Nurt Thurs – Your Best Friend

154th Nurturing Thursday


Oh, how I wish …
I would have been taught this in my younger years …
how much easier it would have made my journey!
Give yourself permission — “love yourself”!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Tea and Paper
Woman of Art and Mind
Indira’s Blog
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Jacqueline King
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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19 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Your Best Friend

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  3. I love the cosy feel of the image, Becca ~ that woman is definitely comfortable with herself! I agree that it would have been lovely to have known this earlier in life ~ I’ve learned to live by this message in later years. Here’s my contribution, after what seems like quite a long break:

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Yup, we don’t have to wait for someone else to give us permission before we can love ourselves.

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  6. kittiesblue says:

    Profound and so true. Though I have a couple of long-time friends, I am just as happy by myself.


  7. Indira says:

    I agree with you dear. Nice and very true quote. Here is my contribution-


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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, perfect quote of all. Many women need to read it (including myself 🙂 . Here is my link:

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  13. Claire says:

    Just LOVE this image, and the wise, wise words! I marvel at my daughter’s self-possession (she’s almost 18), and compare myself at the same age… Hopefully our generation are the last to struggle with crippling self-doubt 🙂
    Here’s my contribution, Becca:

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  14. I love this message! What a wonderful idea, nurturing Thursdays…

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