Value Who You Are

Cause You Are A Shining Star

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–
This morning after doing my morning ritual the first thing I read was a post from my beautiful friend Dr. Jacque Colbert..

She was honoring and thanking all the beautiful souls in her life and not only did it make me smile, it made me think about how often we don’t take the time to not only value and thank others in our lives, we forget to honor and value the most important person of all…

OURSELVES!!!

So on this beautiful day I want to remind you all to remember to value yourself just as much as you value, are thankful and are grateful for others…

Cause when we stop to value all that we have and all that we are too… We learn to love our own self-worth & we attract more goodness too…๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–…

So be grateful and thankful for all that you have and value all that you are… Love & honor your own self-worth cause you’re a beautiful shining star!!! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Gratitude Is Everything

For You & For Everyone Else Too

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’–

For the past few days I was really upset because of my having to pay rent for an additional site for my bus cause I thought it was going to set me back on my departure date is my bus๐Ÿ˜ซ

I allowed myself to get in a funk because I thought I’d have to push back my departure date of June 10th again and I basically got stuck on stupid and let myself get all yucky ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿค”

Until Friday…๐Ÿ˜ฏ

I woke up Friday morning and all I could hear inside my head was..

“Practice what you preach Ricci… It’s Time!” ๐Ÿค”..

At first I was perplexed as to the full meaning of what I was hearing so I sat in my bed, meditated for a little while and wrote down everything I am truly grateful for including where I am today!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–

I let it go, gave it to the universe and got busy doing the little tedious things on the bus that I kept putting off…๐Ÿ˜ฏ

And sure enough… I’m back on track lol lol lol…

Yesterday I picked up the two solar batteries, a new starting and auxillary battery for the engine and I’m back on track to leave June 10th ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’– All it too was for me to change my mindset and get busy ๐Ÿค”

Basically get out of my own head ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

Gratitude is so powerful and when we stop to be grateful for where we are and work hard for where we want to be…Things will happen right before your eyes cause that’s exactly what’s happened to me…

All you have to do is be grateful and believe๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–.. and don’t sweat the small shit lol

Have a beautiful day my friends ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒป

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

When We Nurture Ourselves

We Bloom & Grow

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

I’ve always loved plants and growing herbs yet never had a green thumb so I pretty much stayed away from trying to grow some fresh herbs…

As I was finishing the counter top in the kitchen of the bus I figured with all the big beautiful windows it would be a shame not to have some fresh herbs and so I gave it a try…

I bought some seeds of my favorite herbs, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, sweet basil and purple basil and woo hoo they are coming along beautifully ๐Ÿ˜ see pics โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡โฌ‡

Now I’m not afraid to grow some more so i planted some dill, sage, chives and green onion too and knowing it was going to be raining most of the day and I couldn’t finish detailing the outside of the bus.. I decided to replant my beautiful herbs in the Terra Cotta pots I painted to match the bus and both the herbs and I are so happy ๐Ÿ˜..

It made me think of how important it is to nurture ourselves… cause like plants, we don’t need constant attention yet we do need consistent attention..

So take time to nurture yourself.. It doesn’t need to be everyday yet just like plants… If we neglect them they don’t bloom.. When we take care of them they do… So don’t forget to take care of you so you can bloom too..

Happy weekend world ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒธ…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Look For Perfection

In Anything That You Seek

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends๐Ÿค—

This morning while walking my dog I saw the most beautiful butterfly sitting on a flower….

It sat there for what seemed like forever (of course I didn’t have my phone with me to take a pic ๐Ÿ˜ซ) and while I was staring at it I noticed that it’s wings weren’t truly identical ๐Ÿ˜ฎ.. the markings were slightly different ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ…

All my life I thought butterflies were perfect… I thought that their wings were identical in markings and had never really had the chance to stare at one long enough to notice that they actually aren’t ๐Ÿ˜ฎ… That there are flaws, that as beautiful as they are…

They aren’t perfect!!! ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

Why is it that strive for perfection??

In all reality we know that nothing in life is perfect…

Perfection is a fallicy cause everything has flaws yet we strive for something that can’t really be obtained cause there’s no such thing ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”

So today I made a pact with myself to stop looking for or expecting things to turn out perfect cause as long as I’m doing my very best…

My best is perfect for me… ๐Ÿค—

I truly believe that once we stop looking for perfection and we learn to except and embrace not only what we do but WHO we are and we accept all of our flaws .. Our lives become perfectly perfect for us…๐Ÿค—

It doesn’t matter what others think about you…

What matters is what YOU think about yourself!!! ๐Ÿค”

So don’t look for perfection in anything that you seek

Love ALL you are & ALL your flaws cause you’re beautiful & unique๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Have a beautiful uniquely you day ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

A Day Of Love For All

Just Don’t Forget About You Too

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’—

When Valentine’s Day comes around.. If we’re in a relationship we focus on showing and giving our partners love..

If we’re not in a relationship we focus on showing and giving our friends and family love…

So on this beautiful Valentine’s day don’t forget about YOU…

Cause giving and showing love to yourself is the most important thing to do!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿค—

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends and family…

I’m sending lots of love & happiness to all of you ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—…

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Value All You Have

Love All That You Are


Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—

Why is it so much easier to tell others how amazing they are or to help another see their own self worth? ๐Ÿค”

Why is it so much easier to give praise than to receive it?? To give a compliment yet hard to accept one? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”

Is it because we are taught that if we think too much about ourselves that it’s selfish? Or that we’re conceited?

Or is it because we don’t want to act or seem like we think we’re all that? Hmmmmm?๐Ÿค”

We are taught that we can be anything we want to be and that if we truly believe we can, we will!! 

So why do we put our own self worth on the back burner? ๐Ÿค”

There’s nothing wrong with giving yourself kudos and knowing that you did a good job at something… 

There’s nothing wrong with knowing you’re a good person and believing that you can do anything! ๐Ÿ˜

Don’t ever feel bad for patting yourself on the back cause when we value all that we have and all that we do… We attract more goodness and stay more positive too!! 

So appreciate & be grateful for all that you are… You’re worth all your desires… 

You ARE a star โญ๐ŸŒŸโญ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

You’re Uniquely You


Hello World

The last couple days have been a tad crazy with hurricane warnings, flash floods and tropical storm winds and rain yet I am a-ok after battening down the hatches..๐Ÿ™‹.

Today I wanna talk a little about comparing things we do to how others do things. 

I’ve had many people send me links to videos of others that are converting buses or vans for living in and although I love getting them, seeing what others do to theirs and getting ideas and inspiration, I noticed that I started to compare myself to what others are doing and in the long run that’s really not a good thing to do. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

My bus is my bus and I love the fact that I’m doing it the way I want to… And I’m sure after I get on the road I’ll want to add or remove things as I need to yet for now I’m doing it exactly how I want too for me, myself and my dogs lol… 

There are so many people out there today that are converting a bus or a van to travel in and some to live in… Some have sold their homes and belongings etc and have the finances to make some amazing vans and bus conversions and yet I’m NOT doing this as a fad or because it’s trendy to do.. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

I’m NOT doing this to become a blogging sensation or to get the most followers on IG, Facebook or YouTube… I’m doing it to honor my son and myself, I’m doing it to live in and be able to travel to all the places I want to see and sprinkle my sons ashes as I promised him I would… and most importantly I’m doing this to heal from losing my son and to learn and find what I want to do for the rest of my days as an empty nester and I’m doing this all on my disability income which trust me is NOT a lot yet it IS doable and the only way I can see the country as I want too… FREE to do,  go and see as I choose to!! No apartment or house just freedom to come and go as I please… to show others that have or are going through what I am that you CAN live your dreams and you can live again after a devastating loss and you can be happy… YOUR WAY!!! 

Not many people get it or understand why, yet it’s not their life it’s mine and as a very good friend of mine said… 

“You’re going to be camping for a long time living your dream… You’re not going glamping for the weekend, make it basic and functional for YOU!” 

And that’s exactly what I’m doing! I know I’m going to hit bumps and obstacles and that’s OK… I still get to live my life on my terms any way and anywhere I choose. 
We all do things differently and that’s what makes us unique… As long as we are doing and or trying our best that’s all that matters…Because your very best is totally different than another’s very best… Cause your best is totally unique to YOU!!! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž..

Stay true my friends and be YOU!!! 

Ricci ๐Ÿ’—