Sunday Trees – 254

 
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Nurturing Thurs – Anything!

200th Nurturing Thursday

9-22-2016

If we just allow ourselves ~~
Think of the awesome possibilities!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Vasantha – My Sweet Nothings
Claire – Nest of Mist
{Grace & Whimsy}
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
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-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

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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Sunday Trees – 253

 
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Nurturing Thurs – Tenants

199th Nurturing Thursday

9-15-16

Every now and then — I need this reminder.
Be kinder to your self in the process!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Vasantha – My Sweet Nothings
Claire – Nest of Mist
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
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-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

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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Sunday Trees – 252

 
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Nurturing Thurs – Forward!

198th Nurturing Thursday

9-8-2016

When I got frustrated this week about the lack of forward movement in a project — this was a gentle reminder for me to take a deep breath, and realize small steps are still steps forward!  It helped bring perspective to the situation.  The reminder provided clarity when I needed it most!

Be kinder to your self in the process!


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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
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-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

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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Sunday Trees – 251

 
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Nurturing Thursday – Not One Single Day!

197th Nurturing Thursday

9-1-16

A message from your Higher Self —
Remember this!!
~~ so you ~~
Do not underestimate yourself
for one nanosecond!


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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Ladyleemanila
Claire – Woman of Art and Mind
Indira’s Blog
Southern by Design
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
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-kindness in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday.

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

Previous: Nurturing Thursday

Previous: Blogospheres

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (31) – Last Vestiges

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Small Stone 2015


last vestiges of August
reflected in the sunset
as it tinges the sky
with deep colors of Fall



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Awake August 2016 ends today. I am delighted I completed the challenge of mindful writing of “small stones” for each day of August. It was process that brought an inner awareness and peacefulness, along with gratitude for mindful moments of the day. For those following along, thank you! 
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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

To learn more about Small Stones and Awake August 2016

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (30) – Bubble Wishes

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Small Stone 2015


Iridescent fluid flows
Creating soft spheres large and small
Wishes drifting in the wind
Unless cat’s claw pops it first


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

To learn more about Small Stones and Awake August 2016

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (29) – Bark Faces

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Small Stone 2015


Weathered texture
Deep furrow tapestry
Faces disguised in the bark
Observing me


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

To learn more about Small Stones and Awake August 2016

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#AwakeAugust 2016 – Small Stone (28) – Everyday Tasks

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Small Stone 2015

monotonous tasks of everyday life
offer to chauffeur me through
meditation or fairy tale adventures
one movement at a time


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What are small stones?

A small stone is a short piece of writing (any style) that precisely captures a fully-engaged moment for you. The process of discovering small stones is as significant as the finished creation. Searching for small stones encourages you to keep your senses on the “alive and alert” status. Involve yourself with a new set of eyes, ears, nose, mouth, fingers, feelings and mind. In short … OPEN, OPEN, OPEN!

To learn more about Small Stones and Awake August 2016

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