Despite all the people who go throughout our lives there’s usually only one who is “our person.” -Mandy Ricks
Love done right
Love done right can change the world. -Mandy Ricks
The ones that love us
The ones that love us never really leave us. -Betty
Wherever your baby is after passing know that you’re there with them because that’s what they would want. -Betty
Shine on baby
Shine on baby shine on. Betty
Love and lust
The difference between love and lust is heart. Love soothes the heart and lust has no heart. – Mandy Ricks
Desire comes in limitless forms. Never stop looking. – Mandy Ricks
This is me
It’s taken years and a lot of crap for me to understand;
I am deep, serious, complicated and messy.
I am professional, focused, and driven.
My ability to persevere sometimes doesn’t know when to quit.
Sometimes I can be a bitch and sarcastic as hell.
I can swear like a trucker.
If it’s political then I’m often “incorrect,” sometimes on principle.
I’ve been called abrasive and brilliant.
I hate change because most of my life it equated loss.
I don’t usually act my age but part of me is wise beyond my years.
I like to be right but I’m a graceful loser.
I think empty beauty is ugly.
My respect is reserved for the truth.
I can love like no other.
I am moved, sometimes to tears, by simple things.
I’m obsessed with equality and continually overwhelmed by the barriers blocking it.
The phrase, “socially acceptable,” makes me cringe.
I care too much, often about the wrong things or wrong people.
I sometimes laugh too hard and too loud at the silliest of things.
I usually put everyone before myself.
I have no patience for fluff but endless time for meaning.
My insides don’t match my put-together outsides.
I am consistently inconsistent.
I crave routine but fail miserably at creating and living by it.
I am a perpetual student yet feel a deep sadness that I won’t have enough time in my life to learn more.
Tech fascinates and inspires me but also infuriates me in the ways it is abused.
I love spring, autumn, and winter but hate the summer.
I let outside people and events affect me too much.
Once in awhile, the surface cracks and all the pain and trauma comes pouring out like a lava flow. And at those times I’m ugly, raw, and too real for most people to handle.
Above all else, at last, after all this time, I’m me, just me. And that’s okay, it’s better than okay.
When we least expect it
Often it’s when we least expect it the most beautiful things happen. – Mandy Ricks
Imagine; your greatest love might be yet to come. – Mandy Ricks
A lack of words can break a heart just as easily as the wrong words. – Mandy Ricks
Love and monsters
All love shines in the sunlight but sometimes it creates monsters that hide in the dark. – Mandy Ricks