Nurturing Thursday – Grateful


1-9-2014

Not only does this provide our day
with a jolt of nurturing joy and happiness
pause and consider
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What if ……..?
We wake up tomorrow with
what we are grateful for today?

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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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11 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Grateful

  1. Paula says:

    Reblogged this on the art of life and commented:
    Give thanks, it’s just not for Thanksgiving!

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  2. Paula says:

    It’s just not for Thanksgiving!

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  3. lauriesnotes says:

    http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/nurturing-thursday-a-little-magic-within/
    Yes, I have been so grateful lately..truly grateful..and it is pretty amazing what comes from that..and honoring myself.
    Thank you for continuing the nurturing..
    I am grateful for you and all of my friends here.. I have been able to keep going and am putting together some material to offer to others who are on this healing journey..learning to love the self..
    Thank you and
    Much love to you –
    Love,
    Laurie

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  4. Great reminder, Becca. Whilst it’s easy to be grateful for the good stuff, I can feel disgruntled about life’s harsher lessons. Then I have to be super~grateful for all my blessings and before I know it the bigger picture becomes much clearer. So I do my best to be grateful for everything ~ and, you know what? It really works. 🙂

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    • becca givens says:

      I met with a masseuse this week … and she shared with me her “word” for the year so she could learn her spiritual lessons — her word is “contentment” … even in the face of adversity. She shared an incident … and I had to agree with her … It’s all in the perspective!

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  5. julespaige says:

    While visiting in AZ in December 2013 I made a little pile of rocks…
    http://julesgemstonepages.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/papago-park/

    Hubby took a picture on his cell for me…But I still haven’t figured out photo programs.
    Hugs.

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  6. Emilio Pasquale says:

    Some days I’m Snoopy, some days I’m Charlie Brown.Some days I find myself nurturing my wife, some days she nurtures me. We try every day to be responsive and caring to others we come across. Some days it’s not so easy.

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    • becca givens says:

      Oh so true — some days are not so easy … but mindfulness is the beginning of the ripple. How awesome you and your wife nurture each other? Be sure to nurture yourselves as well … this sustains the peace and the truthfulness of one’s own self — which I feel enables you to nurture those around you. 😀

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  7. Charlie and Snoopy are on to something. 😉

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