Nurturing Thurs – IN WAITING



You’ve been given a full box of crayons. But if the beautiful picture you were born to create is going to happen, you have to open the box and begin to color!”

~~ Paul Boynton ~~
Begin with Yes


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Pocket Perspectives
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
The Inscrutable Paths of the Spirit
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora


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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24 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – IN WAITING

  1. Becca I was too busy to get comment last week for Nurturing Thursday…I could dive into that bright flower and live for a while.

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  2. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    Nurturing is such a heartfelt word. It invites both the giving and receiving of warmth and compassion.


  3. The life we create is really up to us, isn’t it?


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  6. And what beautiful crayons we all have…. planting and nurturing lots of colorful and lovely flowers, indeed!
    What delightful synchrony, too! 🙂 ….


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  9. Meg Evans says:

    Thanks Becca — this reminded me of all the fun I had with crayons as a child! 🙂 And indeed, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy creative play just as much as adults.

    My link is


  10. jhanagan2014 says:

    A rainbow flower! It truly is a nurturing gift. Thank you, Becca.


  11. Grace says:

    Oh yes! I love this quote and I LOVE the picture! It brightened my day, Becca!


  12. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, lovely quote and photo as usual! I’ve already opened my box of crayons. Here is my link for this week.


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  14. Wow! What an amazingly beautiful flower, Becca! And words that definitely inspire me to open that box of crayons right now ~ thank you so much for posting! 🙂


    • becca givens says:

      I believe you have already started with your box — maybe just add a few more colors in there!! 😀 Thank you for stopping for a visit. It is always nice to see your smiling face! 😀


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