Recover From Negative Thinking

Is Not As Hard As It Seems


Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ’—πŸ€—

Last night I was up pretty late talking to a friend that wanted to know how I stay so positive through all that I’ve been through, especially since my son passed away and I really had to think about it πŸ™„πŸ€”.

My friend is the type of person that always goes straight to the negative about almost everything. She doesn’t think the world is against her yet she does go straight to the “what if’s” immediately. 

Last night she asked me what she could do to change her mindset to being more like mine.. More positive and stop going to the “what if’s” all the time and I said: 

“Laugh hard at the yuck, when things happen find a solution and move on… immediately!” πŸ€”..

Now I’m not always positive, yet I try my best not to think of the “what if this or that happens” cause I feel I’d never get anywhere thinking like that… 

When something happens I usually laugh.. Hard.. cause crying over spilt milk doesn’t clean it up πŸ˜‰ πŸ™„.

I’m fully aware that shit happens that we don’t expect and I sure don’t look at the world through rose colored glasses, yet I don’t assume the worst ever. 

I basically live moment by moment and when things happen I immediately look for a solution and never ever do the poor pitiful me or why me thing cause I don’t believe things happen TO ME…

I just believe that shit happens πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€. (Sounding a little Forrest Gump here 😁)

So this morning when I woke up I tried to think of something that could make her laugh when shit happens and I immediately thought of this poem, made a pic and sent it to her… 

I told her to hang it up and anytime something happens and she finds herself going to the negative, go look in a mirror and say 

“Hello My name is _____ and I’m a recovering negative thinker!” 

When she got the photo she said all she could do was laugh and it worked… πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ž

So my friends… 

Today if drama comes calling, respond but don’t react.. Cause laughter and a big huge smile will stop negative thinking in it’s tracks πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

Have a drama free day world πŸ˜€

Ricci πŸ’•

Flexible OptimismΒ 

Can Change Your Point Of View


Hello World 

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them!” ~Albert Einstein 

Yesterday as I was trying to figure out how to secure something in the bus that just wasn’t working right, I stopped to reassess the whole design yet my mind kept telling me it would work and it wouldn’t πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ™„…

So I decided to move on to something else and this morning the quote from Albert Einstein popped into my head and that’s what made me write this poem… πŸ˜‰πŸ™„πŸ€”..

The mind can be very tricky and rather than looking at something from a different point of view, we tend to keep trying and wind up getting frustrated and or pessimistic and give up on the idea..😀😀. If we use flexible optimism and look at it in a different way, we can usually figure out a different way of doing it… It’s all about changing our mindset πŸ™„πŸ€”…

Moral of this story: When you start to feel pessimistic you can change that mindset too… Use flexible optimism to change your point of view πŸ˜„πŸ˜€πŸ˜„….

Have a beautifully optimistic day πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ€—

Ricci πŸ’—

Let Go Of The Old

Welcome The New


Hello World,

We tend to carry things that don’t serve us well at all because they are from our past or old and we are afraid to let it go.

Letting go doesn’t mean to forget, it just means to move on so it no longer weighs you down. If you can’t change it or control it let it go… you can’t move forward when you are carrying a heavy burden on your back. So let go of the old and welcome the new cause you won’t move forward until you do!

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For those that are seeing my posts for the first time WELCOME to my story. I unfortunately lost my son a little over a year ago and my daughter-in-law started a campaign to help me get a van so I can honor his last wishes and spread his ashes …. Please help if you are able …The active link is below and I’d appreciate if you could share it. 

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

Its my dream to honor his wishes so that I can heal and learn to carry the pain in my heart lighter and help others who have lost a child as well.. It is my purpose, it is my goal and I will NOT give up!!!! 

πŸ’« Goodnight Universe πŸ’«

β€πŸ™ Ricci πŸ™β€