Nurturing Thurs – Give Up

78th edition

6-19-14

It is time!

 

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Meg Evans
Cee’s Photography
Carol Carlisle
Firebonnet
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King

Pocket Perspectives
Hugmama
Crowing Crone
Lady K’s Lounge

 

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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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27 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Give Up

  1. hugmamma says:

    An early entry for next week…because I felt an urgent need to share…

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  2. Heartafire says:

    o, it is indeed!

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  3. The last one ‘People Pleaser’ shot right to my brain. It’s a real difficult one for me to get a grip on. Nice to see it here bringing the answers home. Namaste http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/06/19/nurture-yourself-with-love-and-compassion/

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  5. I do believe we are in the same book today. Maybe even the same page. It is indeed time to be your natural and vunerable self.
    Happy Thursday
    Carol

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  6. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday: To Live Whole Heartedly | Light Words

  7. Thanks Becca….for offering so much nurturing…
    Here’s my contribution for this week …. “Hope comes from a large family…” from a post/pages I created several years ago using a quote by Maria, at Enermazing and Read for Success. http://pocketperspectives.com/2014/06/19/hope-comes-from-a-large-family-a-family-with-many-siblings-2/
    (Maria posts occasionally at Read for Success now: “Times we go into silence”… http://mferreira56.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/times-that-we-go-into-silence/ )

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  8. Meg Evans says:

    So very true — all that old baggage needs to go! Here’s my post:
    http://megevans.com/2014/06/19/quiet-comfort-nurturing-thursday

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  9. Pingback: “Hope comes from a large family…” …a family with many siblings | Pocket Perspectives

  10. Needed this today. Thanks. I am taking a little break from writing notes. Still here though. And well.. Just taking a bit of a break so my thoughts can settle a bit. ❤ I like this one. Happy Thursday.
    Love,
    Laurie

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  11. You are right, Becca, it is time! We’re perfect as we are, but learning that takes practice. So thank you for this timely reminder! 🙂

    My contribution this week is here: http://taoofscrumble.com/2014/06/19

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  13. a truly excellent list

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