Nurturing Thursday – Coffee

34th Nurturing Thursday

I may not have the best of everything,
I have confidence I have everything I need
to accomplish
what I am meant to accomplish in life
and nurture myself with self-compassion and self-kindness!
What about you?
How do you like your coffee? 😀


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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


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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11 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Coffee

  1. phylor says:

    My mother maintained that my very first word (maybe even before mama and dada) was coffee! So, I guess I liked my coffee from the start — strong, dark, mottled with light cream.


  2. Amy says:

    So true! to treat ourselves with kindness, caring,… should be our priority!


  3. Geraldine says:

    I like my coffee organic and decaf only these days. The other kind makes me too jumpy LOL.

    What a lovely and thoughtful post, thanks Becca.


  4. wonderful, wonderful video! just passed it along to my husband and daughter…really special!


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  7. What a lovely video with a gracious reminder of what truly matters. Live simply. Love generously. Ah yes.
    Here’s my contribution for today.


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  9. Hmmm! I was trying to frame Tracy Chatman’s All you Have is your Soul for today’s post but it didn’t come out the way I wanted so I went with Smile. I may weave a link to the coffee story with it next week. Maybe I do have a very short attention span. In the mean time SMILE


  10. shoreacres says:

    I’m just cracking up – I just put up a new post, and the first section is a description of drinking coffee with my grandpa when I was a kid! That’s how I like to take my coffee – with memories! (There’s an account of my first encounter with an alligator down Bayou Sale Road, too!)


  11. lauriesnotes says:
    Happy Thursday –
    I love this post..I think maybe to take a sip with my eyes closed for a moment –
    Much love –


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