Tears we cry

fauxma
fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I have heard many good things about shredding tears being good for us.
Shredding tears can help shred fears.
The more you cry the less you pee.
Crying helps to relieve stress and tension.
A good cry is a good cry.
Crying can be for the good and the bad and the ugly.

I came across a journal I wrote in 1998. During this time we had a real scare that my husband had pancreatic cancer. I spent a lot of time writing out my fears until we knew it was a gall stone blocking his pancreas and making him jaundiced and so ill. In this journal I wrote "May my tears water my soul and give me the strength to face whatever lies ahead". It was my mantra back then. I said it every day as I cried until we got the good news. I cannot believe that I forgot it. But I would like to pass it on to all my sisters and brothers on this board. It really did help me through a tough time. And I look at it now and see that tears can indeed water a soul and help your strength to grow.
With love to all and the wonderful support that you give to each other
Stef
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  • phoenixrising
    phoenixrising Member Posts: 1,508
    Thank you Stef, that's
    Thank you Stef, that's beautiful! Yes, you are right, tears can be many things. Your mantra is something I will remember and pass on to those who need it.

    hugs
    jan
  • lmmo
    lmmo Member Posts: 56

    Thank you Stef, that's
    Thank you Stef, that's beautiful! Yes, you are right, tears can be many things. Your mantra is something I will remember and pass on to those who need it.

    hugs
    jan

    tears
    Recently, when I bumped into someone I had not seen in a while, I started crying.

    He said that as tears fall they turn into pearls and if you put them in a box, someday you will have a huge collection of pearls :-)

    That made me stop crying that day and I thought it was so sweet.
    I do cry though as we all do. Now, though mostly purposeful and not uncontrollable.
    Lisa
  • chickad52
    chickad52 Member Posts: 497
    Thanks Stef
    That was beautiful and good for me to remember, as it seems like I cry alot lately.I just thought I was feeling sorry for myself!! But I was told that "tears help to clean the soul"!Hugs, Diane
  • mlmjt1
    mlmjt1 Member Posts: 537
    Thanks Stef
    I had chemo on friday and it just seems like the following Sunday is so hard for me. The fatigue gets me down in the dumps.

    Thanks for your post...I know crying is a good thing, but it helps to have others think so too

    Hugs
    Linda T
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • aztec45
    aztec45 Member Posts: 757
    chenheart said:

    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Great Poem
    Great poem, Stef.

    Do you think God will put all of our tears cried over cancer in one bottle?
  • pinksister
    pinksister Member Posts: 3
    mlmjt1 said:

    Thanks Stef
    I had chemo on friday and it just seems like the following Sunday is so hard for me. The fatigue gets me down in the dumps.

    Thanks for your post...I know crying is a good thing, but it helps to have others think so too

    Hugs
    Linda T

    Hang in there it does get
    Hang in there it does get better. This time last year I would not have been able to say that.
  • pinksister
    pinksister Member Posts: 3
    aztec45 said:

    Great Poem
    Great poem, Stef.

    Do you think God will put all of our tears cried over cancer in one bottle?

    If GOD did it would fill up
    If GOD did it would fill up the earth, I think.
  • Noel
    Noel Member Posts: 3,095 Member
    Thanks
    Stef, I really loved that. Thanks! I always thought that tears were a mirror of what your soul was feeling!

    ♥ Noel
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Wow
    My soul must have needed alot of watering. Seems I've had alot of tears lately. Pammy
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Akiss4me said:

    Wow
    My soul must have needed alot of watering. Seems I've had alot of tears lately. Pammy

    Stef... That was
    Stef... That was beautiful... water for the soul...what a wonderful thought..

    ♥ & hugs,

    ~T
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    chenheart said:

    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Chen, I hope you don't mind,
    Chen, I hope you don't mind, but I am saving this one... what a beautiful and amazing explanation!

    ~T
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    taleena said:

    Chen, I hope you don't mind,
    Chen, I hope you don't mind, but I am saving this one... what a beautiful and amazing explanation!

    ~T

    Of course I don't mind if
    Of course I don't mind if you save it...that's pretty much the whole purpose of putting it online and sharing it. When we find poignant and good things, it is only right that our friends and family "own" them too. I know I am adding Stef's watering of the soul to my list of wonderful things.

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • rainbow4
    rainbow4 Member Posts: 137
    chenheart said:

    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Chen, such a beautiful thought
    I also am saving this one. You've got such a great way with words, and express thoughts so well. Thank you for caring for ALL of us (and we care for you, too).
    -Barb
  • peggypeggy
    peggypeggy Member Posts: 111
    that was beautiful
    ty vm for that god bless luv peggy
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    May My Tears Water My Soul
    Stef, what a beautiful and inspiring thought. Very timely, too, for many of us. Thank you for sharing with us, as you often have, a source of strength and encouragement.
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    Truly
    Stef, I did not start to heal spiritually and emotionally until I could cry. My recovery required water for the soul. Thanks for putting the experience to such beautiful "music". Lynn
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    chenheart said:

    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Thief
    Claudia, I am stealing that from you too. I love that! Thanks!

    Kylez ♥
  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
    chenheart said:

    Just a thought
    Absolutely beautiful, Stef! I have a better idea now of why your daughter is so artistic...

    I am not a church goer,or even one who prays, but I have studied the Bible for many years, and love its historical insight. In the Psalms there is a reference to God saving tears in a skin bottle. I learned that in those times, water and wine and oil were kept preserved by the shepherds and other nomads in bottles/flasks made of deer skin, or the skin of some other local animal. The skin would keep the precious liquid from evaporating, and would last until it needed to be filled again.

    It was explained to me that this Psalm means that God, in a symbolic way ,has all of the tears of mankind preserved in a skin bottle. He knows why and remembers each tear we have ever shed, be it for a happy or sad reason~ and that when, as the Revelation says "he will wipe all tears from their eyes", the tears which have been shed in times of fear, distress and sadness will be separated from those which are tears of joy. None of the tears shed has been ignored, or disregarded~ even when we feel most alone and perhaps abandoned. And when our faces shine with tears from laughing, well, those are the tears we want to keep!And that God knows one tear from another!

    I thought that was such an amazing explanation...

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Chen,
    I really like that

    Chen,
    I really like that explanation also.
    Stef
  • fauxma
    fauxma Member Posts: 3,577 Member
    lynn1950 said:

    Truly
    Stef, I did not start to heal spiritually and emotionally until I could cry. My recovery required water for the soul. Thanks for putting the experience to such beautiful "music". Lynn

    I am so glad that this was a
    I am so glad that this was a help. It truly helped me then and I am using it again myself. I find letting myself cry very difficult because we are ingrained to think it is a sign of weakness. Big boys and girls don't cry etc. And the truth is the opposite, crying is good for us. It does help release tension, fear etc. Stef