I seem to have inherited the crying gene - not exactly sure where from - but all sorts of things make me cry - ads on tv, cards I read while trying to choose one for someones birthday, movies (happy and sad), reading books (happy and sad), even writing this blog sometimes makes my cry - oh and reading other people's blogs quite often does the same thing.
I also cry when I am angry, so be warned if you think I am angry and I cry - it means I am very very angry - so run away fast.
I cry when doing things like giving 21st birthday speeches, so sorry SB if I embarrassed you last night when I gave yours, it is just I get so overwhelmed with the emotion of trying to put into words how I feel and then the tears start flowing. So I hope you understood what I was trying to say through all the blubbering.
I find having the crying gene frustrating at times, as I like to think of myself as a strong woman, but maybe just maybe - being able to show your emotions even in a public place is a sign of true strength rather than one of weakness. Being able to be seen for who you really are rather than hiding behind a wall of self restraint is far more liberating - so if you too have the crying gene like me - embrace it for all it is worth. I'll try to remember that next time the blubbers start.