Nurturing Thursday – One Beautiful Thought!



How would you react if
someone told you out loud
what you are secretly thinking?
Do you remember

When was your last
beautiful thought about yourself?

What was it?

Article Source:
Huffington Post Living – Canada
Dove’s One Beautiful Thought Will Have You Thinking Twice About Yourself


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Living with My Ancestors
Jacqueline King
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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12 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – One Beautiful Thought!

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  2. I know I appreciate people being honest but to what degree. Good self-esteem helps to keep us positive about ourselves. This is a thought provoking Nurturing post, Becca.
    Thank you fro hosting.
    Namaste 🙏


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  4. Jay says:

    I generally think I have a positive regard of myself, but this is a great question, one I hope to live up to. Nice challenge\reminder.

    Liked by 1 person

    • becca givens says:

      Thanks, Jay! It is always great to learn of the people who think well of themselves (not in a narcissistic way, but in a kind-loving-nurturing way) … it helps spread kindness to others when it overflows from us. Thank you for leaving me some feedback. 😀


  5. Meg Evans says:

    That my hair looked good this morning — and yes, best not to let it bother me on days when I might think otherwise! Yay for Dove starting this conversation, and thank you for sharing it, Becca.


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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, great video and questions, I really need to think about the answer. Here is my link:

    Liked by 1 person

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