Nurt Thurs – Fan the Flames!

146th Nurturing Thursday


Fan those flames dear ones!!



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Tea and Paper
Find Your Middle Ground
Jacqueline King
Grace Notes
Pocket Perspectives
The Seeker
Indira’s Blog
They, You and Me

Woman of Art and Mind
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes



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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22 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Fan the Flames!

  1. lynn__ says:

    Great quote, Becca…by Golda Meir, I think? She was a teacher and prime minister of Israel. And you are a natural nurturer, I think!


  2. Wise words from an even wiser woman. I’m lighting my sparks day by day.
    Izzy 🙏🏻


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  4. seeker says:

    And You have ignited the Nurturing Thursday!

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  5. Meg Evans says:

    There are so many little sparks of possibility, when we take the time to notice them.


  6. Grace says:

    Great quote! I always love the ones you choose, Becca!xx


  7. Yes!…fanning those inner sparks and flames. My 98 year old aunt died on Monday and I’ve been so sad all yesterday, I fanned some inner sparks and created a post with lots of inspirations from her life… I called it “Inspired by Okie…Live Your Own Life!” … (her nickname was Okie for being Okanogan Washington…before moving back to New Hampshire when she was a baby) I think these ideas fit in with nurturing your own nature, whatever that might be!


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  9. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the lovely message Becca, I only need to find the matches now! Here is my link:


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  11. A strong message, Becca ~ reinforced by the vibrant colour and bold font!
    My contribution today is here:


    • Just tried to comment on your post, Claire but it keeps telling me my URL contains illegal characters ~ I’ve tried every combination. I can think of and now I give up!! This is what I said: Lovely photos Claire! Over the past few days I’ve been pruning back the roses and I was just saying to my husband that we should go blackberrying when he returns from work this afternoon as I’d like to put together some blackberry vodka for Christmas! 🙂

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      • Claire says:

        Niiiice!! Do you make sloe gin too? That’s my winter tipple 🙂
        Who knows what Blogger’s doing… I don’t they and Google get along… but thanks for replying here 🙂 ❤ x


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