Nurt Thursday – Release

162nd Nurturing Thursday


Now is the perfect time for healing and setting yourself free.
It’s the perfect time for changes, so allow them to take place.
Clear your slate — and start fresh!

 Happy New Year!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Tea and Paper
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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19 Responses to Nurt Thursday – Release

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Another very wise saying. My beliefs are very eclectic and Buddhism is one belief I gravitate toward. Last year and still into this one have been one continuous exercise of ‘letting go’ and accepting now. Thank You!

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  2. Indira says:

    Dear Becca! Wish you a very happy and lovely New year. Quote is very inspiring.


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  5. Perfect timing for me, Becca! Love it! 😀


  6. Elizabeth says:

    Happy New Year dear Becca! It’s the perfect time to let go, here is my link:


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  8. Just Perfect Becca.. wishing you a very special Happy New Year to you.. Blessings for 2016 and Beyond xxx


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