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…

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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’•

Always Be True

To You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends

I’ve never been one to sugar coat anything and have actually been told I can be brutally honest sometimes yet for me I’d rather have someone tell me the outright truth even if I may not want to hear it then to sugar coat or patronize me ๐Ÿ™„

Well…

Yesterday I got a tad hard on the mom of the little boy I babysit…

ok not a tad… I did let her have it…

And afterwards I thought oops maybe that was a little harsh… And just as I went to apologize to her for being so harsh.. She came up to me, gave me a big hug and thanked me for basically calling her on her shit… Then proceeded to tell me that’s why she loves me so much ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

It made me take a look at myself and actually made me smile because looking back I realized I’ve always been this way… It’s just who I am ๐Ÿ˜‰

We always tend to be harder on ourselves and although I’ve made bad choices throughout my life, have been hurt and have hurt, have trusted the wrong people, have given, been taken from and have made lots of mistakes…

The bottom line is….

I’m me…

And honestly I wouldn’t change a thing…๐Ÿ™„

It’s taken me a long time to like…No to love who I am and to embrace my good and bad sides…To accept who I am and make changes when necessary… And I’m ok with who I am today ๐Ÿ˜

I guess my point is…

Learn to love who you are and to embrace all that you are…

If there’s something you don’t like within yourself…

Change it…

Just remember YOU ARE YOU and don’t change for anyone.. except you..

Just always be true to YOU ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Changes

Are Inevitable


Hello World 

For the past month or so every morning when I got up I would get big time butterflies in my stomach and for the past week it didn’t happen at all ๐Ÿค” 

Until today ๐Ÿ˜ฎ this morning there was a huge colony of butterflies in my stomach as I walked towards the bus ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and I immediately started laughing because it hit me as to why it was happening ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

Since I brought the bus home and started converting it… Every morning I got excited about what I was going to be doing in the bus that day… 

Excitement butterflies ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ 

And each day as I watched the transformation take place the butterflies went from tiny ones to the massive colony that is in my stomach today and it’s because the bus is almost done and my dream and journey is literally right around the corner ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ.

Am I excited? Yes!! 

Am I a tad scared? HELL YES I AM!!!! 

This is A HUGE life change for me…. Something I’ve never ever done in many ways and yet it’s also been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Life keeps moving no matter what and life changes happen too… Yet if changing gets to scary, we allow the fear to takeover what we want to do… 

So do not let fear stop you from living all your dreams… Cause it will be very scary at first yet after you do it you’ll realize it wasn’t as scary as it seemed๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Life Is Filled With Ups and Downs

In’s and Outs and Round Abouts


Hello World,

Tonight I was thinking a lot about my trip and seeing so many people that were a huge part of my life growing up and mainly one person that brought back so many memories and love that I thought I had let go of or just forgot and that really wasn’t the case because they never left my heart๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

When we look back on our lives there’s so many things and people that came and went yet for some reason or another things changed… 

We look for the why’s and the reasons… the why it didn’t work out.. the what happened and more yet there really aren’t any answers other than it’s just the way life took its course… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Just remember you wouldn’t be where you are today if you didn’t go through all those yesterday’s…

Some things are meant and some things are not yet love is forever cause it stays in your heart…. 

Good times will happen and bad times don’t last long.. yet they both make you who you are and they make you real strong… 

So hold your head high and smile along the way… Cause those memories in your heart will forever stay!!!

Goodnight Universe โค๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

The Only Moment You Have Is Right Now

Except It, Embrace It and Live It Fully

Hello World,

Live today to the fullest, appreciate all this day has to offer… Embrace the good, Respect the difficulties and know that this day too will pass… 

No matter what today brings, no matter what goes on… Know that all you have is right now… right now is where you belong! ๐Ÿค—โค

Have a beautiful day my friends… 

Life is to short not too ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ’•

Everything In Life Is Connected

Embrace All That You Are


Hello World,

Today it rained all day long and as I worked in the bus painting and contemplating my journey thus far… I realized how everything we see and everything we do, everything we feel inside and out is connected in some kind of way ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Life throws all kinds of things at us… Some happy and some very sad… Yet everything in life is connected… Things that are good and are bad ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Everything in life is connected, from the stars in the sky to the oceans below… Everything in life is connected, everything we see and we know… โคโค

Embrace everything around you, embrace the sun, moon and stars… cause everything in life is connected and that’s what makes you who you are! 

Goodnight Universe โค ๐Ÿ˜˜

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Every Morning Is A Fresh Beginning

Life Begins Every Day So Live It & Live It Well

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Hello World,

Every morning opens the door to a brand new day. Brand new beginnings, new plans, new actions, new experiences and new lessons.

Don’t let yesterday’s worries ruin your today. Cause it doesn’t matter how old you are, it doesn’t matter if your successful, if you failed or if you’re just hanging on. Life begins the moment you wake up and start your day…

So start it with a positive thought, a big huge smile and know that whatever life throws at you, you can handle it.

So embrace the day cause life begins every morning so live it and live it well!

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For those that are seeing my posts for the first time WELCOME to my story. I unfortunately lost my son a year ago and my daughter-in-law started a campaign to help me get a van so I can honor his last wishes and spread his ashes …. Please help if you are able …The active link is below and I’d truly appreciate if you could help or share it. It’s time for me to heal my heart, it’s time for me to live! Much love, light and peace to you all..โคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโคโค

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