Nurt Thurs – My/Your Reaction


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Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Living with My Ancestors
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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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29 Responses to Nurt Thurs – My/Your Reaction

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  2. seeker says:

    Love and be loved. Blessings.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Laurie says:

    Awe. Nice to be here. ❤ Have a lovely gentle day. ❤


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  5. Such wonderful advice to help us on our way! Great photo, by the way! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, worrying about how others are going to behave is mostly just a waste of energy! Here’s my post for today:


  7. Jay says:

    Happy Thursday.
    Be the light.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Beautiful Post! Great tree behind the words.
    I really wanted to share my nurturing visit with nature last night
    Hope you are well


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  12. Grace says:

    This is so true, Becca! I love your choice this week. xx


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  14. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I think I’m ready to join you ladies again. Here is my link, and thanks for the lovely message today, I’m really try to find more balance in my life and your message is perfect for it.Have a lovely day!

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  17. Claire says:

    Gorgeous photo, and such wise, wise words!
    I KNOW this to be true, but practising it moment by moment ain’t that easy…
    Here’s my contribution
    Thanks Becca xx


    • becca givens says:

      Often, moment by moment we need those gentle reminders to keep our eyes on the right path! 😀

      (Claire — I hope you are able to read this message. I am having such difficulty leaving feedback because of the captcha protocol. I wanted you to know, this week’s addition is wonderful, Claire .. thank you for sharing what nurtures you! ❤ )


      • Claire says:

        Thanks for this Becca. I confess I don’t really know what the ‘captcha protocol’ is… I’ve checked and there’s no word verification or anything on my blog, is that where you’re having problems leaving a comment? Or is it something on WordPress? Or something between WordPress and Blogger? ❤


        • becca givens says:

          There is “I am not a robot” that has to be checked. I get to preview status, and can only see my comment … not the drop-down to click the box. So I am not sure where the problem is located. Just don’t want you to think I did not leave a comment. 😦 Have a fantabulous weekend!


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