Nurturing Thurs – Yes, YOU

80th edition

7-3-14

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:


Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King
Hugmama
Crowing Crone
Mazeepuran

Pocket Perspectives
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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17 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Yes, YOU

  1. As soon as I saw this on Thursday it made me smile, Becca ~ the little girl is adorable and reminds me of my granddaughter. We are all special in out own ways, it’s good to be reminded of that! I’m late in linking my contribution this week, although it was posted on the right day ~ here it is: http://taoofscrumble.wordpress.com/2014/07/03 🙂

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  2. Meg Evans says:

    Neglected to post my link yesterday… sorry about that.
    http://megevans.com/2014/07/03/like-mom-made-nurturing-thursday

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  3. I like the nod to Uncle Sam, very sweet child.
    I’m slow this week Happy 4th http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/nurturing-thursday-watching-and-keeping/

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  6. julespaige says:

    Thanks for enjoying my ‘Joy’ – More to come.
    Happy Forth to you!

    Hugs, Jules

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  7. I adore the image of the little girl.
    Thank You for thinking I’m special !!!! 😃
    Issy
    http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2014/07/03/nurture-yourself-by-seeking-it-within/

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  8. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – by Seeking it Within | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  9. Colline says:

    Love this poster 🙂

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  10. Yes Becca you so are Special.. I hope you know just how special you really are.. Love and Hugs your way… Sue xox

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