Our versions of strength…

The world around us preaches the gospel of being strong and not letting people see your tears. But I see it differently. Every time I hear someone boldly tell a harrowing story or see somebody break down and cry, I think to myself, “what bravery!” Because I know I would never let someone see me cry. And yet I envy those who are brave enough to…because they get hugs; lots of hugs, and kisses and cups of coffee and all sorts of sweet cheer-me-ups. And whether we admit it or not, sad people need these things. They remind you that you are loved, that it’s okay not to be okay, that it gets better and that people understand. So when you feel the urge to cry, by all means do. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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