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’•

Take Time To Refresh

Take Time To Simply Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

We are so programmed to go go go all week long that once the weekend is here we either keep go go going or we are too pooped to do anything ๐Ÿค”…

So I want you all to do me a favor…๐Ÿ˜

Take one day this weekend to unplug, take a walk, go for a hike, read a book or do absolutely nothing…

Promise yourself that you will take time out for yourself to just breathe and simply be…

We all need it, yet we rarely do it…

So do yourself a favor and…….

Take time to refresh this weekend….

Take time to hug a tree…….

Take time to hear the birds sing…….

Take time to simply BE!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a beautiful weekend my friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Compare

Just Be Real

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends

Yesterday a couple organizations that I follow on IG and whose blogs I follow, had a really big controversial comment debate about diversity, including everyone and how there are so many orgs that say they embrace diversity, are inclusive and believe in equality for everyone, yet their pages and what they post only show the “bright” side of things..

They never show the “real reality of things” they only show the fluff ๐Ÿค”

And although I chose not to partake in the debate, I actually agree with the comments that were made ๐Ÿ™„

Social media does have a way of hiding the real deal and although I do not hide my feelings about anything on my page or in my blog, most do only show the fluff, leaving out the struggles and issues that we all face in life ๐Ÿค” whether it be about van life, camping, hiking or whatever…

People tend to make things look like they are perfect when in all reality we know life isn’t perfect.. and no matter what there are struggles, breakdowns, breakups etc..๐Ÿ™„

My point in all this is…

Don’t compare yourself to anyone, don’t hide who you really are and if you’re an organization that says that you embrace diversity then SHOW IT…

Say what you mean…

Mean what you say…

And when it comes to social media…

SHOW that you’re real don’t just talk about it…

Talk is cheap as we know and actions do speak louder than words…

So just be real people…

It’s not hard to do!!!

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Always Be True

To You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

I’ve never been one to sugar coat anything and have actually been told I can be brutally honest sometimes yet for me I’d rather have someone tell me the outright truth even if I may not want to hear it then to sugar coat or patronize me ๐Ÿ™„

Well…

Yesterday I got a tad hard on the mom of the little boy I babysit…

ok not a tad… I did let her have it…

And afterwards I thought oops maybe that was a little harsh… And just as I went to apologize to her for being so harsh.. She came up to me, gave me a big hug and thanked me for basically calling her on her shit… Then proceeded to tell me that’s why she loves me so much ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

It made me take a look at myself and actually made me smile because looking back I realized I’ve always been this way… It’s just who I am ๐Ÿ˜‰

We always tend to be harder on ourselves and although I’ve made bad choices throughout my life, have been hurt and have hurt, have trusted the wrong people, have given, been taken from and have made lots of mistakes…

The bottom line is….

I’m me…

And honestly I wouldn’t change a thing…๐Ÿ™„

It’s taken me a long time to like…No to love who I am and to embrace my good and bad sides…To accept who I am and make changes when necessary… And I’m ok with who I am today ๐Ÿ˜

I guess my point is…

Learn to love who you are and to embrace all that you are…

If there’s something you don’t like within yourself…

Change it…

Just remember YOU ARE YOU and don’t change for anyone.. except you..

Just always be true to YOU ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Stay True To You

It’s Empowering To Be You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Yesterday I was reading an article about how people tend to have a “Blank Check” personality and especially women.. and it really hit home with me then later in the day a little boy that I babysit told me he loves me cause I’m always the same Auntie Ricci ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”..

We all do tend to have different personalities yet why???

We are different at work then we are at home… We’re different when we go shopping than we are when we go out on the town… We’re different with our friends in person than we are with online friends…

Hmmmmm๐Ÿค”

We tend to put different masks on many times throughout the day and although I know our actions must match the situation, we don’t have to change “Who” we are, yet we do.

I will be the first to say I have a sailors mouth haha yet I also know when to let it flow and when to curb it..

Yet I am still the same Ricci whether I’m using my sailors mouth or not ๐Ÿ™„..

My point is…

Just like a flower doesn’t compare itself to others in the field..

Always be who you truly are cause it’s empowering to be real!! It doesn’t matter what others think or what they say or do… The most amazing thing you can do for yourself is to always be true to you!!๐Ÿ˜

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Taking Breaks Are Healthy

They Do A Body and Mind Good


Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Why is it that when we want to take a break from something we tend to feel guilty for doing so? ๐Ÿค”

We are programmed to Go Go Go and we wonder why we either break down or wind up getting the F### It’s.. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™„

Our bodies and mind aren’t made to go non stop if they were we wouldn’t need sleep… they both need to take breaks … 

Breaks help us get our strength back and help to clear our mind so we don’t get all cluttered and burnt out ๐Ÿ˜

So give yourself permission to take a break or two… It will help you get more focused and it’s actually good for you!!!๐Ÿ˜.

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Friendships

Are So Important

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Since the beginning of the holidays I’ve had some major ups and downs.. The holidays always make me sad cause my son’s physical presence isn’t around… Yet there have been so many friends that have helped me when I’ve been blue… So today I dedicate my poem to every one of you…๐Ÿค—

Ok ok that was kinda corny haha yet I really did want to emphasize the importance of having real friends that lift you up whenever you’re feeling down.. 

We all have them and it’s so important to reach out to them whenever you’re feeling out of sync ๐Ÿ™„..

We truly tend to be our worst critic and we all have that special friend or friends that will always point out our strengths, be silly when you need them to and will help you get past and through any slump you’re having… Sometimes the best therapy is spending time and talking with some friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿค—.

So this weekend take some time to show your friends you care and thank each and every one of them for always being there!!! 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•