Nurturing Thursday – Only for You


10-10-13

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul

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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.

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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19 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Only for You

  1. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday Oct 17th | Crowing Crone Joss

  2. Much needed…this nurturing of ourselves. Here’s something I’d written some time ago in the same vein. Hugs Becca:-)
    http://nadirafromkannur.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/im-in-love/

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  3. Sindhu says:

    Wonderful idea. And a lovely blog here. I’m glad I stopped by. 🙂

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  4. Pingback: What could be nicer than….a basket full of kindness? Nurturing Thursday | Pocket Perspectives

  5. A fun image with super power words.
    Very nice nurturing, Becca.
    Namaste ….

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  6. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Dream | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  7. Oh you just reminded me to dig my cape out of the back of the closet, thanks 🙂
    Here is my offering for this week.http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/nurturing-thursday-rose-mandala/
    Lots of love
    Carol without and e 😉

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  8. hugmamma says:

    Here’s my contribution toward encouraging us to nurture ourselves. Doing that first, enables us to nurture others better. I’ve learned the hard way, but I’m happy to have learned it later, rather than…never. 🙂 http://hugmamma.com/2013/10/09/nurturing-thursdays-push-back/

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  9. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Rose Mandala | Light Words

  10. Oh my I absolutely loved this post !!! Thank you so much for posting and for telling me to come check it out !! It reminds me of your daughter and of the girl I tutor and more importantly, it reminds me of the superhero in us all. It made me night, thank you !

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  11. lauriesnotes says:

    I love this. I have to show my friend who was talking about super powers. It is so perfect. Thanks!
    Happy Thursday.
    Love,
    Laurie
    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/nurturing-thursday-a-little-gentler/

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