Nurt Thurs – My Journey

214th Nurturing Thursday

12-29-16

As the end of this year draws to an end — I find I instinctively carve time for contemplation —

  • what was accomplished … what wasn’t
  • which lessons were presented for growth
  • what did I learn from them — or did I?
  • what was priority versus what should have been
  • what nurtured me versus what hindered me
  • who crossed my path
  • who left to journey in another direction, or transitioned to a more peaceful realm
  • recognizing true gratitude for the simple truths in my life
  • and my list goes forth into the new year …

In the midst of this rumination —
I thank each of you for being part of my journey!

Happy New Year!

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Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Meg Evans
Claire – Nest of Mist
Ladyleemanila
Elizabeth – Tea and Paper
Grace – {Whimsy & Joy}
mazeepuran
Chris Donner – 61 Musings
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Pocket Perspectives
Jacqueline King – Wightrabbit’s Blog


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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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9 Responses to Nurt Thurs – My Journey

  1. Pingback: Best wishes for 2017 to my friends- Nurturing Thursday | Indira's Blog

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Becca, thank you for letting us to be part of your journey. Such wonderful group of ladies in here. Happy New Year to you!
    https://teandpaper.com/2016/12/29/find-your-balance/

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  3. Pingback: Find your balance | tea & paper

  4. Meg Evans says:

    Glad to have had the opportunity to join in, Becca!
    http://megevans.com/2016/12/29/can-nurturing-thursday

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  5. Pingback: “Be quick to love… make haste to be kind!” | Pocket Perspectives

  6. To have found this nurturing group and you, Becca, has been of tremendous personal growth for me. I’m pleased to have been a part of such a spiritually connected people.
    May we continue our journey in ‘2017’ with peace, harmony and love.
    Namaste,
    Isadora 🙏
    https://insidethemindofisadora.com/2016/12/29/nurture-yourself-realizing-who-you-are/

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  7. Pingback: Nurture Yourself – Realizing Who You Are | Inside the Mind of Isadora

  8. Pingback: Sonnet 50: How heavy do I journey on the way by William Shakespeare – Ladyleemanila

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