Affirmation for July 12, 2011: Feeling Human

I know that men ain't supposed to cry, but I think that's wrong. Crying's always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human.- Ray Charles
Thought of the Day:
Sometimes the world just crumbles below us no matter where we step and it becomes harder and harder to keep that smile of confidence plastered on our faces. You don't always keep that smile on for yourself but for those around you. It feels like you have to be that beacon of hope and strength. But the truth is, being human and showing it can give people around you even more confidence that they aren't the only ones.
Being sad is okay. Having feelings is okay. As Ray Charles said, feeling is being human. What more do we want in times of need than people around us who feel how we feel and through these strong bonds of empathy, uplift one another? 
Today, let those tears flow, feel the way you feel, and do so in full confidence of who you are - human.
Have a feeling day!
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