Nurt Thurs – My Prayer

192nd Nurturing Thursday

7-28-16Soooo important in this period of my life and my journey!!!

 

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
ladyleemanila
Claire – Woman of Art and Mind
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Linda – Living with My Ancestors
Miriam – Out and About
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives

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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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20 Responses to Nurt Thurs – My Prayer

  1. Awe. Always good to pop in here. I’ve been a bit quiet..but these Nurturing posts are always close to my heart. Much love always– Laurie

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  2. I echo your words dear Becca.. Love and Blessings my friend x ❤

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  3. Daal says:

    What a great idea! kind to others as well a to the self – win/win in the best way!

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, and often we don’t have the perspective to judge others anyway, since we don’t know their circumstances.
    http://megevans.com/2016/07/28/beautiful-nurturing-thursday

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  6. A few short lines of simple yet powerful words. If we could live by them how wonderful life would be.
    Namaste,
    Issy 😎
    http://insidethemindofisadora.com/2016/07/28/nurture-yourself-be-a-free-spirit/

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  8. Pamela Baker says:

    I wish more people could read this comforting prayer. There would be such less hurt and unkind words among people. I hope those who spend time with hatefulness in their hearts, take a second to read this very potent words of faith and forgiveness.

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  10. Miriam says:

    Amen to a beautiful prayer.

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  11. Claire says:

    Amen! A wonderful prayer, Becca, thank you 🙂
    Here’s my offering…
    http://womanofartandmind.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/nurturing-thursday-its-there.html

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