Nurturing Thursday – Enough


8-15-13

Are you ready to see yourself
CLEARLY?

Now Look in the Mirror and
KNOW you are ENOUGH!

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While preparing this week’s edition, I received this daily e-mail from Unveiled Wife.
It seems quite an appropriate message for me, so I thought I would share it with you for this week’s nurturing reminder.

Dear Heavenly Father,
You know I have always struggled with insecurities. I have a warped perspective of
who I am. It has been so challenging for me to disregard those thoughts of insecurity
and lean on your truths.  I ask that you would rewire my mind.   Renew the way
that I think so that I would believe what you say about me and live confidently.
Lord, I pray that I can trust you and trust your precious words.  I claim freedom
from insecurity and I claim confidence in my life in Jesus name AMEN!

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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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9 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Enough

  1. I smile and remember “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me!”
    — Al Franken as Stuart Smalley
    Here’s my contribution for today, which almost didn’t happen, because I’ve been slowing down and nurturing myself!
    http://crowingcrone.com/2013/08/15/nurturing-thursday-aug-15th/

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  2. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday Aug 15th | Crowing Crone Joss

  3. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday “Aad Guray Nameh” …. a soothing and protecting “song” | Pocket Perspectives

  4. I arrive upon the shores or Nurturing Thursday with a flower and a song thank you for your weekly inspiration, Carol. http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/nurturing-thusday-what-mama-told-me/

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  5. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – quiet and joyous – Laurie's Notes

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