Nurturing Thursday – Our Life


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By taking the time to nurture yourself
and the ones you love,

you are on the road to a fulfilling life!

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“I am not a product of my circumstances.
I am a product of my decisions.”

~ Stephen Covey ~

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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
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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13 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Our Life

  1. hugmamma says:

    Something so natural to me that it took me a while to realize it is nurturing. I hope it catches on…hugs! http://hugmamma.com/2013/12/16/nurturing-thursdays-youre-a-sweetheart/

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  3. I so agree with Stephen Covey. The man has a knack of saying the right things!

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  6. Love those quotes Becca, and love your Nurturing days 🙂

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  8. Colline says:

    Definitely agree with this quote. It is all about the choices we make in life.

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  9. Sam373 says:

    I read it said in a book that I should not think more of myself than I should, hummmmmm?
    And also that I should strive toward a mark, hummmmmm?

    You have said it best as we walk the same path as Kindred Spirits should.

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  11. topazshell says:

    Very encouraging…

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  12. It’s so important to claim this.

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  13. Gaurab says:

    That’s a nice thought 🙂

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