I believe that it is okay to cry. I believe that it is a good release if that is what you need. And I believe that you don't necessarily need to define or explain it because it is valid in its own right. This belief can be very difficult for those witnessing the tears. Many people, myself included, want to help or assist someone who is crying to feel better. The trick is to find a balance of allowing and validating what that person truly needs while setting aside our personal need to fix it.
This morning as tears combined with the warm rain of the shower I just allowed it. I put some words to it for my husband to help him understand but my focus was myself and accepting and validating my own feelings. When I finally made my way downstairs after my husband had reluctantly left for work I found this little note waiting on my computer. It is a simple message and yet the gesture alone means so much. It is a message of love, yes, but also of support and honoring me.
I'm so grateful for the process that played out this morning. I'm grateful to allow what I needed and to validate myself. I'm grateful for the journey I have gone through that changed me from someone who cry shamed to someone that can allow and embrace my emotions. I'm grateful for my husband as he tries to understand and honor my process. I'm so grateful for this small note that means so much. I'm grateful to be so blessed and loved.
When was the last time you received a little note like this? When was the last time you left a little note for a loved one or even yourself?
May today offer support in a variety of ways. May we find validation in ourselves and honor our feelings. May we notice the little "notes" of love from nature today. Have a beautiful day!