Uhhhh, I cry.
This seems like a pretty obvious answer, but I suppose there are plenty of people out there who don’t cry when they’re sad!
On a spectrum that runs from “easy crier” to “hardly ever cries”, I definitely skew a little toward the “easy crier” end of things.
This is particularly true if I start to express what I am sad about.
If I start typing about something that triggers emotions in me, I either tear up or start actually crying.
And it is WAY worse if I talk out loud about the thing I’m sad about.
I am also a sympathetic crier; if someone else is sad, I will often tear up for them. In fact, when I have played the piano for funerals of complete strangers, I have fought back tears as I hear the family speak.
And when it’s a funeral where I know the person or the family….oof. I am a mess! The aunt and uncle of mine that Lisey is living with lost their daughter to cancer about five years ago.
My cousin was older than me, and I never knew her very well, but my goodness, when my uncle got up at the funeral and started talking, I lost it.
(full disclosure: I started tearing up now just typing about that funeral!)
Seeing his sorrow….man, I felt that anguish in my soul. And since I am a parent, it is not hard to imagine how I might feel in his shoes.
Anyway. I am a disaster at funerals because of this, and I have promised myself that I will never try to get up and speak at a funeral because I already know that would be a pointless exercise. No words would come out; just tears!
Supposedly there are health benefits to crying, and if this is true, well, that’s good news for me. 😉
What do you do when you’re sad?
And are you a crier?
kristin @ going country says
I am not much of a crier. That said, there have been several deaths and other family things this year that have reduced me to tears. What I have found myself doing a lot more is praying. I am not really a spontaneous prayer, but the rote prayers (mostly the Hail Mary and the prayer Catholics say for a departed soul) are soothing for me.
Oh…I am definitely a crier! I cry when I am sad, I cry when others are sad or hurting, I cry when I’m happy, I cry when I am overwhelmed or overly tired, and yes, I cry when I am angry (which really annoys me no end!). Apparently, ALL of my emotions are expressed via tears….
Ruth T says
I’m a crier. I cry easily if I’m sleep-deprived and I’m also a sympathetic crier.
Sometimes I listen to Christmas music if I’m sad. Doesn’t really matter what time of year it is. But Christmas music is a good pick-me-up if I need one.
Anita Isaac says
There is nothing wrong with being a crier. I am one of those people and I give myself ten minutes to cry and feel bad and then I go on with life. The problem is that I revisit the sadness the next night when I am trying to go to sleep. But I am working on it.
I cry when I am angry or frustrated. When I am sad, I just get quiet. When I worked, it horrified me that when something really made me mad, I could not talk about it without tearing up. I learned to write memos, so that my bosses woudl not see me cry.
Donna Wilson says
I’m both a crier and a cleaner! Every time I’m sad, unless dealing with grief which is different and paralyzing for me, I clean. Something about house or yard work dispels a bit of the tension and sadness for me.