Nurturing Thursday – Surround Yourself


12-19-13

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Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
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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16 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Surround Yourself

  1. Paula says:

    Yepper! Surround yourself with positive energy.

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  2. Now those are words to incorporate into your day. 😉

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  3. hugmamma says:

    Your advice is something I’ve come to live with every moment of my life…to stave off negativity and to live a healthier, happier life with those I love and who love me. hugs… and here’s my nurturing thought… http://hugmamma.com/2013/12/20/nurturing-thursdays-give-up-the-martyr/

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  4. Oh yes…choosing carefully…so important.
    I haven’t “posted” this in the main daily section of Pocket Perspectives…but have been creating it up in the “Plant Flowers” section… you and other Nurturing Thursday people might resonate with
    some of the ideas …my own relating to “Calling all Angels”…. http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/plant-flowers/calling-all-angels/

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  5. I willingly accept the gift of your warm blessing Miss Becca!
    Here is my offering for the season http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nurturing-thursday-be-ye-angels-one-to-another/

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  7. Great advice Becca, and I intend to spend some quality time with Family less stress from work this Christmas as I am not working over the Holidays this year 🙂
    Enjoy your own special time with family Becca… Much Love and Blessings this Yuletide.. Hugs Sue xxx

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  9. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/nurturing-thursday-letting-go/
    Love it. Yes…
    And this is a good place to hang out 🙂
    Thanks for being one of these.
    Love to you today and every day –
    Laurie

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  11. Colline says:

    I like the quote and it is a philosophy I try my best to follow. Sometimes, though, you cannot always choose who to be with.

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  12. love this. It’s so important to be aware of this and to try as much as we can to stay away from those people, those situations, those conversations that do nothing but bring stress into our life.

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