Happiness, Kids

The Importance of ๐ŸŽ€ ๐ป๐’ถ๐“…๐“…๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“ˆ ๐ŸŽ€

Picture of a girl holding pink tulips behind her back and the quote: “Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower.” John Harrigan

Why Happiness?

The question is why not happiness? ๐Ÿ™‚

Happiness is our birthright and is really an underlying desire of most people.

For example when we desire things for other people like our children, we are really wanting them to just be happy……like wanting them to graduate from a good school, or to land a great job, underneath it all, what we really, really want is for them to be happy.

We want this for ourselves too. When we can show our children that we are happy, we teach them that happiness is natural. Many people today feel that happiness is some far away and unreachable place, and that is unfortunate.

โ€œThere is no way to happiness.ย Happinessย is theย way.โ€

Thich Nhat Hanh

I highly recommend putting happiness on your daily check list. What are some things that you can do to increase your happiness so that you are happier and you infuse the natural art of happiness into those around your too?

Some ideas:

. laugh at yourself

. laugh at life

. watch funny movies

. have a conversation with an upbeat friend who likes to joke and laugh

. make happiness a goal

. seek happiness (what you seek seeks you)

. show kindness toward others.. this always infuses happiness within us

. spend time with young children

. do art

. go skinny dipping

. walk in nature

. gaze at the stars

The list is endless. Do whatever helps to make you happy and happier. Do the things that bring you JOY!

I wish you nothing but happiness…. til next time.

Maggie

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Family

My Little Rainbow in Life. Happy Father’s Day Don

It is Father’s Day and it seems fitting that I saw this picture today in my Facebook memories.

This is our Sivanna Rose and she is my rainbow in every cloud, my greatest gift ever.

Thank you to her Dad for being a part of this beautiful creation and giving me the gift of Motherhood.

And Happy Father’s Day to the best father ever. There is no one I would rather have to Love, to Teach, and to Guide my daughter, other than YOU.

๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

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Life Coaching, thoughts are things

Don’t cry…. โ™ฅ Smile โ™ฅ

Picture Quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

As a teacher of JOY, I am often sharing ways with others on how to shift their frequency to a more JOYful place.

Memories

One of the ways, is by using memories. Memories, just like thoughts, can be tools. Tools can empower us or dis-empower us. An example that I often use is that a hammer can build a home or destroy a home.

It is the same thing with our thoughts and memories. We can use them as catalysts for JOY or we can reflect on the pain or loss and then we continue to suffer. And I am not talking about grieving here. Grieving is important and is personal and different for everyone.

I am talking about life and how it continues to change and evolve.

Sโ™ฅmโ™ฅiโ™ฅlโ™ฅe

We can smile for the experiences we have had or for the memories and we can CHOOSE which ones we focus on and give our attention too. Why not consciously decide and choose that you will recall the ones that make you the happiest?

I know it is not always easy, but the more we can become an active participant in deciding what thoughts or memories we allow to run through our mind, the more control we have of our frequency.

And I don’t know about you, but I much prefer happy thoughts, memories and more JOY! And this is not to say that I have not had many, many painful experiences, I just choose which ones I give me energy and attention to. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you too choose the ones that make you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

A person holding a big emoji smile covering their face. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Family, June

Happy Heavenly Anniversary Mom & Dad

My parents on their wedding day June 14, 1947

Yesterday, June 14th, was my late parents anniversary. โ™ฅ Happy Anniversary โ™ฅ

My parents have been gone since 1993, and 1995, however, every June, I think of them and also about how much I have come to love the month of June. ๐Ÿ™‚

๐Ÿ’œJune is such a beautiful month for many reasons. ๐Ÿ’œ

In my part of the world, it is when our summer starts and our days are long. We have daylight right up to around 11pm. And there are not too many bugs at this time of year.

And let me not forget to mention, the lilacs and butterflies are out and both of these things makes me extremely happy.

My mom died in the month of June and I remember the lilacs being abundant at that time. This makes me appreciate them even more so. Their scent now is truly ‘heaven scent/sent’ ๐Ÿ™‚

A beautiful butterfly in a lilac tree in June

That is all for today my friends. I hope you too find the beauty in life that is here for us to enJOY. Every day, every month and every year of our precious life offers us gifts. We just need to take the time to see them and to enJOY them.

หœโ€ยฐโ€ข.หœโ€ยฐโ€ข Blessings to allโ€ฆ. โ€ขยฐโ€หœ.โ€ขยฐโ€หœ

And sending แแŽงแ‰แ‹ up above and all around to you two:

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Christie Marie Sheldon, Emotional Health, emotions, Gratitude, thoughts are things

Moving Away From Guilt & Shame

“Energy is everything. You can control your vibration and energy with your thoughts.

Love is the ultimate healer and transformer of energy, and guilt and shame are the lowest frequency emotions.”

Christie Marie Sheldon

I love the work of Christie Marie Sheldon and I apply it to my own life on a daily basis. Of course, some days are easier than others. ๐Ÿ™‚

Guilt & Shame

I have been a person who my entire life, has worked at moving away from guilt and shame. Guilt and shame can come in many forms. Even inadequacy can make one feel guilty or shameful.

I decided to write about this today to help us all to become more aware of our emotions and how they affect us.

For exampe, in his book “Power Verses Force”, Dr. David Hawkins has an emotional chart that shows the calibration of energy when it comes to emotions. It is referred to as a ‘Scale of Consciousness’. On this scale, guilt and shame are at the very bottom of the scale. What is on the top? Enlightenment and under that Peace, JOY, and Love.

So the lowest is Shame and the highest is Enlightenement.

Dr. David Hawkins The Vibrations Scale

When we understand that emotions can be scaled and that the higher that we vibrate on that scale, the more we will attract into our lives positive experiences and feelings, the more important it becomes to actively and purposely move ourselves up the scale.

One of the easiest ways to shift your frequency and to move up the scale is to find gratitude in things. I always try to start my day in gratitude and today was no exception. Here is a picture of my morning. This is Bella, my cat, lying on my chest, purring away while I laid in bed and enJOYed the start of my day.

Not only did I enJOY Bella’s cuddles but I fed my mind its morning breakfast by listening to some of the work of Christie Marie which inspired me to write this blog post.

My pretty Calico cat named Bella lying on my chest on the wake of a beautiful and glorious new day here on earth.

It is always important to remember that “Thoughts are Things”. This is the core concept of my Infinite Possibilties work that I share with students and clients. It is very important to understand this and to use your thoughts as tools to enhance your life rather than to be a detriment to your happiness and well-being.

The best thoughts you can have to heal and transform are loving thoughts. Gratitude is a loving thought. Blessing something is a very high vibration and a loving thought. By thinking kind thoughts of both yourself and others, you can transform your world and the lives of others, and in turn the entire planet.

Become a master of your thoughts and be sure to feed your mind on a daily basis. By feeding your mind positive and uplifting information you also change your frequency and feed your soul.

MMM MMM

Have a great day everyone! I Bless you all with

๐“โ˜ฏ๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰.

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Infinite Possibilites, manifestation, manifesting, Visualization

Visualizing Technique

Upside woman feet and red pedicure wearing pink sandals, sunglasses at seaside. Funny and happy fashion young woman relax on vacation at the beach. Chill out girl at beach.

Visualization

Visualizing is a key to manifestation and to creating what you want in life.

As a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Coach, I have had the pleasure of training under Mike Dooley. Mike is a New York Times Bestselling author, speaker, and was in the movie “The Secret”.

Here is one of Mike’s examples on how to visualize:

“When you are visualizing, when you’ve got that picture playing out in your mind, always and only dwell on the end result.”

Here’s an example:

The back of a hand

Look at the back of your hands, right now. Really look at the back of your hands: the color of your skin, the freckles, the blood vessels, the rings, the fingernails. Take in all those details. Right before you close your eyes, see those hands, your fingers, wrapping around the steering wheel of your brand new car.” Mike Dooley

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From Me Now:

The best thing to do when you are visualizing is to do it with feeling. Feel how you would feel wrapping those fingers around the steering wheel. Feel the leather or texture of the steering wheel. Feel how glorious it feels to be taking your first spin in the vehicle of your dreams.

Or maybe your dream is to take a dream vacation or to buy a lake home. Feel how it feels to dip your toes into the water or twinkle your toes in the sandy beach.

The point is that the more you can ‘see’ and ‘feel’ the end result, the easier your manifesting will be to create what you want in life. And never forget you can manifest small or large things using the same technique.

For example, maybe today you want to just have a happy family conversation that is light -hearted at the family dinner table. Feel how that would feel. See the smiling faces of your family members. See yourself conversing with them and all of you enJOYing it.

This is powerful stuff folks. I hope you take this as serious as I do. I have been manifesting for years and I can tell you that once you get into the groove of this, it works like magic!

Happy Creation and Manifestation! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Don's Poems, DonsWords, fear, Living Fearlessly, Poems by Don

โ™ฅ Love Is Light โ™ฅ

There are times in life when we need more strength than at other times. There are moments in life when we need support. There are times in life when we feel our soul is struggling.

When we are in these challenging times in life, we are usually in a frequency of fear and fear unfortunately, can choke out or dim our light.

I would like to share a poem today written by my honey just four days ago.

Love Is Light, Fear Is Darkness

Life is meant to be lived.

LIVE means to be ALIVE!

You are either alive or dead.

The opposite of life is death.

You can not serve two opposites.

You are either loving the light or fearing the darkness.

May 24, 2002

Don Perry

I love Don’s poem because it reminds me to go for the light and to live in ฤนโ“ž๐“ฅไน‡. Fear does not serve us well and it does not support us in living life to our fullest, and in the most alive way. Fear is also not conducive to our immune system.

I choose to be ALIVE. What about you? ๐Ÿ™‚

Sidenote:

Interesting Blooper: When I was typing “I choose to be ALIVE” I had a typo and wrote instead “I choose to be ALOVE”. Wow! I thought it was an awesome typo. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great day everyone and go forth in LOVE… be ALOVE won’t ya?

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Infinite Possibilites, thoughts are things

Picture Perfect

We are powerful beings and we are master creators. Whether you believe you are a master creator or not, YOU ARE!

We create our reality through our thoughts about ourselves, our thoughts about life, our thoughts about who we are and if we believe we are lovable or not, and on and on it goes.

What’s The Secret?

The secret is to picture the way you want things to be. This my friends is part of the creative process. When you ‘see’ things in ways that are for your highest good, you raise your frequency and you start to attract to you things that ARE for your highest good.

Today I re-listened to a Youtube interview video I did last year with Jean Ketchum, from the Aging But Dangerous group. Jean was interviewing me about my work as a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach. I have to admit, listening to that video today inspired me. ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL

I was reminded about how thoughts are things and how we create our realities and also how that it does not matter where we are at in life, or how old we are, we have the rest of our lives to make the best of it and it starts right now. Today is the best day of our lives because it is the one that we are in.

We also talked in this video about how important a positive mindset is for our health and more goodies that I am sure you will ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’ฅโ€๐’ด. Jean shares some great insight and stories about her Dad who lived to be 105.

If you want to have a listen to this 14 minute interview and refuel your spirit, here is the link:

I think it is a perfect time to revisit things that raise our frequency and make us happier and even excited about life. I hope you enJOYed this post today and be sure to have an AMAZING day!

โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ•

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personal choice, Personal Empowerment, self-love

Don’t Give Your Personal Power Away

๐Ÿ’ฅPersonal Empowerment is

โ™ฅ Your Source of Energy โ™ฅ

The older I get, the more I tap into my own power and personal empowerment. We are energetic beings and bodies, and it is wise to understand this.

When we feel empowered, we feel charged and ‘full of life’. When we are experiencing disempowerment we feel void of life force and of energetic strength.

Ways We Might Disempower Ourselves

What are some things or ways that people disempower themselves?

There are many but a few that come to mind are:

Not Going Within For Answers

This is one of the most common ways. People do not listen to their inner guidance and to their intuition. When you are not tapped in and tuned in to your inner guidance system, it is easier to fall prey to the beliefs and conditioning of the masses, which are not always in alignment with your higher self or with what is true for YOU.

Putting Too Much Emphasis on The Opinions of Others

We all have talents, skills and ideas. As a Life Coach I always try to teach my coaching clients to go within and to find their answers, desires, wants, and to identify the needs that they need to have met. This is what coaching is all about, helping clients to come to their own conclusions and to guide them to use their personal power and wisdom to move forward in their life.

What I often see is that people lose their power by placing too much weight in and on the opinions of others.

For example, “My Doctor said” or “My Accountant said” or “My friend Mary said she heard on the news and blah blah blah”…. I am in no way knocking the wisdom and guidance of professionals or any person on this earth, however, I believe in order to be personally empowered, one must have balance.

For example, I take the guidance from my dentist, accountant, lawyer, medical professional, media, friends, etc. but I use my own discernment also and ultimately come up with my own plan of action based on their guidance and their wisdom and in combination with my wisdom as well.

I don’t blindly forge ahead without asking my questions, maybe even doing some research on my own or asking for second, third and even fourth opinions. And then I use all of the information that I have received and I go within to my higher self and make my formulations which is also based on my feelings. Those are important too. Does this feel right for me? Does the advice of this particular person feel right for me and this particular situation?

The minute I hear someone say “My So and So said… you Fill in The Blank..” the hairs on the back of my neck go up and I think “yes, but what do YOU think, feel and desire?” What feels right for you?

I am going to give you one of my real-life examples. I have shared this simple example with clients over the years, and it gets the point across. Here it is:

I have been going to the same dentist office for my whole life. When I was young and through most of my adult life, I just went to the office and had everything done that this particular office did when I went for a check-up. Speed ahead to now in my life…

I tell them what I want to be done. For example, at this point in my life, I do not choose to have fluoride treatments so I do not get them. I decide, along with their recommendations of course, if it is an appropriate time for me to have an x-ray or not. If I feel it is in the best interest for my oral health at this time, I may say yes but I also decline them more often than not.

The point is, is that I decide what way I want to go and I am the customer who is paying so I very much have a right to decide what is best for me. This my friends is an example of being personally empowered to make choices that you believe are in alignment with YOUR best interests based on a combination of guidance from others and your own input.

And as for people in roles of giving advice and counsel, I think the most beautiful of these people, best help their clients by ‘guiding them to decisions’ and helping their clients to feel empowered and informed.

Not Loving Yourself

This is one of the biggest ways that we disempower ourselves. We don’t show ourselves the love that we are and that we deserve. We need to love every part of ourselves. Our ego, intellect, body, spirit, and soul. If we are not our own best friends, then who are we? Take some time to think about this deeply. It is so important for us to love ourselves.

And it does not matter about where we came from or what was done to us. We can choose to love ourselves. Sometimes just being free to know that is is a choice, helps us to start us on the path to more self-love.

I have written several posts on self-love that you might find helpful. Here is the link

I am going to wrap up for today as I don’t like to make these posts too long but I will leave you with this thought:

It is interesting to note that the more we empower others, the more we empower ourselves. This is when we tap into the force and we understand that there is more power in numbers.

โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ• โ™ฅjโ™ฅoโ™ฅy แธถแนแนผแธ•

โ€œOur authentic power is found in our truth. This is the place that shows us how to give what is so very good about ourselves.โ€

โ€• Jeanne McElvaney

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Joy, Joy Pop, smiles

(ใฃโ—”โ—กโ—”)ใฃ โ™ฅ Smiles All-Around โ™ฅ

A young boy and his little sister who is holding a cat, in 1937. They both have huge smiles on their faces.

My friend Suanne shared this picture last year on Facebook. It is a picture of her father and his little sister in 1937. I just love it and think the world needs to both see and enJOY it.

Is it not the best? It just gives me so much JOY to look at this. Thank you to my friend for allowing me to share it with you all. ๐Ÿ™‚

And please if you have any warm and fuzzy, heart lifting, bringing pictures of times gone by or even right now, please share them with me if you like and we can spread some ๐’ฅ๐Ÿ˜๐’ด with others.

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