The Weight of the World

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I had one of those days yesterday. One of those days where the sadness of the world seems to be weighing down on me. I expect you have them too.

On these days I wish I could turn off my beautiful gift for empathy. Sometimes I don’t want to feel everything so deeply. Sometimes I don’t want to hold the pain of others within me. Sometimes my own pain is more than enough.

There are so many terrible things I want to change but I know I can not for I can not single-handedly save the world.

I have to be happy with my contribution, authentically given.

And most days I am. But on the heavy days, the days that weigh on me, it just isn’t enough.

The Weight of the World

By Tara Joyce Time to Read: 1 min