Nurturing Thursday – Beautiful You


5-16-13

Are you listening … Do you hear me yet?

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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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© 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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10 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Beautiful You

  1. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Be The Light One to Another | Light Words

  2. Brittney Gay says:

    It is so important that we allow ourselves to do what is best for us! Sometimes we have to disappoint those close to us to get to our cores and nurture our own needs. Even if it is only for a short time.

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  3. Important and special words that bring us to feel wonderful about ourselves. It’s those words that abused children never hear. Great nurturing for us this week, Becca.
    Namaste,
    Izzy
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/05/17/nurture-yourself-clarity-heartbreak-and-pain/

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  4. Pingback: Nurturing Yourself – Clarity – Heartbreak and Pain | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  5. Geraldine says:

    what positive, upbeat words!

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  6. Yes I hear you Becca, thank you so much for reminding me.. .. Enjoy and have a peaceful Weekend also my friend… Big Hugs Sue xx

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  7. Hi Becca…. happy Thursday… happy nurturing…offering nurturing to ourselves and others… http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/05/16/offering-nurturing-to-ourselves-with-soothing-quiet-moments/

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  8. Pingback: Offering nurturing to ourselves….with soothing, quiet moments | Pocket Perspectives

  9. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/nurturing-thursday-living-in-the-mystery/
    Here is my contribution.
    We are beautiful 🙂
    We are deserving of all of this wonderful nurturing.
    Have a happy Thursday!
    Love,
    Laurie

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