Nurt Thurs – Seeing Yourself


You are a wondrous being!


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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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17 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Seeing Yourself

  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This was very beautiful… truly inspired 🙂


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  3. The quote is spot on, Becca. Many of us can’t see our own beauty. We all have it we just have to let it shine, shine, shine.
    Namaste 🙏


  4. Renee Espriu says:

    Becca, I see you have been to my site and thank you. I have not been on my site as I have been quite ill since the beginning of the year. I was in the hospital nearly a week recently as bacteria on my heart valve caused a stroke. I am now home and getting antibiotics thru a line into my heart and getting better. Once I am feeling much better I will return to writing again. I do hope you and your family are well. Renee


  5. I absolutely love this quote, Becca ~ thank you for sharing it today. We so often focus on what we perceive to be our imperfections or shortcomings that we fail to appreciate how truly beautiful we all are! 🙂


  6. Rupali says:

    Sharing is caring. Thanks for this quote. You are amazing Becca.


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  8. Grace says:

    The perfect quote, Becca, I love it!


  9. Meg Evans says:

    That would be a marvelous gift indeed! Happy Thursday. 🙂


  10. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, thanks for the lovely quote, a difficult talk to be done! Here is my link:


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  13. Becca we are all amazing and special and we all have that gift we need to share with the world. Its different for everybody but I tell my children they each have something special to give this world.

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