Today’s affirmation: I am not “too sensitive.” I am me and I love me.
I’ve been called “too sensitive” for most of my life. This led to be growing up to be an adult who didn’t like to cry. I saw it as weakness. As a flaw. As something that made me “less than.”
Except at church. I almost always cry at church.
Last night was no exception.
I cried for a long time. I wish it was a happy cry, but it was a sad cry. I wanted to be mad at myself for being too sensitive, for being weak, for being less than.
But then I realized that I was crying about was a good reason to cry. It was about something that deeply matters to me.
I wasn’t crying over something trivial like McDonald’s being out of Diet Coke. I was crying over something that was a really big deal.
And really big deals are good reasons to cry.
I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too sensitive” but I do think some things are worth crying over more than others.
This year I want to learn to be okay with crying, and find the good reasons to cry.
Empowering Words: We need never be ashamed of our tears. – Charles Dickens
This is day 11 of my 2018 series “The Year I Learn to Love Myself.” You can get the lowdown on the series here on my day one post.