Nurt Thurs – Recess

190th Nurturing Thursday


Who wants to play?
Join me at recess!! 😀



Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Claire – Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
Inside the Mind of Isadora
{Grace & Whimsy}
Tea and Paper
Pocket Perspectives
Indira’s Blog


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 Nurt Thurs – Recess

  1. Love this Becca and this could well describe our Parliment at this moment in time 🙂


  2. Becca, Thank you for very FUN and HUMOROUS nurturing this week. The news has had my nerves frazzled. I feel paralyzed by the cruelty. I want to play in the school yard. I need a break.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Issy 🙏

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  3. Brilliant poster, Becca ~ we’ve been serious for far too long! 😉

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  4. Grace says:

    So true, Becca! Here is mine:


  5. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, yes, sometimes we all need to take a recess from our adult responsibilities! Happy Thursday. 🙂

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  8. I’m in!…. Recess it is!

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  9. Dahlia says:

    Love the poster!

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  10. Claire says:

    I saw this on the internet the other day, and it made me smile… Adulting is hard work, isn’t it??
    I’m feeling more introspective than playful today, but I may join you later 😀 xx

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