True Friendships

Are Worth More Than Gold

Hello World 🌻 Happy Day My Friends β›΅πŸ¦ˆβ›΅

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. πŸ¦ˆπŸ³πŸ¬πŸŸπŸ πŸ™πŸšπŸ¦€πŸ¦πŸ‹

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 😫

Until today πŸ¦ˆβ›΅

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 ➑️➑️➑️➑️

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!” 😫

Then as we were heading back..

BAMπŸ’₯ 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…..😁😁😁

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 & beyondπŸ’–

Thank you for an amazing day I am truly grateful πŸ’–πŸŒ»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’•

A Repost About Family

A Repost All About Love


Hello World,

Today I dedicate this post to SK the beautiful souls in the world that have touched the hearts of many and have turned online friendships into full blown family. This I dedicate to real people that really care for all who’s path they cross and help our world be a better day with hope, faith and true love from their hearts.

Around July 2014, I met the most caring and loving women in a group on FB due to my posts and writings and we hit it off like no other. We became instant friends and learned that we have so so much in common that it’s crazy and needless to say we have never met face to face yet I feel in my heart and soul that I’ve known them all my life. 

We have truly helped each other though some extremely hard emotional ups and downs and they have stuck by my side through the hardest time in my life….losing my son. 

Today I want to scream from the rooftops and remind everyone that you CAN have FB  IG and online friends that turn into family and those rare and beautiful souls that have turned from a FB or IG friend into whom I truly consider my sisters, brothers and family and I cannot express my love for them in just words.

Today I received the most caring care package from her and have been a blubbering mess and it couldn’t have come at a better time… THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU DEBI…THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALWAYS BEING HERE FOR ME AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO BRIGHTEN UP EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE WHO’S PATH YOU CROSS. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOU AND YES I’M SCREAMING IT AS LOUD AS I CAN… I LOVE YOU DEBI FOREVER AND BEYOND 

Wearing it always next to the medical bracket my son gave me before he passed away and I will cherish it as I cherish you Debi.. Don’t take your friends for granted even if you only know them online… Because people that are real online can be real in person too!!!

Ricci ❀❀

Be Courageously Kind

Life Isn’t Just About You

Hello World,

We all have the ability to help another smile… Kindness doesn’t cost a thing yet we tend to only be concerned with what’s going on with us.

Our world has become a very hard place, with so much negativity and hate and the only way to change that is if each one of us takes the time to do so….

Be the bigger person, a person who is good natured while others are serious and frowning.. Cause positivity and smiles are contagious and can help banish the storm clouds that could be hovering over someone else’s day…

   πŸŒΉπŸŒžπŸŒΉ Have A Beautiful Day World 🌹🌞🌹

I’m only $300 away from reaching my goal.. Please help if you are able and or share my link to get my story out and make my dream my reality. I’m ready to heal and ready to live again and we are so close to making this my reality so I can keep my promise by honoring my son and sprinkle his ashes at the places he wanted me too… Thank you all for sharing and thank you for all your support.

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

Ricci ❀