On her blog On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’, artist, poet and animal communicator Becca Givens has started ‘Nurturing Thursdays’. This what she has posted today:
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-kindess in my life.
To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.
If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!’
I agree with Becca and I’ll be following her idea of placing prettily coloured, uplifting notes in jar, where I can see them ~ rather than hiding my gratitude list in a notebook or journal. I wonder what amazing memories they’ll prompt, when I tip them all out, this time next year. And, if I get a little blue in the meantime, randomly picking one or two out to read will get me smiling again! 🙂
If you are interested in joining ‘Nurturing Thursdays’ with Becca or contributing to ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ with Amy, here are the links to their excellent blogs: