Nurt Thurs – Why Do We?

179th Nurturing Thursday


We must be kinder to ourselves!!
We deserve this kindness!!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Indira’s Blog
My Sweet Nothing
Pieces of Starlight
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Chris’ Journaling Journey


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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17 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Why Do We?

  1. Love this beautiful reminder. We tend to be our own harshest critics. We must learn to love ourselves.

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  2. Beautiful image …. truer words could not have been spoken. We spend a great deal of time criticizing ourselves and others yet nature would never do that. We’re all a part of the all.
    Great NT, Becca
    Isadora 🙏🏻


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  4. Beautiful words today!


  5. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, very true — if we thought of ourselves and others as simply being part of nature, there would be much more kindness in the world!


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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Becca, so beautiful message! Here is my link: Have a great day!


  8. Miriam says:

    I absolutely love this idea. We should be nurturing ourselves every day of the week but I’ll be happy with starting on a Thursday. Maybe next week I can contribute to this as my Thursday is nearly at an end here in Melbourne. Warmest wishes to you.


  9. Rightly pointed out, Becca. Thanks for the mention. Will join you after my summer vacation.


  10. ksbeth says:

    perfectly said

    Liked by 1 person

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