Nurturing Thursday – Shine Shine Shine

5-2-13 Shine Shine Shine

Shine ~ Shine ~ Shine!!!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Wightrabbit’s Blog
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
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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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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11 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Shine Shine Shine

  1. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Mental Clarity | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  2. True as true can be … sometimes, we allow what others think and feel about us to diminish our spirit. Wonderful words … Namaste


  3. shoreacres says:

    Oh, this is absolutely perfect. I loved it this morning, when it seemed like just a day, and I love it even more tonight after a completely unexpected and good surprise. Wonderful, wonderful advice.


  4. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday May 2 | Crowing Crone Joss

  5. wightrabbit says:

    Brilliant, Becca! How often do we ‘dim down’ to prevent others from feeling less, when by shining brightly we give them permission to do so, as well? My contribution can be found at: http//


  6. Pingback: Little drops of water, little grains of sand…little deeds of kindness, little words of love… | Pocket Perspectives

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