Nurt Thurs – To Begin Again!


6-25-15

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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
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
They, You and Me

 

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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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14 Responses to Nurt Thurs – To Begin Again!

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Words of wisdom here and though sometimes difficult to follow are ones we should take heed of. Thank You!

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  2. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, all very good advice here, my post for this week is based on the conversation about “the door” in the comments on your entry last week:
    http://megevans.com/2015/06/25/behind-the-door-nurturing-thursday

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  3. Excellent, Becca! 🙂

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  6. I love the reminder to live within your means Becca, in this world where people want everything now. I remember my parents saving up for what they needed. All good reminders though.

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    • becca givens says:

      Don’t quite know when we became an “instant” society — I think our parents and grandparents were quite wise! Thank you for visiting! Continue to enrich our lives with your wonderful creativity and gifts! ❤

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  8. Not always easy to accomplish, Becca, so thanks for the great reminders! 🙂
    My contribution ~ N.T. 79!!! ~ is here: http://taoofscrumble.com/2015/06/25

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  9. Claire says:

    Some powerfully wise and nurturing words here, Becca, thank you!
    Here’s my post – my last nurturing collage (no. 25, can you believe??!!)
    http://womanofartandmind.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/nurturing-thursday-collage-25.html

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