Nurturing Thurs – Forgiveness


I do not mind admitting,
I still need to forgive myself on a few incidents!
I have asked forgiveness,
and given forgiveness
but the circle is not complete
unless I offer myself the same.


Frequent Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

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


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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8 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Forgiveness

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  2. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, forgiving ourselves for our mistakes can indeed be a challenge sometimes! Here’s my post for today:


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  6. Raven Spirit says:

    Truth is spoken here.


  7. heykuapp says:

    Such a good way to start anything! Release the regrets and move on!


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