Nurt Thurs – Shine ~ Shine!


Sweet Souls:
Shine ~ Shine ~ Shine!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
To Wear a Rainbow



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 – Shine ~ Shine!

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    I am beginning to write again so will drop by more often now. Love this and have seen it put so many different ways but your imagery really sets it off. Take care.

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  2. Now that is totally amazing to think about. Thank YOU! ☀️

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  3. What a brilliant thought, Becca, that our light shows others the way! The image reminds me of the ball of chi energy, which I visualise every morning during my qigong practice! 🙂

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Wonderful quote and image, literally glowing with spirit! 🙂


  5. That’s a beautiful thought.


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  7. Grace says:

    love, love, love this quote! It’s wonderful, Becca! Here is my contribution for the week:


  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, yes we must shine! Here is my link
    Becca, do you have any news about Isadora? She is not posting on her blog, I’ve left a message there, but she hasn’t answered it. Such a great woman, I miss her.


    • becca givens says:

      I have wondered about Issy for several weeks — I left a message, but haven’t heard. I believe I have her email — I will try to reach out again in this manner and hopefully hear from her. I pray all is well with her and her husband.


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  10. Hi Becca 🙂 I like your shine, shine, shine! Here’s a poem from Khalil Gibran. Have a nice day!


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  12. Claire says:

    Wow, what an image!!! And the quote is just perfect… My creative fire is burning quite brightly with my collage a day – 4 down, 26 to go…


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