A Great Big Smile

Can Brighten Your Day

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—
This morning I woke up smiling really big.. not sure if it was from a dream I had or just because…

Yet whatever the reason it reminded me that we all need to wake up smiling…

There truly is nothing that can “make” you start your day in a shitty mood cause how you start your day is totally in your control…

It doesn’t matter if the kids are screaming, you’re running late, the weather sucks or your stuck in a massive traffic jam.. nothing controls your day but YOU …

No matter what!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰..

So my friends…

Don’t forget to start your day with a great big smile… Screaming kids and traffic jams only last a little while…

Don’t forget to pause and breathe if things don’t go your way… Remember that YOU’RE in control…

Now Go Have A Beautiful Day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

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’•

Happiness Shows In Everything You Do

Cause It Comes From Inside Of You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€

This morning I had to take the little boy I babysit to the school bus by 6:45am which I rarely do because his parents know I don’t like getting up that early and his dad usually does it, yet this morning when I picked him up he asked me something that totally threw me for a loop..๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

He asked me why I’m always laughing & smiling ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

Now I haven’t ever been a morning person, at least I don’t think so lol and if you were to ask my kids what I was like in the mornings they would tell you to leave me alone until I had my coffee…

Yet this little boy saw something in me that I guess I don’t see in myself and it truly caught me off guard and all I could do was laugh ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚…

I can say that I am a very positive and optimistic person yet truly thought I was always a bitch in the mornings cause I like my mornings quiet..

At least until I have my coffee and my blood starts to circulate lol lol

Yet when I asked him why he thinks that he said cause he always sees me smiling and laughing even when I was hurting bad when my back went out ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

All I could do was smile and tell him that smiling and laughing just feels better then being yucky ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰…

My point in all this is..

Being happy really doesn’t come from outside of us…

When we are truly happy within ourselves it shows outside of us too… It shows in everything we say and it shows in everything we do…

So don’t look for happiness outside of yourself cause that’s not where happiness is…

Happiness comes from inside your heart, cause that’s where happiness lives ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€….

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Family Is Everything

Don’t Forget To Show You Care

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

Yesterday was an amazing day for me…

My oldest and my soon to be daughter-in-law basically kidnapped me for a surprise date day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

They took me to a fairy festival, took me to lunch at an amazing Vietnamese restaurant, took me to the beach and then took me to dinner too…

It was an amazing day and a beautiful surprise ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

When we got back home, for some reason while I was sitting on my bed in the bus, I got really emotional and started crying..

I thought about my beautiful daughter in Arizona who I miss dearly and can’t wait to see this summer and I of course thought about my son Michael whose physical being I miss so very much๐Ÿ˜ข

It made me think about how easily we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

It’s so easy to compliment others and thank them for all we do.. Yet we forget to tell our family how much we love and appreciate them too…

So today I dedicate my post to my family and show them lots of love… And that also goes to my son that’s up in heaven above … Pics belowโฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡

So my friends don’t forget your family cause they are always there… Tell them that you love them & show them that you care โค๐Ÿ’—โค

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Feel Guilty When You Say No

No Is A Complete Sentence

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

It took me a really long time to learn that NO is a complete sentence.. To understand that I shouldn’t feel guilty or have to give an explanation when saying no… And sometimes it’s still hard for me to say no โœ‹๐Ÿšซ๐Ÿ™……

I totally get when we say no to children that they will pout or throw a fit cause they are still learning yet when an adult gets all butt hurt or gets pissed off when I say no to something.. That totally throws me for a loop… ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

There is nothing wrong with saying NO if what you’re being asked to do isn’t right for you… You don’t need to explain and you certainly shouldn’t feel guilty… Yet we tend too feel we need to explain, we feel guilty for saying no… Or the people we’re saying no to try to make you feel bad for saying it ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„…..

The people that respect your decision will smile and say okay.. The ones that don’t may get really mad & may even walk away… Yet don’t feel bad for saying no cause it’s a complete sentence too … Saying yes when you mean no isn’t good for them or you! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰…

Have a beautiful day world โค๏ธ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

When You Second Guess Yourself

You Stop Believing In You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Remember when you were in school and had to take a test… Before you handed it in you went back and changed a couple answers you weren’t sure about only to get the test back and the first answer you picked was correct but you second guessed yourself so you wound up getting the answer wrong!!!

Yeah gotta love when we do that right lol lol… ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฉ…

Well for the past two days I was trying to figure out the best way to access my closet in the bus cause since I moved the bed, getting to my clothes was a tad difficult so instead of doing what I originally thought of I wound up rearranging everything only to wind up going right back to my original idea which totally wasted a whole day of work ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ..

I guess my point in all this is that we tend to second guess ourselves a lot and all we are really doing is not believing in ourselves… Not trusting in how we really feel in the first place ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ฉ…

So my friends don’t second guess yourself cause what & how you feel in your heart is true… When you second guess yourself you stop believing in you!!! ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜”…

Have a beautiful day world โค๏ธ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Forget To Take A Break

It’s Really Good To Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

It always makes me giggle when I’m on a roll doing something, make plans to totally finish it the next day and then mother nature says…

“NOT”…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

When I worked in corporate America, I always had to go go go and wouldn’t stop until I was done…

Which always stressed me out and wore me out as well..๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Since I got the bus home and made a solid decision to take my time and do it right, it never fails that whenever that go go go side pops up, mother nature and the universe do something that makes me have to slow down and take a break ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Yesterday I didn’t stop with the taping and painting on the bus all day long… It was a beautiful day and that go go go side of me flared up big-time…

By the end of the day my shoulders and arms were so sore that all I did was make a salad for dinner and plopped into bed…

The whole time thinking that today I was not gonna stop until it was finished… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„…

Yeah right!

Woke up this morning to torrential rain that hasn’t stopped…

So I guess it was mother nature’s way of making me take a break hahaha so don’t forget to stop and take a little break or two.. cause anything that must get done will get done when it needs too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜..

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•