Nurturing Thurs – Your Choice

202nd Nurturing Thursday

10-6-16

Center your heart
around the choice of truth and love!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Ladyleemanila
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Vasantha – My Sweet Nothings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Jacqueline King – Wightrabbit’s Blog
{Grace & Whimsy}
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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15 Responses to Nurturing Thurs – Your Choice

  1. Although this is sound advice it’s not always an easy choice to make, Becca, as I know from experience. It can involve a huge life~change ~ such as leaving an abusive relationship and starting out alone. We have to be strong (and desperate) enough to take that step and bitterness and anger can be great motivators. So those emotions do have a part to play in our recovery but I agree that we have a choice whether to allow them fester in our minds or to take ‘the road less followed’ and work through them to a place of acceptance, serenity and finally joy. 🙂

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  3. Meg Evans says:

    Yes, whatever happens, there is always a choice whether to become better! Happy Thursday.
    http://megevans.com/2016/10/06/october-nurturing-thursday

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  4. I’m so pleased to connect to the caring spirit behind Nurturing Thursday. I was going to link to a post on my main blog (linked to my name), but instead I’m veering off to a secluded cove and moonlit hideaway. May you find words there that will embrace and uphold you in mind, body and spirit. https://silvermooncove.wordpress.com/2016/10/02/beloved-ones/

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    We choose our path, but sometimes we need to take detours to satisfy others, and when we realize it is too late to go back, but i guess we can always that detours. Have a great day! https://teandpaper.com/2016/10/06/nurturing-thursday-the-truth/

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  7. Indira says:

    Hi Becca! So true. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day. Here is mine- https://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/nurturing-thursday-path-to-cheerfulness

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  10. ksbeth says:

    yes, so true, and i love this, beck –

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  13. Claire says:

    Ain’t that the truth?? I’ve met plenty of both kinds – those who are bitter, and those who are better… Know which ones I prefer to be with 🙂
    Here’s mine: http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/nurturing-thursday-maps.html

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