aging, Gentleness

A Beautiful Life

We are bombarded with ads everywhere promoting a more youthful appearance, how to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and how to stop aging. It’s sad really that we feel this way.

My daughter is 12 and she often expresses with complete JOY how cute she thinks old people are. In fact, she often calls them adorable! I feel the same and I love that the youth of the world think so too!

I often people watch in places like airports and on airplanes and I am just in awe at the beauty and grace all around me in the form of aging bodies that contain souls and minds full of wisdom and life. I marvel just as much at them as I do at the brand new babies, maybe more so!

The word that often comes to mind, when I encounter this beauty, is ‘gentleness’ and I think the world needs more gentleness now …. don’t you?

What if we spent the precious time that we do have in our days focusing on shining eyes and beautiful souls, rather than trying to stop the grace that presents itself in the process of aging and in all of its glory?

Do I get caught off guard at times when I look at my own reflection in the mirror? Yes, but now I try to smile back at myself and look into my own eyes, knowing that all is perfect, and every stage in life has its beauty. We often say there are ages and stages when it comes to raising kids, but there are also ages and stages to aging. The more we can accept all of these stages, with grace, the gentler the process and the more we can see the beauty.

I encourage everyone to look for the beauty, to love the ages and stages, and to remember that at the end of our lives it’s not about the wrinkles, but about who we loved, who loved us, and the moments that mattered along the way…….

“Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles, notice them.”

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Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach who is opening her heart to more beauty and gentleness in her life. She sends love to everyone reading these words and she believes in the beauty of life itself.

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Reflections on My Life

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Today is my Birthday. Every year on my birthday, I find myself doing some self reflection and inner observation. I have a journal that I sometimes use on my birthday, to write myself a message. Today I thought I would read this over and reflect but I could not find it.

What would it say from past years? It would depend on how far I went back in the journal I suppose. The farther back I would go, there would be entries about trying not to worry about what others think, about feeling better about myself, perhaps some guilt and shame thrown in there to add to the recipe, and then things that I wanted to improve in my life.

In later years, it would probably say something more along the lines of reflecting on what I accomplished in the past year and the great strides I had taken.

This year? So many wonderful things. At 52 I feel more free than I have ever felt in my life. Free to be ME! Free to choose and create my ideal days that revolve around Love, Gratitude and JOY! Free to express, to create, and to make my days meaningful and to live my life with both zest and depth.

My soul feels very HAPPY!!! One of the choices I made this past year stemmed from a comment someone shared with me once. They said that they had noticed that when people are around 50, they seem to make a choice. They either buy into aging or they turn this age into a sort of a pivot point where they make changes. They seem to wake up to how valuable health is and how it affects the quality of their life and future life.

Needless to say, I picked choice 2 and have never looked back. I decided to believe that I am getting younger every day and it’s working!!!! This past year has been monumental for me in my life in regard to the improved health of my body, mind and spirit… quantum in fact.

I have never felt better and every day gets more and more exciting. I am so looking forward to the rest of my life. So much so, that I lose sleep! lol

One of the key things I have found to help with these changes and in embracing aging is to apply focus. I do this with any change I am trying to implement. I choose not to focus on what I am giving up, on what I did have, or on what yesterday was like. I keep my sites on the NOW and the future. I find the freedom in the ‘new’ not the past.

In future blog posts and in my new coaching series that I am working on “Your Path to Joy”, I will be sharing more on how to get excited about making positive changes in your life and how to let go of things that no longer serve us.

If you are reading this, thank you for being in my life. Today I am getting so many wonderful messages on Facebook, through text messaging and more and I feel so Blessed and grateful. I am grateful for every experience I have had the pleasure of experiencing in life and I am grateful for every interaction with every one who has touched my life in some way.

I send much LOVE to all today and my wish for you is to make the rest of your life the best ever!

Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday to me!

I love you Maggie. The best is yet to come 🙂