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World Kindness Day – Do These Two Things Today! โ™ฅ

World Kindness Day 2020

Today is world kindness day and here are two ideas for you for today.

#1 – Be Kind to Yourself! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

The world needs more kindness right here and right now and it starts in this moment. The first thing to do, is to be kind to yourself. Do whatever you need to do to show yourself kindness right now.

Tell yourself that you love yourself, you forgive yourself, you appreciate yourself, you adore yourself, you have compassion for yourself, or whatever comes to mind that is kind. Just do it!

It is very, very important for us to activate the vibration of kindness within ourselves because it not only helps us but it helps and heals the entire planet and all of the beautiful people who are our brothers and sisters.

And remember the beautiful quote from the late Ram Dass, “We are all just walking each other home”. So let’s walk in kindness I say. ๐Ÿ™‚

#2 – Reach Out & Be Kind to Someone Else! โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ

Right now reach out to someone and show them an act of kindness. Send them a message, make a phone call, or give someone a hug and tell them you love them. It does not matter what act of kindness you do, just do something.

I often think of the stories you hear where one small act of kindness changed someone’s day or even sometimes saved their life! Whether it was a random smile from a stranger of someone helping someone at a time of need. It all counts and every act of kindness is a HUGE act of kindness.

So go right now and don’t wait another second .... go and do that act of kindness to brighten someone’s day. It will affect both you and them.

And may we remember today and everyday moving forward that every act of kindness is indeed a HUGE act of kindness.

Picture of a pair of hands holding the world and my quote: “Every act of kindness is a HUGE deal!”

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๐ผ ๐’ฎ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ดโ๐“Š ๐ฟ๐Ÿ’—๐“‹๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐’ฎ๐“Š๐“…๐“…๐ŸŒธ๐“‡๐“‰ ๐’ฏโ™ก๐’น๐’ถ๐“Ž….

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval”. Mark Twain

WHO is your biggest obstacle in your life?

WHO stops YOU from being YOU?

Is it YOU?

I think we are all guilty of this sometimes. The greatest freedom in life is the freedom to be who we are.

I was thinking this morning a kind of crazy but fun thought. What if we saw ourselves as a slow cooker or crock pot. Just get up ‘set it and forget it’. Meaning get up, be who we are exactly as we are, and off we go to en๐‰๐Ž๐˜ our day.

I love to write about these things so I can remind myself about concepts like this. Maggie, just be YOU.

I have found that the more ME I am, the easier my life has gotten. I am a work in progress. I take baby steps and I keep going. I forgive, I forget, I love, and I learn compassion as I go. I learn to be compassionate with myself and with others.

A baby taking a step ‘baby steps’

The more insecurities I have the more I am learning about humankind. WE are human. We make mistakes. We learn. We keep going. There is nowhere to ‘get to’ and as Ram Dass so eloquently stated “We are just walking each other home”.

So my friends, whatever you need today, I am sending. I am sending strength to those who need that. I am sending Love to you and to me! I am sending thoughts of beauty and encouragement. I am sending you encouragement to be YOU and to LOVE YOU! You are enough and you are AMAZING just as you are. And by the way, you look so beautiful just being all human like like you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatever it is you need right now to feel stronger, supported and loved, know that these very words are infused with all of that and more……

๐ฟโค๐“‹๐‘’ ๐‘€๐’ถ๐‘”๐‘”๐’พ๐‘’

Various pictures of people supporting each other by hand holding and also a group of women resting their heads on each others shoulders…. like a train of support.

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What If We Just Stopped The Madness?

A woman wears the ocean as a dress.

To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.

Anonymous

I am so trying to be more compassionate with myself. What about you? Are you able to enJOY the version of you right now? Or do you struggle with longing for a former version of yourself or a future version of you?

What if we just stopped this madness and got ok with us right now? I was chatting with my hair dresser the other day and was mentioning that I had gained weight and she had mentioned she had lost some. I shared with her how I was deciding to be okay with the fact that I had gained weight because I know that at the end of my life I will absolutely think that I wish I hadn’t wasted so much of my life worrying or beating myself up. I am sure I would wish I had used those precious moments of life to be happy rather than having negative feelings about myself. She agreed. ๐Ÿ™‚

And we all go through these things. We gain, we lose, we change habits, we fall off of our tracks, we get back on, etc. etc. This applies to anything in our life. Healthy habits, positive thinking, working out, being kind to ourselves or not….. the cycle just continues…. We all go up and down in these cycles but really we are always just doing the best we can at the time we are doing it.

What if we just STOPPED? Stopped the madness of judging ourselves and others and turned to JOY and acceptance? What is we turned to Compassion and Kindness for self and others?

WOW, I think it would make a huge difference. Don’t you? ๐Ÿ™‚

I wish whoever is reading this, personal peace, self-love, kindness and most of all lots of LOVE!

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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? ๐Ÿ™‚

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”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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! โค โค โค โค โค

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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……. โค โค โค

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.