Nurturing Thurs – Gift of You


Powerful 3 lines, huh?

We are powerful even when we feel powerless.
Every action of our lives makes a difference
even when we are feeling insignificant
The more we are able to live in our light
the more we spark the light in others
We should not cloud what was made to shine.
If we suppress those parts of us
we are stifling the parts God intended us
to give to the rest of humanity.

The Gift of You


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Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle


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 Thurs – Gift of You

  1. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca! I found my way here after seeing Nurturing Thursday posts on other blogs. It’s a lovely idea, and you’ve done a lot of good by starting it. This year I am visiting positive blogs regularly to give myself some nurturing, and I’ll certainly look through your archives to read more of these uplifting posts. Best wishes to you!


    • becca givens says:

      Oh Meg, I am so delighted you discovered and followed the breadcrumbs 😀 — there is entirely too much dark news in our world — and not enough positive (never can have too many!) … if you wish to link, we would be thrilled to have you join us — if not, thrilled you visit. May what is post aid you in your nurturing journey of self-kindness! Thank you for dropping a note too! Namaste ~~


  2. lauriesnotes says:

    Wonderful! That’s it♡♡♡L


  3. Such wisdom: Much to meditate upon.
    I have been attempting to meditating on Light a hard thing to do in winter.
    Here’s my light words for today:


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  6. Bodhirose says:

    I love Lao Tzu’s wisdom. His words have been such an inspiration to me. I’ve always felt that the best thing we can do for the world’s suffering is to be the best we can be…uplift ourselves. Wallowing and immersing ourselves in the woes of the world does no good. Suffering with those who are suffering does neither of us any good.


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  8. This is of course completely true. Funny I am not writing for this prompt today. But in wring for another, a silly poem, I mention the need to change oneself. All within the same vein of which you speak today.


  9. It’s a very powerful truth. And reminds me “be the change you want to see in the world”. The more we heal our own self, the more kindness we extend, the more grace we allow to flow through us, the more we usher in a whole new world.”


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