Last week was a challenging one for me.
More often than not, I tend to “go for the pep talk” and “skip past the pain or the wallowing” or put another way.. “dismiss what’s really going on to jump to the fix”.
Rational and Logical? Yes. Always Possible? No.
Simply put, sometimes you need to cry. What you don’t need is some chirpy cheerleader telling you how “it could be worse” or “it’s going to be better soon” or some other such platitude.
As my friend put it, “It’s okay to cry”
It made me cry to hear that because it’s a piece of the puzzle missing from when I grew up. When he said it, it was like a dam burst inside me and I just let myself cry.
No one ever told me it was okay to cry.
Reading that, makes me pretty sad all over again, because how basic is that?
No one ever said it’s okay to cry. I wasn’t allowed to have my feelings.
It is, by the way.
It’s a great way to release toxins, stress, and moisture. Also it’s a way to really feel what you feel and not dismiss it in favor of “what’s next?”
So, this is me, telling you it’s okay to cry, and it’s okay to be upset.
Really, I mean it.
Whatever you are upset about, you are allowed to be upset about it.
Don’t let anyone tell you that you shouldn’t be or let them minimize your pain.
Think About It.