Happiness

Cherish The Moments

Quote by Booth Tarkington “Cherish all of your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age.”

Life is a series of moments. It truly is the moments that will matter at the end of our lives. The moments when we loved others and were loved by others, the moments that bring smiles to our faces, the moments when our mouths are delighting in โ™ฅ JOY โ™ฅ from eating a delicious meal, the moments watching your child sleep, the moments when you read or see something that makes your heart lift… all of those moments matter.

Remember to make the moments matter and count the moments that matter.

๐“—๐“ช๐“ฟ๐“ฎ ๐“ช๐“ท ๐“ช๐“ถ๐“ช๐”ƒ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“ญ๐“ช๐”‚ ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฎ๐“ป๐”‚๐“ธ๐“ท๐“ฎ!

Gratitude, Happiness

On Happiness

Happiness is a State of Mind and a Way of Being

Going through life in a happy state makes life so much easier. I’ve bet you’ve seen people stay positive and happy while going through tragic situations. You’ve seen images from around the world of people with absolutely nothing, yet they are smiling and laughing.

Have you ever wondered how these people can be happy despite everything that’s happening to them and those they love?

It’s because they choose to be happy.

According to Marcus Aurelius, โ€œHappiness depends on the quality of your thoughts.โ€ Scientists have been studying happiness for a long time and there is a consensus that Marcus’s view is correct. I am all about thoughts and controlling our thoughts. My own quote is “I control my thoughts, they don’t control me”. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, instead of asking why these people are happy, maybe we should be asking how can we be happy, regardless of any circumstance?

Here are a few ways to help you find more happiness.

Take Control

If something is making you unhappy, know that you have the power to change it and to change your thoughts about it. Do it right away! Don’t give it more time to drag you down. Start taking action to address the issue and fix it.

If you’re unhappy with a situation or a person and you have no way to change it, ask yourself if you really need it in your life? Is this person or situation serving your for you highest good? Sometimes you have to let go in order to be happy.

Find a Solution

If there’s a problem, there is a solution and that is awesome news! You may not have the power to fix the problem, but someone does. Find the solution and implement it. Remember, sometimes the solution is acceptance. This is especially true if the real solution requires someone else to accomplish it. Accept that you need help and ask for it. Your happiness is worth it.

Don’t Disregard Your Emotions

Itโ€™s never a good idea to hide your true feelings when it comes to happiness. Being happy doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re void of other emotions. It means being content and in charge of as much of your life as possible. Feel the feelings but move toward feelings and thoughts that make you feel good.

Live Without Expectations & Judgments

One of the biggest killers of happiness is expectations. When you make decisions and do things without expecting something in return, you give yourself the freedom to make choices based on what you want, rather than what others say you should want. You take control of your decisions. You reduce the chances of feeling anger or disappointment in the expected outcome. You allow yourself to live in the moment and enjoy life. And actively work at letting go of judging things, people, etc. Judging immediately takes your frequency to a place that is the opposite of Love and freedom.

And Finally

If youโ€™re still not convinced, look around the world. Youโ€™ll see many people who have much less than you and yet are still happy. It may seem they have no real reason to be happy and yet they are. You too can be happy. You just need to set your mind to it. Work each day to feel gratitude. Take control of what you can and don’t worry about what you cannot. Enjoy the life you’ve been given. And always remember “there is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.”

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Be The First & Be Free~!

“The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forgive is the happiest”. – UNKNOWN

“The first to forget is the happiest”… WOW!

I saw this picture quote on Facebook this morning and it rocked my world. It made me reflect on these statements.

Am I good at apologizing? Am I good at forgiving? How about forgetting?

I won’t share with you all of my thoughts around this, but I will tell you that this post has inspired me to look at all of these in my own life.

I think my favorite is indeed the last one. Over the years, I have gotten better at forgetting. I am at a place that I really don’t care about yesterday. I care about right now and what I am creating in my life now and what I will enJOY tomorrow.

I often say… if something hurt me in the past already, why oh why would I ever let it hurt me again today, in the Now? No way! I’m not giving up the beauty of today because it’s being robbed from me by yesterday or yesteryear. I have control over how I let yesterday or thoughts of yesterday affect me today.

Full speed ahead. In JOY and LOVE. And I will work more on those first two points too! I want freedom and I want JOY in my life. What about YOU?

Happiness, Joy

The Easy Road to Happiness

One of my most favorite take aways from the book by Bronnie Ware called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” is this one:

#5 ” I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called โ€˜comfortโ€™ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.” from Bronnie’s book.

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As both a Life Coach and a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach I really, really, encourage my clients to actively pursue happiness! It is a worthwhile endeavor as you can see. If it is one of the top five regrets of those on their deathbed, it’s pretty important I’d say. ๐Ÿ™‚

Journalling is a very powerful way to set a deliberate intention around your pursuit of happiness. Journalling is wide open and you can get creative with it. You may want to journal about your thoughts, desires and your dreams around happiness or things, place, memories, and people that make you happy. What you can write about is endless really.

I am very excited to be able to offer this amazing Happiness Journal where you can record all of your thoughts and ideas for your Happiness Plan. This journal has lots of space for you to put the power of words into action!!! It is also loaded with happiness quotes to inspire you on your journey.

I hope you take advantage of this and start on making your happiness a priority! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the link to get your very own downloadable journal. https://payhip.com/b/6vbs

There is no way to happiness –happiness is the way.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach who loves to encourage and uplift others in their lives. She gets happy when other people are happy and living in JOY!

Happiness, Infinite Possibilites, Joy, manifesting, The Secret

More Secrets

“I want to let you in on a secret to The Secret. The shortcut to anything you want in your life is to BE and FEEL happy now! It is the fastest way to bring money and anything else you want into your life. Focus on radiating out into the Universe those feelings of JOY and Happiness. When you do that, you will attract back to you all things that bring you JOY and Happiness!”

from: “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne

I couldn’t have said it better myself so I’m not ๐Ÿ™‚ This quote is perfect. And now I focus on JOY and I feel Happiness …. I’ve got this……. Will you join me on the JOY and Happiness ride of a lifetime? I hope so!

Have an amazing day everyone!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who trained directly under Mike Dooley… you may have seen him in the movie “The Secret” or read one of his amazing books like “Infinite Possibilities”. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maggie is excitedly blazing trails and spreading the word about “The Art of Changing Your Life”! Woot! Woot!

If you would like to know more about Maggie’s upcoming Infinite Possibilities online trainings and workshops, or you would like to sign up for her monthly newsletter, you can do so here:

Happiness, Joy, Sunshine

The Smell of Sunshine

For years I have loved the ‘smell of sunshine’. I have not researched it much, but what I have, Googled, tells me there is no such thing. I don’t believe this however. ๐Ÿ™‚

I know and love the smell of sunshine!

When the sun shines on items, even through a window, eventually a beautiful smell is created and the only way to describe this scent is heavenly! I have a pink blanket on the end of my bed at my beach house, which gets a lot of sunshine everyday that it’s sunny, and the smell is divine. It’s like fresh air and sunshine combined.

Today I was telling my friend once again about the smell of sunshine and how much I love it. I asked her if she had ever heard of this and she said “No”. So I had her smell this throw that is on one of the chairs here that gets sunshine every morning. Sure enough she was able to smell what I was talking about and and she agreed with me completely!!! This smell is divine!

I encourage you to try smelling the sunshine in your house. It works best when it is cast on things that are made out of cotton or terry cloth. Natural fibers seem to soak up that sunshine the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Nutritionist who is all about JOY! She loves sunshine, smelling sunshine, and basking in sunshine! ๐Ÿ™‚


โ€œKeep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.โ€

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Happiness, health, inspiration

Smile Power!

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The second quote in my new quote book made for me by my daughter Sivanna, is this:

“Let your smile change the world but don’t let the world change your smile.”

Perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t think there is much I need to say about this one, other than I love it and I’m smiling right now ๐Ÿ™‚

Happiness, health, inspiration, Life's Challenges

The Gift of Inspiration

On Valentine’s Day my daughter gave me the most beautiful gift. She made both her Dad and I a handmade book full of inspirational quotes. We are to open one a day. She spent a lot of time making these books and we absolutely love them, of course.

This was the back of my book… and she used my proper name so this is an official real book. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I thought these quotes will be great to give me ideas for blog posts too. Here is today’s.  I am sure you can figure out that there is a little spelling error and the word should be stronger, not stoner :-). This makes it even more adorable to me. As long as we know what she meant, it’s perfect! I have learned that imperfection is perfect, and if we focus on perfection we will never be the artists of the world… something to ponder on. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I love this quote because it is a great example of life. It’s not a matter of if we will fall or fail, we will! But it’s more important that we keep trying and that we get back up and that we become stronger from the falls and the fails.

Recently someone asked me to be a guest on their TV show sharing my personal story of struggle and hardship through to wellness because they knew I had a story.  I thought about it, listened to my gut, and declined.

I see all of my past experiences as stepping stones that have gotten me to where I am today. The hardships and challenges have made me who I am so I see them as GIFTS! I did not feel I could properly convey myself to share the hardship piece because I don’t feel that way.  I see everything as if it was perfect! It was the contrast I needed to show me what I do want. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t want to talk about painful stuff. It does not serve me. I am too focused on where I am now and en-JOY-ing the next phase.  I hope this makes sense cause I feel I am having a hard time conveying it for some reason…. but that’s okay, no perfection here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyhow, I am so looking forward to opening these quotes up everyday. What a delight and what a thoughtful gift… the BEST!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Nutritional Therapist who loves to both inspire and to be inspired.

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Happiness, Joy, Life Coaching, Uncategorized

Choose Happy!

I just love the shirts that my granddaughter (left) and my daughter (right) have on in this picture!
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“CHOOSE and Be Happy!” Wow! I think these shirts are awesome. One of my favorite resources that I both go to often and recommend to people often, is from Bonnie Ware’s Book about the top five regrets of the dying. You can see an article with reference to the top 5 regrets here: Article on Bonnie’s Wares Top Five Regrets of the Dying

With a new year coming, why not decide that 2019 is going to be the year you opt in for choosing happiness? We make choices in every second, every minute and every hour of our day. Choose Happiness I say! Life is so much easier and much more fun this way. Imagine waiting until your death bed or last breath to realize it was a CHOICE. Choose NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚ And remember Happiness is like a muscle, the more you use it, the bigger it gets! And that’s a good thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Happiness Coach. She helps people to remember their greatness, to have more JOY, and to make the most of the moments that matter.