The Power Of A Smile

A Simple Smile Can Change The World

Hello World

So many beautiful little things we all take for granted…

A babies laugh, a warm hello from a stranger, a day spent with an old friend. A picture from a fun time, your dogs unconditional excitement when you get home after a long day, the warmth of the sun, a summer sprinkle on a hot day, laughing so hard it hurts, a compliment about your smile.

So many little things we take for granted yet are so very powerful. 

A simple smile can push fear aside, it can turn tears into laughter, it can heal a dark day, it can turn sadness into happiness, it can turn ones life around, it can change the world.

WE never know what someone may be going through and a warm hello accompanied with a simple smile, can change the course of someone’s day, it can change the course of yours too.

Never underestimate the power of a smile. 

For a smile comes from the heart, it is beauty from within. So take the time to smile today and let your beauty from within shine.

Have a beautiful day my friends, filled with laughter and smiles.

😀😊 Ricci 😊😀

Create Moments 

Moments Create Memories

Hello World,

Growing up we are lead to believe that the more things we have the better our life will be. The biggest house, the nicest car or cars, the best schools and jobs. Yet what happened to having a great family, great friends, great happiness.

I’ve had the house, the cars, the things. I went to great schools and had great jobs. Yet when I look back all the “things” I’ve had, lost and still have, and think about what made me truly happy within… I always go to memories. Memories of fun times, laughs, cries, good times and bad and not any of all the great memories I have involve “things!”

When I look at my Bachelor’s Degree, the actual piece of paper isn’t what I see… I see all the memories I made while getting that piece of paper. Yet if that piece of paper burned to ashes… Does that mean I know longer have a degree, do my memories burn away too? 

No they don’t… 

That piece of paper can be replaced. A house, a car, a job… All can be replaced… 

What can’t be replaced are MOMENTS… Moments with friends, with family, with lovers. With anyone or anything that we’ve had a moment with. It doesn’t matter if it’s a good, bad, happy, angry or sad moment… Once that moment’s past we can’t replace it. 

The first laugh from a baby, it’s first step. The feeling you had getting your first ever car… The feeling you had after you passed getting your drivers license. The prom, your graduation… So many special beautiful moments… 

It’s the feelings you get that you remember, feelings you’ll never forget and those feelings are moments that turn into memories…

Start creating moments not things cause things don’t last forever and moments turn into memories and memories last a lifetime and beyond ❤❤❤

💫Goodnight Universe💫


Being Optimistic In A Pessimistic World

Optimism Is Hope For A Better Tomorrow

Hello World

There are some that say being an optimistic person is a waste of time or they say you’re nothing but a dreamer.

Being optimistic doesn’t mean you’re a dreamer of dreams… It doesn’t mean you live your life in the clouds not seeing anything bad or avoiding the negatively in every day life and in our world. Being optimistic doesn’t mean you’re always happy. Being optimistic means you have hope!

Being optimistic means you always hope for a better tomorrow. It means that no matter what life throws at you, you’re not gonna let it get you down. It means that just because something didn’t work out today, you have the wisdom to know it won’t stay that way forever. That you can accept the bad and keep moving forward knowing that there’s a light at the end of every tunnel.

There’s enough pessimism in our world today to last too many lifetimes. 

Be an optimist in this pessimistic world. Stay positive and always have hope for better tomorrow’s… For the ones that believe in a better world are the ones that bring light to the darkest of days… 

Stay Positive, Be Optimistic & Have A Beautiful Day 🌻🌞🌻


Your Dreams, Your Goals, Your Life

There’s nothing wrong with chasing your dreams

Why does there have to be a why? So many people always say “why” when you tell them about your dreams or goals. Just because its not something they’re interested in or something they would do, doesn’t mean it’s wrong or not a good idea.

We all have our own wants, needs and desires and that’s what makes us unique. Could you imagine what this world would be like if we all liked the same things, if we all had the exact same dreams. Not everyone likes to travel and that’s ok. Not everyone likes to write or take photographs. Not everyone likes opera or rock music and it’s all ok!!!

What’s not ok is someone telling you not to follow your dreams or goals just because they don’t agree. Don’t ever curtail or placate your dreams or goals for anyone. No matter what, they’re your goals and your dreams. If you are passionate about them, go after them & don’t put your dreams or goals on hold for anyone.

Life is short, surround yourself with people that support you going after your dreams. Surround yourself with people that believe in you. 

There’s nothing wrong with chasing your dreams… If you’re passionate about them, go after them and you’ll catch each and every one!

Good Night Universe


Prospect of Change

Walking Past That Zone

Hello World,

Why does the word “change” intimidate us? Where did we learn that “change” is not beneficial to our well being? Why were we taught not to honor our feelings and that we had to conform to a standard way of life?

Hmmmmm I believe we were all bamboozled!!! 😊

Change is inevitable… We “change” from being an infant to being a toddler… We “change” from being a kid to a teenager and so on… So then why were we taught to “fear change” when it’s a part of life?

Changing should be embraced, just as we embraced each stage of our lives. It should be welcomed not feared. We talk about stepping out of our comfort zone, yet if change was embraced we wouldn’t have a comfort zone to step out of!!!

Hmmmmm… We could all go in circles about this “change” thing or we could embrace and welcome all changes in our lives and look at it as a stepping stone into another fabulous chapter in our book of life!

Embrace & welcome change… It’s just another chapter in your life! Follow your heart and write your best seller!!!


A Negative Review

Only You Matter

Hello World,

When I look back on my life and basically do a life review… I tend to giggle… What I thought about myself in the past and what I think about myself now is like night and day.

For years I always worried about what others thought of me… Even little things like who was going to like what I was wearing, was anyone going to notice my new shoes or my new haircut… REALLY??? 

I know at some point in life everyone’s goes though that… Yet REALLY??? Male and female, whether at work, in high school etc.. We all do it or have done it… Yet why? Why are we taught to worry about what others think about us and why did we?

Everyone has an opinion, whether good or bad we all have our own opinions and rightfully so. Yet most live their lives focusing on what others think, rather than focusing on themselves. Taking the focus off yourself only stunts your growth. Not everyone moves forward at the same rate and not everyone wants to or knows how.

Stop worrying about an opinion someone else has about you… Because the only opinion that really matters is your own!!!

Good Night Universe


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 🌻🌞