Nurturing Thursday – Live Life

Live Life

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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 … 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!!

Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

Jacqueline – Wightrabbit’s Blog
CCJ – Crowing Crone Joss

Laurie – LauriesNotes

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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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13 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Live Life

  1. I am aging as I type … and … I thought I would live forever. Oh, that was when I was a wee tot.
    Good post, Becca, with lots to ponder.
    Here is my delayed entry – http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/nurturee-yourself-imagine-love/
    Namaste …
    Izzy xoxo

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  2. lauriesnotes says:

    See my contribution to Nurturing Thursday here:
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/5582/
    Much love,
    Laurie

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  3. lauriesnotes says:

    I am kind of new to blogging..liking the support and inspiration that is shared.
    I am interested in Nurturing Thursdays. How do I find out more about contributing?
    I think we will be less competitive and work together more and more..That’s why I started telling my story. At first I felt like I should have a neat package to share..then I found not having that to be ok too.
    Much love-
    Laurie

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    • becca givens says:

      Welcome Laurie! You can help spread the word of Nurturing Thursday by creating a post aimed at self kindness, self compassion, or nurturing towards your own inner child. Then make a reference back to here to create a pingback. I wish I could have a Mr Linky, however, wordpress.com does not support the plugin! 😦
      Another way is to make a reference to the post here in the comment section with your link to your site. Thank you for your visit and comment.

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  4. wightrabbit says:

    Brilliant quote, Becca ~ and a great idea of yours to come up with ‘Nurturing Thursdays.’ I look forward to reading and writing about it every week! My contribution can be found here: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/03/14

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  5. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday March 14 | Crowing Crone Joss

  6. julespaige says:

    If ever there should be an Ah-ha moment. 🙂

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  7. Feed not the soul with bitterness. Let the taste of joy lie upon your tongue so your words will edify and not defeat.

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