Nurturing Thursday – Purpose

Nurturing Thursday 3-28-13

I receive an inspirational, motivational newsletter e-published by Soul Seeds.

This specific edition could not be any better suited for the thought I planned to post for today.   So in its entirety – here is the additional supplement for today’s message:

“YOU make a difference- whether you know it or not, for good and for bad. Are you fully aware of your impact on others? Live with this awareness and you will soon make subtle changes throughout your day.

Whether it be on a bus, in a board room, your child’s classroom, a son-in-law’s karaoke performance, or just standing in line buying toothpaste, walk into each space knowing you bring something unique. Be mindful of what you bring with you and what you leave behind. Choose to create, inspire, challenge, affirm, uplift, empower, guide, connect, and reshape the world as you want it to be.”

Seed of Highest Thoughts

Mindfulness is the master gardener of the mind.  As you align your highest thoughts with your choices, your words and actions sow seeds of love and hope everywhere. Thoughts are to life choices, as the sun is to sunflowers.  One shines, the other follows, as if to say, “Grow, reach higher, shine with all you’ve got.”

Say to yourself:  Be mindful of your thoughts.  They become you.

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Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Wightrabbit’s Blog
Crowing Crone Joss
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!!



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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5 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Purpose

  1. Be mindful of your thoughts …. powerful words that I can add to my words by Don Miguel Ruiz … Be Impeccable with your word.
    Great Nurture …
    Namaste,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/nurture-yourself-imagine-one-breath/

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  2. Becca… I just added a new post…”Before Life Hurries On…”….I think it fits on Nurturing Thursday, too….even if it wasn’t “ready to go” til Friday. : )
    http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/before-life-hurries-on-live-love-encourage-appreciate-thrive/

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  3. What a great choice for Nurturing Thursday!

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  4. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday Indeed | Crowing Crone Joss

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