Sometimes I am astonished by the pain that people carry around. Their histories and stories that lie hidden beneath the surface.
I am awed by the pain that people feel and experience.
I am saddened by it too.
I am impressed by people's ability to survive.
I am constantly shocked by people's stories, because it is so easy to judge and make assumptions about someone based on their outward appearances. But really, I should know better than most that what is on the outside is almost certainly not the whole story.
I am impressed by people's ability to see and find the good.
To see the beauty and take the time away from the pain to capture the beauty.
I need to be reminded that to be human and to truly live means to feel. To feel the euphoria and the excruciating.
Both are equally important.
Both make us human.