Gratitude

Another Tool To Help us Have More PEACE~

Every morning I try to read or listen to something that helps my spirit to be uplifted and ultimately so that I have more peace of mind and peace in my body. I especially do this in times of fear or stress. It is my way of shifting my frequency from fear to love and to freedom.

The Magic

Yesterday I started reading a very, very good book called “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. Rhonda also wrote the book, “The Secret”.

Gratitude

Anyhow, I am doing the daily gratitude list she suggests for 28 days. I am on day 2 and thought I would share today’s gratitude list here. I actually, without realizing it, did 13 instead of 10. Awesome. The more the better and I am confident that I will not run out of ideas. It really does get easier the more you do it.

Here is my list of 13 for today:

Note to Self: find the Blessing in everything aka Love that which arises and go forth in and with love

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Day 2 Gratitude List


I am grateful 

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for my stainless steel serving spoon I found at the thrift store because it serves me well and helps me to nourish my family and my own body.

I am grateful for the birds that sing to and for me each day. I rejoice in their song and delight in the divine music they create.

I am grateful to have ears that hear to enJOY the birds and other sounds because they give me JOY

I am grateful for opportunities, sometimes called challenges, that allow me to reflect on what is truly important to me. It helps me clarifiy my life’s purpose and I get to know more of what I really want in my life.


I am grateful for gratitude because it shifts my frequency away from fear and into peace.

I am grateful for rocks because they are a JOY to look at and to hold. Today I appointed one of my favorite rocks to be my Gratitude Rock. It fits in my hand nicely. It is smooth and best of all it is irregular. I picked this one on purpose to remind myself that life is not always smooth but that I can find gratitude in life and even in every situation, no matter how dark or scary it seems. There is always a light. There is always something I can find to be grateful for. This gives me peace.

My Gratitude Rock, smooth and irregular

On a side note about the rock. I was thinking I should get a rock and make it my gratitude rock and then I opened my reading app to start reading The Magic book and the very page I turned to was exactly this exercise! I love signs and confirmations!

From the book:

“In the beginning of working with these practices, it takes concentrated days in a row to make gratitude a habit. Anything that reminds you to be grateful is helping you turn your life into gold with gratitude, and that’s exactly what this magical practice is about. Lee Brower presented the gratitude rock practice in The Secret film and book, when he told us the story of the father of a dying child who used a gratitude rock to be grateful for his son’s health, and his son made a miraculous recovery. Since then the gratitude rock has been a proven success with many people the world over, who have used it for money, healing, and happiness. First, find a rock or a stone. Choose a small size that fits in the palm of your hand and that you can close your fingers around. Choose a rock that is smooth, without sharp edges, not too weighty, and that feels really good in your hand when you hold it. You can find a Magic Rock from your garden if you have one, or from a riverbed, creek, ocean, or park. If you don’t have easy access to any of these places, then ask your neighbors, family, or friends. You may even have a precious rock or stone al- ready that you can use as your Magic Rock.”

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Well I now have my very own Magic Rock and it rocks! Now back to my list:

I am grateful for this Note App on my phone because it makes my life easier and helps me to be more organized which brings more ease to my life.

I am grateful for my blog. It will give me JOY to post my 13 gratitude items there today.


I am grateful for the sunshine today and always.  The sun warms my heart and makes me feel happy.

I am grateful for Rhonda Byrne’s book The Magic because this is where I am actively working on gratitude in my daily life.

I am grateful for my feet. They support my body and they take me on great adventures.

I am grateful for love in my heart. It gives me peace and reminds me that I am more than my body.

I am grateful for my thoughts and that I can use them to shift my very thinking and this gives me peace of mind when I need it.

And that is my list for today my friends. And do you know what else I am grateful for?

YOU! You my friends. Thank you for taking your time today to read my words. You have warmed my heart and added to my well of gratitude.

Oh yes and after doing our list, we must say the magic words 3 times! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!

Blessings to all…

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Gratitude, Happiness

On Happiness

Happiness is a State of Mind and a Way of Being

Going through life in a happy state makes life so much easier. I’ve bet you’ve seen people stay positive and happy while going through tragic situations. You’ve seen images from around the world of people with absolutely nothing, yet they are smiling and laughing.

Have you ever wondered how these people can be happy despite everything that’s happening to them and those they love?

It’s because they choose to be happy.

According to Marcus Aurelius, “Happiness depends on the quality of your thoughts.” Scientists have been studying happiness for a long time and there is a consensus that Marcus’s view is correct. I am all about thoughts and controlling our thoughts. My own quote is “I control my thoughts, they don’t control me”. 🙂

So, instead of asking why these people are happy, maybe we should be asking how can we be happy, regardless of any circumstance?

Here are a few ways to help you find more happiness.

Take Control

If something is making you unhappy, know that you have the power to change it and to change your thoughts about it. Do it right away! Don’t give it more time to drag you down. Start taking action to address the issue and fix it.

If you’re unhappy with a situation or a person and you have no way to change it, ask yourself if you really need it in your life? Is this person or situation serving your for you highest good? Sometimes you have to let go in order to be happy.

Find a Solution

If there’s a problem, there is a solution and that is awesome news! You may not have the power to fix the problem, but someone does. Find the solution and implement it. Remember, sometimes the solution is acceptance. This is especially true if the real solution requires someone else to accomplish it. Accept that you need help and ask for it. Your happiness is worth it.

Don’t Disregard Your Emotions

It’s never a good idea to hide your true feelings when it comes to happiness. Being happy doesn’t mean you’re void of other emotions. It means being content and in charge of as much of your life as possible. Feel the feelings but move toward feelings and thoughts that make you feel good.

Live Without Expectations & Judgments

One of the biggest killers of happiness is expectations. When you make decisions and do things without expecting something in return, you give yourself the freedom to make choices based on what you want, rather than what others say you should want. You take control of your decisions. You reduce the chances of feeling anger or disappointment in the expected outcome. You allow yourself to live in the moment and enjoy life. And actively work at letting go of judging things, people, etc. Judging immediately takes your frequency to a place that is the opposite of Love and freedom.

And Finally

If you’re still not convinced, look around the world. You’ll see many people who have much less than you and yet are still happy. It may seem they have no real reason to be happy and yet they are. You too can be happy. You just need to set your mind to it. Work each day to feel gratitude. Take control of what you can and don’t worry about what you cannot. Enjoy the life you’ve been given. And always remember “there is no road to happiness, happiness is the road.”

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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? 🙂