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!” 😀
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!
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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-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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