Nurt Thursday – Decide

163rd Nurturing Thursday

1-7-2016 B

It’s in your hands — decide in your favor!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
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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12 Responses to Nurt Thursday – Decide

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Ralph Waldo Emerson…one of my favorites. Wise saying.


  2. Thought provoking quote, Becca, reminding us that we do have choices and encouraging us to make the best ones ones we can for ourselves! 🙂


  3. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I agree with the Emerson quote. 🙂 Very beautiful thought.

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, yes, all those little everyday decisions are indeed how we build ourselves.


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  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, great quote! Here is my post:
    Have a great day!


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  8. Indira says:

    So true but we always tend to forget that. Nice reminder dear. Thanks.


  9. quarksire says:

    gewd reminderZ 🙂


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