Nurturing Thurs – Wear It!

3-20-2014

Yes … YOU should!!

and to get your toes tapping to match your smile
here is my new favorite group

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Frequent Contributors to Nurturing Thursday:

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

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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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24 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Wear It!

  1. I’ve been noticing how much people’s faces change when they smile, Becca, they can look completely different. So i’m taking your advice to smile more often myself and spread some of that happiness! Great band, uplifting song!
    I slipped a day this week and published my contribution yesterday: http://taoofscrumble.com/2014/03/20

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  2. Y. Prior says:

    Hi – well I was not that excited about hearing the happy song again (so tired of it – even though it is good) – HOWEVER – when you said it was new favorite band- I decided to click play – and wow – was pretty impressed (er…happy….) to hear this acapella harmonizing – AWESOME!! 🙂
    enjoyed this (and thanks to Cee for linking this post). 🙂 ~y.

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    • becca givens says:

      I am amazed of the sounds this a-capella group produces … it is easy for me to get drawn in and forget all of it is done without instruments. This version makes me happy! 😀 However, I could not listen to it repeatedly ends on end.

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  3. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    Listen to the joy!

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  4. Becca. I love this group and the positive energy they are putting out in the world. What a joy to listen to them. Hope you are well. Hugs, Barbara

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    • becca givens says:

      Barbara, I am probably behind in the music world but I first heard them at Christmas when “Little Drummer Boy” went viral on FB … then this one came to my attention. Amazing gifts each contribute … the songs I’ve heard make my spirit sing! Good booster for my spirit – I am providing hospice care for my mom. Need lifts like this daily. Hope you are well. Hugs to you ♥♥♥

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  5. I love the original from Bruno Mars but this is a very creative way of changing up the song. Happy is always something we should try to practice everyday. Fun nurturing post for today.
    Namaste …
    http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/03/21/nurturing-yourself-with-tai-chi/

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  7. lauriesnotes says:

    🙂 Happy Thursday♡♡♡!
    Maybe we find a little quiet joy inside and smile from within ♡

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Happy Spring. I decided to play with week. I used your Smile as a lead in to mine entry.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/03/20/nurturing-thursday-a-clowns-smile/

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  9. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: A Clown’s Smile | Cee's Photography

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  11. Certainly made me Happy! Im clapping and stomping!
    The local PBS channel has been playing a documentary on Happiness all week. Hope you can find it in you neck of the woods.
    Happy Spring!
    Carol

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