compassion, Emotional Health, forgiveness

Give Yourself "The Gift"

With the holidays fast approaching why not start thinking about a gift that you would like to give yourself this holiday season? I bet you are already thinking or have already gotten gifts for other people in your life. I bet you are super kind to others and are always thinking of them and how to make their lives happier, better, and more enJOYable. But what about you? What about a gift for you?

And the gift I am talking about for you needs no wrapping paper, is environmentally friendly, and when you receive and use the gift you give yourself, it helps you and the entire world! Now how is that for an awesome gift? πŸ™‚

What is the Gift? It’s the gift of whatever you need to give yourself to release any emotional pain that you have. Maybe it’s the gift of compassion or the gift of forgiveness or the gift of don’t be too hard on yourself. Whatever it is, it is important that you give yourself the gift and that you receive it with open and loving arms. And by giving to yourself, you have more to give. As the saying goes “fill up your own cup first”. πŸ™‚

I hope you take up my suggestion and that you carry your gift in your heart every day moving forward in your life. Life is meant to be JOYous and sometimes we are the very ones who block our channel for JOY by beating ourselves up or by not forgiving ourselves or whatever else we do that continues the cycle of personal pain.

May your heart be light, your holiday JOYous, and always remember some of the best gifts don’t come under the tree. πŸ™‚

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World Kindness Day

Today’s the day! It is “World Kindness Day”. I love celebrating kindness any day but today is extra special so of course I could not not blog about it.

I found this great quote:

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

sam levenson

I thought this was a super reminder for today. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others

. Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind!!!

EnJOY World Kindness Day everyone! ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀ ❀

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The Small Things ARE The Big Things

This morning a friend and I were having a telephone conversation. It came around to the topic of how important appreciation is. We were actually discussing business and life.

Somehow we ended up talking about the simple acts of kindness that make a huge difference. My friend, Teresa, mentioned that she often offers solicitors that come to her door, in the hot summer, water, or a snack. She mentioned one particular time when she gave one solicitor a few Kind bars and a bottle of water. He was so happy he didn’t even care that she didn’t want what he was selling. lol πŸ™‚

But all joking aside, the small acts of kindness DO make the biggest difference. I started talking about things such as offering food or drinks to the people that come to your home to service or repair your home’s ailments, giving up your seat on public transit, or a smile from a random stranger when you need it most . There are so many small acts of kindness that do make a huge difference.

I said you can give someone a million dollars and think that is a huge deal but sometimes just that smile that you need on a day when you feel you can’t go on anymore is an even bigger deal! That random smile could really save a life.

We both started to cry in this conversation and that is when I really knew how big of a deal small, random acts of kindness are.

Make you find it in your heart today to both give and receive kindness……. ❀ ❀ ❀

Much Love to All!

Maggie

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Kindness

Picture of two young girls with there arms around each other’s backs and the
quote by Maggie Holbik “Kindness and Support are two to the greatest gifts you can give and they
are both FREE…..

It’s so simple really. Want to give the best gift ever? Give Kindness. Give and show support.

These are both so easy to do, are free and make a HUGE difference.

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More On Kindness

I love this kindness quote. It is so good to be reminded that we all struggle and therefore we do not struggle alone. This quote reminds me to not only offer kindness to myself and others but to also offer compassion and understanding.

Bring on the Kindness… bring on the LOVE!

Have an AMAZING day everyone.

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More Kindness Quotes … Just Because

We can never give or receive too much kindness. The sky is the limit!

Here are some kindness quotes to enJOY and to remind us of how powerful kindness can be.

Being kind to even one person can change a life. There are countless true stories of the power of even a random smile from a stranger that when received on a dark day or moment in a life, can be the difference between life and death. Kindness is THAT POWERFUL!

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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.

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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/

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? πŸ™‚

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Kindness Quotes Just Because

I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”

Stephen Grellet

Men are only as great as they are kind

Elbert Hubbard

β€œThree things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”

henry james

Today let us all be reminded how powerful and awesome kindness is….. just be kind….

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Purpose Coach & Certified Infinite Possibilities Coach and Trainer who loves to help others to remember their self-worth, their inner beauty and that the world can be a friendly place. πŸ™‚ Kindness is all of this and more….

β€œThree things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” Henry James