Nurturing Thurs – All of You!!

7-31-14 ALL OF YOU
The Divine is not judging you.  The Divine loves you in ALL your glory.

Now it’s time for you to love yourself.  EVERY single part matters.

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Pocket Perspectives
Jacqueline King
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Crowing Crone
Hugmama
Mazeepuran

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

 

 


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Full Circle # 1 – Carpe Diem

Dear haijin, visitors and travelers,

“Today I love to introduce an all new feature here at our Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Special weblog.  I have called it ”Full Circle” and the goal is to write haiku with the twelve (12) words I will give.  It’s a kind of word-whirl and you have to use the words given in the clock-wise direction.  So every word has to come in the line of it’s place on the clock e.g. cherry you have to use for line one (1) and leaves for line two (2) and so on.”

I will give you twelve (12) words (for every ”hour”) one word. The goal is to write haiku using the words as given in the clock wise way.

Here are the 12 (twelve) words:

1.   cherry 
2.   leaves
3.   breeze
4.   solstice
5.   beach
6.   love
7.   departure
8.   moon
9.   mushrooms
10. icicles
11. blizzard
12. fireworks

My first attempt at any type of word-whirl:

Fragrant cherries spill
Amongst green billowy leaves
Breeze softens their fall

∴∴∴∴∴
Summer solstice dance
Ballerinas on wet sand
Toes trace love letters

∴∴∴∴∴
Departure motions
Moon’s graceful waning light
Silver mushrooms bow

∴∴∴∴∴
Icicles sparkle
Staunch guardians in blizzard
Fireworks fizzle near

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Marco – Michelle’s Weekly Pet


Michelle's Weekly 47- Marco

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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Bronze – One Word Photo

 

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“Bronze”

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Ruby Tuesday – 84


Ruby Tuesday - 84
 

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Ruby Tuesday Too

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Cee’s Odd Ball – 10

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Week 22

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Monday Mellow Yellow – 98


Monday Yellow - 98




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The Monday tradition …


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Sunday Trees – 141

 
Sunday Trees - 141

Bald Cypress in South Louisiana

 

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Summer Lovin’ – WP Weekly Photo



Weekly Photo Challenge 52 - Summer Lovin'Dog borrows boy or boy borrows dog?



WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:
“Summer Lovin'”


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Grandmother’s Rocker



grandmother’s rocker
soothing memories touch hearts
creaks back and forth …



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Cee’s Odd Ball – 9


Odd Ball - 9


Week 21

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Nurturing Thurs – STOP


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I found this list while perusing the news-feed of my Facebook.  The article accompanying it, titled 30 Things to Stop Doing For Yourself. #10 is Absolutely Vital, further describes each one with some fun photos to make the point.

It seems like a long list, but nonetheless important reminders for our well-being, self-care and self-nurturing.

Some of these have fallen into place for me as I have gotten older.   Some of them still have “their teeth” in my psyche even though I have “worked on them” ad nauseam.  At the moment I am diligently working on #12, #21 and #25.  What about you?

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King
Mazeepuran
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle
Hugmama
Crowing Crone
Pocket Perspectives

_____________________________________

What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

 

 


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