It’s true that some of the kindest people in the world are those who have been through the most incredible […]
It’s true that some of the kindest people in the world are those who have been through the most incredible pain, often at the hands of cruel people.
You are able to understand and reach out to other people going through heartbreak and trauma because you’ve experienced the very same things yourself.
It takes great strength to smile through your pain, but you understand that someone else needs you to be strong for them, so you grit your teeth and push on. You are the way you are because of what you went through.
1. Your true-self emerged in your darkest times
You’ve derived your strength from having come face to face with the darkest aspects of yourself. When you hit rock bottom was when you found out who you were deep down inside. Only when you confronted your inner demons could you help other people fight theirs.
2. Your inner strength came from having fought many battles
It wasn’t easy to overcome your inner demons. When your imperfections and insecurities were staring you straight in the face, you were forced to fight through them. It takes a woman of great strength to break free from the insecurities that plague her and to be liberated from them. You’ve fought long and hard to get to where you are now, and now you use your newfound strength to help other people break free from the same fears and doubts you once faced.
3. You grew in times of adversity
You did not let troubles and worries beat you down. When you faced incredible hardships, some of them caused by people you loved dearly, you challenged yourself to become better at dealing with them. Where most people would have become discouraged and given up, you decided to grow and learn and become the best version of yourself that you could possibly be.
4. You learned how to deal with troubles when you faced them head on
You are able to offer advice and support to people who need it the most because you learned how to deal with troubles on your own. You confronted problems head-on and found ways of drawing on your unique strengths to overcome extremely pain situations. When people deeply hurt you, you found ways to get through the pain and learned to move on from them.
5. You know what it’s like to be alone
The reason why you’re able to empathize with others in their darkest moments is because you’ve been there before. You’ve experienced what it was like to have your loved ones abandon you when you needed them the most. You know what it was like to rely on yourself when it seemed like no one cared. You’ve cried many nights out of loneliness, and you want to protect your loved ones from feeling the same pain that you once did.
6. You can understand other people’s sorrow only because you once felt the same sorrow
Your heart hurts when you see people weeping in despair. The memories of your own sorrow return to haunt you when someone else expresses the deep sorrow they feel. However, that pain no longer has any hold over you. You are now able to set aside your personal pain to tend to others who feel hopeless and lost.
7. You had your heart broken many times in the past
You’ve been cruelly rejected, abandoned by people you loved, hurt by those you were most vulnerable to, and tossed aside like trash by the one you gave your heart to. Rejection hurts every single time, and there is nothing that can soften the blow, but you’ve learned to accept it and move on. You can now help other people experiencing the same thing take it in stride and regain their self-confidence and self-esteem the way you’ve done many times in the past.
8. You take other people’s pain and make it your own
What makes you so empathetic and understanding is your ability to feel what other people feel when they feel it. You share in their joy, you mourn when they do, and you mirror their indignation at injustice. Your incredible ability is what draws people to you, but many do not realize everything you’ve had to go through to get to this point.
It’s not easy to be empathetic in an indifferent world. People often mind their own business and are unwilling to help others when they’re going through a difficult time. Your unique ability sets you apart from the rest and makes you a source of hope and comfort to people around you.