For as long as I can remember, I’ve been an (overly) emotional person – and for almost as long, I often thought of my sensitive nature as a negative. Crying at the drop of a hat, responding too harshly to criticism…they were all things that I felt I had to change to grow up and become “an adult.”
Fortunately for me, I’ve since discovered a thing or two about life – and have met an incredible bunch of people along my journey. At the ripe old age of almost-32 (when did THAT happen?!) I’ve come to terms with real life, and that IT IS OKAY to be who I am – tears-too-easily-shed and all. Everything has led me to where I am today, and while I can always be better, and be MORE, I am so happy with who I am NOW. After all, what is life, but a series of experiences and how we react to them?
“Loving can hurt/ Loving can hurt sometimes/ But it’s the only thing that I know
When it gets hard/ You know it can get hard sometimes/ It is the only thing that makes us feel alive.”
Until this evening, I had never seen this video – but of course, there’s a baby (Baby Ed Sheeran, LOL) and of course, I had to cry, again.
You see, it hit me: life can be rough…and there are so, so many bad, sad, scary and otherwise unpleasant things that try to block our path to happiness.
It’s about overcoming FEAR.
By focusing on the ways we can make things better (starting with ourselves), we all have the power to stand up to whatever is in our way. And the more you give, the more you get.
“Loving can heal/ Loving can mend your soul/ And it’s the only thing that I know (know)/ I swear it will get easier/ Remember that with every piece of ya/ And it’s the only thing we take with us when we die.”
Oh, and that was not the only video I watched today, here’s the other one.
Now, I like to keep this blog free of a a political agenda, but I think it’s pretty obvious that I am of the belief that the world needs a lot more hugs, than, well, you know.
It might sound like a super duper cliche to say this, but since becoming a parent, it’s become even more important for me to think about what the future holds.
Each of us has the power to be whoever we want to be. To become anything our heart desires. And, even in the smallest amount – to change the world.
All my life has prepared me to be who I am now, and though I may be far from perfect, I feel perfectly matched to this moment.
It’s not easy…but nothing important in life is.