Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change”.
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.”
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.
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!
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? 🙂
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.”
Men are only as great as they are kind
“Three 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.”
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. 🙂 Kindness is all of this and more….
“Three 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
A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.
christopher k. germer
Yesterday, while thrift store shopping, I was lucky enough to pick up a copy of Brene Brown’s book “The Gifts of Imperfection” Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.
Although I haven’t read it yet, I have been skimming some of the pages and it is definitely resonating with me. I am reminded once again that we are not in this alone. We all suffer from the same things, self-doubt, insecurities, fear, lack of self-confidence and more. We are NOT alone! You, me and the stranger across the road, we’ve all been here or are here right now.
I write about self-love and compassion often and it seems for good reason. We can be so hard on ourselves. As I write this, I am glancing over at my cat Bella, curled up in a chair and I realize that when I look at Bella so cute like that, I instantly feel this emotion that I would call compassion. Why? I am not sure. I don’t need to be compassionate to her or for her but for some reason that emotion comes to mind. It makes me think that we all have compassion in us but being compassionate to ourselves often seems so challenging.
In my quest of getting a better understanding of compassion I found these synonyms:
The two that jumped out at me the most, were soft-heartedness and warm-heartedness. Yes this is what I feel when I look at Bella all cuddled up over on that chair. My heart is warm and melting and I just want to go over there and kiss her or cuddle her.
What if we could look in the mirror and feel that way about ourselves? Would it have an impact? I think it would. And I think if we felt that way towards ourselves we would open up our capacity to feel these tender feelings toward others and then the whole world benefits just like the starfish story, one starfish at a time. 🙂
I hope you take the time to practice compassion and self-love for yourself today and always. I am going to start right away. Just writing this post has helped me to see the gift in compassion and to feel it’s power to shift and to heal. Will you join me? I would love to hear also what synonyms for compassion resonated with you or jumped out at you? 🙂
Wishing you a day full of JOY and Compassion……
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach & Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who loves to write as a way of expressing her feelings. She thanks you for taking the time today to stop by and spend a moment with her in her heart and soul.
It has been awhile since I have made a blog post. I just haven’t been inspired but now I realize that it’s all ok and that blogging involves sharing through the highs and lows of life.
There seems to be so much sadness around lately and so many people going through extremely trying times… all the cycles of life and of life and death.
Yesterday we lost a very precious woman who was close to my heart, Pam Bowling, Pam was a mentor to me in business, a business partner and a friend. She was an amazing lady and I will honor her memory always. Pam was very much an entrepreneur like myself. Pam held me in the light always and encouraged me and my entire team onto success and I am forever grateful for that. In memory of Pam I will continue to forge ahead and to also help others on their journeys of creating and designing lives that bring them freedom….. to love, to grow, to inspire, to dream and to create lives that allow them to make the most of their time here on earth.
Pam was beautiful inside and out and if you knew her, you loved her!
While contemplating all of the heavy hearts and toil I see and feel going on around me, the only word that keeps coming to mind is “kindness”. Kindness, Kindness, Kindness. We need to be kind to each other, we need to be kind to ourselves and to be gentle with ourselves and others.
Kindness is that part of love that reaches out and offers support in times of need. Kindness is the thread of hope that bridges the gaps between pain and suffering. Kindness is the glue that helps to heal the holes created by loss. Kindness is a gift……
The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
If you are reading this and need support or comfort, please know that love and kindness are sent your way today.
And to Pam…. I know you are now an angel for many of us and I feel you as the wind beneath my wings…..
Often I am commenting on posts that I really, really, like and I like put “Love, Love, Love!” in the comments to show how much I like it. 🙂
The interesting thing is that almost all the time, I misspell one of the Loves and it goes something like this. “Love, Live, Love”. And I say to myself something like “oh I made a mistake” but my heart always says “No, it’s perfect!” Love, Live, Love!!!
I got to thinking about this and it is so true! If we don’t have love in our lives, especially for ourselves, we cannot truly live! We are comprised of love. Every cell in our body is and came from love and will return to love. Today in my morning meditation I saw every cell in my body as littles tiny hearts. ❤ ❤ ❤ It was a great visual.
If we want to fast tract our lives to a JOYous journey here on earth or to a blissful state, then we need to fast track our love of self.
This morning when I opened FB I saw a this beautiful post from my friend Paul Luftenger. Paul is a Multi Award Winning Published Singer Songwriter In 120+ Countries
“Paul Writes, Sings, and Composes Conscious Music To Inspire Global Love & Kindness From Within – Powerful Conscious Music Always Supporting The Heart & Soul To Feel and Know Its Beauty and Divine Holy Worth From The Inside Out!”
Paul is one of my favorite people and in his FB post this morning he wrote this. I can’t help but share it here because it is on point:
From Paul’s FB Post:
“What I wish all human beings on earth knew today.
To be kind and gentle and loving to oneself.
To stop pointing fingers at others by embracing the light of love and kindness from within oneself.
I have learned that the real pain of the world comes from one place…the space within oneself projected out on others without regard or responsibility of one’s own energy or vibration. It is the biggest lie ever told.
Healthy people have healthy hearts and healthy souls; they don’t harm others – but rather embrace the self healing process from within oneself.
I have learned in my 42 years of being human that the one person that has to be loved and forgiven is the hardest person to fully embrace and love, and that is oneself.
I use to be so hard on him.
I use to tell him he couldn’t sing or dance or be free.
I use to scold him for being scared.
I use to belittle him for all the stupid choices he had made.
I use to tell him he was weak.
I use to feel he wasn’t smart enough…. or that he was too stupid or too pathetic or too gay or too ugly…..until one day I embraced him for all the things he was…it came to be known after I prayed to God for help on the day my father hung himself….I was shown by God to love the spark of God that he was…. for he was shown that he was a piece of God….. and I began to love the child he once was… the gift to the world he had forgotten he was and day by day his light began to be brighter….and brighter….and brighter.
That precious child within me healed all of my wounds with God’s pure loving grace through letting go and taking the knife away from his own throat.
Each time I cried to God in my darkness, I begged God to show me the way…and God did.
Each day God picked me up out of the mud and pain and shame of my life and showed me I could shine my light. Some people hated me for it… some told me I wasn’t good enough and tried to destroy me….some people discarded me for it… but each day God showed my that my soul was meant to shine and that those who were cruel to me, like me, had forgotten that they could shine from their heart and soul too.
I loved that precious little boy in me whole again with God’s pure love, and the stains of the self hatred started to disappear and vanish from within me…. I began to self illuminate my life from my heart and soul working together reminding others of the light within them.
That little boy is now a man…and one I am so proud to be. When I look at myself in the mirror now, I see all the love that my heart and soul was able to spread.
I have learned that love really is the superpower in the world and it begins with obeying God and trusting and having faith in his way…
Love your enemy, and obey God, by loving yourself again…. by being honest and responsible for the energy you create by being the heart and soul that is within you.
You are not what the world told you you are. You are free of all of that once you claim it.
This is what I know for sure.
Love… and be kind to the little boy or the little girl within you.”
Well that was a beautiful way to start my day. Reading Paul’s post and then I commented with my famous typo “Love, Live, Love”, which seemed perfect, of course, and led me to this blog post. Everything is divinely perfect when we open to the flow of universal LOVE.
Have an amazing day everyone. I send you nothing but LOVE and I hope you LIVE LOVE today.
❤ ❤ ❤
Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Life Coach, Pysch-K Facilitator & Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who trained directly under Mike Dooley. Mike Dooley is a New York Times Bestselling author, speaker, and entrepreneur in the philosophical New Thought movement. His teachings contain the premise that our “thoughts become things,” an expression he made popular in Rhonda Byrne’s book and video documentary on the Law of Attraction, The Secret.
I swear I couldn’t love ❤ you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.
I love when things flow. This morning I keep seeing messages about Love and I Love that! 🙂 pun intended! ❤ ❤ ❤
Here is one that I saw in a Daily Teachings from The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
“Our highest power is love, and it is one thing each of us has an unlimited amount of. How much love do you give to others in one day? Each day we have an opportunity to set out with this great, unlimited power in our possession, and pour it over every person and circumstance.
Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others.
We have so much love to give, and the more that we give, the more that we receive.”
The last line is of course my favorite “the more that we give, the more that we receive”. It is such a simple formula and I use it often. Whatever I want more of, I give more of….. Love, JOY, Kindness, Compassion, Inspiration…. etc. etc. etc. I wish you all nothing but JOY and LOVE today and always and in all ways.
Maggie Holbik.com is a passionate Lover of Life who delights in inspiring others to Love Life and to show the world more Love and Kindness by opening their hearts and minds up to the Infinite Possibilities that Love has to offer.
Friendships are one of the greatest gifts in the world! Why is this so? For many reasons but I think a big one is because you feel supported.
In any relationship feeling understood and supported are both really important. A friend is often the perfect person to offer these gifts to you.
I really believe that in any relationship the best gift we can give each other is supporting each other in our wants and desires ie. “I want what you want for you!”. At least to me, this has been my greatest gift from my family, friends and even those I have met in my work. When we feel supported and we feel that our wants and desires are important, it truly is freeing and magical.
I hope that you too support yourself also. We need to be our own best friend and supporter. 🙂 Something to think about……
Maggie Holbik.com is enJOYing her work a an Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach and lately has been really appreciating all the support she has and continues to have in her life. She really believes that if you open your heart up and expand its reach, what comes back to you will be ten fold! Woo hoo and Oh ya!
What comes to mind when you think about the word ‘abundance’?
A lot of people’s thoughts go straight to the money piece but abundance is MUCH more than that. Abundance is really a measure of no limits andinfinite possibilities. Being a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer and Coach, I love the thought of infinite possibilities when it comes to abundance. 🙂 Would you like to unlock the pathway to more abundance? 🙂
The other day I listened to something very interesting. I enJOY the work of Christie Marie Sheldon and I was listening to one of her YouTube talks “How to Attract Abundance with Energy Clearing” and what I found most insightful was that she said she can see immediately how abundant a person is by observing their energy field. Christie is one of those people who can read energy and see where blocks are and such. People with large and open energy fields are much more abundant in all ways than those with closed, tight fields.
To me this made complete sense and is something I know at my soul level. It’s a very simple formula really. The more you give the more you get. Give more Love, time, laughter, JOY, compassion, kindness, offerings, etc. and the MORE you will get back! It’s a universal law and works perfectly. Be expansive and open!
Those people who are OPEN and EXPANSIVE in their thinking, in their hearts and in their minds, attract to them beautiful things and are abundant in multiple ways. The cool thing is that when you open up to abundance in all ways, you can ultimately attract financial abundance too! Money is just another form of abundance so when you tap into abundance in general you start attracting all facets of abundance because you are OPEN to receive.
You can spot an abundant person easily. They share of themselves. They share their laughter, their JOY, their ideas, their thoughts, they like to serve, they like to help, they like to share, and they give of themselves. They are good at sharing themselves and they believe that the universe is a friendly place. They trust in the good and they share that freely. They spread beauty and grace and they leave trails of goodness wherever they go.
Another simple sign of abundance that can be relatable for many are the people who always have an extra spot at the dinner table. My Mother was this way. There was always room for one more if the circumstance arose. There may not have always been a lot to offer, but there was always room for one more….. this is a true sign of having the energy of abundance.
Once you are aware of how this works you can have fun with it. Start observing how good it feels when you share of yourself. For example, I often hear from people or hear through other people who have been told that these people really enJOY my social media posts and that it makes their day brighter or they love following my posts. This brings me complete JOY! I love to share inspiration, JOY, feel good things and I want to share of myself to make the world brighter and more beautiful. I want to help people to be abundant in having more love, JOY, and happiness in their lives. It feels AMAZING to be able to help with this. I am truly ABUNDANT beyond words. My cup runneth over and I like it 🙂 🙂
I hope you expand your field and allow more abundance and JOY into your own life. I shower you with an ABUNDANCE of BLESSINGS!!!!!!