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It Is So Much More Than A Sandwich!

Look What I Was Graced With!

Many of you know that I love little tea sandwiches. These sandwiches come by many names. Funeral Sandwiches I am guessing is probably the second most popular to ‘Tea Sandwiches’. Call them what you will, just don’t call me late for the sandwiches! 🙂 I can skip the desserts but bring on the sandwiches! Nom Nom.

I had recently made a post on FB about my love of these adorable morsels and look what that law of attraction led to! Complete with the pickle center piece! 🙂

A try of beautiful tea sandwiches fingers and pin wheels!

I Am So Loved

So on this past Sunday my sister Barb called me asking if she could drop off a tray of goodies for me. It turns out she has a group of friends who have gotten together for years on and off and call themselves the DMACS. They have a mascot and everything. 🙂 They have been meeting since 1996. You would have to ask them what the DMACS means but whatever they do it sounds like they get together and support each other in life and do nice things like making sandwiches like these. And they all have their specialty sandwich. Now how cool is that?

And I know that these sandwiches were indeed made with LOVE!

I also got these!

A beautiful bouquet of flowers

Anyhow this was such a nice treat for me! I had been dreaming (seriously) of little sandwiches like these for the past several weeks! I think a lot about food these days. It is one of the JOYs that I have left, even if it is just thinking and dreaming about it (I don’t always have an appetite even if I want to 🙂 )

I am so glad also that I am enJOYing these sammies from the comfort of my home and not at a funeral, especially mine ha ha! I am having my own little sandwich fest here!

Anyhow, thank you to all of the beautiful ladies who did this! It means more than you will ever know. It truly is ‘more than a sandwich’. It’s love, compassion, kindness, thoughtfulness, caring, and is what life is all about. Thank you once again.

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Be Great! Be YOU! Serve!

“Everyone has an opportunity to be great because everyone has an opportunity to serve”. Don Perry

Serving is simple. Do for another. That’s it.

. do Kindess

. do Love

. do Helping

. do Smiling

. do Compassion

. do Serving

…… just do Something 🙂

I hope that you enJOYed today’s blog post. I found this quote in my Facebook memories today and it was written or stated by my honey, Don, in 2011. I thought it was pretty cool. 🙂

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Kindness

Studies have shown the very act of being kind to someone else leaves the giver with feelings of energy and well-being they were not experiencing before the kind act.

Picture of a smiling woman with the quote: “There isn’t a person in the world who isn’t capable of kindness.”

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World Kindness Day – Do These Two Things Today! ♥

World Kindness Day 2020

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

#1 – Be Kind to Yourself! ♥♥♥

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. 🙂

#2 – Reach Out & Be Kind to Someone Else! ♥♥♥

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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Just Be Kind & Do Good

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do”. Jana Stanfield

When we all practice kindness and goodness the world is much sweeter.

We need sweetness in the world right now.

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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. 🙂

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? 🙂

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

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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 🙂

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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