Nurturing Thurs – What is Right

4-24-14

Be true to yourself!
And in doing so, be kind and respectful
to who you are!

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right –
for you’ll be criticized anyway.
You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”

~~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Pocket Perspectives
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Notes
Lady K’s Lounge
Meg Evans

 

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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 – What is Right

  1. All on-target points, Becca. I realized that a while back when I started my art career. Once I stayed true to myself everything became easier. Hopefully, for others they can realize it, too, before they’re lives are gone. Great Nurturing …
    Namaste

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  3. lauriesnotes says:

    Ya, being who we are! 🙂

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  4. Hello Becca, I must have missed so many NT that I got removed. I was busy doing Poetry Month
    Now I’m Baaack!! First I must say that is an amazing image. and It fits with what I did today. I was given one poetry challenge and did another of my own choosing 🙂
    http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/nurturing-thursday-today-is-the-day-to-let-go-and-poetry-day-24/
    Happy Thursday!!

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    • becca givens says:

      Oh Carol — I am glad you are back 😀 —

      I deliberated about taking my frequent participants off the list — but after a couple of weeks I didn’t know if anyone would be annoyed with continuing pingbacks. I know life can get in the way. Thanks again for linking.

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  6. Some very excellent advice!

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  7. Excellent idea! Love your picture, quotes and comment! 🙂

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  8. Sonel says:

    That is so true Becca and I totally agree with Eleanor. Lovely challenge you have going here. Makes me wonder what I can contribute. My mind is spinning at this stage. LOL!
    Great post hon. I love it! 😀

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