“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, deep contrition, and of unspeakable love”
Washington Irving as quoted by Joy Callaway in her book The Fifth Avenue Artists Society
I have often thought of tears as jewels: the pearls of sadness, love, often times joy and surprise. I agree that it takes bravery to share tears. Crying is not for the weak of heart. Crying, sharing tears; tears of love, hurt, shame, loss; whatever they may be about, cleanses and helps to purify the heart. Tears are a gift when they are shared. They are healing and can be held in secret, or privately kept close to ones own heart. But never are they to be ashamed of.
Tears give relief. One is vulnerable when one cries, and that is a gift of love and trust. Never ever should tears be ridiculed or shut down because someone else might be uncomfortable. Let others worry about their discomfort. When we are moved to tears, those feelings deserve to be honoured. In fact, they must be honour, for as Washington Irving says they are “sacred….”
I wish you the comfort of shedding tears with someone who is safe or saving them just for yourself. Let your soul find relief in letting go of the jewels of grief or relief, as well as the joy of tears of laughter.
Hugs, love, blessings, and hope that you will give yourself the sacred gift of crying when that is what it feels like you need to do.
- I am grateful for another quiet day
- I am very grateful for heavy rain and my garden is saying thank you, thank you.
- I am grateful Aimee needed very little outdoor time today
I am grateful to have met a new author who is truly gifted. Her name is
- Joy Callaway and her first book is The Fifth Avenue Artists Society. Is is an excellent read