Something to remember

I see many reasons every day, through my suspicion and wariness, not to trust people or to believe that any of them have good intentions. But I try to remember this, when I need reassurance.

I was crying so hard and I just couldn't stop. It felt like my heart was being torn out. A lady came up to me, and she asked, can I give you a hug? And I let her. And then she said as she hugged me, "I don't know what's wrong, but whatever it is, it's going to be okay."

We may be afraid of love, we may not want it, but in little ways -- in a smile, in a hug, in the kindness of a stranger - sometimes you need to let yourself feel it.

  1. 10 years ago

    Philophobics are a strange bunch, I should know, I am one. The funny thing is I see that you had no problem accepting the kindness of strangers. To be independent it is necessary to be open to new experiences and when we have no knowledge of someone it is easier to all ow them access to our true selves, nothing is threatening anymore. Take comfort in this fact and concentrate on friendships. 'Relationships' are horrendously complex and stressful at times. Give yourself the chance to stand back and don't beat yourself up about it. I am glad that you have shared this story. It gives us all hope.

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