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March 6, 2022 My Thoughts on My One-Year Anniversary of My Cancer Diagnosis

What I’m Feeling & Thinking This Morning

Today’s blog post will be largely in audio format.

In this 4 minute audio I share some thoughts on how I feel today on March 6th of 2022, and how that transpired from March 6th of 2021, when I made that life changing trip to the emergency department at my local hospital.

I want to thank you all for supporting me on my journey because it has been hugely impactful and helpful for me and I can’t stress enough the goodness that comes from having people think of you with love, kindness, compassion, empathy, and loving thoughts in general. It truly is a magical way to be supported and loved so Thank you!

Without further ado here is the audio clip link And if for any reason you cannot access this please let me know so I can help you to access it or so I can adjust the way I share this.

Link to audio:

Listen to March 6 22 One Year Since My Cancer Diagnosis.m4a by Maggie Holbik on #SoundCloud
https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/DqqDW

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My Virtual Interview with M. Louise Pistole Around The Healing Power of JOY & Stage 4 Cancer

Yesterday I was both humbled and honored to be interviewed by Louise and I think that our interview turned out fabulous. I really hope that you enJOY listening to it as much as we did making it! I think that there is a lot of insight into life in general in this interview, so the… Continue reading My Virtual Interview with M. Louise Pistole Around The Healing Power of JOY & Stage 4 Cancer

Cherish Life, Creativity, Imagination, Joy

It Is All Make-Believe….

“Life is just a playground and a place for make-believe”.

✿ Come Play With Me 🙂 ✿

Every once in awhile I like to remind myself of this because I really believe it and I’ve even written about it before!

Have Fun! Be Creative! Color Outside The Lines!

We are here on earth to create, to have fun and to find JOY amidst all of the struggles we face. This is where the true fun is.

And when you remember this and you let your creative fun self out, channels open up that you would have never imagined! ( and please note imagination is very important in play and make-believe )….

I think the most important piece of the puzzle is to remember that if we make it all up, we can make up ‘good stuff’. Why on earth would we pick the stuff that does not make us feel good to do or to play? Like right now I am going to wrap up this post and go work in my kitchen and try some new recipes on my Sunday afternoon that is focused on self-care. This will bring me great JOY and health benefits that will be helpful for my body, mind and soul!

I hope that you go and ‘make-up’ your day and use your imagination to feel your passions. Have FUN and please be in JOY!

Love to all!

Cherish Life, Gardening & Flowers, Life & Death

In The Garden of Life

“I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me. As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion.”

Emile Zola (1840 – 1902), in the year of his death.

A beautiful garden of roses in various colors

💗 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕾𝖜𝖊𝖊𝖙𝖓𝖊𝖘𝖘 𝖔𝖋 𝕷𝖎𝖋𝖊

🎀 𝒮𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉, 𝒮𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉, 𝒮𝓌𝑒𝑒𝓉 🎀

Life is sweet and yet it is also a bittersweet journey.

This morning while doing my morning reading, I found the quote above and thought I would blog about it. It is uncanny that as I went to prepare this blog post, I realized today was the day my mother died in 1993.

I can still remember on that day, the lilacs in full bloom in the tree in her parking lot at the apartment building she lived in.

I love this quote and it reminds me to enJOY the gift of life and the gift of each day.

I am delighted to see so many people starting to enJOY flowers, plants and gardening. It seems as though people are awakening to the exact energy of this quote and it is beautiful indeed.

I will keep this quote handy to remind me of the sweetness of life and also as a reminder to appreciate the gift of another day.

Cherish Life, Life's Musings

My View of Life is Forever Changed Today!

It was minus 22 degrees celcius this morning as I drove happily to an appointment. The sun was shining, the sky was amazingly blue, and I realized how much I love winter. I love all the seasons but I was just in so much ♥JOY ♥ this morning thinking about the gift of life itself.

I truly had a revelation. It hit me so hard it was like a sucker punch to the heart. 👊💝

I thought to myself why would I ever wish winter away? I then thought when this winter is over, or when this cold day in February is over, it is one less that I will ever have…. one less day, one less winter… one less Christmas, one less viewing of the blue sky….. one less, one less, one less.

In that moment I thought I will never wish away another day or season ever. This thinking and feeling really helped me to understand the power of living in the NOW. The RIGHT NOW! 𝓃♡𝓌 𝓃♡𝓌 𝓃♡𝓌