Nurturing Thurs – Gifts

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Have you opened your gifts?
YES?!! — Hurray!
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Are you displaying them proudly?
YES?!! — Bravo!
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Not yet, you say?
What are you waiting for?
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It is NOT too late! … Never ever too late!
YOU are missing out by not displaying them!
The world is missing out by not seeing them!

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Shine, baby, shine!!

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:


Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Notes
Lady K’s Lounge
Carol Carlisle
Pocket Perspectives

 

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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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23 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Gifts

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  2. Made me smile!!! I was always told that was one of my gifts “smiling” that is.
    I’m a day late for NT http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/9860/
    Happy Weekend Becca

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  4. We see the worth in others, but often we miss seeing it in ourselves. Today, I am appreciating my selves: the fool, the wise woman, the student, the teacher, and as the song says, “the pirate, the poet, the pawn” and the queen, all those who reside within my skin and bone and mind and soul with acceptance and joy.

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    • becca givens says:

      That’s what Nurturing Thursday is all about — nurturing and appreciating ourselves as we would a friend! Glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you will do so again ~~ 😀

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  5. it has been a week of discovery and deepening of truths I hold dear so, yes, I do believe I am opening up the package and unpacking my gifts more and more.

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  8. FireBonnet says:

    So very very true! and as Meg said, there’s ‘more we haven’t noticed yet.’ This is a lovely idea Becca and I thought I’d join in this week. http://firebonnet.com/2014/06/05/nurturing-thursday-drawing-the-magic/

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  10. Meg Evans says:

    And even when it seems we’ve unpacked everything, there is more that we haven’t noticed yet. 🙂

    Here’s my post: http://megevans.com/2014/06/05/metaphor-in-life-nurturing-thursday

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  11. wingedprisms says:

    Great words. 😀

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