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What do you do when you are feeling blue? Put on a happy face! What do you tell people who are concerned for you? Put on a happy face!
I'm sure you've heard this said or read somewhere that people wear masks everyday, and depending on their mood will determine which mask they put on. No one knows the true feelings of anyone but God. Sometimes we walk around keeping all of our feelings inside because we don't want anyone to know how much we are hurting or we don't want to admit to ourselves that we are hurting and so we... sing it with me.. put on a happy face.
This is so wrong, you should always have someone to talk to, someone to let it all out to. Most of us choose to let it partially out to a friend and completely out to God, I am definitely one of those people! I used to keep everything in until one day one of my best friends Janine said to me, I can't help you if you don't tell me something is wrong. She was so right! I was so used to keeping everything in that I would be deteriorating mentally without even knowing the impact it had on me. I finally broke down and told her everything and just having her there to listen and comfort me made all the difference in the world. This was about 8 years ago and while I still struggle with letting it all out to certain friends, I exercise my right to break down every once in a while.
Take this moment of liberation and let it all out! We don't always have to be strong and breaking down doesn't mean that you are weak, it means that you are human, you have feelings and emotions and you don't mind showing them. I consider myself to be a very strong person, but every know and then when I am hurting I fall on my face in front of God and let it all out, I mean no holds barred, crying and carrying on, rolling around on the floor, stomping and pouting, just acting ugly! LOL! I need God to know that I am crying out for the healing that only he can provide. Then I talk to my Bestie and vent, I don't cry in front of people too much, maybe every once in a while, but definitely not often.
I have even cried in front of my children before because I needed them to understand how much their actions were hurting me and to let them know how important their relationship with each other is, the difference it made was wonderful.
Why am I writing today, because sometimes we live behind our masks so much we forget who we really are. Don't lose yourself in trying to hide from the world, be honest about how you feel and allow yourself the chance to heal.
Rest in God's arms and allow him to help you through the healing process. I know most times when people ask you how you are doing they aren't really interested, but please be sure that someone hears you out, the release is important and talking it out helps. Now hear me on this, you do not want to talk to someone who will only make things worst. For example, you are venting about someone who has done you wrong and all they have to say is "slash his tires girl!" Please do not heed the advise of negativity, it won't make you feel better and you might end up in jail with the way the justice system is today! Seek the wisdom of those who are in the Lord and who speak positive things.
I am sending a hug to all of you who may be hurting and I am telling you that everything will be alright!
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As always, be blessed,
Keisha Natalee Cole
She Speaks I She Writes I She Lives