Nurturing Thursday – Today’s To-Do List


4-11-2013

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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

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Noted Addition: 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!

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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!!

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

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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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Today’s To-Do List

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    I needed that!

    I love these quotes, and I really enjoyed your post. Very mindful. Put me in a good place.

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  2. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Visualize Vacant | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  3. Great way to keep ourselves from running in all directions. Sometimes, we need to have a post to remind ourselves that we do need to have time to BREATHE. Inspiring, Becca …
    Namaste,
    Izzy
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/nurture-yourself-visualize-blank/
    p.s. Thanks for the link. I plan on linking these contributors tomorrow as it is now time for me to call it a day. xoxo

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  4. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Visualize Vacant | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  5. love this list. Am posting it on the fridge where all precious quotes go! Here’s my contribution for today: http://crowingcrone.com/2013/04/11/nurturing-thursday-evolution/

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  6. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – Evolution | Crowing Crone Joss

  7. Pingback: “I did the best I could with what I knew, and when I knew better, I did better” | Pocket Perspectives

  8. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful little “poster”. This one gets printed out and put on the refrigerator – or maybe right next to my computer! The artwork provides a beautiful background for the words.

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