Nurturing Thursday – Try This!

Nurturing Thursday - 10-24-13

Try it for one day …
Then two days …
Three … Four …
Until it is a habit!
Share your progress!



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King: Passing it On and Passing it on cont’d
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Dreaming through the Twilight


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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21 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Try This!

  1. It’s a gem of a concept. Very nice ….


  2. hugmamma says:

    Thursdays always make me ponder life’s meaning in a more reflective way. Here’s my latest offering…

    hugs for a nurturing weekend, becca… 🙂


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  4. patriciamoed says:

    Great idea! I love this! It’s so true that some of us are especially hard on ourselves and need to be kinder.


    • becca givens says:

      I know from personal experience, I would not allow another friend to be so critical of themselves — and realized — why should we?

      Thank you for your visit! 😀 Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. Good one. Put it out there and see what sticks! I like it!


  6. Geraldine says:

    that’s very good advice Becca. why pick on ourselves when there are always other people more than willing to criticize. 😉 so true.

    Happy Weekend to you, G


  7. adinparadise says:

    Love this idea, Becca. 🙂


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  9. ladysighs says:

    What a lovely idea. We should see nothing wrong with patting ourselves on the back or saying … job well done. I never did like the expression “Pride goeth before a fall”. lol


  10. Woo Hoo! I like this one! 🙂


  11. Gaurab says:

    That’s a really nice thought…thanks for sharing 🙂


  12. Such a true statement for so many of us! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x


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