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My mom swears that I have always been a little on the emotional side. My daddy called me tender hearted. Sometimes I cry at the drop of a hat. It is not something I seem to be able to control. My emotions seem to have a mind of their own and when something makes me emotional, I'm a mess!
I cannot watch the ASPCA commercials on TV without crying for all those poor abandoned and abused dogs and cats. I have found myself crying while watching episodes of the Animal Cops shows. When I read about someone abusing a person or animal, it upsets me! It just hurts my heart. When I was learning to drive, a dog ran under my car and I hit him. I was so torn up about it, I didn't drive again for over a year! I do not think this is normal behavior, but it is me! I can see a dead animal on the side of the road and can picture his parents looking for him, wondering where he is. Is that crazy?
My daughter is like me in some ways, but she thinks I've lost my mind sometimes too. I am the person who cries at movies, then I watch it again, and cry at the same spot! Don't get me wrong, when I need to be strong, I can be. When my daddy passed on 2/3/12, I was the strong one. I was there for Mama and my brother. I was able to compartmentalize things enough to get through everything, then I lost it! I cried for days.
Don't get me wrong. I do not cry every day. But when I do...watch out!
Can't I just get my emotions in check?
I can't be the only person who does this. Can I? What are your thoughts? Are you emotional?