God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more.
~ Henry Ward Beecher
Why were we made with the ability to cry? A laugh feels good, and we never question its value, but why tears? We are born with the ability to cry tears because of the cleansing nature of water. What softens a dry, hard sponge? What cleanses a wound and washes away the dirt? I could go on forever asking questions about what water can do. It is necessary for life, and so are tears.
Emotions held within destroy us, but those that are washed away with tears restore us. Think of a sponge lying dried up and hard on the kitchen counter. If you didn’t shed tears, that would be you. But if you plunge the sponge into warm water, it softens, just as we do when we are willing to cry tears of pain, joy, love, and acceptance.
Cleanse yourself with a good cry and let others know it is all right for them to do the same thing.