“Sometimes The Most Important Thing In Your Whole Day, Is The Rest We Take Between Two Deep Breaths!” Etty Hillesum
Last night while reading the diary of Etty Hillesum, I came across the above quote and it made me think of how we constantly put everything and everyone before ourselves, sticking ourselves on the back burner with the “I’ll take care of me later” mindset and it hit me kinda hard🤔
Family comes first, kids and significant others come first, our job and careers come first… HALT!!!!! 🤔😠🤔😠🤔
What about ourselves???
We make it a daily habit to take care of everyone and everything else yet the most important thing to do is to take care of ourselves and we totally slack on it and then wonder where frustration, resentments and all that other crap comes from! 🙄
Self-care is extremely important & should be a habit too… So start making self-care a DAILY habit & start taking care of you! 💗🙏💗🙏💗🙏💗
The Hours Remain The Same
The last few days I caught myself stressing about the 4th being right around the corner and looking at the things I still need to do to make the bus ready and boy oh boy I’ve been a mess 😵😱😵.
So yesterday I meditated and prayed a lot because it was making anxious and sad that I might not be ready in 10 days… And this morning I woke up to an email from the organization in the Keys that said because they don’t have all the supplies needed down there yet that it wouldn’t be until AFTER the 15th before they will ask the volunteers to start going down there to help rebuild…
Although I did want to leave on Michael’s birthday I know that the “date” doesn’t matter cause it’s the journey itself that does… 😁😍😁
Moral of the story: Don’t let hurry worry get stuck in your mind cause the hours of the day don’t change so don’t stress out about the time. We don’t have to always get things done in one day.. So take your time, pace yourself and don’t let stress get in your way😁😉
Have a beautiful day world 🌻🤗🌻
Another day to remember to practice what I preach 😱😱😱 I’ve been working so hard on the bus and not taking breaks that this morning I woke up tired and stressed out a little 🤔🙄🤔🙄 and if course this poem came to mind… 🙄🤔🙄.
We all want to give 110% yet we can’t do that all day long… Cause when we try to do so, we beat ourselves up when something goes wrong. 😡🙄😡…
So learn to take a break from things… You don’t have to quit.. just know it’s okay to take a break and rest a little bit…😁🤗😁.
So today is 82 degrees with 91% humidity AHHHHHHHHH 😫😫😫😫😨😨😨😨… So I decided that since it will be like a steam room inside the bus, I’m gonna take a break today and wash the outside cause it needs it badly and I’ll get to play with the water hose hahaha… I definitely need to get the electricity situated inside and now only need $384 to have everything I need, the inverter, batteries and solar kit to run the fridge and the fans, lights at night and a few other things.. my gofundme link is still active and below for anyone that can help…
I’m so very close and am so grateful for all the love and support from everyone…
Much love to you all and have a beautiful day world 🌻🌍🌻
I have been a busy lady getting the bus all ready… Yet if course the window privacy panels were driving me insane cause no matter what they did not wanna stick to the vinyl along the windows unless I wanted to use crazy glue which would have defeated the purpose of me bringing able to take the up and down… SOOOOOOOO I changed them yet again.. Lol lol… There’s a before and after pic and OMG I am now loving them ❤❤….
That’s what made me think of this poem…I was feeling like I doing the same thing I’ve and over again Déjà Vu big-time and remembered a friend telling me about Vujà Dé … Which means seeing something familiar yet looking at it in a completely different way… Hence the changing of the window panels woo hoo hahaha 🤗😁🤗
I also put in the fridge (see pic) so the kitchen is almost done which I’m really happy about and once that’s done, within a few days I’ll put down the rest of the flooring and then other than the inside electricity I’ll almost ready to hit the road for the Keys to go help clean up 😁❤😁
Hurricane Irma really messed up a ton of cell towers and internet lines so my service has been really spuradic hence my not being here as often, yet I wanted to stop in and say HELLO WORLD while I had the chance to say everything is moving along nicely… I’m down to only needing $424 to complete the inside electricity and my gofundme link is still active and below if anyone can help… ❤😘❤🌻
Thank you all for your prayers and private messages checking on me.. I’m well and missing and loving you all very very very much…
Have a beautiful day world 🌻🌍
To All You Do and Do Not Know
What a beautiful act of kindness I got to witness today…. 😍😘😍😘😍😘😍😘😍
As I was checking out of my least favorite store ever (the one that begins with WAL lol lol) There were 2 people in front of me and the one checking out was I would say in her late 70’s to mid 80’s…
Now I’ve read about these things happening yet never saw until the other day and I LOST IT…. She had the basic staples like bread, milk, eggs etc and when she saw the total she was over by about $15 and as she was trying to decide what to put back I stepped up and asked how much she needed and before the cashier could answer the woman in front of me said… How much is her total amount.. the cashier told her and not only did the lady pay for it.. she immediately bought her a $100 Walmart gift card and gave that to her too….
Yep she lost it, I lost it, the cashier lost it and all the nice lady said was “kindness isn’t something we should TRY to do its something we should all do every single day…” She said “it’s not about money, it’s not about things, it’s just about caring for others and that’s what makes us human beings….”
I told her I was going to use that in my post and I would have taken a picture yet the elderly lady said she didn’t want one taken cause she wasn’t up to par… We all laughed, smiled and hugged and that was then end of that.🤗😀
Moral of this story… “It’s not about money, it’s not about things… Being kind to everyone is about being a “real” human being!!!”
Have a beautiful day world 🌻🤗🌻
There are a few items I still need to get so I can complete the bus and make it livable.. If anyone knows where I can get a 2000 watt or higher inverter, a 200 watt solar panel kit, an electric cooler or mini fridge to help me complete the bus, It will be greatly appreciated. 🙏
My gofundme link is still active for anyone that would like to help… Or if anyone has one of those items they would be willing to donate please email me, send me a direct message or comment below. The active link is below. Please click “Read More” below the picture of me and my son to read the fully story… Please help if you are able or share the link so WE can continue converting the bus and move forward with my journey to heal and honor my son.. much love my friends🙏❤🙏
Yet Happiness Is Contagious Too
So this morning I’m sitting in the laundromat and as I looked around I noticed that not one person had a smile on their face…
Now I know that doing laundry isn’t the most fun thing to do yet they had really upbeat old school music playing and it made me smile, start singing and dancing in my seat💃😁💃
The next thing I know an elderly lady sat down next of me, I looked up and she smiled and next thing I know, everyone in the laundromat was singing and laughing 😂❤
Moral of this story….
Happiness is contagious and stress is contagious too… Yet when you someone stressing OUT give them some happiness from YOU!!🌻😁🙋🌻
There are a few items I still need to get so I can complete the bus and make it livable.. If anyone knows where I can get a 1000 watt or higher inverter, a 100 or 200 watt solar panel kit, an electric cooler or mini fridge to help me complete the bus, It will be greatly appreciated. 💃😁💃
My gofundme link is still active for anyone that would like to help… Or if anyone has one of those items they would be willing to donate please email me, send me a direct message or comment below. The active link is below and please click Read More to read the fully story. Please help if you are able or share the link so I can continue converting the bus and move forward with my journey to heal and honor my son ❤🙏❤
Have a beautiful day world 💃😁💃
Life is too short to be serious all the time
You all know my serious side and that’s a part of me that’s true…Yet I’m really very goofy and crazy and silly too🙃😀🙄😁🙄🙃
So on this Sunday Funday I thought that I would let you see… The reality of Ricci and who I love to be…😶😏😶😏😶😏😶😏😶
Laughing it’s very healthy it’s truly good for your soul… So laugh, have fun and be silly so you have things to talk about when your old 🤗 🌻😂🙃🙄😂🌻🙄🙃😂🤗
Have a great Sunday Funday live it up and have a blast!!!