True Friendships

Are Worth More Than Gold

Hello World ๐ŸŒป Happy Day My Friends โ›ต๐Ÿฆˆโ›ต

I’ve lived on both the East coast and the West coast all my life, have been to many tropical islands and have always been a huge lover of the ocean and the beautiful animals that call it their home. ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿš๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ‹

I’ve seen tons of sea turtles, baby sea turtles hatching, whales, the mating ritual of manta rays, owned a 30ft sail boat, have gone deep sea fishing tons of times and yet as much time as I’ve spent near, in and on the ocean, I’ve never seen dolphins in the wild ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Until today ๐Ÿฆˆโ›ต

Knowing how much I love the ocean, my bestie surprised me with a going away present of a private 2 hour dolphin tour and omg it was incredible

We were out for about 45 minutes without seeing any and then my bestie shouts..

Over there โžก๏ธโžก๏ธโžก๏ธโžก๏ธ

OMG!!!! There was a huge Mama and her baby right in front of us..

Of course I couldn’t get a picture because I was in awe and lost it crying lol… Yeah I’m a huge cry baby hahaha yet to see them in the wild was an amazing feeling and experience. I was truly awe-stricken.

We drove around for a while and nothing…

Other than the beautiful sound of the waves crashing against the boat and the salty water spraying my face… Not to mention the colors of the water and other beautiful boats at sea

The other dolphin cruises were on the radio all saying “nope nothing out here!” ๐Ÿ˜ซ

Then as we were heading back..

BAM๐Ÿ’ฅ there they were…

(Click on the videos)

One was so close I could follow her shadow to wait for her to come up for air…..๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

It was truly an amazing day and I am so very grateful to my dear friend Patti…

She has been my rock through the bus conversion, has let me cry, scream and just be wherever I need to and I am beyond grateful for her!..

My point in all this is:

Don’t ever forget to thank those in your life that go out of their way to see you smile…

The ones that unconditionally want nothing more than for you to be happy…

They are far and few between my friends and it’s always nice to let them know how much you love and appreciate them.

So thank you Patti for all you do and for all you are!! Love you so much..Today, forever & beyond๐Ÿ’–

Thank you for an amazing day I am truly grateful ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Awake Your Soul and Open Your Eyes

Because We Are All In This World Together

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–..
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I’ve been approached by a few companies on Instagram that have asked me to be an ambassador for their company and products & up until now I have declined!

Mainly because for me to do it, I have to fully believe in the companies mission and products! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‰

You all know that I don’t do shoutouts for anyone or anything I don’t believe in, that I’m a sticker queen and have dedicated the front and the whole back of my bus for stickers I love and especially stickers that have the same mindset and mission that I do…

ESPECIALLY cause I’ll be traveling all over the USA and I will not advertise any sticker and or company I don’t believe in!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Well….A while back I started following @awakethesoul on Instagram.. I loved their name & mission so I got 2 of their t-shirts and 2 stickers and when I did I posted about it because the note they enclosed with the stuff I got touched my heart๐Ÿ’“..

Well my friends… I’m an ambassador for them now WOO HOO and I’m honestly so excited…

10% of their sales go to supplying water to those in need and they do so much more for our environment and for our world!!!๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒฒ And I am honored to be an ambassador for this amazing company!!! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™.. http://www.awakethesoul.com My point in all this is:

We get so wrapped up in our own lives that we tend to forget about the world around us…

WE ARE ONE and We Are In This World Together!!!

So my friends don’t forget to take time to do something nice for a fellow human being…

Even if it’s just a warm hello and a gentle smile to brighten someones day…

We Are in this world together so AWAKE YOUR SOUL …

Kindness doesn’t cost a thing so if we all do our part…

We CAN make our home a better place!!!

All you have to do is AWAKE YOUR SOUL!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–..

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Really Is Amazing

When You Stop & Take The Time To See

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

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 ๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’–

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) ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ข..

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 ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

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

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 ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

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!”๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ’ƒsee pics โฌ‡๏ธ

Of course I was happy to receive my USA sticker for the back of the bus too but the toilet is a game changer ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Now for most people that’s not anything major ๐Ÿค” but for me OMG… It’s HUGE…

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..๐Ÿ˜ซ

Or…

Being that I am much older than most van lifers lol… Those middle of the night potty breaks…๐Ÿ™„

It would not be too fun going outside behind a bush in the middle of nowhere, in the dark at 3am ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ my luck I’d forget toilet paper and grab a poisen ivy leaf ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜‚

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 ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿšฝ..

Have a wonderful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci๐Ÿ’•

Remember What Life’s About

Bring Out The Little Kid In You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends๐Ÿค—

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿค”

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 bad๐Ÿ˜ก

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ก..

Well…

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 ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜„

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 ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

My point in all this (not to mention sharing my excitement) is that we truly do make life harder than it really is… ๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜…

Have a exciting and silly day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Beauty Isn’t Just Outside

It’s Also Inside Of You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

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…

BAM ๐Ÿ’ฅ

I heard the most beautiful birdsong I’ve ever heard…๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿฆ

It actually made me tear up ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ˜

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 ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™

Take time to listen to the silence today…

The music you’ll hear is amazing ๐Ÿ’—

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’•