Nurt Thurs – Strengths!


As I reflect upon my life,
there are many phases for which
this statement is a mantra!
However, in the current phase,
this hits “home” for me
as my sister and I sift
through my mom’s belongings!

It is our first return to our childhood home
since she transitioned in December


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Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Grace Notes
Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King



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 – Strengths!

  1. Handling problems will strengthen you.


  2. A wonderful mantra indeed. Blessings to you and your sister. 🙂 ❤

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  3. lynn__ says:

    I hope you enjoy time with your sister and treasure the precious memories together, Becca!

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  4. julial213 says:

    My thoughts are with you. It’s such I sad time. Like everyone said, it’s nice that you have your sister to go through this together.

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  7. Oh that rite of passage, going though your mother’s things, is a singular event, treasure it carefully.
    Maybe this will help


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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, some moments we need all the strength in the world, and this one is for sure one of them. Here is my link, have a nice day!


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  11. Wendy says:

    Oh my goodness. That brought back some memories. When my mom passed last November, my brother and I went through that. When we would come a cross a special piece, we would remember good things, and it brought us some peace.
    I hope you and your sisters get through this transition and are closer for it.
    God bless you.

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  12. thanks, Becca 🙂 not easy, but being strong is always a good advice, cheers ❤


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  14. Claire says:

    Bless you, Becca, this is always such a hard thing… (my Mum died 15 years ago), I’m glad you have your sister to help 🙂
    Today’s nurturing collage


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