A Smile Can Change Everything

A Smile Is From The Heart

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

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.. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜–

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…๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 

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… ๐Ÿ™„

As I went to walk away he started crying๐Ÿค”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 ๐Ÿ˜‚..

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 ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—…

He smiled huge and this time didn’t scream when I walked away…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค”.

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… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

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 ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜.

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

The Past

Does Not Define You


Hello World 

This morning I was talking with a friend about how often we allow our past to define who we are and how NOT ok that really is. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

We all have gone through good times and bad. We all have done good things, made mistakes and have done things we may not be proud of,  yet that doesn’t define who we are and it certainly doesn’t mean that we are bad people or that because we had a not so great past it is who we are ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Different circumstances make us do different things and how we may have acted or reacted in the past doesn’t mean we would act or react the same way to the same situation today. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

We all have a past and we all have made mistakes… 

Good bad or indifferent remember that the past is the past… 

We can’t change it… 

All we can do is learn from it and keep going… One of my favorite sayings is… The first time is a mistake… if we do it again it’s a choice!!! 

All the things you’ve gone through have made you who you are and the past is just that.. 

The past!! 

So don’t let your past define you or stop you from moving on… Keep on striving to better yourself because everything in the past is gone! ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Follow Your Instincts

Follow Your Heart


Hello World 

This morning while having my coffee my friend started taking about regrets and how she wished she wouldn’t have done this or that throughout her life and it made me think ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” 

So I asked her why she doesn’t do those things now and she couldn’t give me a reason why she couldn’t ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.

All our lives we are told we have to do this, we have to do that… And we are also taught that we have to earn the right to do something we love or we’re told as a child that something we want to do like being an writer, a dancer or an actress isn’t a feasible career… Hmmmmm?? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

There is no set time for you to do the things you love to do.. 

As they say.. 

“Dreams don’t have an expiration date!” 

So follow your instincts, follow your heart, follow your passion it’s now time to start!.

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

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

People Will Be People

No Matter What You Say or Do


Hello World

“Sometimes it’s not the people that change… It’s their mask that falls off!” ~Unknown Author 

I’m not sure why it always amazes me when people act out of sorts… I’m always me and I’ve been the same all my life! Yet when people do a total 360ยฐ I tend to get shocked, surprised or totally thrown for a loop.. ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This morning as I was doing my morning reading, I came across the above quote and it hit me hard because I’m actually going through that with a couple people that live where I do.. I do believe that people come and go into our lives for a reason.. 

Whether it be for a lesson or for life yet I don’t understand how people can be one way one minute and flip like a coin the next… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

My biggest pet peeve is a two-faced person.. Maybe it’s because I’m so up front.. Maybe it’s because I’m too trusting and see the best in everyone.. Maybe it’s because I have a huge heart and am a giver… Maybe it’s because I’m an adult and don’t sugar coat shit.. I’m NOT Willy Wonka… ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ …

I use to have no problem confronting someone and was never afraid of confrontation yet throughout the years I’ve learned that it’s not worth my peace of mind or energy to engage in high school he said she said nah nah nah nah nah games..Yet it still at times gets to me ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Moral of this story: People will be people no matter what we say or do… Just be yourself and walk away don’t let others negativity get to you!!!!

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Compassion and Kindness

Goes A Very Long Way


Hello World, 

Compassion is like kindness it doesn’t cost a dime… All it take is a little love and a few moments of your time ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

Take a moment throughout the day to ๐Ÿ˜ƒ or say hello.. To someone you may know or see that may be feeling low ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€.

A little kindness and compassion goes a very long way. So take time to smile or say hello and make someone else’s day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Self-Empathy, Self-Love

Have Compassion For Yourself Too


Hello World,

This morning I was washing the outside the bus cause It’s absolutely beautiful outside and a neighbor stopped by… We started talking about positive self-talk and self-empathy and how it’s so easy to have empathy and compassion for another yet we are so very hard on ourselves ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

We tend to “expect” perfection from ourselves yet we know what having expectations do…. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

They can set you up for failure and make you think you’re not good enough too… 

So swap out the “I’m not good enough” with “I’ll always do my best!” Stay positive and believe in yourself and let faith do the rest ๐Ÿค—โค

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Believe You Can

And You Will


Hello World

Yesterday was the first day I didn’t post at all in 6 months and although I felt off at different times and moments throughout the day for not posting, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to do so๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข

My best friend, my soulmate friend, my rock and sister that I’ve known for 40 yrs mother passed away and I didn’t know how to process it with all that I’ve been going through myself ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ 

So I decided to take a sabbatical, a day to just process my feelings, a day to allow myself to feel the loss of her mom, to cry and scream too..a day to just be me and allow it ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

It’s truly amazing what we can endure no matter what life throws at us and as long as we believe in ourselves there is nothing that can’t get through..

Never ever stop believing in the strength you have within, never ever stop knowing that you CAN endure and get through ANYTHING that life throws at you… You only have to believe 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•