Nurt Thurs – How Not to Be …


Whew — Now —
Don’t you feel better?


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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


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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15 Responses to Nurt Thurs – How Not to Be …

  1. Grace says:

    This is a post that I should keep on my refrigerator! Thank you for sharing git this week! 🙂

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  3. I like the idea that my ‘weaknesses’ are ‘features’ Becca ~ I’ve spent way too long trying to cure them and sometimes that has worked out and I’m better for it. But other little quirks are part of the way I am and that’s ok ~ I wouldn’t be me without them! 🙂
    I have posted a new entry here:

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    I especially like the “adventurous biography.” Next time I start ruminating on old stale stuff I’ll remind myself that it was just part of life’s many adventures!

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  5. Claire says:

    I’ve wanted to join NT for the longest time (I follow Elizabeth’s Tea & Paper), so I hope you’re OK with me just jumping in, Becca 🙂


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  7. Rupali says:

    Such a nice reminder! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I love your post, the one I like most is the ‘expressing the anger in a creative way’, I love the idea! Here is my link:

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