Plenty of conditions and situations exist to induce crying. Unfortunately some crying is caused by physical, verbal or emotional abuse inflicting strong hurtful pain. Of course crying will occur as the pain is deep and hurtful in so many ways. In this case we use crying as a survival mechanism. If this is you trying to survive, please look for a change as no one deserves or should suffer through such pain.
Yes it is OK to cry as there are many things that influence or touch you in such a way that crying happens unexpectedly or catches us off guard at times when we don’t want others seeing us crying. It may be a picture, a movie, a book, a pet, the beauty of a child or grandchild, a sound, a touch, a smell, spoken words and many more that have you crying.
Crying can be an indication of a warm, giving, loving and sentimental heart. Be grateful your heart is touched so deeply that your eyes become watery to where the first tear lazily flows down your cheek. Sometimes we try to prevent that first tear from falling by wiping our eyes as we are embarrassed by others to seeing us cry and what they might see as a weakness. If your heart is touched so deeply that you cry, how can that be a weakness. Let the tear fall to give thanks and be grateful for being you.
Maybe you see no value or only weakness in crying and that’s OK. However, you could be missing opportunities for a higher appreciation and gratitude for all the good surrounding you and within. Crying, even if only once and privately, could be the point where change occurs for an improved you. This is not to say you are a bad person. It is to say that we might all improve from a cry.
Various types of crying happen throughout life. We cry from happiness, from sadness, from grief, from emotional pain, from stress, from beauty and other reasons. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons we cry.
Happiness – this is usually referred to as a good cry. We are so moved with joy that we cry.
Sadness – we become overwhelmed with emotion as our lips quiver, our heart beats slightly faster, we become warm and so unhappy that we cry.
Grief – grief can initiate a jarring cry and tiring cry out of love, compassion and lose. The emotional pain is real and engraved from an emotional bond. Yes this is a good cry in a manner of love, respect, admiration and gratitude from sharing life.
Emotional pain – some reasons can be the end of a friendship or marriage, being ignored, being unappreciated, being the subject of ridicule, the target of hurtful words, bullying and too many to mention. A very hurtful type of pain inducing crying.
Stress – stress is usually a result of pent up influences, demands or pressure overwhelming to a point of feeling there may be no way out. In this situation crying can be a stress reliever. The relief may last only so long. But yes this can be a good cry.
Beauty – this can be from the beauty of a child, a spouse, a parent, a relationship, a friend, a pet, an animal, mother nature, the sky, a memory, a holiday and many more as the hope is this is your longest list of reasons you cry.
It’s OK to Cry.