“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...AND unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving~
Some people speak of tears as though they are some sign of weakness or vulnerability. I beg to differ.
There have been times in my life when things got so overwhelming that I just HAD to cry in order to heal. That is not a bad thing and I don't think it implies weakness. THAT, the TEAR, the ability to cry, is a gift from God. How else could you release all of that sadness and emotion from your body. Sometimes there is just nothing better in the world than just having a really good cry... and letting it all out.
And cry WITH someone, it's more healing than crying alone. Call a friend, call your mom, call your sister, call ANYONE and just share...
My mom questions my openess all the time because she says that I share too much. My mom is very private and I am the COMPLETE opposite. It's my way of healing. It IS empowering; share and cry. Is there ANY better therapy out there?!!
Not only are tears a great way to heal, but recently I have come to realize that sometimes, when life is just sooooo good, you overflow and guess what that makes...TEARS. Tears of JOY. TRUE tears of joy. Did you even know that was possible??!! There are times that I look at my son or my son says something to me, and I can't help but think about how far we have come in life and sometimes, it's just too much. And I cry.Sometimes I look at Adam and wonder how God can love me THAT much to give me all that I have in my life right now. Sometimes, I look at Adam with his daughters and you can just FEEL how much he loves them and it's just overwhelming.
.....and I overflow.
YES - there are many many times when I cry.... tears of desperation and tears of true and utter JOY.... that no one ever knows about but me and God.
I am most thankful for the gift of tears....
(well ok - AND for the unspeakable love in my life that catches me by surprise from time to time...)
If you are overwhelmed this year.......Christmas is just around the corner.. your shopping is not done, your out of money, your family is driving your crazy - WHATEVER the cause.... Take a minute....alone... or with a friend or your husband or wife ...and just cry! Let out the stress and the anxiety and leave it behind. Those tears of overwhelming stress....will leave you with only TEARS of OVERWHELMING JOY! I promise!
I hope that everyone has a wonderful SHORT work week this week and I wish you ALL a VERY VERY Merry Christmas and I pray that you will take the time to remember the true meaning of Christmas and maybe you too might overflow this Christmas season!!