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’•

Going Around A Roundabout

Slow Down & Pace Things Out

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

Why is it that when Mondays come around we hit the gate running only to be all worn out by the end of the week???๐Ÿค”

This morning when I woke up my head was going so fast with all the things I want to get done this week that I felt like my head was driving around a roundabout ๐Ÿ˜ต Stuck in the inside lane when I needed to be on the outside lane ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

So needless to say I had to step back, slow down and prioritize not only my today list, but my this week list too..๐Ÿ˜•

So instead of running out the gate, learn to pace things out… This way your head won’t feel like you’re going around a roundabout ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ

Have a great move a little slower Monday my friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Family Isn’t About Blood

It’s About Connections From Your Heart!

Hello World,

As you all know my second mom passed away last week and although we lost touch for 20 yrs the first 15 yrs and the last 10 yrs we’ve been in touch just about every day. Yet in the last 10 yrs, Katy my bff, my sister, my heart and my rock lost her brother, then I lost my son and now her mom. 

There was no way I wasn’t going to get myself to Atlantic City even if I seriously had to walk to be here for them, as they have always been here for me over my life and as always the universe provided a way for me to fly there on Wednesday… 

I was in contact with Katy’s brother/my brother and we decided to keep it a surprise and not let Katy know… Katy lives in Paris and for 10 yrs we have been trying to get together, yet one thing or another kept preventing it.. not this time.. and to explain the emotion when we saw each other would be impossible… Yet although this wasn’t the reunion we had planned due to her mom passing… It has been a reunion like no other and I wanted to share it with you!!! 

Seeing friends and family that I grew up with that I haven’t seen in 30 years has been incredible… Brian and Keith my brothers, Andre the love of my life and Julio whom I love so very much and not a day has gone by in the past 30 yrs where I haven’t thought about them. Meeting my gorgeous neices Asia and Miranda and making new friends that are actually more family now Bonnie, Mary, Carl, Lori and reminiscing about the old days, making plans for new times and adventures and reconnecting with those I have and will always love is a feeling that I cannot explain and a feeling that will be in my heart forever and beyond. 

So my friends always always appreciate the moments you have and have had… so you’ll never regret the moments you’ve missed. Much love to you all today, forever and beyond!! 

Thank you all for understanding my absence as the funeral was yesterday and although I’m not going home until Wednesday,  I just wanted you all to know that I’m ok and I miss and love you all so very much… Thank you for all your messages, your love, your support and your genuine concern during my absence. YOU ALL truly mean the world to me and I mean that with all of my being โค๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful rest weekend my friends ๐Ÿค—โค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Is A Highway

With Lot’s Of Entrances and Exits Along The Way

Hello World,

This morning I couldn’t get the song “Life Is A Highway” out of my mind (thanks Carly ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) yet it’s so very true…. Sometimes it feels like we’re driving aimlessly and in circles too… There will always be detours and bumps in your way… Yet don’t ever let feeling lost or scattered get in your way ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

If you’re feeling lost or stuck in the same spot, its all up to you to keep going or not. It may feel like you’re carrying a heavy load, just don’t ever give up cause of a bump in the road!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

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You all know my story and I cannot do this alone. Iโ€™ve tried to change the amount I need on my gofundme campaign yet it wonโ€™t allow me too, Iโ€™d have to start a brand new campaign which is crazy yet I only need $628 more to pay the mechanic. Please help if you are able or share the link so I can continue the journey to spread my sons ashes and healโ€ฆ I AM ready 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey โค

Thank you all for all your love and support. I AM GRATEFUL ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™

๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป Have A Beautiful Day World ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป

Ricci โค