Nurt Thurs – Biggest Step!

147th Nurturing Thursday

9-17-15 - Biggest Steps

If you have not yet …
Take that first small step!!
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If you have taken the first …
yea for you! 😀
Now, take another!

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Mazeepuran
Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Graced Notes
Pocket Perspectives
The Seeker
Woman of Art and Mind
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes

 

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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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21 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Biggest Step!

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  5. hugmamma says:

    I’m back after a long hiatus. Nurturing Thursdays is always like…home away from home for me. It inspires. hugs for still doing what you do, becca…

    http://hugmamma.com/2015/09/18/nurturing-thursdays-shes-getting-married/

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  7. The scariest step is the first step! Good one! 🙂

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  8. Becca…apparently, you planted a positive seed, from when I read your post last night… isn’t it amazing how positive suggestions can go “in” without us even realizing it…… ah ha…an example of the beauty of Nurturing Thursdays, indeed! 🙂
    Here you go…..” Accessing momentum…’oh of course….’ ”
    http://pocketperspectives.com/2015/09/17/accessing-momentum-ohhhhh-of-course/

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  10. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, there’s so much that can result from small steps as time magnifies their effect.
    http://megevans.com/2015/09/17/last-bloom-nurturing-thursday

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, yes I’ve taken small steps that changed my path, but I still need to take few more little steps, I need to change more. Here is my link. Have a great day!
    http://teandpaper.com/2015/09/17/nurturing-thursday-stillness/

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  14. Claire says:

    Great quote, Becca! And yes, I’m taking my small steps along what I know is the right road 😀
    Here’s my contribution http://womanofartandmind.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/30-days-of-harvest-day-2.html

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