Nurt Thurs – Your Happiness

203rd Nurturing Thursday

10-13-2016

Be your own best friend!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
mazeepuran
Ladyleemanila
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Vasantha – My Sweet Nothings
Claire – Nest of Mist
Jacqueline King – Wightrabbit’s Blog
{Grace & Whimsy}
Indira’s Blog
Mother Wintermoon ***
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives

*** Please welcome a new contributor:
Mother Wintermoon

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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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21 Responses to Nurt Thurs – Your Happiness

  1. Yes, Becca … to be at peace with ourselves is to be free from our dependence on others. We can be strong and stand on our own if we have faith in ourselves. Beautiful message in this nurturing.
    Namaste
    Izzy 🙏

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  4. Meg Evans says:

    Hi Becca, yes, people do make better company when we’re happy with ourselves.
    http://megevans.com/2016/10/13/strength-nurturing-thursday

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  5. Good advice, Becca. I quite enjoy the gifts of solitude, but I’ve known people who cannot bear to be alone. Self-like is an important quality to cultivate. Thanks for the link up. xo

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  7. Indira says:

    Hi Becca! Loving yourself is the key. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Becca, it’s all about self-love and respect. I’ve read, don’t know here, but when we love ourselves the world sees it and loves back. Beautiful image, reminders me of freedom and joy. Have a great Thursday.
    https://teandpaper.com/2016/10/13/nurturing-thursday-sunshine/

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  10. Pamela Baker says:

    Thank you for reminding us all that we need “ME” time – going to share this article with my daughter who was and is very shy and suffered years of bullying in school. Although she is a wonderful mother – she still has deep scars. Although she is the first to step up to other help to anyway, she has no self-esteem at all. She is one who really needs to start to love herself first!

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  11. I am very happy in my own company for a while, Becca ~ although I do enjoy being with others when the time is right. Lovely affirmation!
    My contribution is a video of a beautiful Buddhist prayer and chant, accompanied by stunning views of nature: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2016/10/05

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  13. Lovely quote, Becca. Be your own best friend – True always. Here’s mine- https://vivekvasantha.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/nurturing-thursday-your-happiness/

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  15. Claire says:

    Yep, gotta know how to be your own best friend first – but invite others to enjoy the party 🙂 Lovely illustration, too, thanks Becca xx
    Here’s mine: http://nestofmist.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/nurturing-thursday-what-we-need.html

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