Nurt Thurs – Gentle with Your Lessons


 An important lesson unto itself!




Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

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



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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20 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Gentle with Your Lessons

  1. We are so hard on ourselves aren’t we? This is a great reminder.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    This reminds me of a favorite quotation from Flannery O’Connor: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”

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  4. Another great quote, Becca! Um, is that anything like not knowing I wanted to buy something until I got the catalog? Just kidding! 😀
    Here’s my contribution:

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  6. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, we all have a few things in that category! Reminds me of the old saying that Life is a hard teacher — first she gives you the test, and then she teaches you the lesson.

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  7. ksbeth says:

    i love this.

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  9. thanks, Becca 🙂 an important lesson unto itself!


  10. Claire says:

    Once again, a very apt, timely reminder, Becca! I was only chiding myself yesterday for not ‘knowing’ more about the goddess Selene… I wrote in my journal, ‘How could I have not known this?? It’s so bl**dy obvious!’ Then, I added, ‘When the student is ready, the Master appears’ We learn when we’re ready 🙂
    Here’s my wee offering


  11. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Lovely thoughts, once again, the quote image is absolutely beautiful, Becca. 🙂 We hold on to those things for so long, don’t we? Enjoyed reading.


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