Nurturing Thursday – Unlock the Door


Nurturing Thursday 9-12-13

Only YOU have the key!
Isn’t it about time to realize this?

 

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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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11 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Unlock the Door

  1. Frances D says:

    I will still read posts even if I am not contributing that week 🙂

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  2. It is an amazing tale of our connectedness that in forgiving, both are freed. I did post but confess my tired brain couldn’t manage to do links!

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  3. And of course forgiving yourself to set yourself free. Then forgiving others frees them and so the world spins round. Lot to think about Becca. Here’s thought for the day
    http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/nurturing-thursday-be-your-own-cheerleader/

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  4. Pingback: Be still and know… you are loved, valued, appreciated, resourceful and strong | Pocket Perspectives

  5. Yes, so many of us hold the key and yet never think to put it within the lock and set ourselves Free! xox

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  6. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/nurturing-thursday-self-acceptance-and-love/
    I promise I don’t read your post until I publish my own. It is fun to see how they fit together. 🙂
    Happy Thursday..
    Love –
    Laurie

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  7. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – Self Acceptance and Love – Laurie's Notes

  8. denisentexas says:

    I never thought of forgiveness in those terms though it’s something I practice. My father used to tell me to live my life in such a way that when the end comes I have as few regrets as possible and to incorporate forgiveness into my daily routine. I’ve done that through most of my adult life and it’s made a huge difference for me. Thanks for starting this. 🙂

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  9. Pamela Baker says:

    We all need to remind ourselves that we are not the center of the universe, life does not revolve around us – we center ourselves by those who make a difference in our lives. Life is just not bot the taking, but it is the giving that brings us life.

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