Nurturing Thurs – Thieves

If you are held hostage ~~ free yourself!
Kick out the thieves!


Send them packing!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Pocket Perspectives


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 – Thieves

  1. I suppose I missed this one. I don’t know how that happened. ~~~~ : – (
    This is a fabulous way to look at the way we are robbibg ourselves of positive energy.
    Love it !!!!
    Namaste ..
    Isadora ❤


  2. Oh my, Becca! I love the graphic analogy in this ~ it has prompted an ‘Aha!’ Moment for me. I also love Meg’s idea of airing out the mind and using imaginary flowers and scented candles to create an air of calm positivity. In future, should I awake in the middle of the night, I’ll banish those joy~stealing thoughts with this simple visualisation! 🙂


  3. Meg Evans says:

    Very true, Becca — and it’s also helpful to visualize airing out the mind’s house after they’re gone and bringing in some nice imaginary flowers or candles to clear out any noxious smells that might linger!


  4. One of your BEST Becca ❤
    Lucinda Williams has a song about Don't Steel my joy I'll see if I can find it on youtube for you
    Happy Thursday
    Here's my offering for today


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  6. jhanagan2014 says:

    So true, Becca. Thich Nhat Hahn cautions us to be careful of the visitors we invite into the living rooms of our minds, including what books we read, what TV we watch, and what conversations we have. These all, as you indicate, create our mental furniture. I dream of the day when the rooms of our souls resemble Andrew Wyeth’s “Sea Breeze.”


    • becca givens says:

      Your message recaps the freedom of mindfulness and appreciation. I had to Google “Sea Breeze” — and it provides an air of sweet balm in its openness and continuing flow of freshness. Thank you! 🙂


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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, here is my link;
    I love your message today, I really need it (you will understand after reading my post), one more time we are connected with our nurturing messages. Have a great day!


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