I read a quote this week that really made me think…
“Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. It’s a sign that you have a big heart, and you aren’t afraid to let other see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” Brigitte Nicole
I have always been a very sensitive and emotional person.
I cry at anything and everything and I can sometimes really let things get to me. I find it hard to be criticised and absolutely hate being whine up.
I cried at the last episode of Friends, I cried when I dropped a cup of tea on our newly painted walls when myself and Jamie first moved in. If someone picks on a feature or something I do in a funny way I sometimes find it hard to see the funny side. I get emotional if things don’t go my way as I always want everything to be perfect. I like to write to the people I love and appreciate cards with lovely heart felt messages because it’s nice to express those feelings in written words sometimes. I show ALL my feelings in my facial expressions (just ask my friends) even when I’m looking at someone thinking “please leave me alone”, my face says it for me! This may sound like I’m an emotional wreak but after discussing with my girlfriends a lot of these things are actually quite normal.
Showing strength and dignity doesn’t mean we must hold in tears or true feelings. I used to think my sensitivity was a bad trait about myself but now I am beginning to appreciate this side to myself. Crying is a powerful and strong thing and shows as the quote says that you have a soft heart. I personally need love and affection, it’s just who I am and isn’t that a beautiful thing.
Don’t ever let anyone tell you not to cry or that you’re being stupid or to man up! Being open is beautiful, don’t let the coldness or harshness of others toughen your tender soul…