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and “things” that do not bring you
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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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OK, sign me up! It has taken me a long time to rid myself of toxic relationships. And now I’m sure I annoy people just like a reformed alcoholic in a crowd of ex-drinking buddies. I am always telling my friends to get rid of the relationship even if it is their mother who is toxic. That has not gone over well but is something I struggled with for years. I am a much happier man now and my mother- rest her soul- finally realized what she was doing to me and my sister.
i LOVE this concept, becca! good for you!
A very true statement on toxic relationships. All of us have them. The difficult part
is figuring how to avoid them. We tend to overlook rather than offend. Good advice
in this one, Becca.
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yes, cancel the subscription…love that metaphor!
And… I seem to be “coming back” from some quiet time…. http://pocketperspectives.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/watering-our-spirits-sources-of-aliveness-and-beauty-nurturing-thursday/
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here here…good advice. I’ve “dropped” quite a few of those kind of people from my life, in recent years. life is just too short for that kind of bs!!!
Amen, Geraldine — wish it had been part of the childhood “handbook”! 😀
I love the quote…I have been canceling subscriptions for a while now….I love that line … another thought-thinking post … and tied with the threads of the heart making it feel right for me … Thank you…I enjoyed this very much
Take Care … You Matter …
maryrose — thank you so much for the sentiments. 😀
you are one of the world’s special gifts \\(*^*)//
My dear … your words are golden nuggets!
Wish I had learned them many moons ago — life would have been easier — but lessons are part of the journey — and timing is always as it should be. I don’t always remember that, but eventually I realize it!
😀 Thank you for visiting.
“cancel your subscription to their issues” I love that. What a great way to put it.
so glad I’m able to contribute this week, too. http://crowingcrone.com/2014/01/30/nurturing-thursday-jan-30th/
I am glad you are able to post when time permits. Thank you for doing so!
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“Truth, nurturing and peace” … Finding those things makes letting go of the other stuff much easier. I’m always amazed that there is more to let go of.. but these treasures are worth it.
Happy Thursday, Becca. Thank you for being you…and for being here. 🙂
“Truth, nurturing and peace” seem to be part of my mantra these days … and even with that said, I still peel another layer of the opposite for me to face and/or work through … all part of the process. YES, these are treasures worth the effort to find them. Thank you for linking, and being YOU!
🙂 Who else would I be? Haha! ❤
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