Nurturing Thurs – Paths Cross

4-3-2014

Have you ever experienced
a wonderful thriving friendship or relationship
and then for some inexplicable reason –
“they” suddenly disappear?

No matter the effort taken to revive it –
it’s done – finished?

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I feel, there are no accidents in my life
– every person or animal companion is in my life,
at a specific time for a specific interval for a reason.
I must be mindful to learn the lessons and apply them.

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Carol Carlisle
Cee Neuner
Pocket Perspectives
Jacqueline King
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul

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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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15 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Paths Cross

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Good to contemplate today~

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  2. You do not seem to have a like button, and I would have pressed it had it been there! A lovely post! X

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  3. Yes, Becca. It’s true. People come across our path for a reason. It depends on how we deal and take a lesson of it.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Here is mine for this week. I really liked your path, so I took a different take on path.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2014/04/03/nurturing-thursday-clearness-on-your-path/

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  8. Perhaps that’s true. A “friend” stopped talking to me and nothing could change it . Another friend offered to broker a peace but no! The idea of it was just time helps. But our daughters are good friends which makes it very hard.
    My mind is a buzzy ramble today here’s what I planted today http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/nurturing-thursday-ramble-seeds-and-the-honey-bee/

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  9. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, Becca, that happened to me two years ago. I had an online friend who no longer wrote regularly, and then stopped writing entirely, after getting overwhelmed with work and family stuff. I did indeed learn some valuable lessons from having known this person, though, just as you describe.

    Here’s my post for today: http://megevans.com/2014/04/03/patience-nurturing-thursday

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  11. ItMatterstoGrey says:

    Sometimes it just takes time to figure out the lesson.

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  13. Sonel says:

    I always believe people come into your life for a reason. Beautiful post Becca. 😀

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