Heaven on Earth, Life's Beauty

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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.


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. 🙂


About this Picture


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June is one of my favorite months for many reasons and both butterflies and lilacs are two of my most cherished June sitings.

A few days ago I was blessed to see this lilac bush full of butterflies and bees on a beautiful sunny day at the cottage. I will never forget this day. It was an incredible siting as the butterflies flitted to and fro.  https://www.facebook.com/holbik/videos/10155198066335479/

Here is the cool thing about the picture with the butterfly. I have a new Galaxy Samsung S8+ phone and the camera is incredible. I actually took that picture from quite a distance and then zoomed in after the picture was taken and then grabbed a screen shot of it. Wow. Can you believe the clarity that was captured from a distance? Incredible

There are many things I love about this phone but the camera and editing features are among the best. For example I was able to make this little video clip of the flitting butterflies with music right in the camera section.

On a side note for Samsung Galaxy S8 lovers, contrary to popular consent, having the finger print area where it is is something that I love. lol It works for me perfectly.

I am really looking forward to my future picture taking and sharing more beauty with the world.

Thanks for stopping by here today. 🙂



The Scent of Life

Lilacs are my favorite flowers.  I love them all, but the light purple ones are my most favorite. I remember so many of life’s moments around lilacs such as growing up with them, bringing them into my own home as an adult, and even my mother’s death. It was that sweet time of year in June when the lilacs were in full bloom. There is such a beautiful energy to this time of year. Lilacs are in season for such a short time so it makes me appreciate them even more. I feel this way about life also. There are so many sweet moments to savor, like the sweet scent of the lilac flower.

I remember a memory so vivid around the scent of life. My brother was holding his newborn son and smelling him. He said “there is nothing better than the smell of a newborn baby”. I have never, ever forgotten this.  I now both treasure and savor these moments. The scents of life linger on far after they are gone. I am wishing for everyone to savor those moments. “

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”