Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.
Jeremiah 1: 5
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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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Always inspiring to visit with you, Becca. Hope I do the same…
To be known, to be seen, is what we long for every day, amen. ❤ ❤ ❤
Nurturing words to make us celebrate the life we have , finding wisdom in all that is given to us. Thank you.
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I believe everything we journey through is part of the plan to develop us into the beings we are meant to be — stepping stones for growth! Thank you for stopping for a visit.
a good reminder to celebrate the sum total of our life, of who we are – this very precious self that we have become.
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Yes, things always look better when we cultivate more perspective, rather than getting bogged down in the small stuff (and most mistakes are small stuff).
Here’s my post: http://megevans.com/2014/10/09/comfy-spaces-nurturing-thursday
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Becca, what a wonderful reminder you have given us today! It parallels the spiritual work I have been doing with the help of a wonderful book titled ‘The Lotus and the Lily’. It has made such an impact on my life. I am so glad to be a part of this community!
And I am so glad you are a part of our weekly gang — providing a ripple effect into the universe! 😀
Excellent quote, Becca! 🙂
Thank you — I need this reminder — so if nothing else — it is a post for me!! LOL 😀
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Good Morning Becca, lovely words, again we are in the same path with our posts.
Here is my link:
I just love synchronicity — more punch to the “ripple effect”! 😀
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Thank you Becca.. Yes all our roads have led us to who we are today.. Many thanks… Enjoy your Day.. Hugs Sue x
Wonderful words, Becca, thank you for reminding us to celebrate our life experiences, in full. I recently reviewed mine ~ good, not so good, sorrowful and utterly brilliant. Suddenly I saw them, not as mistakes or triumphs but as stepping stones to who and where I am now. An wise older lady once told me that she had lived a full and varied life and that, looking back, she had no regrets. At the time I struggled to understand. I do now! 🙂
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