Nurturing Thurs – Rebuilding

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Look in the mirror each morning — and remind yourself!!
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You are the one and only key … it is up to you!

 

Numerous sources

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Inside the Mind of Isadora
Carol Carlisle
Mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Pocket Perspectives
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Hugmamma’s Mind Body and Soul
Cee Nuener
Meg Evans

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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 – Rebuilding

  1. The first line starts off with a huge message. I love this, Becca. Aren’t the nurturing thursday posts a blessing? I find a message in each of us who participate. Thank you for hosting and encouraging positive way for us to enlighten our lives.
    Namaste …
    Izzy 😍

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    • becca givens says:

      Nurturing Thursday is a joy in my week — each of you give such wonderful insight, gems of truth and/or gentle reminders. I think I benefit from them most of all. 😀 Thank you for contributing. Namaste ~~ ❤

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  3. hugmamma says:

    All good information for a long, happy, and healthy life. I learned late in life. Just glad I learned…
    http://hugmamma.com/2014/08/29/nurturing-thursdays-get-ready-get-set-get-moving/

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  5. I’ll vote for Stop Apologizing. I need to stop letting what others think affect me so much.
    So I boldly offer this post today Unapologeticly (even as I can’t spell it 😉
    http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/08/28/nurturing-thursday-be-held/

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  7. Meg Evans says:

    All very good advice! Self-nurturing often feels like rebuilding to me, also. Here’s my post:
    http://megevans.com/2014/08/28/hot-dog-nurturing-thursday

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    • becca givens says:

      For most — self-nurturing, self-kindness and self-love was not encouraged growing up … most lived/live in a negative bombarded environment … takes a lot of rebuilding to accomplish self-love which then can have an immense ripple-effect of love of others.

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I love it. I’ll joy it. The text needs to be ours or we can quote someone?

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  10. Great minds think alike! I scheduled this same photo to be posted this morning on my blog. Love it! ♥

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  11. Excellent Nurturing message, Becca, with wise steps to follow. ‘Rebuilding’ is something I’ve been focusing on, recently. As you say, this is something we have to do for ourselves and I honestly feel that now is the time to re~assess and make being our true selves a priority! 🙂

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