The Pursuit Of Happiness

Is Right Inside Your Heart

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ’–

For the past week as I’ve been doing the last few things on the bus, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my past and my upcoming new life and journey and I asked myself when was I the happiest?

Of course the first thing that popped into my head was having my children πŸ§‘πŸ§‘πŸ‘§.. but then I truly couldn’t think of anything that truly made me happy other than my kids πŸ€”

For most of my life I thought it was outside things that brought me happiness…

I had a a great job, made good money, got my children and myself everything that we wanted, went on amazing vacations etc yet when I really thought about all that, none of it made me truly happy…

What did make me happy was the laughs, the times we went camping and laughed so hard we cried. Cuddling on the couch watching movies…Watching them grow up, graduating from school etc and seeing them play, laugh and smile…

Those were truly the happiest times of my life and continue to be πŸ’–πŸ€—πŸ’–…

The little things that make you FEEL!!πŸ’–

So my friends do not look outside yourself to find your happy place… Happiness isn’t a destination it’s not a marathon race!!

So if you want true happiness the place you need to start… It truly within yourself cause happiness comes from your heart!!! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

Have A Happy Day World

Goodnight Universe πŸŒŸπŸ’–πŸŒŸ

Ricci πŸ’•

Always Remember The Little Things

They Are What Matters Most

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ˜€

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 πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

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!”πŸš½πŸ’ƒsee 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 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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

Imagine boondocking in the middle of nowhere with no bathroom..😫

Or…

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

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

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 πŸš½πŸ’ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸš½..

Have a wonderful day world πŸ’–

RicciπŸ’•

When We Nurture Ourselves

We Bloom & Grow

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—β€οΈ

I’ve always loved plants and growing herbs yet never had a green thumb so I pretty much stayed away from trying to grow some fresh herbs…

As I was finishing the counter top in the kitchen of the bus I figured with all the big beautiful windows it would be a shame not to have some fresh herbs and so I gave it a try…

I bought some seeds of my favorite herbs, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, sweet basil and purple basil and woo hoo they are coming along beautifully 😍 see pics ⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇⬇

Now I’m not afraid to grow some more so i planted some dill, sage, chives and green onion too and knowing it was going to be raining most of the day and I couldn’t finish detailing the outside of the bus.. I decided to replant my beautiful herbs in the Terra Cotta pots I painted to match the bus and both the herbs and I are so happy 😁..

It made me think of how important it is to nurture ourselves… cause like plants, we don’t need constant attention yet we do need consistent attention..

So take time to nurture yourself.. It doesn’t need to be everyday yet just like plants… If we neglect them they don’t bloom.. When we take care of them they do… So don’t forget to take care of you so you can bloom too..

Happy weekend world 🌸🌱🌸…

Ricci πŸ’•