Life Really Is Amazing

When You Stop & Take The Time To See

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Last night or actually sometime early this morning I woke up crying from a sound sleep with this poem in my head… It wasn’t a sad cry or a scared cry, it was just a slight teary cry ๐Ÿค”

It was still dark outside and I couldn’t get this poem out of my head, so I grabbed my notepad, wrote it down and fell back asleep ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

It wasn’t until after I made my coffee, sat down and went to read my morning motivation text that I remembered that I had written this poem down..

So I grabbed my notepad and read it ๐Ÿค”

I felt so calm reading this and I tried to remember if I had a dream but couldn’t remember if I did or not.. yet all I could think about was my son Michael and yet this time I didn’t cry ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’–

I’m not one that ever remembers my dreams yet I’m also one that never wakes up with a poem in my head and then takes the time to write it down half asleep yet this time I did and the more I think about it, the more I believe that it was my Michael, a sign of some sort reminding me to stop and remember the beauty and love we shared..

(yeah I’m crying now) ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜ข..

I guess my point in all this is…

Life really is amazing when you stop and take the time to see…

That love is everywhere around us cause it comes from inside of you and me ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Remember What Life’s About

Bring Out The Little Kid In You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends๐Ÿค—

For the past few months I knew I needed a new phone cause mine has been acting up badly yet it wasn’t a big priority because finishing the bus was my number one ๐Ÿ˜‰

I had made the decision that I would finish the bus first & wait until right before I hit the road to get a new one ๐Ÿค”

Well as we know plans change haha and I had to change my decision and get a new one asap or I’d be without a phone cause I was truly ready to throw it against a brick wall cause it is acting up so bad๐Ÿ˜ก

Although it pushes finishing the bus back a little bit..

I am ok with it…

I have to have a reliable phone not just on the road but because I use it for literally everything ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ก..

Well…

I knew yesterday that I was going to get the new Samsung Galaxy 9S+ this afternoon (it just came out on the 15th & I’m not a fan of iPhones lol) and this morning I woke up feeling like a little kid waking up on Christmas morn…

Filled with excitement and dancing around the bus like a little kid with a new toy and I believe haven’t even gotten it yet ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜„

Of course it made me think of how serious we all take life on a daily basis and actually made me laugh harder and dance more ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜

My point in all this (not to mention sharing my excitement) is that we truly do make life harder than it really is… ๐Ÿค”

We get so caught up in daily life that we forget what life’s about…We forget to take the time to laugh & play & shout…

We forget the little things that make us jump for joy, laugh, cry, smile and just basically feel good inside!!!

So my friends let out the little kid in you and I’m sure that you will see… That life is not as serious as we make it out to be ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜…

Have a exciting and silly day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Gratitude Is Everything

So Be Grateful For All You’ve Got

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Every morning when I open my eyes the first thing I do is look out the window to see what the weather is like, I look up to the sky, say thank you, say good morning to my fur babies and go about my daily routine ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s something I’ve always done and a few weeks ago when I started growing the herbs for the bus, I added saying good morning, misting and watering them to my morning routine so I wouldn’t forget to do it … ๐Ÿค—

The weather was never one that bothered me or made my day yucky cause that’s something I definitely don’t have control of plus I love the rain (it doesn’t show where I live but I always liked it too)

This morning after doing my daily routine I felt an almost overwhelming feeling of gratitude and I couldn’t help but think about all the things I am truly grateful for๐Ÿค”

I thought about how grateful we all should be as soon as we open our eyes in the morning โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Now I’m not by any means religious yet I do believe in a power greater than myself.

For some that may be God and for some that may mean the universe as a whole..

Yet for me I do believe in the power of positivity and the power of gratitude…

When we are positive we are surrounded by positivity and when we are truly grateful we tend to receive more to be grateful for…

It’s the law of attraction which I do fully believe in ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
So my friend remember that every day is a blessing, it’s a gift that’s been given to you… Always be grateful for what you have… Be grateful for another new day too! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Happy First Day Of Spring ๐ŸŒธโค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Live Life Optimistically

Allow Life To Simply BE!


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Have you ever had one of those friends that always look at what could happen, or lives on what ifs constantly.. Expecting that this or that could happen.. Planning for the oh shits??๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„.. (key word expecting!!) 

Hmmmmmm??? ๐Ÿค”

I’ve always been optimistic and have always looked at all the good things that I’m going to experience rather than looking for what “could” happen or the “what ifs”… 

It’s not that I think life is a bowl of cherries ๐Ÿ’, I just don’t look at the woulda, could, shoulda senarios and if and when something does happen I deal with it as it comes…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ 

The journey and life change that I’m getting ready to embark on is huge and I’m fully aware that shit can happen yet I’m not planning for it…๐Ÿค”

Living a van life will definitely have it’s ups and downs and Yes I “could” get a flat, Yes the bus “could” break down and Yes I “could” come across a full campground and or be asked to move from somewhere I chose to camp at… 

Yet I definitely don’t plan for those things to happen and I definitely don’t allow those “could happen” and “what ifs” to take up space in my head.. 

If I did I’d never leave my driveway!!! ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

I choose to live an optimistic life and make plans for everything good.. And when a yucky situation occurs I’ll deal with it as I should… 

Living a pessimistic life is not a life for me… I choose to look for the good in life and allow life to simply BE!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

No More Resolutions

I’m Setting Intentions Instead


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

The past couple of days I’ve been contemplating whether or not I’m going to make a few New Year’s resolutions ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”..

Then when I woke up this morning I thought… 

NOT.. 

Every year I make resolutions, I start out ok and then by the middle of the year they have gone out the window and then I start feeling guilty or I wind up being hard on myself for not following through…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

SOOOOOOO today I decided that instead of making “resolutions” I’m gonna set “intentions” instead… 

When we intend to do something and it doesn’t pan out, for me at least, I’m never ever as hard on myself as I am when I make a resolution and don’t stick with it ๐Ÿค”

So setting intentions of what I’d like to do and what I’d like to change is much more workable, for me anyway ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‰

Nevertheless… 

I wanted to stop by and send a huge thank you to all of you, friends, family and all my followers that have stuck with me through a very difficult 2017 and send you all so much love and happiness today, for the New Year and beyond!!! 

Be safe if you’re going out … 

I actually am and haven’t in over 25 yrs ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ so this is going to be very interesting hahahaha… 

Have fun, smile and don’t forget to laugh..A LOT ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—..

MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR .. 

MAY 2018 BRING YOU ALL HAPPINESS, LOVE, ABUNDANCE AND TONS OF LAUGHS… 

LOVE YOU ALL HUGE HUGE HUGE ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

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’—

Love It

Live It


Hello World 

This weekend I was hanging out with some friends and their children and I asked the kids what they wanted to be when they grew up… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

One of them said she wants to be an oceanographer to help save our oceans (which of course made me and her mom smile big) and then the little boy said he wanted to be a trash collector with a big huge truck to clean up all the trash on the beaches (which made me smile too) but his mom immediately said: “No you can’t do that, you should be a doctor to help people instead!” Hmmmmm????๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Yep that opened a huge debate session cause it really bothered me that she didn’t support what he wants to do… 

I never understood why anyone would try to force someone to do something they don’t want to do yet it happens all the time… 

And that’s why I wrote this poem… 

We don’t need permission to do the things we want to do yet there are so many parents out there that will tell their child that they won’t pay for college etc if they don’t do what they want them to do…๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Don’t ever allow anyone to tell you your dreams or goals aren’t good enough or that you shouldn’t do this or that.. 

If it’s something you think about 24/7 then do it!!! 

It’s your life and they’re your dreams so love it and live it!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Have a fantabulous day world ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•