Nurturing Thursday – Dear Self

How gentle … how nurturing?
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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 – Dear Self

  1. hugmamma says:

    I have two…LIVE BOLDLY…and…LAUGH HEARTILY. I try to do both…emphasis on “try.”

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  2. hugmamma says:

    Better late…as they say. My daughter affects my life…as all lives of those blest with offspring. I’m forever learning from her. Hope what I’ve learned is of help…


  3. I would say….Wear Sunscreen 😉 ok maybe…Love yourself
    Good question. How about a note to our future selfs?
    Happy New Year!!!!


  4. lauriesnotes says:

    “You’re loved.”


  5. Michael Lane says:

    “You’re awesome.”


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  8. shoreacres says:

    Shoot. This one’s easy. I didn’t even have to think. The words just came, loud and clear. “Be Careful!”


  9. Hopeje says:

    I would say, dare even more, trust yourself, and listen to your true needs and wishes! That does not imply not carrying for others.
    I discovered however that you do learn with time and need to be sometimes patient! Not meaning waiting for things to be done for you.
    Anyway continue enjoying life!!!!!


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