for your weekend

weekend

May your weekend be filled with surprises. When you laugh, may snorts soon follow. When you smile, may your teeth be clear of broccoli. And when you cry, may you not apologize or try to hide it. Let your tears remind you of your humanity, your compassion, and your deep capacity to feel. Slow down so that you may fully consider your joys, your sorrows, and the beauty of ordinary days. Enjoy your weekend, friends.

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  1. says

    “Let your tears remind you of your humanity, your compassion, and your deep capacity to feel.”

    Yesterday I sat with tears in a coffee shop and hoped no one could see me and I wondered why I couldn’t just stop and be a mature woman… but you wrote my truth here, I was feeling another woman’s grief and I could not write about it in my journal without emotion blotting the words.
    Elaine´s last blog post ..Talking Pets in the Peaceable Kingdom

  2. says

    “And when you cry, may you not apologize or try to hide it. Let your tears remind you of your humanity, your compassion, and your deep capacity to feel.”

    We speak the same language, Emily. I spoke at the NM Library Association last month and broke down. Three times. It was embarrassing and unexpected, but I am tenderhearted and was sharing about things that are dear. A friend sent me a link to Brene Brown’s Ted Talk, On Leaning into Vulnerability. I ended up writing this blog post, On Being Vulnerable in a Very Public Place, as a result. Happy weekend, friend.
    http://carolinebyline.blogspot.com/2013/05/on-being-vulnerable-in-very-public-place.html
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  3. Hazel Frels says

    I thought that my crying more than usual was because of my age. I remember my Mother and Mother-in-law use to cry a lot and I could not understand why. It is a shame that it took me so long to figure out that life sometimes leave us with just memories. Thank goodness in my case they are very Happy Memories, and they are still in he making, which overwhelms at the most unusual times. A song at Church and the tears are flowing, a card from a grandson and granddaughter and again the tears come. As I read the comments to the Daughter, some brought tears and some brought haughter. Thanks

    • says

      I’m so sorry to hear that, Michelle. I’m thankful these words are the tiniest comfort in the midst of a difficult time.

  4. says

    I see from the previous comments that many others were inspired by these words, as well: “And when you cry, may you not apologize or try to hide it. Let your tears remind you of your humanity, your compassion, and your deep capacity to feel.”
    Anna Radchenko´s last blog post ..Language Barriers in Community

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