Don’t Ever Stop Believing

Cause Dreams Do Come True

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

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I was very blessed to have a mom that always taught me to believe in my dreams and that if you have faith and believe in yourself and your dreams, nothing can stop your dreams from being your reality…

I’ve always believed that and I taught my kids that as well ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Last July with the help, love and support of so many people… My dream of getting a van/bus to convert so that I could keep my promise to my son, travel and sprinkle his ashes at all the places we wanted to go to came true ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Most of you have seen the work I’ve been doing on the inside and I love how it’s coming along, Yet the outside was driving me insane. No matter how much I scrubbed it, it looked kinda grungy ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

After pricing out what it would cost to get it painted I knew that wasn’t gonna happen…

Until last week…

A dear friend knew how frustrated I’ve been and knowing that the body of the bus was half aluminum and half fiberglass suggested that I paint it myself ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

haha well you know me…


I did the research for the type of paint I needed which was a Topside Marine paint that’s normally used for boats, priced it and …


Getting it painted went from a cost of $2000+ to under $100 to do it myself ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Soooooo this is what I’ve been doing for the past week (except the days that mother nature decided to rain for 3 days)..

It’s not done but it’s been primered and has 1 coat on it and OMG IT’S LIKE A BRAND NEW BUS ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

I couldn’t wait to show you all cause I’m so proud of what I’ve done and when I woke up this morning I knew I had to write a poem about believing and having faith in your dreams cause I’m bonified proof that with hard work, determination, faith and belief nothing can stop you from making your dreams a reality…

So don’t ever stop believing. Have faith in all you do… Cause having faith & believing is what makes your dreams come true!

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Look For Perfection

In Anything That You Seek

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends๐Ÿค—

This morning while walking my dog I saw the most beautiful butterfly sitting on a flower….

It sat there for what seemed like forever (of course I didn’t have my phone with me to take a pic ๐Ÿ˜ซ) and while I was staring at it I noticed that it’s wings weren’t truly identical ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.. the markings were slightly different ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

All my life I thought butterflies were perfect… I thought that their wings were identical in markings and had never really had the chance to stare at one long enough to notice that they actually aren’t ๐Ÿ˜ฎ… That there are flaws, that as beautiful as they are…

They aren’t perfect!!! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Why is it that strive for perfection??

In all reality we know that nothing in life is perfect…

Perfection is a fallicy cause everything has flaws yet we strive for something that can’t really be obtained cause there’s no such thing ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

So today I made a pact with myself to stop looking for or expecting things to turn out perfect cause as long as I’m doing my very best…

My best is perfect for me… ๐Ÿค—

I truly believe that once we stop looking for perfection and we learn to except and embrace not only what we do but WHO we are and we accept all of our flaws .. Our lives become perfectly perfect for us…๐Ÿค—

It doesn’t matter what others think about you…

What matters is what YOU think about yourself!!! ๐Ÿค”

So don’t look for perfection in anything that you seek

Love ALL you are & ALL your flaws cause you’re beautiful & unique๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful uniquely you day ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Value All You Have

Love All That You Are

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Why is it so much easier to tell others how amazing they are or to help another see their own self worth? ๐Ÿค”

Why is it so much easier to give praise than to receive it?? To give a compliment yet hard to accept one? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Is it because we are taught that if we think too much about ourselves that it’s selfish? Or that we’re conceited?

Or is it because we don’t want to act or seem like we think we’re all that? Hmmmmm?๐Ÿค”

We are taught that we can be anything we want to be and that if we truly believe we can, we will!! 

So why do we put our own self worth on the back burner? ๐Ÿค”

There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself kudos and knowing that you did a good job at something… 

There’s nothing wrong with knowing you’re a good person and believing that you can do anything! ๐Ÿ˜

Don’t ever feel bad for patting yourself on the back cause when we value all that we have and all that we do… We attract more goodness and stay more positive too!! 

So appreciate & be grateful for all that you are… You’re worth all your desires… 

You ARE a star โญ๐ŸŒŸโญ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Time Never Changesย 

The Hours Remain The Same

Hello World,  

The last few days I caught myself stressing about the 4th being right around the corner and looking at the things I still need to do to make the bus ready and boy oh boy I’ve been a mess ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ต.

So yesterday I meditated and prayed a lot because it was making anxious and sad that I might not be ready in 10 days… And this morning I woke up to an email from the organization in the Keys that said because they don’t have all the supplies needed down there yet that it wouldn’t be until AFTER the 15th before they will ask the volunteers to start going down there to help rebuild…

Although I did want to leave on Michael’s birthday I know that the “date” doesn’t matter cause it’s the journey itself that does… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Moral of the story: Don’t let hurry worry get stuck in your mind cause the hours of the day don’t change so don’t stress out about the time. We don’t have to always get things done in one day.. So take your time, pace yourself and don’t let stress get in your way๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Know Who You Are

Be Confident Too

Hello World

This morning while I was drinking my morning cup of coffee, I starting thinking about the difference between KNOWING that we can do something and THINKING that we can ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” and there actually is a difference between the two…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„…

Our minds can play tricks on us and when you think we can do something and we go to try to do it. Our minds can put doubt in there and it can halt us in our tracks… When we KNOW we can do something we have the confidence to actually go out and do it without any doubts or fears…. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.

Yes HOW and WHAT we think about ourselves and the things we do is extremely important because we are what we think we are… Yet it all boils down to CONFIDENCE… Confidence in WHO we are and CONFIDENCE in WHAT we do… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

SOOOOOOOO today be confident in what you’re doing and in who you are… Because once you have the confidence to do and to BE.. Nothing can get in your way…๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ’ช.


Working on and having running water in the bus again and I feel great about it and very productiveโ€ฆ Iโ€™m down to only needing help with $384 to finish getting the inverter, the batteries and the solar panel kitโ€ฆ My gofundme link is still active and I’m my bio for anyone that can help or please share the link so I can make the goal of being on the road on my sonโ€™s birthday October 4th. ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค— Thank you to everyone for all your love and support for itโ€™s helped me get where I am today and Iโ€™m so very grateful โค๐Ÿ™โคโ€ฆ Have a beYOUtiful day worldโ€ฆ back to work I go! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—… 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Spirituality Comes In Many Forms

And It Must Be Lived

Hello World,

Spirituality comes in many forms and means many things… What it may mean to one, it may not mean to another… 

Don’t just talk it, walk it too… it’s just like practicing what you preach… If you’re not living what you preach your living a lie within you ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™  

It really doesn’t matter what you’ve learned or whatever you have seen or heard cause if you’re not living what you’ve learned you’re not really living at all… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค”

I love having deep conversations about all kinds of things… Yet there is one topic I try to avoid and it is discussing religion… It’s a topic that gets people all worked up and to me it shouldn’t matter… 

Whatever you believe in whether it be God, Buddha, Energy, Light or Angels the bottoms line is we are all human and if you strip our skin we would all be twins so stop worrying about what others believe and worry about yourself.. cause it doesn’t matter what you believe in what matters is that your kind to EVERYONE else!!! ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m finally back to working on the bus so I can begin my journey and keep my promise to my son spreading his ashes where I promised him I would and live our dream โค The total I need to get everything in order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™m stopped at night without using the engines battery was is down to $554 and I am so grateful.๐Ÿ˜€โค

I am still needing a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries as well as a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times ๐Ÿค— My gofundme link is still active and is below for anyone that can help or if anyone knows where I can get those things cheaper please let me know. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™

My goal date to embark on my journey is my sonโ€™s birthday October 4th and Iโ€™m so close, itโ€™s right around the corner and Iโ€™m so excited to begin โค๐Ÿค—โค

Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words canโ€™t express my gratitude and love for you all๐Ÿ™โค

Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Is Filled With Ups and Downs

In’s and Outs and Round Abouts

Hello World,

Tonight I was thinking a lot about my trip and seeing so many people that were a huge part of my life growing up and mainly one person that brought back so many memories and love that I thought I had let go of or just forgot and that really wasn’t the case because they never left my heart๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

When we look back on our lives there’s so many things and people that came and went yet for some reason or another things changed… 

We look for the why’s and the reasons… the why it didn’t work out.. the what happened and more yet there really aren’t any answers other than it’s just the way life took its course… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Just remember you wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t go through all those yesterday’s…

Some things are meant and some things are not yet love is forever cause it stays in your heart…. 

Good times will happen and bad times don’t last long.. yet they both make you who you are and they make you real strong… 

So hold your head high and smile along the way… Cause those memories in your heart will forever stay!!!

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•