Nurturing Thursday – Treats


10-31-13

Although it is All Hallow’s Eve
~~ No tricks for you today ~~

Instead
Treat Yourself:
Wrap your arms around each shoulder
and give yourself a BIG HUG!!!

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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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Treats

  1. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: Tonight We Hold the Poets Hand as Death Beckons | Light Words

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  3. (((Hugs))) back at you, Becca! What great nurturing advice as we leave the old, old year behind and step into the new! Cyber~tricksters invaded my blog and wiped it out ~ you can read all about it at http://www.taoofscrumble.com/2013/10/31

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  4. siggiofmaine says:

    Love it…posted on facebook
    Peace
    Siggi

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  5. This was a real TREAT, and I have wrapped each one tightly around me Becca and I send you the same in return… Enjoy your Halloween Treats too,,,, Much love
    Sue xoxox

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  6. lovely reminder. Here’s my contribution for this week. http://crowingcrone.com/2013/10/31/nurturing-thursday-oct-31st/
    How did it get to be the end of October so soon?

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  7. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday Oct 31st | Crowing Crone Joss

  8. lauriesnotes says:

    Happy Thursday.
    To being us! No tricks 🙂
    Love to you –
    Laurie

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  9. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – Be You – - Laurie's Notes

  10. topazshell says:

    That’s so nice.:)

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