Nurt Thurs – YOUR Reaction


There are many situations we cannot control —
however, this is one of we can!

Nurture and Celebrate …
Be in Charge of Your Reaction!!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
They, You and Me
Grace Notes
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King


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 Nurt Thurs – YOUR Reaction

  1. Geraldine says:

    Soooooo true.😀


  2. Grace says:

    Truer words have never been spoken! Great post, Becca!


  3. It’s so very true, Becca. One can’t change the way someone looks at us or how we feel.
    Sometimes, it seems so simple but when executed it’s higher than it should be.
    Great inspirational quote.
    Happy Weekend !!! 🙏


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  5. Something I am sooooooooo working on. But thanks for the reminder. I forget and then beat myself up. I really enjoy your Nurturing Thursday’s, becca.


  6. Jay says:

    Something I tell my clients almost daily.


  7. Meg Evans says:

    Yes Becca, although how we react may sometimes lead to others changing their behavior, the changes always begin with us!


  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, your message goes well with my post last week, our reaction is what matters, and sometimes the silence is the best reaction. Here is my link:
    Have a great day!

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  9. Wendy says:

    Ouch. That is correct, darn it.


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  12. Rupali says:

    Good reminder!


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