Nurturing Thursday – One Gift


Gift

Quote by John Ramsey

Give yourself something special today
… Your Love to YOU
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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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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Other Nurturing Thursdays:

Jacqueline of Wightrabbit’s Blog
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For previous Occupy Blogosphere posts: Blogospheres

For previous Nurturing Thursday posts: Nurturing Thursday

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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7 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – One Gift

  1. phylor says:

    Just came upon this at 1:40 am on February 14. If I can contribute late, I’ll do so tomorrow — left over Fridays!
    Great idea!

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  2. Geraldine says:

    what a lovely sentiment for Valentine’s Day! I also think we should hug everyone we love today including all those beautiful furry pals! 😉

    I have a new prompt blog now Becca, hope you’ll stop by soon.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, G

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  3. What a wonderful idea Becca, to me your posts are nurturing! 🙂 every day of the week!

    Happy Valentines

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  4. wightrabbit says:

    Lovely quote, excellent Nurturing message, Becca, just what I could do with bearing this in mind! My attention has been consumed lately by a shocking family tragedy. I have had to be reminded to take care of myself but since the new moon I’ve been consciously reconnecting with my own life and with my man. Today being Valentine’s Day and a Thursday, I have republished an archived post that I wrote two years ago: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/02/14

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