“Are you ok?”
“You are so sensitive.”
When I was younger, that’s all I heard.
I was the most sensitive being
And I thought it was a bad thing.
I would try so hard to not cry
Or openly show my emotions
Because I feared the label “sensitive.”
For me, that was the worst feeling,
Like a punch in the gut.
But I’m older now.
I have learned that being sensitive is not a bad characteristic
But an essential one.
We need more sensitive people in the world
To express the feelings that others can’t.
To be be sympathetic and empathetic.
To be the warmth in a cold place.
I have grown to see my sensitivity in a more positive light,
Which has help me with self-love.
Sensitivity isn’t a step back but a step forward.