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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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A perfect reminder, Becca!
Inspiring words to live by, Becca. They remind me of … Do unto others,etc.
It’s been a busy week. Just catching up a little little bit.
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I have been away from NT. But happy to be back to such a lovely poster with a beautiful meaning.
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Hi Becca, your message is perfect, very useful when we have kids around. Here is my link. thanks! http://teandpaper.com/2015/02/19/nurturing-thrusday-silence/
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This is great advice, Becca and so easy to follow, once you get the message! In the past I’ve moaned and complained about others poor behaviour, without considering my own contribution to the my relationships. And yes, I got back what I was giving out. 😦 So now I’m more careful with my words and thoughts and it works much better! 🙂
Yes, that message can take a while to get through! When I was younger, I also didn’t understand how much people mirror each other. Now, I’ve learned that when I stay cheerful and expect good things from people, that’s usually what I get!
Here’s my link: http://megevans.com/2015/02/19/unfolding-nurturing-thursday
There was a time when I didn’t grasp the connection between my behaviour and what came back to me, Meg ~ and I made myself even more miserable: blaming others for my discontent and misery. Now I’m mindful not to fall into that trap and correct my thinking if I realise that I’m projecting outwards again! 🙂
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