Stop and Smell The Roses

A Little Every Day


Hello World 

This morning while I was walking my dog, I heard the prettiest bird singing and it made me stop for a moment and just listen to all the sounds around me..🙄🙄..

The birds singing, the wind lightly blowing through the leaves in the trees… The little things… 

And it made me think about all the little things we take for granted 🙄🤔..

Life is busy yes… 

Yet we tend to get so wrapped up in it, especially this time of year, that we forget to stop and smell the roses so to speak… 🤔

We forget to notice all the little things that are so beautiful.. 

Like the sound of children playing…

A warm and gentle smile we get from a passing stranger.. 

The sound of the wind blowing through the trees… 

The early morning birds singing… 

The beauty that surrounds us every day that can truly make us smile…🐝🌹🐦..

Today if only for a minute… 

Stop and smell the roses.. 

Maybe not literally, yet take that pause to just listen to the silence… Notice all the beauty that surrounds you.. Then take a big deep breath and smile… 🤗💗..

Believe me it will change how you handle the rest of your day!!! 

Have a fantabulous day my friends 🤗🌹

Ricci 💕

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. 🤔😮

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 🤔😮

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. 😮🤔

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! 🤗

Ricci 💕

Accepting Change

Is Empowering


Hello World, 

A friend of mine that is embarking on a new life journey was having a difficult time and we discussed how scary it is and at the same time how empowering it is once you actually do it… 🤗🤔🤗🤔..

She called me this morning to thank me for giving her the strength to do it and when I told her that I didn’t give her the strength or actually push her that she had it all along, she reminded me that sometimes when one doesn’t feel they can do something and someone helps them see that they can… 

That too is empowering for both.. and she’s right…😮😊..

When we guide or help someone feel empowered, we empower ourselves too.. and even if we haven’t actually done it yet, seeing another do it that you’ve helped, gives us the strength to do it too! 

Change can be intimating and very scary too… Yet once you actually do it you become a strong and confident you!!!

Have a fantabulous day world 💗

Ricci 💕

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… 🤔🤔🤔.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????🤔😮🤔

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…😩😩

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! 💗💗💗

Have a fantabulous day world 🌻🤗🌻

Ricci 💕

Life Changes

Are Inevitable


Hello World 

For the past month or so every morning when I got up I would get big time butterflies in my stomach and for the past week it didn’t happen at all 🤔 

Until today 😮 this morning there was a huge colony of butterflies in my stomach as I walked towards the bus 😮🙃😮 and I immediately started laughing because it hit me as to why it was happening 😮.

Since I brought the bus home and started converting it… Every morning I got excited about what I was going to be doing in the bus that day… 

Excitement butterflies 😄😄 

And each day as I watched the transformation take place the butterflies went from tiny ones to the massive colony that is in my stomach today and it’s because the bus is almost done and my dream and journey is literally right around the corner 😱😱😱.

Am I excited? Yes!! 

Am I a tad scared? HELL YES I AM!!!! 

This is A HUGE life change for me…. Something I’ve never ever done in many ways and yet it’s also been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember 😮😮

Life keeps moving no matter what and life changes happen too… Yet if changing gets to scary, we allow the fear to takeover what we want to do… 

So do not let fear stop you from living all your dreams… Cause it will be very scary at first yet after you do it you’ll realize it wasn’t as scary as it seemed😮🙃😮.

Have a fantabulous day world 💗🤗

Ricci 💕

Follow Your Instincts

Follow Your Heart


Hello World 

This morning while having my coffee my friend started taking about regrets and how she wished she wouldn’t have done this or that throughout her life and it made me think 🤔🤔🤔 

So I asked her why she doesn’t do those things now and she couldn’t give me a reason why she couldn’t 🙄🤔🙄.

All our lives we are told we have to do this, we have to do that… And we are also taught that we have to earn the right to do something we love or we’re told as a child that something we want to do like being an writer, a dancer or an actress isn’t a feasible career… Hmmmmm?? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

There is no set time for you to do the things you love to do.. 

As they say.. 

“Dreams don’t have an expiration date!” 

So follow your instincts, follow your heart, follow your passion it’s now time to start!.

Have a beautiful day world 🤗💗🤗💗🤗

Ricci 💕

Transitions

Life Is Filled With Them


Hello World 

Your life is a story of transition… 

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You have to end a chapter…

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Before you can move on to the next…

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Goodnight Universe 💗🤗💗

Ricci 💕