Nurturing Thursday – Isn’t it Time?


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Isn’t it time you open up to yourself to see?   Time for you to love yourself … unconditionally … including the imperfect.  After all, you are not expected to wait and love yourself once you are perfect … you are human.  There is only ONE Perfect — and He knows and loves YOU — right here … right now … warts and all!

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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
Dreaming through the Twilight

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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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13 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Isn’t it Time?

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  2. hugmamma says:

    love nurtures…sharing it guarantees its return…a thousandfold… 🙂
    http://hugmamma.com/2013/10/16/3-words-i-love-you/

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  4. Oh, Becca… look what happened on Pocket Perspectives!!!! 🙂 Georgette, from Georgette Sullens’ blog, translated the words from two previous PP Nurturing Thursday images…into Spanish! ..and I added the Spanish words to the images and posted them under the original English ones… for some Spanish speaking women who asked me today about what the Spanish translation is … ( I told them I’d be so happy to make them suncatchers with Spanish words instead of English words)…thanks to Georgette, I can now do that!
    http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/true-to-my-north-star-but-also-in-this-moment-i-am-safe-enough-fed-enough-loved-enough-and-good-enough-2/
    Flexibility: http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/flexibility-of-heart-and-mind-nurturing-kindness-compassion-acceptance-understanding-nurturing-thursday/
    “Be still and know…you are loved etc” http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2013/09/12/be-still-and-know-you-are-loved-valued-appreciated-resourceful-and-strong/

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  7. Thank you for including me Becca. 🙂 Lots of love.

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  8. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/continuing-on/
    Happy Thursday.
    To loving ourselves unconditionally..
    and also our stories.
    Love,
    Laurie

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  9. This is so true, Becca. Thank you.

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