1. I totally get it….. I’ve shed many a tear over that little fur baby of mine when she passed……. she was really like a member of the family……
    this whole post was very interesting! 🙂

  2. Wow – 15-30 gallons of tears a year? That’s a lot! Everyone needs a good cry now and then.

  3. I think it’s hard to allow ourselves to cry as adults. Especially in front of others, even those to whom we are closest. Little children cry so spontaneously until they are taught not to, told that they are too old to cry. I think as adults we often feel that we must do something to “fix” whatever it is that is causing another person cry and usually we have no idea how to do so. We need to remember that it’s not our job to fix anything but just to be present–with the other person–child or adult–and even with ourselves when we cry. That sometimes crying itself can be partly or even entirely the fix and the person just needs to be allowed to “cry it out”. I wish crying was more openly acceptable in our culture; I think we would all be healthier as well as happier, too.

  4. I had a friend that I hung around in school with and her Mom held back her emotions and tears that she actually got sick from it! My friend did the same as her Mom and had a nervous breakdown I heard! So sad!
    I use to hold my tears back so someone wouldn’t get the satisfaction to try to make me cry in front of them! When I got home and was all alone then the tears would start flowing though!
    I know it’s hard Brenda to loose someone whether it’s a person or a pet, but always remember they will stay in your heart forever! Everybody needs a good cry now and then or they could end up sick holding it in!

    1. I do, too. Then it makes me made that I started crying, which makes me cry harder. Lol Go figure.

    2. Wow! It’s been a rough day but boy did I screw up my reply to you. Can’t find how to correct it. At least I’m not mad LOL, just embarrassed.

  5. I love this info about tears. And these flower pictures today are breathtaking! Thank you, Brenda. I look forward to your emails and pictures every day.

  6. My grandmother always said that tears cleanse the soul. Perhaps she was right.

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