Setbacks Don’t Define You

It’s How You Handle Them That Does

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—
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Why does it always seem like when everything is going good, you feel like it’s smooth sailing and you’re so close to finishing something, BAM๐Ÿ’ฅ you get slapped hard with something that sets you back big-time๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ก

The past couple days, in between the rain, I finished putting the flowers and butterfly stickers up the sides of the bus, I replaced ALL the running lights bulbs and covers, I added elastic to the shelving so things don’t fly off the shelves (see picsโฌ‡๏ธ),I secured the fridge and got everything I need to install the ladder on the back plus more and then..

BAM๐Ÿ’ฅ

I find out today that I have to move the bus to it’s own site because the rules state there cannot be 2 RV’s in one site ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคจ

Now technically we all know that the bus is NOT a fully self-contained RV yet because I do sleep in it and cook in it etc.. The manager and owner of the park are being…(best not say what I’d like too) and I have no choice but to move to another site or move the bus over to storage which I can’t do because there’s no electricity in storage and I need electricity to finishing working on it๐Ÿ˜”..

So $635 total for me to move to another site starting Tuesday to June 9th..Which not only pushes my departure date back over 2 weeks, It also means I literally cannot spend a dime between now and then and it totally depletes my emergency road savings ๐Ÿ˜ญ so I’ve got to make sure everything is totally on point now..๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Does this upset me and throw a wrench in my plans..

Yep big-time..

Yet I cannot and will not allow it to beat me down..๐Ÿคจ..

My point in all this is that setbacks happen, they’re a part of life…

Even if no fault of your own, you have two choices..

You can either let it break you or you can stay strong and keep moving forward…

for me I only have one coffee and that is to keep going no matter what ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜‰.

So my friends no matter what life throws at you… Don’t give up… Life really sucks when you love with regrets so keep moving forward no matter what!!! You’ll get to where you’re going eventually and as I always say… Even baby steps get you to your goals and dreams ๐Ÿ˜˜

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Anger Is One Letter Away From Danger

So AlwaysThink Before You Speak

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

It always amazes me when I see someone taking their anger out on others even if it’s not the other person’s fault.. or you walk into the crossfire of someone’s anger or bad day and it becomes your fault…๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค”

I’ve always been one that if I’m angry, having a bad day or just wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I tend to isolate.. if I’m depressed or really sad, I tend to isolate…

It’s not because of any reason other than I do not believe in projecting my mood onto anyone else…

Whether mad, sad or depressed.. if I want or need to talk about it I will… if not I’ll stay away until I work it out myself, yet I don’t ever project my yucky mood on anyone else.. especially if it’s not their fault I’m in that type of mood to begin with ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Taking your anger or frustration out on anyone isn’t ok…

When I am in the crossfire of someone else’s bad mood, it always reminds me that ANGER is one letter away from DANGER and the only thing that projecting your anger onto someone else does is push the other person away ๐Ÿ™„

Anger leads us to saying things that we don’t really feel or don’t really mean to say, and it brings up trust issues too, especially if something is said that you really don’t mean but say in the heat of the moment!

And although actions do speak louder than words, our actions when we are angry usually match the words that we say…

NOT GOOD…๐Ÿ˜ฑ

So whenever you are angry, remember who or what you’re angry at, think before you say a word… cause some words you can’t take back!!!

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

The Past

Does Not Define You


Hello World 

This morning I was talking with a friend about how often we allow our past to define who we are and how NOT ok that really is. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We all have gone through good times and bad. We all have done good things, made mistakes and have done things we may not be proud of,  yet that doesn’t define who we are and it certainly doesn’t mean that we are bad people or that because we had a not so great past it is who we are ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Different circumstances make us do different things and how we may have acted or reacted in the past doesn’t mean we would act or react the same way to the same situation today. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

We all have a past and we all have made mistakes… 

Good bad or indifferent remember that the past is the past… 

We can’t change it… 

All we can do is learn from it and keep going… One of my favorite sayings is… The first time is a mistake… if we do it again it’s a choice!!! 

All the things you’ve gone through have made you who you are and the past is just that.. 

The past!! 

So don’t let your past define you or stop you from moving on… Keep on striving to better yourself because everything in the past is gone! ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Men Have Feelings

It’s OK To Show Them Too!


Hello World

Last night I was talking with a very good friend that was upset because he was always told growing up that a man isn’t supposed to cry! A man isn’t supposed to show his feelings and that it makes him weak if he does! 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

THAT IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST HUGEST MOST GIGANTIC PET PEEVES!!! 

WHY AREN’T MEN SUPPOSED TO SHOW THEIR TRUE FEELINGS?? 

WHY ARE THEY TAUGHT NOT TO SHOW THEM?? 

THEY ARE ALLOWED & THEY SHOULD!!!!!!

I raised my boys to know that it’s OK to cry, it’s OK to show how you feel no matter what and every one of their girlfriends throughout the years loved that part of them and I do too! 

Society sucks in that manner because there is nothing wrong with crying! There is nothing wrong with showing your true feelings.. 

In fact it’s healthy to do so!!! 

Women are told they are too sensitive when we show our emotions and men are taught not to show them!! 

How ass backwards is that????? 

To all the men out there that were told that showing your feeling isn’t OK… BULL!!! 

To all the women out there that are told you’re too sensitive… BULL!!! 

Showing how you feel is showing that you are real… So allow yourself to honour your feelings and allow yourself to be real!!! 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Flexible Optimismย 

Can Change Your Point Of View


Hello World 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them!” ~Albert Einstein 

Yesterday as I was trying to figure out how to secure something in the bus that just wasn’t working right, I stopped to reassess the whole design yet my mind kept telling me it would work and it wouldn’t ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„…

So I decided to move on to something else and this morning the quote from Albert Einstein popped into my head and that’s what made me write this poem… ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”..

The mind can be very tricky and rather than looking at something from a different point of view, we tend to keep trying and wind up getting frustrated and or pessimistic and give up on the idea..๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค. If we use flexible optimism and look at it in a different way, we can usually figure out a different way of doing it… It’s all about changing our mindset ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

Moral of this story: When you start to feel pessimistic you can change that mindset too… Use flexible optimism to change your point of view ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜„….

Have a beautifully optimistic day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—

We Aren’t Invisible

We’re Here To See Each Other Through


Good evening my friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

With all the devastation between Hurricane Harvey, Irma and the possibility of Jose… It made me think about how important it is for us all to be here for each other ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค”.

Some things we can’t control like Mother Nature… Some things we can like offering a helping hand… It’s not something we have to do yet it’s definitely something we all should do… ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—.

Kindness doesn’t cost a thing and it can truly change someone life… We aren’t invisible yet so many turn their heads when they see someone less fortunate or not “like”they are… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”. 

We aren’t here to be better than or to see through each other… We are here to see each other through.. cause when it comes down to it that’s what we’re here to do… We ARE one!!! 

Goodnight night universe, Goodnight my friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Mother Nature Is No Joke

We Cannot Control Her Wrath


Hello World,

Just an update to let everyone know I’m safe and sound… Living in Florida I’ve been through a lot yet Hurricane Irma has destroyed so many places in Florida, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Cuba and so many others and they all need our prayers, our love and positive energy so please continue to do so.. ๐Ÿ™โค

I am going to take a different journey once we get the ok to go to the Florida keys to assist in the cleanup cause they will be needing lots of help and I will be going as soon as I can get the inside electric going in the bus……  

I know that’s what my son would do too, so putting off my own healing journey right now is what I feel I must do too… Almost all of Southern Florida…From Tampa down to the Keys aren’t even accessible for a while yet as soon as they call for help I’ll be going down to do so..

Most of you know that I’m all about being optimistic, real, always staying positive and helping others to stay positive too and as I have been helped by so many, I am honored to be able to help others that need my help now too…. โค๐Ÿ™โค

You all know that I still need a 2000 watt inverter and the batteries for it plus the solar panel to keep the batteries charged… Being there will be little if any electric down in the Keys these things are a necessity…the total cost i still need for that is $554… My gofundme link below is still active and I’m asking for your help so I can be of service where I’m needed most… 

Thank you all for your love, concern and constant support… I am safe… I truly am grateful for you all and grateful that I’ll have the ability to help others as others have helped me… Much love to you all … And thank you ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™ 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿค—โค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•