Nurt Thurs – Reach for the Light

169th Nurturing Thursday


Reach for the Light ~~ and Grow, Grow, Grow!
Allow yourself to blossom to your full potential!


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Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Jacqueline King
Meg Evans
Chris’ Journaling Journey
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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15 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Reach for the Light

  1. Grace says:

    A wonderful quote for these wintry days, Becca! Here is my link:


    • becca givens says:

      Oh Grace, Mother Nature in our area must be going through menopause … days are reaching 75. I think I can be cautiously optimistic that are winter is near over … though I suspect we will have a couple more wintry fronts before Easter.


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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, nice message, but sometimes is difficult to understand the process. Here is my link:


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  7. When I plant seeds for Spring, I like seeing them come through the soil. They’re tiny yet seem very strong. Great quote, Becca.


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  9. So true, Becca. We may not like it but without adversity there is no growth. Happy Thursday! 🌷


  10. I love this analogy, Becca ~ it makes sense of our struggle to grow into who we are. We seem to be on the same track ~ my post links in really well, although I did compose it before I read yours! Here is the link:


  11. Rupali says:

    Such a great reminder. Thank you for sharing it and inspiring all of us.


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