Death & Dying, LIfe, Life's Beauty

Little Sandwiches & My Death

Yep. You read that title right!

Please note that this blog post although updated was written in January of 2021, 3 months before my cancer diagnosis.

I am writing this blog post more for me so I can remember something that moved me deeply yesterday, but hey if you are here and want to read along, feel free.

So here it is……. Yesterday I was driving by a funeral home and saw the cars outside. It made me wonder, because of the time of day, if they were having a luncheon about that time. I started thinking about how I love little tea sandwiches. I always have. I can pass on the desserts but the little sandwiches I have a hard time saying No to :-).

My spouse also knows this and we have often talked about how there will be little sandwiches at my funeral. 🙂 I started to think about this and in one brief moment in time while pondering these little sandwiches, I had an epiphany!

Life will go on and it will happen quickly! I saw the people say goodbye to me, say some nice words, eat little sandwiches, sip on coffee and tea and enJOY some desserts and then hop in their cars and go back to work, to their homes, to their life. It will go on as it always does.

I may not be conveying what I feel here but that’s okay because I get it and I did mention this blog post was more for me to remember the moment from yesterday’s drive by the funeral home. 🙂

What do I take from this? The Gems!

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. Here are the gems! (And sidenote I am rereading this on January 26, 2022, nearly 11 months after my Stage IV Cancer Diagnosis and I wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂

. I think these are all great! 🙂

. life is short so make the moments matter and the moments count

. forgive quickly and often

. look at everything and every experience as though it were both the first and last time you will feel that, experience that, or see that

. eat the chocolate! (and the little sammies off course) 🙂

. appreciate each and everyday for the gift that it is, our days are numbered and we all know it… it’s realizing it that matters most

. throw FEAR out the window and tell it you never want to see it again! Live fearlessly

and in JOY!

. be as much YOU as you can! Authentic, Real, Raw in all your imperfection which is perfect!

. be FREE…………….

Maggie Holbik.com is lover of life who believes that death can teach us a lot about life and that the circle of life is precious and sacred and is denied to many… she is passionate about helping people to find the JOY in their life and to see the beauty all around that is waiting for eyes to witness it and hearts to appreciate it.

Life's Beauty

Fly Little Butterfly…. Fly

My girl starting High School “Fly Little Butterfly …. Fly”

My baby girl started high school today and it was a beautiful morning for the first day of school.

I took this picture this morning before we left for her first day of high school.

The droplets of water were so beautiful on these flowers that some call weeds, and the sun was making itself known in the background. I love the gifts of morning.

When we got to the school, the sun was shining on the school and I thought “how nice”. It felt like the sun was shining my girl on to to the next phase of her life and my beautiful butterfly was transitioning.

The High School with all windows lit up with sunlight and the reflection of the blue sky on this day in September.

After dropping Sivanna off on her first day of school, I went to my car and I cried. I had so many emotions. I was excited for her and knew that she was excited. I was happy for her to be going back to school… period as her last day of regular school was Friday, March 13th.

I was happy for this feeling of new and of the excitement, but also for the feeling of a normal September morn when kids start back to school. I knew that she will remember this time as an important time in our history.

I then headed for a hair cut and while I was getting my hair cut, I delighted in my mind and smiled in my heart, as I heard the greeter welcome the customers as they came in the door.. “Morning”… “Morning”. And I thought was a beautiful sound that simple greeting is….

Yes, it is morning… a new morning… another day….. Morning… Morning …. Morning.

And so it is…..

beauty, Joy, Life's Beauty

JOY Forever

Picture of a girl hanging upside down with a quote saying “A thing of beauty is a JOY forever” John Keats

I truly believe that JOY is our birthright. I believe that we are on earth to experience JOY and to enJOY being JOYous beings.

One of the easiest ways to access JOY is through beauty and appreciating beauty. It can be as simple as your favorite cup or as big as travelling to an exotic place to see the ocean’s view for the first time.

Beauty is all around us and we can see it when we look. (っ◔◡◔)っ

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Picture I took of a butterfly and lilacs, 2 of my favorite things, along with a ‘Click Here’ button to receive my Free 33 Affirmation to use…
Pretty picture with a link to sign up for Maggie’s FREE ebook for having more JOY in your life and work. #JOY
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She Knows Me!

I love lilacs! My sister in Toronto sent me an email yesterday saying she thought of me when she saw these. Apparently where she lives, the lilacs are in bloom. Not yet where I am though, so something to look forward to!

The sweet smell of these flowers are amazing to me and it takes me to an almost mystical place when I inhale their beauty. And the colors! Although they come in various colors, light purple, dark purple and white being the most common in my neck of the woods, I like the light purple the best! What are your favorites?

I hope you find extra beauty in the flowers this spring. I know I enJOY them more and more every year and it seems as I age, their beauty becomes even more profound to me.

EnJOY!

Maggie Holbik.com is a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Coach who delights in the simple pleasures of life and as always is grateful for another day on earth… today. 🙂

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