The Pursuit Of Happiness

Is Right Inside Your Heart

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

For the past week as I’ve been doing the last few things on the bus, I’ve been reflecting a lot about my past and my upcoming new life and journey and I asked myself when was I the happiest?

Of course the first thing that popped into my head was having my children ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿ‘ง.. but then I truly couldn’t think of anything that truly made me happy other than my kids ๐Ÿค”

For most of my life I thought it was outside things that brought me happiness…

I had a a great job, made good money, got my children and myself everything that we wanted, went on amazing vacations etc yet when I really thought about all that, none of it made me truly happy…

What did make me happy was the laughs, the times we went camping and laughed so hard we cried. Cuddling on the couch watching movies…Watching them grow up, graduating from school etc and seeing them play, laugh and smile…

Those were truly the happiest times of my life and continue to be ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–…

The little things that make you FEEL!!๐Ÿ’–

So my friends do not look outside yourself to find your happy place… Happiness isn’t a destination it’s not a marathon race!!

So if you want true happiness the place you need to start… It truly within yourself cause happiness comes from your heart!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—

Have A Happy Day World

Goodnight Universe ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Listen To Your Gut

It Won’t Ever Lie To You

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—..
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For a while before I bought the new batteries for the bus, every time I tried to start the bus I had to jump it to get it started and I kept getting a feeling that it wasn’t just my batteries, that I probably needed to get a new starter too…

But of course I didn’t listen to my gut, I kept listening to everyone else that said that I just needed two new batteries ๐Ÿค”

So this past Saturday I bought two new batteries, a starting battery and an auxillary battery and at first after I installed them it started right up, then after a few minutes when I went to start it…

Nothing…..It wouldn’t turn over at all ๐Ÿคฌ

So I decided to test the starter and go figure…

I need a new starter ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿคฌ

It’s an easy fix that I can do myself yet instead of going with my gut and getting one when I bought the batteries, I went against my gut and didn’t get it…

Go figure huh lol lol ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ซ

So tomorrow I’ll be going to the parts store AGAIN to get a new starter so I can install it tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ซ

My point in all this is that…

We tend to go against our gut when it tells us what to do… So listen to what your gut says cause it won’t ever lie to you!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a beYOUtiful day world ๐Ÿ’–

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•

Be Happy Be You

It’s really not that hard

Hello My Friends ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–

Just sitting here playing with different apps because I want to share my journey with you once I get on the road…

My whole page will be changing to reflect the journey I’m about to embark on…

My poems will still be written by me yet the photos will be all mine, showing and reflecting where I am and my thoughts as always. ๐Ÿ˜Š

The journey I’m about to embark on living in a bus, and traveling all over, is not only a new life, new chapter journey, it is also a healing journey, a journey to spread my son’s ashes at all the places we wanted to see..

While honoring him and finding me ๐Ÿ˜Š

My hope is that my journey can help others that have lost a child know that they too can live, love and carry the pain in a different way, a way that doesn’t knock them on their ass like it did to me.

A learning too let go journey…

Not to forget…

But to LIVE…. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’– …

Click on the video it’s actually kinda cute haha ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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’•

Happiness Shows In Everything You Do

Cause It Comes From Inside Of You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜€

This morning I had to take the little boy I babysit to the school bus by 6:45am which I rarely do because his parents know I don’t like getting up that early and his dad usually does it, yet this morning when I picked him up he asked me something that totally threw me for a loop..๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

He asked me why I’m always laughing & smiling ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ..

Now I haven’t ever been a morning person, at least I don’t think so lol and if you were to ask my kids what I was like in the mornings they would tell you to leave me alone until I had my coffee…

Yet this little boy saw something in me that I guess I don’t see in myself and it truly caught me off guard and all I could do was laugh ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜‚…

I can say that I am a very positive and optimistic person yet truly thought I was always a bitch in the mornings cause I like my mornings quiet..

At least until I have my coffee and my blood starts to circulate lol lol

Yet when I asked him why he thinks that he said cause he always sees me smiling and laughing even when I was hurting bad when my back went out ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

All I could do was smile and tell him that smiling and laughing just feels better then being yucky ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰…

My point in all this is..

Being happy really doesn’t come from outside of us…

When we are truly happy within ourselves it shows outside of us too… It shows in everything we say and it shows in everything we do…

So don’t look for happiness outside of yourself cause that’s not where happiness is…

Happiness comes from inside your heart, cause that’s where happiness lives ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜€….

Have a beautiful day world 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’•

Beauty Isn’t Just Outside

It’s Also Inside Of You

Hello World and Happy Day My Friends ๐Ÿค—.

This morning I woke up really early and couldn’t fall back asleep. It was still dark outside, and because of the panels I made for the windows in the bus, it was really dark inside the bus too….

I sat in my bed debating on if I wanted to get up or if I should try and go back to sleep.. everything was so quiet…

So I sat there listening to the silence for a minute and then…

BAM ๐Ÿ’ฅ

I heard the most beautiful birdsong I’ve ever heard…๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿฆ

It actually made me tear up ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜

It made me think of how much we miss seeing and hearing because we are always on the go…

Rarely taking the time to stop and just listen to all that is around us and it also reminded me that when we use all of our senses there’s so much more we can appreciate…

A bigger world truly opens up to us in many ways ๐Ÿ˜

My point in this is…

Don’t just look at the world through your eyes…

Smell it, hear it, taste it, touch it and use all of the senses in you… Cause all the beauty within our world is outside & inside of you too ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™

Take time to listen to the silence today…

The music you’ll hear is amazing ๐Ÿ’—

Have a beautiful day world ๐Ÿ’—

Ricci ๐Ÿ’•