community, kindness, support

The Power of Unexpected Kindness

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change”.

Bob kearrey

A word that comes to my mind on a frequent basis lately, is the word ‘support’. When we feel supported in life, it is like nothing other.

Support helps to recharge our emotional batteries when they are weak. Even a small gesture is a sign of support. I often smile when I am, for example, in an airport, and I see a Mom struggling to carry everything between the stroller, diaper bag, suitcase etc. Why I smile is that I can usually tell who has children and who does not in regards to who steps up to the plate to help Mom. Not that people who do not have children are not kind people but until you yourself experience this juggling act, you don’t realize how hard it is and you truly learn to appreciate the support or the kind gesture of a stranger that offers to help.

I for one, do my best to help out way more now than I ever did before I had my child. Whether it’s putting away a shopping cart for them while they buckle in their little ones or holding open doors, I do it when I see the opportunity. I know how these simple little things can mean so much and I know that the struggle is real :-).

And it is much deeper than merely holding a door open. It’s offering a sense of support and community to someone else and in many cases to a complete stranger which makes it even more profound and meaningful.

Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for KINDNESS and to make a difference.”

Keven Heath

Let us choose kindness always. When we show support for even one person in our day, it truly has a ripple effect and makes a huge difference to that one person.

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 🙂 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 ‘feel’.

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 friend’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 today’s tools ….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 life’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
Acceptance, self-love

The Damn Mirror!

We are not disturbed by things, but by the view which we take of them”.

epictetus

When you look in the mirror, what do you say to yourself? Do you say “Hey Hi Me!” or do you, like most of us, criticize what you see? I don’t know why I struggle with this so much. I am all about love and loving oneself and yet I always get caught off guard when I look in a mirror.

Is it a brain thing? Does our brain have a critical eye that looks for changes and variances or maybe it expects to see a certain thing and then does get caught off guard. Just like I do when I remember I am 53 years old. How can that be??? I’m still a little kid! I seriously feel that way in my soul. I admit I am very childlike in my excitement for life and I tend to see the world through childlike eyes …. which I think is awesome btw 🙂

Whatever the reason I just want to get to the place where I look in the mirror and say “Hi Beautiful, how’s it going today? EnJOYing life? Great!”

How about you? Would love to hear your thoughts….

art, artists, Awakening, Creativity

The Real Work of Your Life

A Poem by Rumi called: “Say Yes Quickly”

Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…. Is what I say true? Say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.”

Rumi

We are all artists because we are all creators. I have come to believe that our job here on earth is to create. We create life. We create worlds. We create our reality. We create physical things. We create music. We create beauty. We create inspiration. We create through words. We create through song. We create through play. We create meals. We create emails. :- We create vacations. We create OUR life. We create mud pies 🙂 … You get the idea. We create. We create. We create!

I encourage you to embrace the creator within in. I encourage you to unleash your unbridled creative spirit in some form that inspires you.

Here is a link to a blog post I wrote in the past about being your own artist:

https://maggieholbik.blog/2018/12/06/the-artist-in-all-of-us/

And another:

https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/02/11/waking-up-up-and-up-to-our-creativity/

Maggie Holbik.com is a powerful creator who has embraced this fact. She loves to create and inspire through her words and pictures. That is her favorite art form.

A woman holding a pen and creating through words.
self-love, Self-Talk

Life Mirrors You

A woman looks into the mirror and sees her reflection.

MIrror Mirror on the wall….. who do I see when I look into you?

Do I see beauty? Do I see kindness? Do I see Love?

A wonderful quote by Louise Hay says it all:

Love yourself as much as you can, and all of life will mirror this love back to you.”

louise hay, you can heal your life

More on self-love https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/08/21/2660/

Another: https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/07/04/your-dreams-desires-matter-you-matter/

faith, thoughts are things

How Miraculous!!!!!!

Today, while organizing some things, I dropped a packet of seeds and they fell onto a table. I think they are zucchini seeds. I marveled at how these tiny, tiny, seeds become gorgeous zucchinis. In that moment I reflected on the miracle of all living things and that we too come from a tiny, tiny, egg that meets a tiny, tiny, sperm. All of this is miraculous to me!

I also thought about how the seeds produce and they make more seeds to recreate the miracle. WOW! I hadn’t really pondered on that before in such a way and I opened myself up to the profoundness of it.

It got me thinking…… this is like our ideas and our dreams. If we have ideas (seeds) but we don’t plant them, they die and they do not grow and they do not reproduce. This is huge. So then how important is it to nurture your ideas, wants and desires? Super important! These seeds can create worlds but we need to plant them so they continue to give.

I also thought about the biblical saying about the faith of a mustard seed so I googled and there are a few but this one wowed me: ” “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR come and NEST IN ITS BRANCHES.

This one kind of brings it all home for me. If we can produce life from a tiny, tiny, seed and life is a miracle so be it when we ‘sow it in our field’ or our mind! If we can have the faith of a tiny, tiny, mustard seed, which is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, is larger than the garden plants and becomes a tree (larger than life) and then the birds can nest in it’s branches …… the seed feeds the cycle of life and rebirth. WOW!

I have a whole new respect for the power of a tiny, tiny, seed. I will remind myself that my thoughts are tiny, tiny, seeds that can grow to huge proportions and that can do great things in the world! I will use them wisely and I will have faith in the power of tiny, tiny, seeds. 🙂

Be sure you plants seeds that you want to grow. Let’s not die with our seeds still in us, shall we? 🙂 Happy Gardening!

kindness, love

Greatest Truth

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.

Kahlil gibran

Today’s blog post is an excerpt from Dr. Bernie Siegel’s book “365 Prescriptions for the Soul”. He says it perfectly here:

THE GREATEST TRUTH I know about life is that love is the answer. If you ask me what the question is I will tell you it is every question you could ever ask. Love is always the answer to every question and problem. We are here to love and be loved and learn a few things in the process.

I can never be wrong when I choose to love. Love rewards me by bringing meaning to my life. I know when I choose to love I will always be in the right place at the right time. It provides my life with the order and hamony that bring me peace.

All I ask of life is to be given the chance to love, and I pray that I will be able to do that, despite my imperfections. My days are devoted to acting as if I am the lover I want to be, and I know someday I will become who I hope to be. Until that day, those around me remain grateful for my attempt.” End of Quote

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I hope you enJOYed the excerpt from Bernie’s book today as much as I did. We can never be reminded enough that “Love is All There Is”.

Sunshine

Sunflower Power

Two Sunflowers facing each other
Two Sunflowers Facing Each Other

Want to know something fascinating?

I don’t know if this is true or not, but I believe it is! I saw something on Facebook the other day talking about sunflowers. They were saying that the sunflowers reach for the sun but when it is cloudy often they will turn toward each other and this is how the ‘get their energy’…. from each other instead of the sun.

WOW! This made me think of us as human beings. When we are feeling good and empowered we are strong enough to stand on our own. But when we are struggling we need to reach out to others to help support us.

And we too get revived and healed from the sun’s beautiful healing energy.

You may enJOY this link to a past blog post about the sun and its healing properties: https://maggiesvitamins.blog/2017/05/26/the-souler-power-of-the-sun/

Here is another one I also wrote, entitled “ŤĤẸ ŜϻẸĹĹ ỖƑ ŜǗŇŜĤĮŇẸ”, which btw is one of my favorite smells right up there with fresh air and fresh crisp sheets. 🙂 https://maggieholbik.blog/2019/03/25/the-smell-of-sunshine/

I sure look at sunflowers differently now. I have a whole new respect for them. 🙂 EnJOY your Saturday everyone.

Maggie Holbik.com is a Lover of Life, a Lover of the Sun, and is quite simply put, grateful for another day on earth. She hopes you are too.

Peace, Peace of Mind, Wayne Dyer

A Peaceful Life….

Lately it has come to me that the greatest gift one can have in life, is peace of mind. I meet so many people throughout my life and work that share with me about their anxiety, their endless thoughts and worry.

To put your head down at night and feel content is the greatest feeling in the world.

And then waking up excited for a new day… glorious!

Lovely young woman waking up and stretching in bed in bedroom

I believe Peace is something we all would like at our deepest core level. We come from Love ❤ and we return to Love, ❤ but sometimes unfortunately we get lost along the way. Life’s stressors, relationships, health challenges, addictions, and the way of the world, can all interfere with our peace of mind.

This morning I was reading from Wayne Dyer’s Book ” Secrets for Success and Inner Peace” and I found this:

Suppose you had a choice between two magic wands. With Wand A, you can have any physical thing you desire by simply waving it. With Wand B, you can have a sense of peace for the rest of your life regardless of what circumstances arise. Which would you pick? A guarantee of stuff, or inner peace for the remainder of your life? If you opt for peace, then you already have Wand B. Simply have a mind that is open to everything but attached to nothing. Let it all come and go as it will. EnJOY it all, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any thing, any place, and particularly, any person.

Dr. wayne dyer

Wise words Wayne, wise words….. something to reflect on for sure…..

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who strives for a peaceful life. She finds that the fastest way to peace is through gratitude and expressing kindness toward self and others…. Will you join her in spreading more Love and Kindness in the world? 🙂