BIBLICAL POINT OF REFERENCE:
"And Jesus wept."
As women, I think we get told quite a bit that we are too emotional, and that crying is a sign of that so-called emotional weakness. If you're a man, than crying automatically makes you less manly. I beg to differ on both parts: I think it makes you even stronger. Let's face it: sometimes you just have to cry. A lot of times we don't even mean to--it just kind of starts coming and then it won't stop. And that's okay; we don't have to be all put together all the time. When these moments hit me, I remember why I started SheCanLaugh - to push through the sad times and to pick myself back up. I have a hard time believing that crying is a bad thing when Jesus did it Himself (see the biblical point of reference, taken from the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, John 11:1-44), and Jesus is the strongest human I know. And if He wasn't ashamed of it, I don't see why anyone else should be. St. Pope John Paul II once said "It’s better to cry than to be angry; because anger hurts others, while tears flow silently through the soul and cleanses the heart." Don't you see that crying is a sense of healing? A path to starting over without hurting others? When I look at it this way, I'm not weak at all when I cry--I'm healing. Your Laughing Sister, Callahan Check out the STRENGTH and WHEN LIFE DRAGS YOU DOWN quotes pages for more inspiration!