Crying Doesn’t Make You Weak

By: Brandy Miller, IATG ContributorAugust 26, 2016

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I’ve been labeled a drama queen by those around me. Many people think this, because they view crying as a weakness. I cry, and, therefore, they find me weak. But that’s not the case at all. Crying makes you stronger, because it shows your human side. Crying is a healthy way of expressing yourself, and it’s often a stress reliever.

So why are we so often judged for expressing ourselves in a healthy way? Why is crying viewed negatively? When someone tries to label me and tries to hurt my feelings, I let the tears flow. I will sit up in my room and cry, because I am human. I am a human being with feelings, and so are you.

We’re taught that crying makes us weak, and we should bottle up our emotions. But wouldn’t that make things worse? If we keep our feelings inside, it’ll eventually lead us to exploding with emotion. So if I had to choose, I would rather cry it out then keep everything inside.

I am twenty-seven years old, and I cry when I need to. I’m not ashamed to admit that. I’m not ashamed to cry, and you shouldn’t be either. Crying makes you stronger; it doesn’t make you weaker. When you feel the need to cry, for whatever reason, let it out. Let the tears come out.

Don’t be afraid to feel what you’re feeling inside.

You’re not being dramatic, and you’re not being a cry baby. You’re being human. 

Be proud of that emotional part inside of you. I AM THAT GIRL encourages women of all ages to love and express themselves. Crying is a way of doing that. So here’s to you being the strong young woman that you are.

 

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Holding back emotion? Let it out TODAY! Cry, yell, laugh, whatever you need to do to release what you’re feeling. Be emotional. Be you.

 


About Brandy:

BrandyMiller.jpgI am a recent Lincoln Land Community College graduate certified in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. In my spare time I spend time with my nephew, journal, do yoga, and volunteer through my local church.

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  • commented 2016-08-29 00:42:54 -0700
    Crying definitely makes me stronger!! I have to admit I do stuff my stress & emotions as to be “strong” for others around me but what a great disservice I am doing for them! I have ALWAYS found that after I cry I can think more clearly & actually process my thoughts in a rational, calm, productive manner! I have always believed & always told my three daughters that “crying is a healthy melting of the mind.” It is an extremely healthy release of emotions. It actually takes place of anger, hatred, bitterness, resentment, jealousy & all of those other negative emotions swirling around in your mind & heart. Crying releases them & let’s them flee from you. God loved/loves us so much that He is the one who created our bodies in His image, which is perfection. Our eyes were created with tear ducts, not just for cleansing the physical eye, but for cleansing the emotional part of our being as well! It says in His Word that…. He bottles up our EVERY tear which actually means He also has to ever so gently wipe them from our eyes as they are falling. He just patiently waits for us to “cry” out to Him for comfort, wisdom, knowledge, protection & direction!
    God Bless you Brandy for reminding me to CRY!!

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