Nurturing Thurs – Fly





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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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16 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Fly

  1. This is a brilliant quote, Becca, both the abridged and full versions. I’m catching up on my blog reading this afternoon and the theme of self~belief is recurring ~ not just in ‘Nurturing’ posts, clearly something I have to look at more closely! Thank you for posting this! 🙂


  2. Love this Becca- both the concept for the site as well as the quote! Although a bit nontraditional for submission here is one of my favorite nurturing quotes-

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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Lovely quote — thank you for sharing it! Here’s my post:


  4. I thought the words were from Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time But I see differently 🙂
    Learned something new. Here’s mine:


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  7. Love the entire quote that – first and fabulous – added in her comment. I hadn’t read it before. It’s inspiring. 😊


  8. Keep flying.. 🙂 Sending love your way xox


  9. This inspired me to look up the entire quote. What a truly nurturing, poetic quote. Grateful for making me aware of it.
    “There is freedom waiting for you,
    On the breezes of the sky,
    And you ask “What if I fall?”
    Oh but my darling,
    What if you fly?”
    ― Erin Hanson
    😉 Thanks!


  10. shoreacres says:

    There’s always a different way to look at the world, isn’t there?


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