forgiveness, Happiness

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?

Joy, love

How I See JOY

To me JOY, which is said to be a vibration higher than even LOVE ❤ , is LOVE ❤ expressing itself. That is how I see JOY. It is also why I strive for more JOY in my life every day!

When I think of young children singing, dancing, giggling, and being silly, I think of JOY.

Exuberant children having fun at the beach… being silly.

When I think of a proud parent, I think of JOY expressing itself.

When I think of a couple newly in LOVE, ❤ I think of JOY.

Man holding woman in his arms as she smiles an her hair is tossed from him twirling her around. So in LOVE. JOY

When I think of a couple anticipating the birth of their child, a new life, I think of JOY.

Portrait of lovely future parents during sunset – JOY!

When I think of a hot cup of tea, I think of JOY.

Hot cup of tea in a vintage tea cup. JOY

When I think of FREEDOM, I think of JOY.

JOY is amazing. JOY has the power to open our hearts and expand our LOVE. ❤ And I LOVE ❤ that because we are LOVE. ❤ We were born in and from LOVE ❤ and we will return to LOVE. ❤

JOY also enhances our immune system, stimulates our creativity and has a positive impact on everyone around us and the world. JOY is an emotion that can transform fear also. JOY can free one from their own pain and suffering. JOY can help FREE oneself from limiting beliefs and ideals. When you strive for JOY you can never go wrong.

Find JOY in the simple things. Seek JOY and it will find you.

I have written many helpful posts about JOY and you can access them here:

Finding JOY

You might also enJOY my FREE E-book on Finding JOY

A picture of my beautiful friend Sally Freestun of SoulWellness Coach on FB
Joy, Life Coaching

Define who YOU are….

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Wow. I saw this quote and I thought there is so much truth to it. Many of us spend a lifetime defining who we are based on beliefs from sources outside of ourselves like comments from others, teachings, religions, chance encounters, media and more. And yet, so many people feel disconnected from ‘who they really are’ or they are very self-critical and hard on themselves. We definitely can be our own worst enemy when defining who we are.

It is my belief that I can re-create myself anew in an given moment. Everyday is a new day to redefine myself. I teach this to my clients also. Nothing, has meaning until we give it meaning. If we want a new life or a new version of how we see ourselves, we have to tell a new story and that story must be based on OUR chosen version of who we say we are, not the external world, forces, and opinions.

We get to be butterflies coming out of the cocoon everyday and every minute. This is the true embodiment of personal empowerment.

What about you? Will you be a butterfly today? Will you allow yourself to be free to be you?

En-JOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach and Natural Nutrition Clinical Practitioner who redefines herself whenever she feels like it. To her life is a dance of to and fro, flitting from one version of what brings her Joy to another, just like a butterfly. 🙂
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