Nurturing Thurs – Wings

6-12-14 - Time to Fly

“Just when the caterpillar thought
“I am incapable of moving,” it became a butterfly.”

― Annette Thomas


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Meg Evans
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone
Carol Carlisle
Jacqueline King
Lady K’s Lounge



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 – Wings

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    I like the analogy of this, Becca. I feel I am still waiting for my time to transform. Perhaps it will come before I am no longer here. Thank you and do take care.


  2. phylor says:

    Becca — are you the artist? I would like to use in on my blog, and want to include the artist’s name. Is it alright with you if I do.


  3. phylor says:

    The kind of thought and image I need right now. Thanks — it’s made a big difference!


  4. FireBonnet says:

    What a lovely quote! I could use that thought this week… thank you! Here’s mine for this week…


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  6. prior says:

    wings are ready – love this!!!! 🙂 ❤


  7. Love the quote, Becca. 🙂


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  9. Crawling is always an option for getting around until the wings dry! Can’t thing of anything inspiring today. But nice to see some. (Husband snored allll night 😦


    • becca givens says:

      Ahhh, in particular this day, you need some self-kindness! Walk in the garden, cup of hot tea/hot coffee — iced tea or __________ in a special cup or glass, a nap, a bubble bath or even a good book — treat yourself to something you deserve!! 😀 Wishing you sweet dreams tonight!!!

      (BTW — I TOTALLY understand husbands snoring and wives getting zilch sleep) 😀


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  11. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, best not to get too set in one’s ways — there’s no telling what might come next!

    Here’s mine:


    • becca givens says:

      It lets us know — the caterpillar struggled in order to emerge and live in beauty! We emerge our strongest after each refinement of life!! May each of us fly with our beautifully earned wings.


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