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Quotation for Tuesday 9th June 2020

Callendersgal profile image

Hi everyone,

The other day, in a telephone call with a friend, she said she'd just gone through a day where every little thing made her cry.

I know I've had this during the pandemic too, and I wouldn't be surprised if lots of people have. It's letting out our fears, frustrations, disappointments, loneliness and all the other feelings we've often had to bottle up. So I've chosen something written by Charles Dickens on the subject for today.

"Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts."

People often feel ashamed and weak because they need a good cry. But it can be such a good release and so long as it doesn't signify something deeper going on, I'd say "just let it all out!"

I hope you all have an excellent day today! πŸ™

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Myself and all my friends have had episodes ourselves where seemingly silly things have made us cry and have felt better afterwards and looked back and laughed about it as time has gone by.

It's not the trivial things in themselves that cause the problems no it's always something else going on say like for me when I had cried back in April it was nothing to do with the one way system round the lake in the park in itself that had been the sole cause of that no tjings had built up like the things getting cancelled and the injustice of it all and frightened as well of uncertainty and that had just brought it all to the surface and I had felt better afterwards and I can now look back and laugh about it now.

I think a good cry every now and again does you good.

Another of my friends had cried in despair over sanitary items being out of stock everywhere when she had been in need of them and also over having to fight over basic things.

Thanks Callendarsgal, I had a bit of a dip after watching all the demonstrations going on over the weekend but I’m back up again now πŸ™‚πŸ™ƒπŸ™‚

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I do feel the meaning of this quote. When you think Dickens walked past the poor house most days and saw the conditions and the sufferings around him in that time, I'm sure he shed some tears himself. He brought a lot of what he saw to his books. We should never be ashamed of crying, it can be a good thing sometimes. We even cry laughing sometimes or if we are overwhelmed with happiness. once we start crying, the trick is to know how to stop. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š



What upsets me most & does make me cry every time I see a horse I think about my riding because I miss it bu trying to be positive because I'm on the 11th of 12 weeks isolation & hoping that my GP will say I can go back to my horseriding

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They're nice friends are horses!

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They are if you treat them well & give them a chance to get to know you

Excellent quote and subject!! As yes recent and current events have challenged us all and I have certainly had wobbles with tears!! And it does do you good to cry. I am still shielding at mo so emotional when you hear and see friends going back to some normality, much as you are pleased they can do so, but so need to be able to do so yourself too. Strange times!!


What a wonderful quote. I too have shed tears during lockdown. It is a release mechanism as I have found out over the years. Hope you are well. Lots of love Lynne xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

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I think everyone has had crying episodes during lockdown as its been a stressful time.

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Yes, I agree xxxx β€οΈπŸ€—πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

Such a good quote Callendersgal. I worked in a typing pool many years ago and there was a woman in the office who said 'men shouldn't cry', I openly disagreed with her and said men have feelings as much as woman, it doesn't make them any less a man.

I agree that having a cry isn't bad at all, it's a release.

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Yes, I agree with you. Men definitely have feelings and should be able to show them. β€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ€—πŸ’œXxxx

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Thank you Lynne. I'm so pleased things have changed for the better when it comes to mental health.

Alicia xxxπŸŒˆπŸ™πŸ’œ

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You are very welcome. And yes, so am Iβ€οΈπŸŒˆπŸ€—πŸ’œ

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It's going forward in the right direction.

Alicia xxxπŸŒˆπŸ’œπŸ˜Š

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