Nurturing Thursday – Fly


 February is love month;
good time to forgive
those secretly resented and FLY.


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Pocket Perspectives
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Grace Notes

They, You and Me
Carol Carlisle – Light Words
Beautiful Words
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes


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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9 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Fly

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  4. hugmamma says:

    Something I’ve had to contend with in my own life. The forgiving was easy…the forgetting difficult. When I finally let go of the “rock,” which was not of my making…I could…SOAR! hugs for these words. My offering is akin to yours…I think.


  5. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, going around with rocks tied to our feet is indeed what carrying old resentments can feel like! Much better to put down that burden and leave it behind. Thanks Becca!


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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, forgiveness is a good topic for this week, forgive others is easy, forgive ourselves is the difficult part, maybe few chocolates can help. Here is my link, have a great Thursday!


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