The Pursuit Of Happiness

Is Right Inside Your Heart

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

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 ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿ‘ง.. but then I truly couldn’t think of anything that truly made me happy other than my kids ๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–…

The little things that make you FEEL!!๐Ÿ’–

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!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

Have A Happy Day World

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Remember Setting Boundaries Is Perfectly OK

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–

I’ve always been a blunt person and have always said what I mean and mean what I say… And I can totally admit that I can tend to be brutally honest when it comes to certain things…

Yet I’ve never ever had time for people that beat around the bush or when someone asks my opinion they turn around and get all butt hurt when I express how I feel about what they asked me about ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿค”

Whiners are a huge pet peeve of mine…

I get that we all hear, see and process things differently and I get that we all need to vent, yet vent about it then do something about it..

Don’t sit there and whine or bitch about it constantly… Get it off your chest then find a solution…

No matter what it is… Period!!!…๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคจ

My point in all this is:

There’s certain things we need to set boundaries for and it doesn’t matter what it’s about… It can be as simple as someone asking your opinion about a certain subject…

Setting boundaries are a safety precaution for yourself..

Just like saying NO…

You don’t have to explain yourself when you’re doing what you want to do.. Especially when the boundry you set is for protecting YOU!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‰..

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Intentions Are Your Internal Map

Set Them Like A Goal

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

Part of my daily morning routine always includes reading something motivational to start my day.. whether it be a shine text or some of my own writings..

It’s something I do daily…

This morning I chose to read my daily shine text and it reminded me of something I use to do every morning for years and why I stopped is beyond me cause it really did work..๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Every morning while I was drinking my coffee I would write in a book I made (and at one time sold lol) that said…

“This Morning I Feel…” And I’d write the answer…

I rarely expanded on the answer in big detail because it was just about how I felt at that moment before I started my day…

Then that night before bed I would reverse it sorta and would write…

“Today My Day Went…”And answer that.

It was a really good way to identify how I was feeling that day, how I reacted to things throughout my day and then be able to process it.

It showed me that I really do control how I feel throughout my day and helped me see my actions and reactions to just about everything ๐Ÿ˜‰..

I think it’s time to start doing it again haha ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š

My point in all this is that we really are in complete control of how we feel…

We are in complete control of how we act and how we react to whatever comes our way..

When we set an intention to be positive all day, it can be like a map, like a goal..

So set a daily intention on how you’d like to feel each day… Make it simple, make it real and intend to have a beautiful day!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜‰.. Click on the video lol

Happy Day World ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Take Time To Be Alone

It’s Very Good For You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

The last few days I’ve been doing a lot of things in the bus.. Kinda like nesting…

Getting things situated where I want them, getting organized, building a new bench that turns into a bed and setting up routes, places and people I wanna see and basically just getting ready to get ready to hit the road ๐Ÿ˜ฏ…

I’ve also been doing a lot of contemplating and being that my journey in the bus is only 3 months away, I got really sad about my son and my dog not being physically here with me ๐Ÿ˜ข ..

Of course I know they will always be with me, yet I’m also fully aware that I’ll have sad days too and that’s also ok ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข..

So I took a few days to process my thoughts and let my feelings out for a while… Then last night I released them and today I woke up with a smile…

So remember that when you’re up in your head.. that being alone is ok… process your thoughts then release them and wake up to a brand new day ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—..

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Stuff Your Feelings

They Always Find Their Way Back


Hello World, 

I haven’t posted a goodnight post in a while and not because of any reason other then I couldn’t think of anything to write ๐Ÿค”

Most of you know that all my posts, poems and quotes are written by me and that they really are about what I’m actually dealing with myself at that moment in time.. ๐Ÿ™„.. (It truly does take me longer to find a background image for my writing than it does to write what I write lol) 

Yet I’ve learned through my writing and by the beautiful responses I’ve received that I am not alone in my thinking nor am I alone with what I’m going through on a daily basis.. Good, bad or indifferent it’s life.. 

I’ve also learned from experience through the years, that stuffing my feelings doesn’t do anything other than compressing them into a ball that gets bigger the more I stuff and no matter what they always come back and always when you least expect it and they do come back tenfold… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Moral of this story: Don’t stuff your feelings cause they only come back to haunt you.. so deal with things as they come up cause no matter how hard they may be to face… In the long run you’ll be glad you did! 

Goodnight Universe..

Much love and sweet dreams ๐Ÿ’•

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Men Have Feelings

It’s OK To Show Them Too!


Hello World

Last night I was talking with a very good friend that was upset because he was always told growing up that a man isn’t supposed to cry! A man isn’t supposed to show his feelings and that it makes him weak if he does! 

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

THAT IS ONE OF MY BIGGEST HUGEST MOST GIGANTIC PET PEEVES!!! 

WHY AREN’T MEN SUPPOSED TO SHOW THEIR TRUE FEELINGS?? 

WHY ARE THEY TAUGHT NOT TO SHOW THEM?? 

THEY ARE ALLOWED & THEY SHOULD!!!!!!

I raised my boys to know that it’s OK to cry, it’s OK to show how you feel no matter what and every one of their girlfriends throughout the years loved that part of them and I do too! 

Society sucks in that manner because there is nothing wrong with crying! There is nothing wrong with showing your true feelings.. 

In fact it’s healthy to do so!!! 

Women are told they are too sensitive when we show our emotions and men are taught not to show them!! 

How ass backwards is that????? 

To all the men out there that were told that showing your feeling isn’t OK… BULL!!! 

To all the women out there that are told you’re too sensitive… BULL!!! 

Showing how you feel is showing that you are real… So allow yourself to honour your feelings and allow yourself to be real!!! 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

REGRETSย 

It’s A Form Of Self Punishment


Hello World, 

Happy New Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

There’s a song by Nina Simone called “Feeling Good” it’s been done by various artists yet Michael Buble’s version I love and this morning as I was doing my morning routine and listening to it… I started thinking about things in my past and present and really looked into if I had any regrets and I can honestly say no… ๐Ÿค”

Of course there are things I think I could’ve done better or even not at all… Yet regrets nope I have none.. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ

We all have times where we think woulda, coulda, shoulda… Yet I wouldn’t be where I am today or the person I am if I hadn’t done the things I’ve done… ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚…

Moral of this story: Don’t ever regret things from your past, things that you didn’t get to say or to do… Cause regret is a form of self punishment and it’s really not good for you too.. 

Let go of your past and release all that is gone.. Cause TODAY is a new dawn.. It’s a new day.. It’s a new life.. And it’s time to feel…. 

GOOD

Have a beautiful day world๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•