Nurt Thurs – You are Listening!!

182nd Nurturing Thursday

5-19-16

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Tea and Paper
Meg Evans
ladyleemanila
mazeepuran
{Grace}
Indira’s Blog
Pocket Perspectives
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
Carol Carlisle – Light Words
Claire – Woman of Art and Mind
Inside the Mind of Isadora

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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 – You are Listening!!

  1. That inner critic has a strong voice, Becca, unless you are careful to notice and correct it. Great reminder that we should speak more kindly to ourselves! 🙂

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  3. Claire says:

    Me again… Thanks for adding me to the list, Becca – it’s good to be back 🙂 ❤

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, and like children, sometimes we hear more than we ought to!
    http://megevans.com/2016/05/19/attitude-nurturing-thursday

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  5. Grace says:

    Lovely, Becca. Here is mine for this week: https://gracednotes.com/2016/05/19/stillness/

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  6. Pingback: Stillness | {grace&whimsy}

  7. Its a beautiful message Becca dear. Loved it.

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  8. cool message, Becca 🙂 here’s a little poem from me today!
    https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/05/18/message-in-a-bottle/

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  9. Pingback: Message in a Bottle – ladyleemanila

  10. Prior-2001 says:

    wonderful and true

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