Nurturing Thurs – Thieves

10-16-14
If you are held hostage ~~ free yourself!
Kick out the thieves!

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Send them packing!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Pocket Perspectives

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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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Magic Fields


Fields of lavender
Sweet enchantment of fragrance
Sends me daydreaming

Wiry, slender spikes
Trance of magical bouquet
Field workers swooning



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Prompt:
Magic Fields

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Divine Love – Shine & Potential

 
RonovanWrites - Potential & Shine
Divine Love provides
Us with potential to shine
Flourish completely

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This week’s prompt:
Shine & Potential

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Mint – One Word Photo


One Word - 32 - Mint - Magnolia

Meditative Art


“Mint”

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Marco Polo – Michelle’s Wkly Pet

 

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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Cajun Coffee – CD – Ghost Write

 

Ghost Writer  Edition
for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is:

Ghost Writer # 29 – Jen of Blog or Lose It
Prompt choice is 
“Pop culture references in haiku and senryu”

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Cajun Coffee Haiga - 1

Smoky dark intense
Spoon stands in its completion
Cajun cup of joe

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Prompt:
 
“Pop culture references in
haiku and senryu”

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Ruby Tuesday – 93


Ruby Tuesday - 93
 

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Ruby Tuesday Too

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Pine Trees


“Time Glass” – “I will challenge you again to write a haiku within 12 hours.  A haiku which is inspired on a photo and a prompt.  Today this prompt is Pine Tree.”



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Forest cathedral
Disguises forsaken trail
Fallen needles drift

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Prompt:
Pine Tree

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Monday Yellow – 108

 

Satsuma
The satsuma is the traditional citrus grown by Louisiana homeowners. The fruit is easy to peel, has few seeds and separates easily into segments. The fruit turns from green to yellow as it ripens and to orange at full maturity. The fruit is edible when it shows some yellow color.

Monday Yellow - 108Satsumas
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Monday Yellow - 108b

 Flattened and Tone Map



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The Monday tradition …


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Cee’s Odd Ball – 18


Odd Ball - 18

Week 33

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Sparkled Sky

 
Sparkled sky
Illuminates dark
Child eyes wide

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Prompt:
Fireworks (Hanabi)

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Sunday Trees – 152

 
Sunday Trees - 152

 

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