Nurt Thurs – Would You Glow?

180th Nurturing Thursday


The words spoken — outwardly and inwardly!!
We deserve this kindness!!
We deserve to display our beauty!!


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Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
Pieces of Starlight
Inside the Mind of Isadora


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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19 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Would You Glow?

  1. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Reflecting on our Mother’s Words | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  2. Oh my, Becca. Somehow, I missed this nurturing. It is a powerful message. I think we would all be very different if our words were reflected on the outside. Love it …
    Isadora 🙏


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  4. Lovely idea. We need to watch both out actions and our words. Both can either nurture or wound. 🙂 — Suzanne


  5. hugmamma says:

    Reblogged this on hugmamma's MIND, BODY and SOUL and commented:
    Something to seriously contemplate…


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  7. Sure would put a smile on the face of the tattoo artists!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. hugmamma says:

    I love this. Absolutely appropriate for today’s political nastiness. My entries are usually about what I know best. Even if they touch just one life, that will be humbling. hugs…

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I’ve never thought about it, imagine all the words on the skin, it would be scary! Here is my link:


  10. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, yes, and sometimes they really do appear on the skin as smile lines or frown lines! Here’s my post:


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  12. Indira says:

    Hi Becca. Beautiful. If the words are beautiful then one will look beautiful.


  13. Grace says:

    Becca, yours is so similar to mine this week! Here is my post:

    Liked by 1 person

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