Have you ever been so happy it made you cry?
There has only been a few times in my life that great happyness brought on tears. The first time was many years ago when my oldest son was gone for over 11 years. I had pick him up at the air port. My relief and joy came flooding in when he walked through that gate. I was a happy crying mess.
Of course. Actually it's tearing up while laughing. I am so happy about your experience - it deserves the happy crying mess :-)
Yes. I appreciate this. This is noble and beautiful! We all feel a sense of pride in our loved ones.
There is another kind of happiness. One I have experienced a few times only by His Grace. It is the fruit of inner experience. The disciple does not usually describe this kind of experience. It is metaphysical and not straight-forward. Nevertheless, on this occasion it made me cry. I hope you understand that this was tears of joy.
There was such a powerful surge of Grace flowing through me that I lost 'control' 'Let go and let God' was very meaningful at this time. I remained in the 'experience' for some time. I drifted or opened up to a vast expanse and felt the beauty of life. Then I shed tears of joy for life and all beings.
I have had a happy childhood and experienced some great moments. They are all in my book. Still, I have not and will not feel anything like the joy of inner experience.
Thanks so much for your answer manatita44. I don't know if I had that kind of feeling as you described, but maybe close.
Thanks. You are associated with Christ's teaching. Prayer, both vocal and interior, is imperative. Practice a.m and p.m. Love, serve, offer gratitude, and the experience will come. Inner purity is essential for receptivity. Practice self-control.
Yes, but only twice. One was from laughing so hard I started crying. But that runs in the family. My grandmother used to laugh at the slightest thing, then her laughter would turn it into a bigger situation and the laughs became worse until the point some thought she was having a breathing difficulty. She was, but she could control it. It was really funny when it happened. The grocery store was my favorite. The cashier kept asking if she was ok and that made her laugh all the more.
I cry easily and all the time - but rarely about real life . . . I have a wife I adore and 6 children, and my initial, reactive response to sad or dreadful or troublesome things is to guard and encourage and console those under my care - I can't be crying because I'm on call. But I cry when I watch Fred Astaire dance just because he's so good, I cry when I listen to Muddy Waters just because he's so good - when I'm sad I'm not inclined to cry, when I'm happy I don't really cry but I can squeeze out a tear - but when I appreciate good work, I will often cry.
Yes! I have been happy where it made me cry. Not once or twice. The overwhelming feeling of happiness comes out in tears of joy and other expressive ways.
Happiness that brought tears more often than ever is the joy felt as a believer of Christ, knowing the infinite love that He has given me by saving me through His grace and mercy. When my heart is flooding with praise and adoration and thanking Him for such a love that I am not worthy of, I cry tears of joy no one could understand unless they walk with Him or has come in contact with Him through the Holy Spirit. Awesome!, it refreshes and renews and strengthens me.
I do not tear often. But like you, tears can flow when my kids are involved. I know it is normal to have children, but growing up, I never thought I would. At 38 years old, after finally meeting and marrying the perfect woman two years earlier, my first child was born. I could not believe - I - had a son. Four years and seven years later, my family grew two more.
Every now and then I think about how lucky I am to have these 3 great kids. How proud I am of them when they receive awards at school, perform in plays at theater, compete in sports, and tell me they love me. These thoughts and their actions, and just knowing they are my kids, bring tears to my eyes.
There are beautiful moments in life where tears are a sign of happiness and are worth cherishing. At these moments, we learn that tears are not meant for only sadness, but a sign of many different kids of emotions. At the moments where tears are the sign for happiness, hold on to the memory. As humans we have a great ability to burn the bad times in our mind and let the good memories slip away.
Yes, quite a few times. One was when my husband was reading our vow to each other, another was when we found our lost cat. I also laugh so hard that I cry, like REALLY cry. I love crying from laughter, such a great feeling... But my stomach usually hurts after. Haha
Yes, so many times; especially in church when the Holy spirit comes over me. These are tears of pure appreciation for what Jesus has done for me in my life.
I listen to this healing scripture thing I found on YouTube & the first few times I heard it, it brought me to tears, thinking about it is doing it.
JThomps42- I know what you mean. Thank you.
JThomp42, the power of the Holy Spirit this feeling can't be explained.
Yes, when I was married to my wife I cried during the wedding vows. The words were so powerful, and I had never contemplated the power of the words. I suppose the great happiness of bonding with a partner that one loved, for life, was a very happy moment, so I cried.
Actually since I have been baptized in the Holy Spirit (many many years ago)I find myself crying when i see God do something special for someone, especially an answer to fervent prayer. I was a hard case (so hard i do not talk about it) and God uses me with hard cases because I understand them. At first i did not understand why many times I cry when delivering a hard word or a warning from God , and after inquiring why He told me because I feel their pain and they are softened when they see and feel my concern. There is nothing more wonderful than seeing a "hard case" submit to the love of God, It will make your day every time, and for me bring a wall of tears of joy.
Over twenty years ago I was in counseling with a shrink. He diagnosed my frequent happy crying episodes and manic. I tried to explain that I really was that happy about many things. He said I was not allowed to do that and not have a disorder. He said it was not natural. Well I reckon I must still be manic, because I cry over:
Every week in church
When my kids or wife say they love me
When a TV show gets sappy
When I write from the heart
When I see a hawk on the wing or the first Robins of spring
If I come upon a natural clean water stream
When I read questions like this a folks answer from down deep
When someone encourages someone else.
When any one else has a great belly laugh
When corporations give of their time and money
When soldiers stop fighting and help people
I suppose I cry just about every day in thanks for the foregoing and so much more. Well after reading what I just wrote. I guess I better mosey on back to that shrink, maybe medication would help.
I also suppose I should ask Graceinus to stop asking such great questions to remind us to be grateful and see the Grace in us.
Yes many times. I have been blessed in so many ways so many times.
From finding my husband to the birth of my children to touching God.
When I earn my first month salary bought new mobile to my dad was most happiest moment in my life.
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