I hadn’t yet gotten around to writing my Nurturing Thursday post by late afternoon when I went to get groceries. While I was in the supermarket, my thoughts started wandering along self-critical paths such as that I’d been writing these posts for three years and working on self-nurturing and positivity in general, so I really ought to feel happier than I was, and what had I been doing wrong to mess myself up?

Then I walked out to the parking lot after sunset, under a gorgeous deep blue sky. The blue reflected so beautifully from the metal on my car that I was just standing there thinking, “Wow, this can’t be my car, I don’t have blue trim.” And all those pointless other thoughts drifted away.

Word-art that says "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. I do not believe anyone is immune to temporarily going doing paths we know we shouldn’t step foot on … the key is to realize we are (temporarily) moving in the wrong direction and adjust our course as soon as possible! Meg — you did just that! Bravo! Thank you for sharing with Nurturing Thursday!

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