Who do you envision yourself to be?
What kind of seed is in you?
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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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This speaker resonated with me. I guess in our own small way, we who are part of your “nurturing thursdays” are putting our acorns out there to grow and spread…hugs for making it possible, Becca.
What a lovely thought. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, and joining me.
Thanks, Becca for making me pause to reflect upon what I value most in my life. Bless you…
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What wonderful ideas he offers in that video! I actually stopped the video repeatedly and took notes, so I could continue to reflect upon some of those ideas!
And here’s to Nurturing Thursday: “Good things are happening all the time” http://pocketperspectives.com/2014/07/10/good-things-are-happening-all-the-time-2/
So glad to know it resonated with you — wouldn’t it be wonderful, if we were taught from the earliest age to think like this? Imagine where we and the world would be today?
Oooohh…the ideas really did resonate with me…here’s a draft of pages with one of his statements… and a few variations… 😀
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Envisioning the future is indeed a very powerful act in itself! Happy Thursday, and here’s my link:
What was life like before TED Talks I don’t remember 😉
I offer the Smarter Everyday guy ❤
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I’d love to become part of nurturing Thursday … Certainly a very wonderful idea. I found you thru the sweet crowing crone, such a blessing! 💛
AB-SO-Lutely!! 😀 ~~ Welcome
Tickled to have you join whenever the mood strikes you!!
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Happy Thursday. ❤ http://lauriesnotes.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/nurturing-thursday-trusting-truth/
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