for the rest of my life… well I refused to believe the doctor’s and told them all to kiss my ass! (I’m a firm believer in mind over matter) and 14 yrs later I’ve had 11 spine surgeries ALL of the vertebrae in my neck removed (rods hold up my big old head) and I’m still standing, hiking, camping, walking and doing everything I was told wouldn’t be possible. 

My last and final surgery was September 27th 2014 and you would never know by looking at me that I’ve lost 90% of the mobility in my neck, have rods in my back and I am NOT in a wheelchairπŸ™ doctors only practice medicine they aren’t experts!

2015 is where my story begins… And being that this is long enough…I will continue with my next post, cause 2015 is when my pain began its when I almost lost hope… its when I lost my heart, my faith and my writing began again after 23 yrs of only writing for me and my children… 

To be continued my friends

πŸ’“πŸ™ Ricci πŸ’“πŸ™

Love Out Lives Us All

Love doesn’t ever die, it’s the key to living!

Hello my friends, 

Many have asked me where my writing stems from and only a handful of you know. It’s not something I talk about frequently because it’s a pain like no other. 😒

Yet I’ve received so much love and support from so many on IG telling me how much my words have helped them that I feel it’s time for me to tell you all my story. πŸ™

Over the next few days I’ll be posting about me. Why I write, how I write and where it all comes from… It is time for me too fully heal and I believe this is where it will all begin. πŸ’–

Bear with me my friends its going to be a very emotional ride! πŸ™

πŸ’•RicciπŸ’•

Prosperity

Being prosperous isn’t all about money!

Happy day my friends 🌞🌻🌞 yesterday truly helped me realize what being prosperous truly means. It isn’t about money or all the things you own… Is about living through life with all it’s twists and turns and being happy no matter what.

Don’t let the idea of being monetarily rich destroy the wealth you have every single day!!! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ˜

πŸ’“RicciπŸ’“

Appreciation

Appreciate all you have before time makes it all you had!

A Beautiful Day

I spent a beautiful day on the beach today, taking a bunch of pictures including the background picture of my quote.  

It was a beautiful day not a cloud in the sky and as I sat there contemplating my life, I was reminded to always appreciate everything… The little things and the big things. The good and the bad… Things come and things go… Yet we need to appreciate all that we “have” before time makes it all that we “had!” Don’t allow the craziness of everyday life make you forget all the beautiful things in our world and the beautiful things you have in your life right now!!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

Have a beautiful night … Good Night Universe πŸ’“Sweet Dreams πŸ˜΄πŸ’“

πŸ’“RicciπŸ’“

Limited Edition

Limited Thinking Causes A Limited Life

Hello World,

A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset. We too often limit our thinking because we listen to what others believe. Others are not YOU… they don’t think like you, feel like you, hear like you or see things as you do. We all hear, see, think, feel and process things differently and that’s what makes us unique.

Don’t allow limited thinking to stop you from believing in or achieving your dreams. What we think of ourselves is what we actually become. When we think we can’t, we don’t… When we think we can we become unstoppable and that’s when miracles happen in our life.

Nothing can stop you when you believe in your dreams. Nothing can stop you when you believe in yourself. You don’t need others to validate whatever YOU believe you can do, the only validation you need is YOU!!!

Open your mind and follow your heart and become a limited edition… πŸ’“

Have a beautiful day my friends it’s time to believe in YOU

πŸ’“RicciπŸ’“