Most of us, pick them up anbd gently start ricking them and shooshing them and saying something like "oh, don't cry. Don't be sad, baby, it's going to be okay."
Why do we do that? Why not let the baby cry and be sad on their way to being happier and feeling more better? It's like we're demonizing an inevitable part of our emotional lives. Sadness isn't bad, it's sad. We all feel sad, we all will feel sad, and while hopefully we won't spend a lot if time in that space, we often don't give oursleves the permission to spend any time there. Why is that?
How do you deal with sadness in your life? How do you work your way throught it and past it ~ or don't you? Do you let yourself feel all your emotions, or do you try and compartmentalize and ignore the saddest of them? Sadness, let's #discuss.