Nurturing Thurs – Proud

175th Nurturing Thursday

3-31-16 Name at least one thing you are proud of today

Name at least one thing
you are proud of today!


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Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Indira’s Blog
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Chris’ Journaling Journey
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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14 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Proud

  1. Indira says:

    Hi Becca! Your reminders are really inspiring. I’m proud that in this long journey I’m just being myself and not getting intimidating by others.


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  3. I’m proud of finding a photo to match this quote and finally re-estlishiing contact with you My Dear.
    Or just getting out of bed during allergy season

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  6. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, good post, today I am proud of my blog. For the past few weeks I hadn’t felt inspired to write much, but when that happens I need to remind myself that a personal blog does not have a production schedule like work — it’s all about the process and the perspective.

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I’m taking a photography course, and it’s more about showing our feeling through the photos, I’m proud that i’m letting my feelings speak loud on my photos, I always try to hide it. Love this question. Here is my link and have a great day.

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