Nurturing Thursday – ABC’s

33rd Nurturing Thursday

8-1-13

Practice your ABC’s — a new way of viewing
yourself and the world within you and around you!!
Can you think of some others? Please share with us!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Carole Carlisle

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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!!

 

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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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20 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – ABC’s

  1. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Reflection of You | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  2. I love this so much. It is perfect. Do you mind if I reblog onto my own blog. Sorry I should have asked you before I reblogged the guardian angel. Poor manners on my part. Sorry.

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  3. Adore the chart, Becca. I think I like “T” the best. hahaha Just kidding.
    This is worth seeing again and again as a reminder of what to do.
    Terrific Nurture ….
    Namaste ….

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  4. Loving every one of these, Becca ~ what a lovely sunshiny post to brighten and lighten up our day. There are so many little things we can do to nurture ourselves and others ~ we just have to take time out to think of them! 🙂

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  5. Pingback: Nurturing…a kind and compassionate heart…. | Pocket Perspectives

  6. Geraldine says:

    wonderful suggestions!

    hope you’re doing ok Becca. Sending lots of hugs, G

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  7. I love this. So affirming, so liveable! Here’s the link to my contribution for this week
    http://crowingcrone.com/2013/08/01/nurturing-thursday-august-1st/

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  8. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday August 1st | Crowing Crone Joss

  9. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Time for Reflection | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  10. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Time To Relax and Play | Carolisle

  11. Simply beautiful image. I hope it is a Note Card, Becca. My Nurturing Thursday title is Relax and Play it looks like you have them, http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/nurturing-thursday-time-to-relax-and-play/

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  12. phylor says:

    The synchronicity/confluence/coincidences/serendipity going on in my life right now is amazing. I’m not looking for this, so I’m not manufacturing the linking, or seeing what isn’t there.
    I wrote a short post yesterday that I haven’t published yet (it’s a draft in my wordpress), about the empire of happiness. I was thinking about it, and turned on my computer to make a few changes. Saw your nurturing Thursday post in my wordpress reader on the way to my dashboard to do the editing.
    If you don’t mind, I’d like to create a link between this post and either my current post, or one in the future. Now, back to reading more of your abc’s. Thanks!

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  13. theres a Tibetan term – tsewa – which translates – ‘may I be free of suffering and free of the sources of suffering’. compassion begins with the self and then extends to others.

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