Nurturing Thurs – Let It Go


Oh my goodness, I seem to have misplaced one or two days in this week!  I have a very sick “pup”, and not only are my nights and days Topsy-turvy, but my timing of days/week is totally off kilter as well.  Thank you to my faithful companions on Nurturing Thursday’s journey for contributing and linking ahead of this late post.  It also served as a gentle reminder, it was Thursday!  “Ding — ding — ding, you have something to do!” 😀

1-22-15 Peace


I realize this saved piece for today refers to inner peace and our reactions on a personal realm (with people, relationships and/or situations, etc) — I must admit, though, I can utilize this reminder as I work with our challenges with Utah.  There are plenty “what ifs”, thus increasing both of our stress levels and inner turmoil. Instead, I am turning my focus into a solution and/or healing regime for him.  I am trusting my angels, guides, and the Holy Spirit to give me discernment, and inner peace that I am doing all I can for him — and be at peace with the outcome!



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Grace Notes
Crowing Crone Joss
Priceless Joy changed to “Beautiful Words”
Jacqueline King
Pocket Perspectives
They, You and Me
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-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.

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 – Let It Go

  1. Pingback: nurturing thursdays: i am taking care of you…as shared by pat | hugmamma's MIND, BODY and SOUL

  2. hugmamma says:

    Oftentimes our minds just won’t do what we ask, so the reminder “to let go” is always timely. hugs! My share is offered by a family member suffering a couple diseases that ensure an uphill climb from here on in. I am penning her journey so she can one day look back and know how far she’s come in her struggle to live her best life…


  3. It is very true that peace of mind can help keep us stay calm. It took me a long time to stop replaying things in my mind that were over and could not be fixed. I’ve hung up my tool belt.
    This is a wonderful quote, Becca. 😌
    I hope your doggie is better. It’s difficult to see them with an illness. They always look so helpless. Give your little darling a nice head scratch for me. 😘
    Bless your heart for always being committed even when there are other things more pressing.
    Namaste …. 🙏


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  5. Mags Corner says:

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your sweet pup sweet Becca. Hope all is better very, very soon. Hugs

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  6. This sounds just like us a couple of weeks ago. Keep the faith. Prayers and good vibes coming your way. I have no doubt that you were doing all you can. And so be at peace.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, lovely quote! I wish that your pup be better soon!

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  8. Hey, first feel better! ❤ ❤ ❤
    No worries! What is time anyway? Lol.
    I wanted to tell you that I am letting go of writing so much on my blog. It has been 2 years. So if I don't link here, my heart is here.. I am working on some projects to share along with my book. And continuing my own process.. following my heart wherever it is going. ❤ It's hard to let go of something so close to my heart.. but it is also natural to hold a little and then let go too.. ❤
    My thoughts and love to you as you recover.


    • becca givens says:

      Oh, Laurie, I am so proud of you, and the continuation of your journey. Thank you for sharing yourself with courage, grace, and nurturing love. You will be missed. I totally understand this crossroad for you, as I approach my 5th yr anniversary tomorrow. In the past year, I have often wondered — should I continue? Is it necessary — needed — does my contribution make a ripple in the full scheme of things. Thank you for letting me know of your journey’s continuation. Please stop by anytime your spirit and/or heart so moves you. Keep me posted on your projects!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Godspeed ~~ becca

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      • of course! I appreciate your support. And YES!! you make a difference!! ❤ ❤ ❤ for sure!!

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      • Meg Evans says:

        Becca, yes, you certainly are making many people’s lives happier with your blog! Hoping that both you and the pup feel better soon. And I agree there’s no need to worry about something in the past that might not seem to make sense — often that just means we’re not yet ready to understand the lesson.

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        • becca givens says:

          Thank you, Meg!! I appreciate your feedback. We are taking very baby steps with Utah — and hopefully, they will pay off … I feel he accomplished a lot today with his measured amount of water and food without the appearance of nausea and/or pain. Yea for him! Tomorrow is another day to accomplish as much or more! Take care ~~


          • hugmamma says:

            After many, many months of trying to ensure our dog Mocha quality of life as her sciatic problems continued to worsen, we had to let her go. It was heart wrenching, an experience I may never be able to withstand again. I’ve been through it twice now. As I age it becomes more difficult to do all that’s physically necessary to service a beloved canine with serious health issues. God bless you in your efforts…


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