Beauty Isn’t Just Outside

It’s Also Inside Of You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

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 πŸ’₯

I heard the most beautiful birdsong I’ve ever heard…πŸ•Š 🐦

It actually made me tear up πŸ’—πŸ˜

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 πŸ’—πŸ™

Take time to listen to the silence today…

The music you’ll hear is amazing πŸ’—

Have a beautiful day world πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

Don’t Listen To Others

That Tell You What You Can and Cannot Do

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—

AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

People drive me crazy…

Why on earth do some people feel they have the right to tell you what you can and cannot do????

It seriously pushes my buttons big-time!!! 😫😠😑..

Everyone I know knows about the van living life I’m about to embark on, they all know I’m a tree hugging, dirt loving nature freak and they all know I’m disabled too πŸ€”

Yet why on earth would anyone try to tell anyone that because of a disability or weight issue that they shouldn’t or can’t do something they love… like hiking??? 😠..

Yes I’m disabled… Yes I have rods that hold up my big old head because I have no vertebrae in my neck, yes I have limited mobility in my neck and spine because of having to have 12 spine surgeries… Yes I have MS and although I don’t have a weight issue, I’ve been sitting on my ass since my son passed away and I am way out of shape…

But what’s that got to do with what I want to do and enjoy doing?

NOTHING!!!!!

It drives me insane when people ASSUME that just because someone may have a disability, may have a weight issue or are out of shape that they can’t do certain things…

There’s no size limit to hiking and there’s no signs that say if you’re disabled you cannot hike this trail…

WTF PEOPLE!!! 😠..

So I decided that after receiving my stickers from a couple accounts that I follow on IG @unlikelyhikers & @mtnchicks (that I will proudly put on my van πŸ˜‰)…I was gonna do a shout out to all the people out here that think or have been told that they can’t do things they want to do because others think they can’t or because they are disabled or are not in tip top shape..

DO IT ANYWAY!!!

If it’s something you love doing, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t..

Sooooo don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do… Go out and do whatever it is that you truly want to do!!!πŸ’—πŸ˜‰πŸ’—…

Ricci πŸ’•

Take Time To Refresh

Take Time To Simply Be

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—.

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 πŸ€”…

So I want you all to do me a favor…😁

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!!! πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

Have a beautiful weekend my friends πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—…

Ricci πŸ’•

Stay True To You

It’s Empowering To Be You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—

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 πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ€”..

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…

HmmmmmπŸ€”

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 πŸ™„..

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 πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•

A Smile Can Change Everything

A Smile Is From The Heart

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—πŸ€—

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.. πŸ€”πŸ˜–

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… πŸ™„

As I went to walk away he started cryingπŸ€”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 πŸ˜‚..

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 πŸ’—πŸ€—πŸ’—…

He smiled huge and this time didn’t scream when I walked away…πŸ€”πŸ’—πŸ€”.

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… πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ’—

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 πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ˜.

Ricci πŸ’•

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..πŸ™„πŸ™„..

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 πŸ™„πŸ€”..

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… πŸ€”

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… πŸ€—πŸ’—..

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

Have a fantabulous day my friends πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

Ricci πŸ’•

Live A Life Of Adventures

A Life You Love and Adore


Hello World 

Life is filled with great things to do each and every day. 

Don’t get stuck behind closed doors and let life get away…

Live a life of adventure…

Have fun πŸ€—πŸ€—,

Laugh a lot. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Go explore 🚢🚢… 

Make a ton of great memories.. 

Live a life that you truly adore 😘❀

Cause that’s what living is for…πŸ€—πŸ’—

Goodnight Universe πŸ’—πŸ€—πŸ’—

Ricci πŸ’•