I’ve been told multiple times that I have a “big heart.” It always takes me by surprise when people tell me this, because it comes at very random times. Based on what I’ve learned and experienced, someone who “has a big heart” is selfless, caring, giving, and compassionate. I may be all of those things now, but it’s because I’ve learned to practice them over time. There have been people I’ve met who have shown me what it means to have a big heart, but my experiences are the main reason I have the heart that I do.
Having a big heart is both a blessing and a curse because you feel everything so deeply.
It’s an amazing thing to be selfless and compassionate, to do all you can for others and to see the difference you can make in someone else’s life. You constantly pour yourself into others and extend your love and grace even to those who may not deserve any of your time. When things are good, they’re really good. You take the time to enjoy all the positive things in your life and want to share the excitement with those close to you. Same for when good things happen to others; you celebrate with them because you believe they deserve it.
On the other hand, when you feel sadness, anger, rejection, or hurt, you feel it more intensely than others. Your heart breaks for everyone, not just for yourself or for your loved ones. When you see someone going through a tough time, even if it’s someone you may not know personally, you empathize with them. As much as you want to just forget about your feelings and move forward, you can’t. Everything you feel, you feel so deeply, making you take the time to work through it all.
Considering all that comes with having a big heart, I honestly believe that the positives will always outweigh the negatives. I learned at a young age that life isn’t just about ourselves, it’s about what we can do for others. Everyone is on their own journey, whether we are aware of it or not.
This world is filled with too many people who have no heart.
Why add to them when you can be the latter?