When You Stop & Take The Time To See
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 🤗💖
Last night or actually sometime early this morning I woke up crying from a sound sleep with this poem in my head… It wasn’t a sad cry or a scared cry, it was just a slight teary cry 🤔
It was still dark outside and I couldn’t get this poem out of my head, so I grabbed my notepad, wrote it down and fell back asleep 🤔🤔🤔
It wasn’t until after I made my coffee, sat down and went to read my morning motivation text that I remembered that I had written this poem down..
So I grabbed my notepad and read it 🤔
I felt so calm reading this and I tried to remember if I had a dream but couldn’t remember if I did or not.. yet all I could think about was my son Michael and yet this time I didn’t cry 💖🤔💖
I’m not one that ever remembers my dreams yet I’m also one that never wakes up with a poem in my head and then takes the time to write it down half asleep yet this time I did and the more I think about it, the more I believe that it was my Michael, a sign of some sort reminding me to stop and remember the beauty and love we shared..
(yeah I’m crying now) 😢💖😢..
I guess my point in all this is…
Life really is amazing when you stop and take the time to see…
That love is everywhere around us cause it comes from inside of you and me 💖💖💖
Have a beautiful day world 💖🤗💖…
They Are What Matters Most
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗😀
Ok so yesterday I received a couple things I ordered on Amazon for the bus and talk about funny….
When I went up to the office to pick them up.. I was dancing around like a little kid and the manager asked me what I got that was making me so happy and silly dancing around like a little kid 🤗💖🤗
At first I wasn’t going to show her and then decided why not and opened the big box in front of her…
Well I guess it was a good thing cause she started laughing so hard that she was literally crying which of course made me laugh really hard and then another lady came in… She asked why we were laughing so hard.. We told her and of course she lost it too..
I looked at both of them after we calmed down a bit and said….
“You know you’re a tad touched when you receive a order you placed, you’re dancing around like a kid in a candy store and it’s a toilet!”🚽💃see pics ⬇️
Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer 😂😂
Now for most people that’s not anything major 🤔 but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…
Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫
Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…🙄
It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am 🤣😂 my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf 😫😂
So my friends…
Don’t forget the little things that always make you smile… Cause it’s always the little things that make life worthwhile 🚽💃😂🤪😂💃🚽..
Have a wonderful day world 💖
Bring Out The Little Kid In You
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends🤗
For the past few months I knew I needed a new phone cause mine has been acting up badly yet it wasn’t a big priority because finishing the bus was my number one 😉
I had made the decision that I would finish the bus first & wait until right before I hit the road to get a new one 🤔
Well as we know plans change haha and I had to change my decision and get a new one asap or I’d be without a phone cause I was truly ready to throw it against a brick wall cause it is acting up so bad😡
Although it pushes finishing the bus back a little bit..
I am ok with it…
I have to have a reliable phone not just on the road but because I use it for literally everything 😱😡..
I knew yesterday that I was going to get the new Samsung Galaxy 9S+ this afternoon (it just came out on the 15th & I’m not a fan of iPhones lol) and this morning I woke up feeling like a little kid waking up on Christmas morn…
Filled with excitement and dancing around the bus like a little kid with a new toy and I believe haven’t even gotten it yet 😄💃😄
Of course it made me think of how serious we all take life on a daily basis and actually made me laugh harder and dance more 😀😁😀😁
My point in all this (not to mention sharing my excitement) is that we truly do make life harder than it really is… 🤔
We get so caught up in daily life that we forget what life’s about…We forget to take the time to laugh & play & shout…
We forget the little things that make us jump for joy, laugh, cry, smile and just basically feel good inside!!!
So my friends let out the little kid in you and I’m sure that you will see… That life is not as serious as we make it out to be 😁 😄 😁…
Have a exciting and silly day world 💗
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗.
This morning I woke up really early and couldn’t fall back asleep. It was still dark outside, and because of the panels I made for the windows in the bus, it was really dark inside the bus too….
I sat in my bed debating on if I wanted to get up or if I should try and go back to sleep.. everything was so quiet…
So I sat there listening to the silence for a minute and then…
I heard the most beautiful birdsong I’ve ever heard…🕊 🐦
It actually made me tear up 💗😍
It made me think of how much we miss seeing and hearing because we are always on the go…
Rarely taking the time to stop and just listen to all that is around us and it also reminded me that when we use all of our senses there’s so much more we can appreciate…
A bigger world truly opens up to us in many ways 😍
My point in this is…
Don’t just look at the world through your eyes…
Smell it, hear it, taste it, touch it and use all of the senses in you… Cause all the beauty within our world is outside & inside of you too 💗🙏
Take time to listen to the silence today…
The music you’ll hear is amazing 💗
Have a beautiful day world 💗
In Anything That You Seek
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends🤗
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 😫) and while I was staring at it I noticed that it’s wings weren’t truly identical 😮.. the markings were slightly different 😮😮😮…
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 😮… That there are flaws, that as beautiful as they are…
They aren’t perfect!!! 🤔😮🤔
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 🤔😮🤔
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… 🤗
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…🤗
It doesn’t matter what others think about you…
What matters is what YOU think about yourself!!! 🤔
So don’t look for perfection in anything that you seek
Love ALL you are & ALL your flaws cause you’re beautiful & unique💗🤗
Have a beautiful uniquely you day 💗
It’s Empowering To Be You
Hello World and Happy Day My Friends 🤗
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 🤔🙄🤔..
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…
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 🙄..
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!!😁
Have a fantabulous day world 💗
A Smile Is From The Heart
Hello World & Happy Day My Friends 💗🤗
The last few days have been difficult for me… Trying my best not to fall into a depressed funk from missing my son badly and just lots of things on my mind.. 🤔😖
Yet today I was at the little country store where I live and there was the cutest little baby sitting in it’s stroller staring at me…
As soon as I made eye contact with him, he gave me the biggest smile and of course it made me smile big right back…😁😁😁
I asked his mom how old he was and she said he was almost 5 months… I complimented his beautiful smile and then the oddest thing happened… 🙄
As I went to walk away he started crying🤔I kept walking and his cries got louder…
So I had to walk back and as soon as he saw me he stopped and smiled huge…I smiled back and giggled and went to walk away and omg he started screaming again hahahaha 😂..
His mom and I laughed cause every time I tried to walk away he started screaming……
His Mom asked me if I wanted to hold him and so of course I said yes and OMG as soon as I put him in my arms he started laughing hard… Which of course made me and his mom laugh and she said he’s never ever done that…
Why he did I don’t know yet I walked them out to her car, put him in his car seat gave him a kiss on his forehead and said… Thank you little man.. You just made my day 💗🤗💗…
He smiled huge and this time didn’t scream when I walked away…🤔💗🤔.
Now I’m not sure why that happened and yet I do believe it was a sign from the universe letting me know my son is ok or maybe a sign from my son …
Yet more than anything I do know that the power of a smile cause truly change your mood… 😁🤗💗😁🤗💗
So my friends don’t forget to smile today at everyone you see… Cause a little smile can change the world and make it a beautiful place to be 🤗💗😁.