Nurt Thurs – Never Leave

172nd Nurturing Thursday


What can you put on your to-do list
to nourish your body and mind?


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Indira’s Blog
Jacqueline King
Meg Evans
Chris’ Journaling Journey
Inside the Mind of Isadora
hugmamma’s MIND, BODY and SOUL
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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11 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Never Leave

  1. I so agree with this Becca.. Wishing you another beautiful week 🙂 Enjoy x


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  4. Indira says:

    So nice and so true. We tend to do either this or that. This type of balance is necessary. Thanks for sharing. Love and peace.


  5. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, if we don’t pay attention, it’s all too easy to realize we’ve left ourselves somewhere back there along the road…


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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, it’s a raining morning here, I woke up early than usual, and did some journaling listening to the rain. Here is my link for today, have a grea day!


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  9. ksbeth says:

    great advice –


  10. Rupali says:

    Such a strong message, thanks for sharing it.


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