Nurturing Thursday – Your Message

5-9-2013

What message are you sending to others?

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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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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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8 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Your Message

  1. This is so true and pause for thought. When I don’t like how others treat me, it’s important to ask how am I treating myself these days? Here’s my contribution for this week http://crowingcrone.com/2013/05/09/nurturing-thursday-may-9/

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  3. wightrabbit says:

    Great message, Becca, giving me pause for thought. I can be resentful if I feel others are taking me for granted, so I have to be clear about how I would like to be treated ~ and one of the best ways of doing that is by cherishing myself with the same love and care that I freely give out to others.
    Contributing and reading other Nurturing Thursday posts keeps me focused on caring for myself, so thank you for that! 🙂
    http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/05/09

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  4. Unfortunately, we do allow ourselves at times to be treated differently than we deserve. A fact that can occurs when we think we’re small and don’t deserve better trearment. A resounding lesson here, Becca. We need to build up self-esteem one day at a time. The results will be amazing.
    Great Nurturing post ….
    Namaste,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/nurture-yourself-feel-clarity/

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  6. Geraldine says:

    Isn’t that the truth, thanks for the reminder Becca! 🙂

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  7. lauriesnotes says:

    Very true 🙂
    I have found this to be true when I nurture my own inner child.
    Here is my contribution
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/nurturing-thursday-embracing-my-inner-child/

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  8. Hi Becca. I think this is so important. We often look after others and neglect ourselves. Looking after ourselves more is a must. Or how can we then support others?
    Love your Thursday posts. Take care love and light Sue xxx

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