Nurt Thurs – Patience

191st Nurturing Thursday


 Wherever you are …
Be kind to yourself …
nurture yourself …
and with time, you will
bloom, bloom, bloom!



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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17 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Patience

  1. Miriam says:

    The quote is beautiful and so true. Here’s my little bit of nurturing for this week, hidden amongst other more mundane things in life


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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, there’s no sense in trying to force ourselves to bloom — best to let it happen naturally!


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  5. Chris Donner says:

    I posted one of my favorite Rumi quotes that I use to carry me through all sorts of things going on in my life.

    How amazing that this is the 191st Nurturing Thursday. I’m already planning something special to commemorate the 200th one. Thank you for doing this for so long.


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  8. Claire says:

    I have a wee rock with the words ‘Be patient with yourself’ written on it… A lovely reminder, Becca, thank you 🙂
    Here’s my NT post:


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