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’—

Take Care Of Your Body

It’s The Only One You’ve Got

Silly Saturday Video day

Happy “Silly Saturday” World ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ…..

Yeah I did it again… Really need to learn when to stop… Spent the day in the hospital for tweeking my back… Yet this time it wasn’t all my fault ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

There isn’t much that I’m afraid of yet my biggest girly ewwwwwww AHHHHHHH run fast phobia is a snake.. Which of course my daughter who knows that and is always playing pranks on me with rubber snakes knows that oh too well and on Thursday right after I told her my back was hurting cause I lifted something wrong, she sent me the second video and yep out it went lol lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ she didn’t do it on purpose it went out cause I jumped…. It was actually really funny cause I couldn’t stop laughing afterwards๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ..

Needless to say I decided instead of writing a poem today I’d try to make a Snapchat video without laughing and I actually succeeded โ˜บโ˜บโ˜บ.. I’ve always called Saturday “Silly Saturday” a day to have fun and be silly and hence the two videos above ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ..

Taking care of ourselves both physically and mentally is so important to do.. So have a “Silly Saturday” and do something you love to do ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ƒ

Have a happy Silly Saturday world ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Giving Up or Letting Go

There’s A Huge Difference


Hello World

“Sometimes Letting Go Of Things Is An Act Of Far Greater Power Than Defending Or Hanging On!”~Eckart Tolle

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Yesterday was a difficult day for me emotionally. As I was arranging where I wanted things to go in the bus, taking things out of the RV and putting things into the bus, I came across Michael’s laptop which I haven’t touched or looked at since he passed away and i decided it was time to take a look and yep I lost it ๐Ÿ˜ข  it made me wonder if I can really go on this journey of sprinkling his ashes at all the places we wanted to see together ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”…

I had just bought it for him the Christmas before he passed and there were so many writings and songs he wrote on it that it totally knocked me for a loop.. Yet at the same time it made me think a lot about the difference between giving up and letting go… Of course I’m not going to throw his laptop away and decided that I’m going to save everything into a special folder and use it to write about my/our upcoming journey… Although it I know will be difficult I believe it will be healing too as it will feel like he’s writing with me.. 

Moral of this story: Don’t let something difficult or painful make you doubt if what you’re doing is right or make you want to give up… Cause there’s a huge difference between giving up and letting go!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful day world๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—

I Am A Grieving Mother

Happy Birthday Michael


Hello World, 

I dedicate today to my son who’s in the sky above… To let him know I miss him and I’m sending him birthday love… ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—..

I am a grieving mother… 

I am the same yet I am different…. 

I am here, yet a part of me is gone forever..

I stand in the sunlight… 

Yet I walk in the shadows of what was… 

&

Cannot ever be …. 

Until we meet again my son…. 

For all eternity ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™

Happy Birthday Michael 

I Love You forever & beyond

Mom โค

Never Ever Doubt Yourself

Believe In Your Dreams and Your Goals


Hello World

When we share our dreams and goals with others, many will not believe that it’s possible. Many will tell you that your dreams or goals are too big and that you’ll never reach them.. Some will put doubt and fear in your head as well… yet who’s dreams are they? Theirs or yours?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”.

This morning I woke up thinking about all the people that thought I was crazy (after my son passed away) for wanting to get a bus and convert it into a living home on wheels. To travel all over the country sprinkling his ashes at all the beautiful places that we wanted too see and especially to do it alone.. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

It made me giggle and actually start laughing hard cause at one point all their doubts and negativity stated to make me doubt that I could do it too… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” yet look at where I am now! 

The bus is almost finished and my journey will soon begin and I can smile at all the doubters cause in my heart I knew I’d win ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜.

Now when I look back at things I giggle and I laugh… cause I removed the negativity in my life and started to release the pain of my past. I believed with all my heart that I could make this dream come true, and I did exactly that with positivity and YOU.. 

So push all doubt out of your head and push negative people away from you.. They’re your dreams and it’s your life to live how you want too!!”

Have a fantabulous day world ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒป๐Ÿค—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Stuff Your Feelings

Cause They Always Come Back


Hello World, 

In the past few days I’ve had a bunch of feelings and emotions pop up out of nowhere yet because I’ve learned to allow them rather then to fight or stuff them, I’ve also learned that I feel 100% better when I deal with them and work through them right away. 

In the past if it was fear of something or sadness I’d stuff the feelings or ignore them as if they weren’t there, trying to be a “strong ” person and not let things get to me… Showing your feelings isn’t a sign off weakness, it’s actually a sign off strength,  a sign that does you are REAL yet society doesn’t help in that manner and neither does education and or sometimes people. 

We are taught from a child to NOT cry, NOT to show or say how we truly feel, NOT to let others see when your hurting etc and I just don’t get that because it always comes back no matter what it comes back 10 fold, and it’s harder to deal with cause it brings up years of past shit and it when we last expect it too and then we just have to deal and heal from it all over again๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ก

Feelings are a part of our being and to hide them is hiding who we truly are!!  Always always allow yourself to feel.. Whether you’re mad, glad, sad or scared don’t hide how you feel, don’t stuff them and don’t pretend they aren’t there cause when we deal with them head on they are temporary.. When we stuff and hide them they last forever until we deal with them head on. So feel them, show them, allow them and process them cause when you do you’ll be glad you did!! 

Goodnight Universe ๐Ÿค—โค

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

You Have No Control On Another’s Behavior

You Only Have Control Of Your Own


Hello World,

I have a few friends that are going through various issues and none that are cause by themselves… Yet it made me think of this poem and another one I wrote a while back… ๐Ÿค—โค๐Ÿค—โค…

I have two beliefs that I of course learned the hard way… Yet even though I know it.. it’s hard sometimes to implement it even when I know I should… When any situation or issue rises I try to only think of this: Can I control it? No… Then let it go and move on…. Can I control it? Yes… Then get off your ass and do something about it… ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

Both are not very easy yet the “control it yes” is easier than not… So Make a list and do what you need to and don’t you ever stop!!!… โค๐Ÿ™โค…

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Iโ€™m finally back to working on the bus so I can begin my journey and keep my promise to my son and spread his ashes where I promised him I wouldโ€ฆIn 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 below, for anyone that can help or if anyone knows where I can get those things cheaper please let me know. Thank you to all that have helped me get to where I am today, words canโ€™t express my gratitude for you all ๐Ÿค—โคโ€ฆ.

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