Friday 20th April 2018

Tears For Healing. 2017.51.

Tears For Healing. 2017.51.

Like many I have thought tears shed were a sign of not dealing with what is or what was.

I was wrong.

I have been shedding tears more than ever in the past few months, and over the past 2+ years, and whilst I knew in someway they were helping I continued to see them as a sign of weakness.

I take that back.

When I saw these words from Washington Irving I realised I have been healing myself and will continue to do so.

Sharing them here:

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.

Washington Irving


The grief of losses of lifestyle & what I’ve left behind since 2014 is there but also I have hope that my tears are helping me accept the changes I am noticing as I am ageing. ❤

Do you shed a few tears, have a good weep and allow yourself to heal and accept what is?


Joining the lovely Sammie and her friends here for The Ultimate Rabbit Hole on the weekend where bloggers link favourite posts and share the bloggy love.








  1. I was once sure that the right thing to do was remain strong and not shed a tear but a friend and guide reminded me that it was much better to let the tears flow even if only for a short time. We can’t move on unless we let some things go, including grief and pain. So, shed those strong tears lovely lady x

    • Thank you so much Jan. That is true. I feel that I have cried more during this ‘transition’ of mine (and ours) but I also see they have had a purpose. I think as someone who always thought she should show she ‘had it together’ in my professional life it’s been quite the change for me. I really appreciate your kindness and on-line friendship. Denyse x

  2. I love that quote Denyse and while I’m not happy that life has caused you to shed tears I am happy that you’re embracing the healing power they can bring you. Did you know that when you cry certain pain killing chemicals are released into your body? No wonder we feel better after a good cry hey? Have a good week Denyse!

    • Thank you Sandra for your understanding and kind words. I too knew about the release of the endorphins. However, I was getting ‘sick’ of myself with the crying so needed to both forgive and understand the purpose! I hope your week is a great one too. Denyse x

  3. I find a good cry very cathartic, you know that old saying “better out than in.” Would love to write more but my keyboard is playing tricks on me and keeps deleting all my text! Have a great week!

  4. I haven’t had a good cry in ages – and maybe that’s just what I need right now? Thanks for linking up with the Ultimate Rabbit Hole xox