Nurt Thurs – Set Your Mind …

160th Nurturing Thursday


12-17-15


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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Tea and Paper
{Grace}
ladyleemanila
Indira’s Blog
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Hugmamma
Woman of Art and Mind
mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
Pocket Perspectives
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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13 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Set Your Mind …

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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Love it! The image brought back long-ago memories of coloring books with abstract designs that could make different patterns depending on how the colors were arranged. 🙂

    http://megevans.com/2015/12/17/variety-nurturing-thursday

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  4. Indira says:

    Hi Becca! You always come up with very inspiring, motivational quote. https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/nurturing-thursday-improvement

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  7. hugmamma says:

    I’ll keep telling myself…as I go about my day. hugs for always boosting my spirit…
    http://hugmamma.com/2015/12/17/nurturing-thursdays-those-who-serve/

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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Becca, I made up a little poster for this week. I hope you enjoy it.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/12/17/nurturing-thursday-be-gentle-with-yourself/

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  9. Pingback: Nurturing Thursday – Be gentle with yourself | Cee's Photography

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, thanks for the wonderful quote, here is my link:
    http://teandpaper.com/2015/12/17/inside-you/

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