Nurt Thurs – 2015 Blessings

Happy New Year!
May your year overflow with blessings
of joy, peace, contentment, love
and a nurtured spirit!!
Memory Journal Jar

Call it your
“Awesome Jar”
“Blessings Jar”
“Gratitude Jar”


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Grace Notes
Crowing Crone Joss

Jacqueline King
Carol Carlisle
Priceless Joy
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Way of Life!
They, You and Me
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-kindness 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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37 Responses to Nurt Thurs – 2015 Blessings

  1. dani says:

    i love this idea, becca! i hope the new year is off to a great start for you!


  2. Ooooh, love that idea!


  3. A wonderful way for us to remind ourselves of the many blessings we have day to day.
    May this year … 2015 … bring your everything you desire, Becca. Thank you for hosting Nurutring Thursday. My hope is to begin to post again soon.
    Happy New Year to you and your family. 🎉🎉🎉
    Blessings !!! 💝

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  4. Lena says:

    Lovely idea! I’ve challenged myself to something similar this year: I want to try something new every single day.


  5. Meg Evans says:

    I have a good friend who keeps a gratitude jar. Although I’ve never kept one, this year I have been using my blog (and especially the Nurturing Thursday posts!) to remember and cherish the good things. I would say that’s in the same spirit!


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, Happy New Year, I love your idea and the blue jar! Here is my link:


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  8. A great idea, Becca! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  9. julial213 says:

    Reblogged this on Julia's Odyssey and commented:
    A wonderful idea for the New Year from Becca Givens. Nurturing Thursday.
    This is my first re-blog, so I hope I do it right.


  10. julial213 says:

    I just saw something like this on Facebook and decided to do it. I love your colored post it notes though and think I will use them too to brighten up the good feelings. Happy New Year.


  11. Heartafire says:

    awesome plan!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Mama Cormier says:

    What a great idea Becca! I should start one at school. Sometimes people get so negative and forget how lucky they really are. Best wishes for the new year. Carol

    Liked by 1 person

  13. gfchopstix says:

    Lovely idea. Happy New Year, Joy!


  14. seedbud says:

    Wishing you all the best in 2015! I’m looking forward to another year of your blog. Best, Catherine


  15. Wendy says:

    May it be the best year ever! Happy New Year!


  16. Happy New Year to you xxx Love and Hugs dear Becca xx


  17. Reblogged this on INSPIRING my EMOTIONS and commented:
    Great idea by Becca Givens! Anyone interested in joining me doing this? XO Happy New Year! 😆


  18. Becca, I LOVE this idea! I am going to do it. 🙂 😆 I am going to reblog this post. ~PJ~ XO


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