What Makes Your Heart Sing?

Do What You Love & Love What You Do

Hello World,

What makes your heart sing? What is it that you truly want to do? Are you doing it now? Are you working towards it or are you settling and just dreaming and wishing you could do what you love?

We go through our lives working our butts off just to settle for things that we really don’t care about. Living on what ifs and going through the motions of every day life… Only to retire and try to get in everything we dreamt of doing before we die.

None of us know how long we have and waiting for the right time may never happen. Don’t sit around dreaming and wishing things were different, change it now.

Go after your dreams and live the life you truly desire…

Find what makes your heart sing ❀❀

Find what makes your eyes sparkle 😍😍

Find what makes your soul smile & don’t stop until you do!!! Sometimes its the little things that fill your heart the most.

Go in search for happiness and do what makes your heart sing, instead of settling for a life you don’t enjoy…

πŸ’πŸŽ€ Ricci πŸŽ€πŸ’

Life Isn’t Short, Our Lives Are

Live For Moments Not Years

Hello World,

The most well known saying is that life is short… In years that may be true… Yet even if you look at a year in days, hours or minutes it may seem long but it goes by quick.

We go through many stages in our lives and each one we try to rush through to get to the next, we rush to be a teenager, we rush to become an adult, to have a family and then to retire, only to ask ourselves where on earth did the time go or how did the years go by so fast… Then we wait to die…

Hmmmm what a thought… Life is a trip my friends and we never can predict what’s going to happen throughout our lives. We can’t predict the good or the bad and never know what may happen… Our lives change quickly and a lot of times things happen very unexpectedly. 

Yet life has been around for eons… It’s not life that’s short… It’s our lives that can be, especially when we look at it in years cause we truly don’t really know how many years we have to live. 

That may sound morbid yet it’s true. So maybe if we looked at moments rather than years we wouldn’t rush so fast… For it’s not the years that matter anyway… It’s the moments that count 😊

Live for the moments for the moments are what life is all about & moments make memories that last a lifetime and beyond β€πŸ™β€

πŸ’« GoodnightπŸ’« Universe πŸ’«

😴 Ricci 😴

Overcoming Difficulties

It’s Not About The Situation, It’s About How You Handle It

Hello World, 

No one said life was going to be easy. Sometimes it is and sometimes it isn’t. Yet we all go through difficult and upsetting situations.

For years I was highly reactive to anything that happened in my life and my reactions usually made them more difficult. Yes we all hear and process things differently, yet what we don’t do is step back, pause, process and breathe before we react.

Every situation we deal with throughout our lives can be and should be handled with care. Getting angry never fixes anything and neither does stressing on it. When we step back we can look at the situation and deal with it accordingly. When we react we get stuck on stupid and rarely defuse anything.

I’ve learned that if we stop and process before we react, anger and frustration rarely happen. Yet most of us react automatically and usually the outcome isn’t good. We wind up angry or frustrated and instead of moving on we get stuck or start second guessing ourselves and wind up getting what I call the f### its. 

Automatically reacting to a difficult situation never has the outcome we’d like because most of the time our reaction makes it worse. I have learned that if I can control it then don’t stress about it and if I can’t control it stressing or reacting to it won’t change it so why bother.

It’s not easy to stop, drop and roll so to speak, yet when we can step back, pause and process, the outcome is almost always better and what’s best for all involved.

Take time to process all situations before you react because it doesn’t matter what the situation is… What matters is how you react to it! 

Have a beautiful day world!

🌻🌷🌻 Ricci 🌻🌷🌻

The Art Of Saying NO

No Means No

Hello World

Why is it so hard to say no without guilt or an explanation to why we are saying no? We tend to feel bad or guilty or get a guilt trip put on us when we do say no.

There isn’t any other definition for it, that I know of, no simply means no. It doesn’t mean maybe, it doesn’t mean I’ll think about it, it doesn’t mean later, next week or next year and definitely doesn’t mean yes… Simply put no means NO.

We make excuses, we have lied, we’ve said yes when we really didn’t want to yet we did anyway and felt like crap afterwards or held a grudge, blaming it on whatever we should have said no to in the beginning instead of blaming ourselves for not saying no in the first place.

We don’t owe anyone a reason or an explanation when we do say no and most will totally take saying no as something mean, or that we don’t care or take it totally personal and turn a simple no into a negative. 

Saying yes when we truly mean no is toxic for both involved and toxic for any type of relationship. When we say yes when we really mean no, we’re not only lying to the other involved, we are also lying to ourself too… 

Don’t allow anyone to put a guilt trip on you for saying no… The more you learn to say it, the more others will respect it and will know that when you do say yes, it’s real and meaningful… You don’t have to be mean… All you have to do is politely and simply decline 😊

Learning how to master saying no without guilt or explanations is an art… Learn it and learn it well, for there’s only one definition for the word NO and that is NO

 πŸ’« Goodnight Universe πŸ’«

πŸ’«πŸ˜΄ Ricci πŸ˜΄πŸ’«

Let Go & Forgive

Mistakes Are Lessons Learned

Happy Easter My Friends 🐰🐣🌷

Today is a day of letting go and forgiveness & forgiving yourself is just as important as forgiving others if not more important.

We’ve all made mistakes and we’ll probably make more, yet beating ourselves up for something we cannot change is toxic for ourselves and for others.

There’s many people that pass through our lives that we sometimes don’t want to forgive or we think they aren’t deserving of forgiveness. Yet forgiving others that don’t necessarily deserve it, isn’t about them, it’s about you.

When we hold on to a hurt it festers and we tend to relive it over and over and that isn’t good for or own well being. Letting go and forgiving is about making peace within. It’s about showing yourself to move forward, letting go, forgiving and a lesson learned not to repeat it again.

Mistakes are lessons and lessons to be learned… SOOOOO let go of the past, forgive in the moment and move on to better and brighter days ahead.

Learn to let go, learn to forgive and live your life again

Have a beautiful day my friends πŸ’“πŸ™πŸ’“

πŸ°πŸ’“ Ricci πŸ’“πŸ°

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.

πŸ˜€πŸ˜Š Ricci πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

Create MomentsΒ 

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 ❀❀❀

πŸ’«Goodnight UniverseπŸ’«