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’—

Be Kind Whenever Possible

It’s Always Possible


Hello World, 

“If you have to choose between being kind and being right… Choose being kind and you’ll always be right!” ~ Dalai Lama

Growing up my mom always use to say “kill them with kindness” or “you get more with sugar than you do with vinegar!” And of course I had to learn that the hard way as most of us do… 

Yet the older I get the more I see just how true it actually is and not just towards another.. It’s true for my inner peace as well! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”.

No-one or nothing is worth getting all worked up about.. It disturbs your peace of mind and truly disrupts your whole day… 

So for today instead of reacting negatively back to a yucky situation.. Step back, process it, breathe, smile and kill the situation with kindness.. You’ll be amazed at how you’ll feel.. 

Cause negativity has no recourse to a positive response! ๐Ÿ˜’โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜’โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜’โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜’…

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Wake Up World

Stop The Nonsense

Hello World, 

This morning when I woke up I was going to post a different poem I wrote and right before I posted it I saw a post my beautiful friend Christi posted on instagram about children and how we are taught hate and racism and it hit me hard… ๐Ÿ˜ข cause it’s so true ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข…

Growing up in NYC I was surrounded by diversity and different cultures from all over the world and was raised to accept everyone for WHO they are.. not WHAT they did for a living, not WHERE they were from, not what RELIGION they practiced or BELIEVED in and not what COLOR their skin was! 

I was raised to BE ME & BE KIND TO ALL..To EMBRACE and LEARN from other cultures, not to FEAR them or DISLIKE them for being different and I raised my children the same way!!! Yet I truly feel our world is going backwards not forwards and it truly saddens my heart!  ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Does it really matter where someone is from???… NO…. Does it really matter what someone does for a living as long as they aren’t stealing or harming another human being???… NO…. Does it really matter what color a person is???… NO… because if you strip our skin we would all look alike!! And does it really matter what you believe in, whether it be God, Allah, The Universe or none???… NO NO NO!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก

Come on people snap out of it… Stop talking smack about others just because they aren’t like you or don’t believe in what you believe…. Stop telling lies because you are jealous or don’t understand or just don’t know… Stop putting people in categories… We all bleed the same color and If you don’t know ask… Learn… Research whatever but STOP all this hate and violence just because others don’t believe as you do.. that’s what makes our world special…… that’s what makes our world unique ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’—

Moral of this story.. BE KIND.. BE HUMAN.. BE REAL & STOP THE NONSENSE…Hate breeds violence and if we continue at the rate we’re going our world will cease to be! Wake up world!!! BEFORE there is no world to wake up too! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’—

WE ARE ONE!! EMBRACE NOT HATE!!! 

Ricci ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒ

Compassion and Kindness

Goes A Very Long Way


Hello World, 

Compassion is like kindness it doesn’t cost a dime… All it take is a little love and a few moments of your time ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

Take a moment throughout the day to ๐Ÿ˜ƒ or say hello.. To someone you may know or see that may be feeling low ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜€.

A little kindness and compassion goes a very long way. So take time to smile or say hello and make someone else’s day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Kindness Is Magic

It Doesn’t Cost A Thing


Hello World

Today was a very emotional and somewhat overwhelming day… I wish I could show you all the text I received from someone I met on IG through my writing…I’ve never met her personally yet when she needed someone to talk to I was there, not because I had too and not for any other reason other than she needed a shoulder, an ear and to hear that it’s ok to feel, it’s ok to be sad and it’s ok to cry A LOT..  cause crying cleanses the soul and one day laughter will heal it … And the text I received today out of the blue was from her reminding me of our talk and how much it helped her through a very trying time in her life…  โค

My point in saying this is to remind everyone that kindness matters so much… Sometimes just an ear to listen or a shoulder for someone to lean on or cry on is all someone needs and it can truly change someones life… ๐Ÿ™โค๐Ÿ™

There is so much hate and cruelty in the world today… BE that friend, be that person, be that shoulder or ear… Not because you have to.. Because you care and because our world desperately needs it…and one day so may you!!! It truly is through kindness and love that one by one we WILL change our world!!!  

Goodnight World.. 

Much love,  kindness and peace to you all 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Fear Is Just A Feeling

And Feelings Come and Go


Happy Happy Joy Joy Jones Here… 

Wishing everyone a fantabulous day ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

And to remind you that fear is just a feeling and feelings come and go…  so when scary feelings get in your way, be stronger than the fear itself and do it anyway ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

It finally stopped raining and it’s a beautiful day so I’m going to tackle the skill saw again and make the counter top for my kitchen sink ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ afraid no scary yes yet I’m gonna do it โคโคโค will post pics tonight as more flooring is done too so very excited doing what I love to do. ๐Ÿ˜˜โค

In order for me to have electricity to run the fridge and other things while Iโ€™m stopped at night without using the engines battery, I need a 2000 watt inverter and two 12volt marine batteries which costs $364 total. I would also like to get a 200 watt solar panel kit which would keep the inverter batteries charged at all times and the cost for the kit is $390. My gofundme link is still active and is also just below, for anyone that can help. Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words canโ€™t express my gratitude for you all ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

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

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค— ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Beauty Is A Feeling

That’s Felt Within Your Heart


Hello World,

Today I had get some tape from the store up the street and while looking at something my friend made me laugh hard… I hadn’t really noticed the gentleman in the same isle as me and as I turned around he smiled and said I have an infectious laugh and it made him laugh too…. His wife who was standing there giggled and said it always amazes her that he can FEEL someone’s genuine laughter… I looked at her with a puzzle look and she smiled and said he’s deaf… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Well you all know me and of course it touched me to the bone and because I know a little sign language I asked him how he knew and he took my hand and put it on his heart… Yeah I lost it… ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข Yet in a huge warm OMG way and that’s where this poem today came from…โคโคโค

Please please remember that beauty truly comes from the heart as well as kindness does. It’s a feeling, an emotion and it comes from within… So spread a bit of sunshine today to someone you don’t know cause that’s how we can change the world and that’s how true beauty grows

Have a beautiful day world ๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•