Nurturing Thurs – Live Fully


2-5-15

 Have fun and Let your light shine!!

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Hugmamma
Pocket Perspectives
Inside the Mind of Isadora
They, You and Me
Carol Carlisle – Light Words
Mazeepuran

Crowing Crone Joss
Beautiful Words
Jacqueline King
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

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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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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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Live Fully

  1. Great words …. so many aren’t living life fully. This is another wonderful nurturing.
    Namaste 🙏

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  2. Great advice, Becca! My son recently mocked my ‘so called’ wisdom ~ my response is that I’m not ‘holier than thou’, I’ve made a ton of mistakes throughout my life and have learned from them! 🙂

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  3. Pingback: nurturing thursdays: take care…it’s important! | hugmamma's MIND, BODY and SOUL

  4. hugmamma says:

    Always good advice, Becca. Hope mine reminds us to take care of ourselves and our loved ones.
    http://hugmamma.com/2015/02/07/nurturing-thursdays-take-care-its-important/

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  5. “Go out and screw up” advice should be given to all graduating classes!
    http://crowingcrone.com/2015/02/05/nurturing-thursday-feb-5th/

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  6. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday Feb 5th | Crowing Crone Joss

  7. Pingback: Happiness…encouraging “flourishing” in ourselves and others…. on Nurturing Thursday | Pocket Perspectives

  8. Meg Evans says:

    So true — why worry about screwing up when it’s just another part of life, and nothing really bad is going to happen if we don’t do everything perfectly!

    Here’s my link: http://megevans.com/2015/02/05/morning-magic-nurturing-thursday

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  9. csh1024 says:

    Very wise words, indeed! Thank you for sharing with us. Sometimes, we need to be reminded.

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  10. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, good reminder! sometimes we are scared to go ahead and do what is necessary, important to us, we are afraid of falling, and getting hurt, so it’s better enjoy whatever comes on our way! Have a great day!

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