Nurt Thurs – Be Yourself

 
5-28-15

How liberating!
It is nice to meet you!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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

We welcome our newest contributor:
Claire of
Woman of Art and Mind

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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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23 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Be Yourself

  1. Pingback: No Regrets | Grace Notes

  2. Oh, dear, are you sure? LOL! 😆

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  3. Heartafire says:

    are you sure you want me to do this, I’m a real mess! ❤ :_)

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  5. Grace says:

    Oh, how I love this quote, Becca! I saw it again on Instagram today. It is a wonderful reminder!

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  6. Wendy says:

    Great reminder to take my ‘mask’ off and just let it all hang out!

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  8. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, trying to be somebody else never works anyway! 🙂
    http://megevans.com/2015/05/28/garden-fountain-nurturing-thursday

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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, perfect quote for me, I needed it. Here is my link:http://teandpaper.com/2015/05/28/nurturing-thursday-after-the-rain/
    Have a great day!

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  11. Love it, Becca ~ it’s a brilliant reminder that we should celebrate every part of ourselves rather than concentrate on what might be seen as flaws! 🙂

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  13. Claire says:

    I’m up and out of the blocks early today, Becca 🙂
    http://womanofartandmind.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/nurturing-thursday-no-2.html
    Love your post – the image and the words so remind me of our daughter – she’s 17, beautiful, quirky and has NO problem just being herself 🙂 Wish I had but an ounce of her gentle assurance 😀

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  14. Lovely words xo thank you

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  15. Reblogged this on Tee's Tiny Blog and commented:
    Definitely worth a share 🙂

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