Gratitude

Kindness Is Magic

Hello World,

WOW WOW..SO VERY VERY GRATEFUL๐Ÿค—.

First and foremost … Thank you Cobs @thecobweboriumemporium for the beautiful tag… It’s definitely getting hung up in the bus…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค— And yes your little sweet note made me cry..๐Ÿ˜ข happy tears though ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค—  

I feel like the universe is smiling down on me cause this has been an incredible 2 days…1st getting Cobs beautiful tag and then the wonderful gifts from a new friend on Instagram, then winning a contest ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ … I’m totally on cloud nine and so very very grateful for the kindness I’ve received ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค— 

SOOOOOOO as most of you all know, I’ve been converting a bus so I can travel all over the country and spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to go see… It’s been just a few months since I got the bus (with the help of so many of you) and my healing journey is right around the corner.

I’ve slowly been getting pantry things I’ll need for my journey and making lists of things that will be road worthy, tiny fridge worthy, good quality, healthy and storable.

 I love veggies, fruits, smoothies and salads and although I cannot say that I’m vegan because I cannot give up cheese, eggs and seafood (not yet anyway) I was talking to my friend Dana (a vegan smoothie bowl Queen) and had just asked her to make me a list of protein powders and other things like chia seeds etc that would help me stay healthy on the road. 

And then this happened..๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค—. 

An amazing company Kura Nutrition http://www.kuranutrition.com read my story and sent me a bunch of their plant based protein powders, a really cool drink shaker maker ๐Ÿค—, 6 really yummy looking recipes and the sweetest handwritten note ever ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— so I had to do this shout-out cause I am beyond grateful… I’ll totally be posting pics of the yummy things I’ll make with them on the road ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’— thank you @kuranutrition so very much…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

THEN LAST NIGHT…. 

I won the coolest double bike rack from a contest that a couple of van living guys that I follow on Instagram @therollingvan  had. I’m overly excited and can’t thank you enough too๐Ÿค— talk about cool…

It will look so good on the bus ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— 

Guess it’s time to get in shape lol lol hey maybe that’s what the universe is telling me… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Time to get in shape Ricci…. hahaha ๐Ÿ˜‚

I’m in shock ๐Ÿ˜ฎ and NO I’M NOT AN AFFILIATE for either and I rarely do shout-outs… 

I just had to share my excitement and my gratitude… especially to Cobs and Kura Nutrition because those gifts came from the heart, pure kindness and well.. there are no words only love for them both ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Please check out her blog @thecobweboriumemporium and Kura Nutritions shop online with their great healthy products and The Rolling Van on Instagram or YouTube and their amazing adventures traveling the country ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

I may sound like an advertisement but oh well cause I’m so grateful and excited too..

Thank you so much my friends so very very very grateful ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค— 
Kindness is AMAZING

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—

Happy Thanksgiving

Be Thankful Today and Every Day


Hello World 

Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—..

Being grateful can change every day into Thanksgiving ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿฆƒ..

Be grateful for family, friends, places and things…

Be Grateful for smiles & hugs…

Be grateful for sadness & tears…

Be grateful for happiness & love…

Yet the biggest thing to be grateful for should come as no surprise…

Be grateful for each morning when you open up your eyes!! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒž..

Happy Thanksgiving To All ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿฆƒ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

A Little Love and Appreciation

Truly Goes A Long Way


Hello World,

It seems many of us have had a crazy week and although it’s a part of life… It’s always nice to know someone cares and hear that they are grateful you’re in their life…๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•

I have met so many amazing souls on IG and through my blog, that I just wanted to say Thank You…. Thank you for sharing YOU with me. I cannot express how grateful I am for you all. ๐Ÿ™

Cherish the beautiful souls you meet that are real… The ones with beautiful hearts and amazing spirits…we need them in our lives and we need them in our world!!! Sweet dreams beautiful souls.. โค

GOODNIGHT UNIVERSE ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Ever Stop Believing

Cause Dreams Do Come True


Hello World,

HELLO MY FRIENDS! IT’S A HAPPY DAY๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜


SOOOOO DON’T EVER STOP BELIEVING CAUSE DREAMS DO COME TRUE โคโคโคโค


YES I’M SCREAMING… THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL YOU DO YET THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO MY SON MICHAEL MY ANGEL ABOVE ๐Ÿ‘ผAND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL SOULS THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN

WE DID IT โคโคโคโคโคโค

Now the real work begins… Now that it’s home I do still need help with converting it to become livable and making my dreams come true .. thank you all for helping and for all you do. The link is below so please help me if you can or share the link so that I can go and continue on with my plans. To spread my sonโ€™s ashes at the places he wanted to see, to continue on this journey of healing and to honor him and me. Thank you thank you thank you ALL ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Attitude Affects Everything

Gratitude Affects Even More


Hello World,

Patience is a virtue and a very hard lesson as well… Yet we tend to let time get the best of us and allow it to deter or stop us from having the things we desire… Then once we achieve all the things that we want we get cocky and then we forget… That we can lose everything we have as fast as we achieved it!

Don’t allow getting everything you want in life make you think you’re better than cause that’s having an attitude that affects everything and everyone around you… Be grateful for what you have and for everything yet to come for your attitude affects everything yet being grateful affects even more ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ 

๐ŸŒž Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒž

Iโ€™m down to only needing $125 to pay off the mechanic and bring the bus home. I need your help to continue my journey of healing and letting go and to spread my sons ashes along the wayโ€ฆ I am so close to doing this.

Most of you know my story and about my GoFundMe campaign and the promise I made to my sonโ€ฆ. please help if you are able for every little bit helps or share the link below so I can continue my journey of honoring myself and honoring my son. I truly believe that it is time to let go and continue my journey, itโ€™s time to move on and I AM ready ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ’• 

Don’t Take Anything For Granted

It’s The Little Things We Forget

Hello World,

We tend too take things for granted and not realize how some of things we do on a daily basis affects others… It could be something we do without realizing it, or something that is so habitual that we don’t even realize we do it yet it’s something big to someone else…. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

Last night was the first time I didn’t post a goodnight post because I had a lot on my mind and this morning when I woke up I had over 26 messages from people here, on FB and on my blog asking me of I was ok and it truly surprised me…. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

When I started posting my poems and my quotes, I was doing it like a journal to write down my thoughts, little reminders to myself and to help me heal from the loss of my son… I didn’t ever think that my thoughts would have the effect on others as it has and I had an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and it showed me how important it is to not take anything we say or do for granted. ๐Ÿ˜Š

It reminded me that as much as we may think or feel that what we say or what we do doesn’t affect others…. It does…. What we may be going through, others may be going through too… It helped me see that none of us are ever alone โค

Don’t ever take anything you do or say for granted cause even a warm hello, a simple smile or a positive goodnight post may be small to you, yet could be a life changer for someone else.. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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You all know my story and I cannot do this alone. Iโ€™ve tried to change the amount I need on my gofundme campaign yet it wonโ€™t allow me too, Iโ€™d have to start a brand new campaign which is crazy yet I only need $628 more to pay the mechanic. Please help if you are able or share the link below so I can continue the journey to spread my sons ashes and heal… 

https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey
Thank you all for all your love and support. I AM GRATEFULโค๐Ÿ™

๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š Have A Beautiful Day World ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž

Ricci โค

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 โคโค