Nurturing Thurs – That One Person



to be reckoned with!!



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Pocket Perspectives
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Theology is a Verb
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Carol Carlisle

Welcome to our newest participant:
Grace of Bowl of Cherries
Elizabeth of Theology Is A Verb


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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25 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – That One Person

  1. carolyninjoy says:

    Reblogged this on Reviews & Recommendations and commented:
    Nurturing Thursday sounds good to me.


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  4. jhanagan2014 says:

    As you probably know, Becca, many Shinto shrine in Japan have a neat twist. When you peer into the dark interior to “see” the kami, there is simply a mirror to remind you of where divinity dwells. In mythology, the mirror was one of the three gifts given to the first emperor of Japan by the Sun goddess.


  5. Fantastic advice, Becca ~ waiting for someone else to ‘rescue’ us can lead to a very long wait. We are so much more capable than we think! 🙂


  6. Oh I love this- so profound yet simple!


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  8. hugmamma says:

    We all need to look in the mirror…and see the person behind the image. Wise…
    Hope my offering is of help as well…


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  11. Grace says:

    Becca, thank you for the lovely welcome! I am so happy that I found you via Elizabeth at Tea and Paper. 🙂 I love your quote for today, self-kindness is something I have been working on. My mantra these past few weeks has been ‘I am enough’; and amazingly, I am seeing it echoed everywhere!


  12. Embracing change does require self reflection! Love the image!!! Well said.
    Here’s a little more about change.


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  14. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, very true — we shouldn’t be waiting for someone else to take action before we do anything! Here’s my link for the week:


  15. prior says:

    very wise perspective here – so nice!!!! have a great day!


  16. Oh, how true it is! 😀


  17. Elizabeth says:

    Good Morning Becca, I prepared my page yesterday, and today when I saw your post I couldn’t believe it, we are in the same path: Change. My post is about it too. And last week the same topic too. We are in synchrony, isn’t magical? Here is my link:
    Have a great day!


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