Family, Joy, thanksgiving

Thankful this Thanksgiving

This morning I walked into the kitchen and saw my Turkey platter in the dish rack and the sun shining behind it. How beautiful. I reflected upon the lovely Thanksgiving dinner we had here yesterday. It is my favorite meal and occasion to prepare for.

My Big Turkey Platter

Every holiday that we have turkey, I bring out this platter. I love using our special dishes and such to make the occasion even more festive and enJOYable. My sister-in-law loved this platter so much, I also found one for her ๐Ÿ™‚ I love thrift shopping as many of you know. So much JOY!

We make so many happy memories at these get togethers and it is just so good to spend time together and to appreciate each other and to honor who we are and where we came from… that is family. Not everyone makes every holiday but that is okay, we celebrate and enJOY with whoever is able to attend. And sometimes most of us are there. I am so grateful to still have all my siblings here on earth.

As with most families we get some traditions happening. Big Audrey (because there is a little Audrey) or Baba as we call her, always carves the turkey. She is in her 80’s and still gets up there and does this. We all love it. Baba always brings me a useful gift even though I tell her she need not bring anything. One year it was an amazing turkey cutting board with spikes to hold the turkey and a little run way for the juices. Awesome. We now use it on every turkey occasion. Bubba and I both like to thrift shop hee hee. We have many happy discussions around this and often bump into each other our favorite stores. It makes me smile every time. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

The cutting board from Baba.. think how many memories have been made through its use. Beautiful!

This year Baba brought an apron to wear and to leave for me when finished. Perfect! One can never have enough aprons, especially with many hands helping in the kitchen. ๐Ÿ™‚

The apron Audrey brought me. One of many throughout the years.

With the cooler temperature at this time of year, it makes it even cozier and warming. We even had snow on the ground yesterday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our meal was wonderful of course. We had many laughs, smiles and JOYS. We listened to Uncle John tell his many jokes and I could tell that each one of us appreciated them more than ever. We all know that life is a cycle and what we have now, we will not always, so everything is more enhanced and appreciated.

I am grateful that my family, like myself, gets more and more appreciative of moments like this. In fact, these moments are sacred to me (tears streaming down my face as I type this). I watch and observe that as we get older it means more and I watch and know that my daughter and the youth will one day cherish these times more than any other. These will be the memories that stand out for them.

At the end of the evening, Don, Bubba and myself chatted about how these ARE the most important things in life. There is nothing better than being together at times like this, sharing food, laughter, and memories, with people who are comfortable to share of themselves… to tease, to laugh and to most of all LOVE.

One of the reasons I blog is so that I can share my feelings but also to record these moments for future enJOYment for my offspring and for whoever happens upon them. I hope they will be inspired and will use my sharing and writing to inspire them to have more JOY in their life and to spread more JOY in the world. It always starts around your own kitchen table first. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Rock my daughter Sivanna painted. I just LOVE it! #JOY
Joy, Life Purpose, Passion

Joy in Your Work

Who doesn’t want more JOY in their life? How about in your work? I struggle with the word ‘work’ and I think I know why…..

It’s because of a secret. The sooner one understands and learns this secret, the sooner JOY unfolds. What is this secret? The secret is that once you discover what you are passionate about and you pursue that, whatever you do around that passion will infuse more JOY into your life and work and you will no longer think of your work as ‘work’. It will now be your passion and your purpose.

โ€œThe heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, JOY or passion.โ€ โ€•Terry Orlick

terry orlick

If you are unclear as to what you are passionate about, ask someone who knows you well to share with you the following:

When you are talking about a subject and your eyes literally light up and you become more animated. This may sound too simple to be true, but it is very true. As a Life Coach for many years, I have seen this exact display of passion and purpose in the eyes of many and it always is a direct hit to what a person is passionate about.

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artists, Creatives, Joy

The Greatest Ideas come from JOY!

I had a wonderful Life Coaching session with a new client today. At the conclusion of our uplifting session we were recapping what we covered and somehow this quote came out of us.

I was sharing with him about how having more joy in one’s life and doing things that make you happy help to let ideas and creativity flow. And then I said something to the effect “The greatest ideas that come to creatives are when they are … and he said “In JOY!”. And then we both said “Yes, that is it!”

So now you have it, our quote ๐Ÿ™‚ We hope you EnJOY it!

Color Therapy, Joy, pink, Purple

Pink for Transformation & JOY!

Our reactions to colors are often deeply rooted and can be significant when we are intuitively connected to how colors makes us โ€˜feelโ€™.

A certain color has the ability to ease your frazzled nerves, motivate and empower you to take action, and also to bring healing and soothing energy when you need it.

Pink is my favorite color. Well at least it was for most of my life. Now I am enJOYing purple a lot more. Many years ago I tapped into the power of color and how it made me feel. I am quite in sync with using colors in my life to lift my spirits and to shift my frequency and to also heal areas that need healing.

Today is about pink though. They say pink is the color of JOY and universal mother love and I believe this to be true. When you need more JOY in your life or you are trying to transform a negative situation to one that is more loving, try adding pink into your life. I recently went to a friendโ€™s birthday party and they had pink cups, plates, decorations, etc. and my heart lifted and smiled as soon as I arrived and saw them.

Pink is a gentle and JOYous color. Pink is also a transformational color. It can transmute dark and heavy vibrations and feelings,and provide a motherly, soothing, energy to a situation.

I have many ways that I use color in my life and work. Here is one example. As I write this blog post, here are todayโ€™s tools โ€ฆ.my pens. Today there are pink and purple pens. Some days there are silver, turquoise or lavender or all of the above.  My pens and their colors help me to create. They are a part of the artist in me and I see them as magical enhancements to my lifeโ€™s work. 

I hope you look at colors in a whole new light and that you use them to bring you JOY, to transform, to heal, and to create beauty in your life.

Vintage flower background. Flowers in a garden
Free!, Joy

Finding JOY!

I am so excited! Today I released my FREE ebook on “Finding JOY”. Joy is a frequency that we want to tap into and yet some of us struggle with having JOY in our lives, so I created this free ebook to help anyone who wants to access more JOY.

This is a short but impactful little book that could change your life right away. I do hope you take advantage of this and get your free copy today!

And most of all I hope you enJOY the book as much as I enJOYed writing it.

Here is the link:

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 ”ย 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 happinessย –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!

Imagination, Infinite Possibilites, Joy

Does This Happen to You too?

Does this happen to you too? I just love when this happens because it reaffirms to me that there are positive forces and guiding angels working with me at all times and that is pretty cool.

For example, yesterday I had just made a Facebook post quoting Deepak Chopra. “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.”
— Deepak Chopra “

I put my phone down and opened a book to a random page and on that page there was reference to Deepak Chopra and something that he had told this person, the author of the book I had just picked up….. I definitely took that as a sign and I lapped up the information. :-)

If you are curious as to what it was about, it was about remaining childlike so that you can be open to miracles, healing and more. As we age, many of us become blinded to wonder and to infinite possibilities and that is sad. By remaining childlike, we remain open to anything and that all is possible! Everything is amazing to a young child and they see the world as a brand new adventure and opportunity every day.

Think of when you were a little kid. Could your imagination run wild with infinite possibilities and playing let’s pretend? This my friends is a secret to creating the life you want.

By remaining childlike and using our imagination and visualization, we can have profound life shifts and create the life of our dreams! . ๐Ÿ™‚

And let’s go back to my original quote from Deepak “You must find the place inside yourselfย 
where nothing is impossible.” How perfect is this to tie it all in? Perfect, I’d say. ๐Ÿ™‚

Another wonderful confirmation I received yesterday was this. I wrote a blog post about letting JOY be your compass and on using what I call your JOY Meter. https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/06/02/let-joy-be-your-compass/

Well last night, the same day I wrote this post, I randomly picked a book out of my library called “Finding Joy”, and when I decided to turn to one of its pages, I opened to this title on one of the pages: “Learn to Take Energy Readings: A Thermometer for Self-Preservation“. WOW! The chapter was all about using a meter to register JOY! Coincidence? I think not. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is an excerpt from the chapter that you might enJOY:

“To take an energy reading, imagine a thermometer inside you going from light to dense on a scale of 1 to 10. When you consider spending time with a friend, reading a book, selecting food, making love, buying clothes, interviewing for a job, looking at a new apartment, simply take a reading on a scale of 1 to 10 of how light or dense you feel. It’s amazing how most people come up with a number right away”. ๐Ÿ™‚ From the book “Finding Joy” by Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph. D

I hope you too remain childlike and check in with yourself by using your own Joy Meter and doing more of those things that bring you JOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is very much a child. She had decided a long time ago that she was never going to grow up or at least lose her childlike view of life and all of its wonder and beauty. ๐Ÿ™‚ And so be it and so it is! ๐Ÿ™‚

Joy

Let JOY be Your Compass

โ€œIf you carry JOY in your heart, you can heal any moment.โ€

carlos santana

If you know me, you know I use the word ‘JOY’ a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really believe that the most direct connection to have more divine moments in our lives, is through JOY. To me, these are the moments that matter the most! I know there will be challenges and hardships in life, so on the flip side, I FOCUS on creating JOY and bringing it into my life as much as I can.

In fact, just yesterday I came up with a new term for things like a ‘coffee break’ or a ‘break’. Now I call them “JOY Breaks“. ๐Ÿ™‚

Finding ways to experience more JOY is well worth the effort, in my opinion. For many years now I have shared with people my “JOY Meter” theory that I developed. Whatever you do or think about doing in your life, ask yourself “Does this bring me JOY?” or “Will this experience bring me JOY?” And then see where it sits on your JOY meter.

For example, let’s say a friend asks you to take a trip to a city four hours away. How does your heart respond when you hear the question? Do you feel instant elation and excitement ie. your JOY Meter is dinging and pulsing to the top, or do you feel dread and your heart is heavy? Maybe you love this city or maybe you don’t or maybe the thought of a 4 hour drive pleases you or displeases you? Either way, simply check in with your JOY Meter and find out.

It is really simple actually. Start to do and pursue things that bring you JOY and that set your JOY Meter off, and most importantly honour yourself by listening to that meter! ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œJust follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that itโ€™s meant to take you.โ€

jonathon groff

abundance, Joy

Are YOU Abundant?

What comes to mind when you think about the word ‘abundance’?

A lot of people’s thoughts go straight to the money piece but abundance is MUCH more than that. Abundance is really a measure of no limits and infinite possibilities. Being a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Coach, I love the thought of infinite possibilities when it comes to abundance. ๐Ÿ™‚ Would you like to unlock the pathway to more abundance? ๐Ÿ™‚

The other day I listened to something very interesting. I enJOY the work of Christie Marie Sheldon and I was listening to one of her YouTube talks “How to Attract Abundance with Energy Clearing” and what I found most insightful was that she said she can see immediately how abundant a person is by observing their energy field. Christie is one of those people who can read energy and see where blocks are and such. People with large and open energy fields are much more abundant in all ways than those with closed, tight fields.

To me this made complete sense and is something I know at my soul level. It’s a very simple formula really. The more you give the more you get. Give more Love, time, laughter, JOY, compassion, kindness, offerings, etc. and the MORE you will get back! It’s a universal law and works perfectly. Be expansive and open!

Those people who are OPEN and EXPANSIVE in their thinking, in their hearts and in their minds, attract to them beautiful things and are abundant in multiple ways. The cool thing is that when you open up to abundance in all ways, you can ultimately attract financial abundance too! Money is just another form of abundance so when you tap into abundance in general you start attracting all facets of abundance because you are OPEN to receive.

You can spot an abundant person easily. They share of themselves. They share their laughter, their JOY, their ideas, their thoughts, they like to serve, they like to help, they like to share, and they give of themselves. They are good at sharing themselves and they believe that the universe is a friendly place. They trust in the good and they share that freely. They spread beauty and grace and they leave trails of goodness wherever they go.

Another simple sign of abundance that can be relatable for many are the people who always have an extra spot at the dinner table. My Mother was this way. There was always room for one more if the circumstance arose. There may not have always been a lot to offer, but there was always room for one more….. this is a true sign of having the energy of abundance.

Once you are aware of how this works you can have fun with it. Start observing how good it feels when you share of yourself. For example, I often hear from people or hear through other people who have been told that these people really enJOY my social media posts and that it makes their day brighter or they love following my posts. This brings me complete JOY! I love to share inspiration, JOY, feel good things and I want to share of myself to make the world brighter and more beautiful. I want to help people to be abundant in having more love, JOY, and happiness in their lives. It feels AMAZING to be able to help with this. I am truly ABUNDANT beyond words. My cup runneth over and I like it ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you expand your field and allow more abundance and JOY into your own life. I shower you with an ABUNDANCE of BLESSINGS!!!!!!

More posts along the lines of Abundance: https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2019/05/16/give-get/

https://maggieholbikbusinesscoaching.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/amassing-wealth-is-easy/

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!

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