Nurturing Thurs – YES

2-20-2014

How will you say YES to YOU today?
There will be a risk — are you willing to take it?

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora

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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 … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

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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14 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – YES

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I might have to start doing this on Thursdays!!!

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  2. Yes! I am! If not now, when, for goodness sake! Thank you for the encouragement, Becca. 🙂 This does seem to be an emerging theme in blogs I read an on Facebook. My contribution can be found at http://taoofscrumble/2014/02/20.

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  3. A recent incident had me thinking about why people have to please other people. It lead me to write my nurturing post. I see you had the same thoughts. I suppose it’s because it is the most difficult thing for us.
    Namaste,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/02/20/nurture-yourself-be-who-you-are/

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    • becca givens says:

      YES, isn’t it unfortunate the general consensus of the world makes it a difficult journey to follow consistently? With the negativity of the “world” … it is a shame if one puts a drop of dark liquid in a clear glass of liquid — it muddles immediately! We deserve to realize our specialness, uniqueness, and celebrate it and encourage others to do the same.

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  5. I may start having Turkey Thursday 😉

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  8. Love this Becca. We so often say no to our self about what we want, who we are, and what we dream of. Time for all of us to say “yes”!

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