Nurturing Thurs – Thanksgiving

In the United States, we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day!
Enjoy your day with family and friends — appreciating your blessings and accomplishments of the year.  Be kind to yourself today, everyone! Here is my Thanksgiving wish for each of you!

11-27-14 Thanksgiving

May they overflow!!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Grace Notes
Mazeepuran
Hugmamma
Meg Evans
Carol Carlisle
Pocket Perspectives
Crowing Crone Joss
Jacqueline King

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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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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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10 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Thanksgiving

  1. Rupali says:

    What a wonderful quote. Loved it.

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  2. Dear Becca… wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.. Thank YOU for all of your posts and wonderful poems.. Love and Blessings
    Sue

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  3. What a lovely thought, Becca. Thanks for that. We all need a little pick-me-up once in a while. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, here is my link:
    http://teandpaper.com/2014/11/27/nurturing-thursday-my-new-journal/
    Happy Thanksgiving to you! In Canada our Thanksgiving was last month, but thanks for the lovely wishes, many leaves around here so many blessing on the way!

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