Nurturing Thurs – Forward!

198th Nurturing Thursday

9-8-2016

When I got frustrated this week about the lack of forward movement in a project — this was a gentle reminder for me to take a deep breath, and realize small steps are still steps forward!  It helped bring perspective to the situation.  The reminder provided clarity when I needed it most!

Be kinder to your self in the process!


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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Jacqueline King
{Grace & Whimsy}
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
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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15 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Forward!

  1. Indira says:

    What a beautiful reminder dear, I needed this. Thanks. Have a nice day.

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  2. Meg Evans says:

    Aw, that turtle is so cute, and a very good reminder not to be so impatient — thanks! 🙂
    http://megevans.com/2016/09/08/beginners-nurturing-thursday

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  4. Chris Donner says:

    Perfect! Especially perfect for all of us perfectionists. Wow, that was a bit redundant.
    Here is my contribution for this week: https://61musings.net/2016/09/08/nurturing-thursdays-8-september/

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  5. Great reminder, Becca! Since I was diagnosed with Osteo~Arthritis a couple of years ago I’ve had to learn this lesson the hard way ~ if I try to hurry myself or accomplish too much, my body literally grinds to a standstill. But when I take it easy and go at my own pace, only doing as much as I can before resting, I can comfortably achieve so much more ~ and that makes me feel better and more cheerful!
    For my contribution today I’ve reblogged an important message that resonated with me so strongly: http//wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2016/09/08

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  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, I’m back! I miss your lovely posts. Here is my link and have a lovely day.
    https://teandpaper.com/2016/09/08/nurturing-thursday-self-care/

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  9. It’s a great quote, Becca !!! Again I’m joing with after some gap. And here is my take on the today’s prompt – https://vivekvasantha.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/nurturing-thursday-forward-myfriendalexa/. Thanks for this chance.

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  11. Claire says:

    Indeed, Becca,any step is progress!!
    I’ve decided to post NT from my new blog, if that’s OK, Becca. Could you add me at http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/ to your list of Frequent Contributors? I’ll be posting each Thursday now we’re all moved into our new home 🙂 Here’s today’s: http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/nurturing-thursday-come.html
    xx

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  12. prior.. says:

    Thanks for sharing the reminder – and sometimes the slower steps can give projects more depth in the end…. 😉

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