Nurt Thurs – Thanksgiving

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”

— Thornton Wilder


Happy Thanksgiving Day for those you are celebrating —
may you and your loved ones have a blessed one.
If you are not in the region of Thanksgiving Day —
may you and your loved ones have a blessed day!
Either way —
count your blessings, appreciate and be thankful!


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
Pocket Perspectives
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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17 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Thanksgiving

  1. Indira says:

    Happy Thanks giving day to you dear.

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  2. Indira says:

    Beautiful post dear. I think we should celebrate everyday as thanks giving day. There is so much to thank for.

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  3. Beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂

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  4. Thoughtful words to accompany a hectic and stressful season. I’m ‘Thankfyl’ for all of my blessings. I make it my duty to relax and enjoy it. Great words reminding us all to stop and breathe.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Becca.
    Issy 🙏🏻

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Thanksgiving dear Becca, in Canada we celebrated it back in October, but everyday is day to be thankful. Here is my link.

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  8. Rupali says:

    So nice. Thanks for being a nice person. Stay blessed.

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