Nurturing Thurs – Don’t Let Them


Who or what is trying to stop you today?
Are you going to let them?
If that one person is you —
Be kind to yourself and
❤ ❤ ❤



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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

 Welcome our newest participant:
Elizabeth of Tea and Paper


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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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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Don’t Let Them

  1. Great advice! I was following you in my reader and now it says I’m not following you. Go figure. I’ll try this Bloglovin. Hope that works better! 🙂


  2. YUP … get out of my way. Love this, Becca. Intense and strong in our conviction. Super Nurturing !!
    PS I’ll miss the nuturing Thursdays while on vacation but I’ll be back. : )


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  5. Meg Evans says:

    AWESOME message! And I’ll surely keep in mind the importance of getting out of my own way when that is needed! Here’s my entry:


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, thanks for the lovely message, I really need it, my work place is full of people ready to put the others down. I’ve posted my message today, in the same line of yours. Have a great day!
    And thanks for linking my blog here!


    • becca givens says:

      I totally empathize with you — before I “retired” from an 8-7 job — I was inundated with these type of people. It was a toxic environment. I am fortunate not to be in the midst of them at present. 😀


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  9. This is a wonderful idea, I would love to join in ❤


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