Nurturing Thurs – 5-1-14



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Pocket Perspectives
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Notes
Crowing Crone
Carol Carlisle
Lady K’s Lounge

Jacqueline King
Meg Evans



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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – 5-1-14

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Thank you for this. I really take to heart the wise sayings of this man and now if I could only learn to feel them and act…well, I would be on my way.


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  5. Geraldine says:

    so true and such good advice!


  6. lauriesnotes says:

    Like the part about trust. 🙂
    goodness and trust.
    I wrote “I have learned to trust, to be still –to allow all that is beautiful to find its way to me.” ..for today. Not learning in the usual sense ..because i already had it. ♡
    Have a gentle day –


  7. Colline says:

    Your statements hold so true. We need to accept that we cannot always be the best. If we do so, I think we can be a lot happier within ourselves.


  8. this is why everyone loves Rumi.


  9. quarksire says:

    yes I have wings 🙂 yep yep 🙂


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