Nurturing Thursday – When No One

Nurturing Thursday 4-4-13

What is your compliment
or encouragement to yourself today?



Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Wightrabbit’s Blog
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives


Noted Addition:  I am behind on my blog surfing and reading.  However, I came across a delightful post on Cauldrons and Cupcakes.  The opening line of the post for April 2nd caught my attention:  “Today’s post is all about nurture. I want to share with you a process that I call a Blessings Bath.”

Nicole shares with her readers a delightful and uplifting ritual of deserved indulgence. Please check it out.

This definitely adds extra goodness to one of my favorite rituals!


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!!

Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:


For previous Occupy Blogosphere posts: Blogospheres

For previous Nurturing Thursday posts: Nurturing Thursday


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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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8 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – When No One

  1. It looks like our thoughts are synchronized. We’re all on a special journey to find that spot in our heart that will tell us we are special. Wonderful words by Joel Olsteen.
    Namaste ..


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  3. souldipper says:

    If I can celebrate both you, Becca, and Joss, may I add the old chestnut: God will move mountains, but we have to bring a shovel!

    I love being a co-creator…why else were we created?

    So thanks for the reminder that I can always be the first to put out my hand. Especially at those wretched times when I feel no one in the world wants it.

    Much love to you and to your mom.


    • becca givens says:

      We must do our part of nurturing, self-care, self compassion, cheerleader … on and on and on. We must remember we are treasures, why else were we created? No one can take our place in the full scheme of things — and we must be in tip-top shape for ourselves … then we can beacons of Divine Light for others … cheering each other along when the road becomes more steep than we realize or want to admit. Thank you for your visit. xoxo


  4. Today I would say “no matter how big the mountain, you can scale it one step at a time”!


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