Nurt Thursday – Be Softer

164th Nurturing Thursday

1-14-2016 - Be softer

“Be softer with you. You are a breathing thing.
A memory to someone. A home to a life.”

You can’t beat yourself into health and happiness.
This year love yourself to your wellness goals!

Source: Project Happiness


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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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20 Responses to Nurt Thursday – Be Softer

  1. Renee Espriu says:

    I love the sayings on your ‘Nurturing Thursday’ post. This one is easier said than done. Since my unexpected 2015 I am still adjusting to many things…including a heart with hardware. I am not at ease in apartment living (never have been) and the move hinged on specifics not to be overlooked. Will most likely not renew and try to move into a house end of August. I hope you are well.


  2. barbaramarincel says:

    Oh, I am definitely interested! “Nourish” as in nurturing is my word for 2016! Actually since that was the sense in which I meant it, I think I will change it to nurture 🙂

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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, just like seeds taking root, we need the soft places to grow.

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  6. Lovely thoughts to carry us to happiness. I just purchased the book Happiness Project at a discount book store. I haven’t started it yet but your post has inspired me to begin.
    Izzy 😎

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  7. Grace says:

    Oh, I love this quote! Perfect, Becca!

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  8. Great advice… Love and Blessings to you Becca.. ❤ Enjoy your day xx


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  10. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, love and love “a memory to someone”, is it you own quote? Happy Thursday to you!


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  12. Wendy says:

    Well howdy, here’s my sign. This is a really timely one for me. Thank you!

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  15. Indira says:

    So true. Lovely, inspiring quote. Never thought in this way. Thanks for reminding.


  16. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Yes. Kindness to self is important, we’re human after all, and pushing hard to the wall sometimes breaks us than the wall in front. 🙂

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