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…

(Click on the videos)

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’•

Friendships

Are So Important

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—

Since the beginning of the holidays I’ve had some major ups and downs.. The holidays always make me sad cause my son’s physical presence isn’t around… Yet there have been so many friends that have helped me when I’ve been blue… So today I dedicate my poem to every one of you…πŸ€—

Ok ok that was kinda corny haha yet I really did want to emphasize the importance of having real friends that lift you up whenever you’re feeling down.. 

We all have them and it’s so important to reach out to them whenever you’re feeling out of sync πŸ™„..

We truly tend to be our worst critic and we all have that special friend or friends that will always point out our strengths, be silly when you need them to and will help you get past and through any slump you’re having… Sometimes the best therapy is spending time and talking with some friends πŸ€—πŸ‘«πŸ€—πŸ‘¬πŸ€—.

So this weekend take some time to show your friends you care and thank each and every one of them for always being there!!! 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ALL πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Mother Nature Is No Joke

We Cannot Control Her Wrath


Hello World,

Just an update to let everyone know I’m safe and sound… Living in Florida I’ve been through a lot yet Hurricane Irma has destroyed so many places in Florida, the Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Cuba and so many others and they all need our prayers, our love and positive energy so please continue to do so.. πŸ™β€

I am going to take a different journey once we get the ok to go to the Florida keys to assist in the cleanup cause they will be needing lots of help and I will be going as soon as I can get the inside electric going in the bus……  

I know that’s what my son would do too, so putting off my own healing journey right now is what I feel I must do too… Almost all of Southern Florida…From Tampa down to the Keys aren’t even accessible for a while yet as soon as they call for help I’ll be going down to do so..

Most of you know that I’m all about being optimistic, real, always staying positive and helping others to stay positive too and as I have been helped by so many, I am honored to be able to help others that need my help now too…. β€πŸ™β€

You all know that I still need a 2000 watt inverter and the batteries for it plus the solar panel to keep the batteries charged… Being there will be little if any electric down in the Keys these things are a necessity…the total cost i still need for that is $554… My gofundme link below is still active and I’m asking for your help so I can be of service where I’m needed most… 

Thank you all for your love, concern and constant support… I am safe… I truly am grateful for you all and grateful that I’ll have the ability to help others as others have helped me… Much love to you all … And thank you πŸ™β€πŸ™ 

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

Goodnight Universe β€πŸ€—β€

Ricci πŸ’•

True Friends Will Always Stay

Even If Your Far Away


Hello World,

The last 10 days has been incredible and amazing… 

Seeing friends that are actually family, that I’ve know for over 40 yrs yet haven’t seen since 1987 has been an incredible event in my life… 

Going back to the places I grew up, having flashbacks of the times I spent there from 5 yrs old to 29 yrs old brought up past emotions from when my mom passed in 1985 and even issues that I thought I had dealt with yet actually stuffed… 

Yet it truly was incredible and very much needed… β€πŸ‘¨β€β€β€πŸ‘¨

Being there and seeing old friends and making some new…truly helped me realize what should be important to you.. and it doesn’t matter if you’re together or apart… True Friends are family that stay in your heart.. and no matter where you go or what ever you do… True friends will always be right there for you!!!! 

Have a beautiful day my friends πŸŒ»πŸ€—πŸŒ»

Ricci πŸ’•

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 β€πŸ€—β€πŸ€—

Have a beautiful rest weekend my friends πŸ€—β€

Ricci πŸ’•

Life Smiles Back At You

When You Live A Positive Life


Hello World,

As Children are Taught The Golden Rules.. Do Onto Others, As You would have them do into you… I haven’t lived that way all my life but now I truly do… And I can actually truly say I’ve lived most of my life like that too πŸ€—β€

Today was an incredible day, a heartwarming and productive day on the bus too…. Yet tonight a very special friend that has turned into my Family said something in a response to one of my posts on Instagram that made me stop and think… πŸ€”

After my son passed away I became a very bitter, angry and very depressed soul, I lost me for over 18 months and when I made the decision to change my life and get me back it wasn’t an easy task… I was always a happy happy made everyone smile type of person and when I a started being me again life surrounded me with the most incredible souls and I wrote this because I’m so grateful for all of you and because it’s really true too……..πŸ€”πŸ™„

That saying what comes around goes around  is really very true… Cause when you live your life in a positive way, life smiles right back at you 😁❀

I’m now only needing help to get the 2000 watt inverter and the 200 watt solar panel kit for me to have electricity inside without using the engine batteries while stopped at night. The active link is below for anyone that can help or share the link if you can and Please click on β€œRead More” under the picture of me and my son to read all about me and my journey πŸ˜˜πŸ˜

Thank you all for sharing you… I am πŸ™πŸ€—

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

Goodnight Universe β€πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’•

Our Words Create Our Reality

So Choose Positive Words Every Day


Hello World,

We all have good days and bad days yet it’s up to you to decide on which one… Our words create our reality so pick ones that make your day fun 🌻

Today I’m working on the kitchen part of the bus and so very excited… (Will post pics of it later)

Yet right when we we’re putting the kitchen cabinet in (which was giving us a hard time) my friend says “it’s gonna be impossible!” and it made me stop in my tracks cause nothing is impossible and I made her take the word back… 

Hahaha as soon as she said. “I take that word back”  we got the cabinet in without an issue… Haha so do your best to use positive words all throughout your day… Cause once you start using negative words you just ruined a beautiful day 

Still needing help to get some things I need for the bus conversion. If anyone know where I can get a 2000 watt inverter, an electric cooler, and a 200 watt solar panel kit please let me know. My gofundme link below is still active and those are really the only things left that I’m needing help with to complete the bus and begin my journey to sprinkle my son’s ashes and heal… The full story is under the picture of me and my son in the campaign just click on β€œRead More” to read it all. Much love my friends and thank you for all your love, support, kindness and light β€β€πŸ™πŸ™β€β€

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

Goodnight Universe ❀😘❀