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Day 11: Why Are You Crying?

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.

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How do you feel about crying? Is it something reserved for those who are too sensitive? Do you cry at the drop of a hat or do you need to be hit by a car? What's a good reason to cry?