Nurturing Thursday – Let People See


12-5-13

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Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Hugmama

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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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10 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Let People See

  1. hugmamma says:

    A little bit of nurturing goes a long way. Hope this helps this week…and always. 🙂
    http://hugmamma.com/2013/12/06/nurturing-thursdays-partnering-for-success/

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  2. Oh, forgot to say that by allowing our true self to be visible in it’s glorious imperfection, we allow others to show their true selves too. And that is quite exciting, I’ve found! 🙂

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  3. These words are timely for me and very reassuring. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I have been hiding the real me for some time. But no more! As Laurie says, what’s the point if we’re all pretending. Great Nurturing post, Becca! 🙂

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  4. Geraldine says:

    very good advice here. the world is way too competitive already. we need to love ourselves more, first.

    hope you are doing ok Becca. take care. hugs, G

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  5. Flawed and imperfect I can do 😉 very well
    That must mean I have to love WordPress who kept eating my drafts after I saved them. Who knows what imperfect post will appear here http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/nurturing-thursday-encouragement/

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  9. lauriesnotes says:

    Yes! What’s the point if we’re all pretending? 🙂
    Happy Thursday.
    Gentle nurturing thoughts being sent your way.
    Love,
    Laurie

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