Just because I am happy, it doesn’t mean that I don’t get sad.
As a matter of fact, you can feel your sadness even more because of your happiness.
It is such a contrasting feeling.
Lately, I have been contemplating a lot about friendships and loneliness.
And my mind always goes to the stars when I feel sad.
The most times I have cried have been when the stars were witnessing me.
I don’t cry in front of people often.
But in front of the stars it’s easy to do so.
They have this magnificence about them that makes you feel like they are protecting you.
You feel like they have seen you all along.
As if they know you better than anyone else.
As if they will never leave you or reject you.
They are there always.
They are my long time friends, the ones I had growing up.
The ones I had when I lost my husband and the ones I have now building this life.
They have been the most certain parts of my life.
I even have feelings for them.
I love them.
I want to know more about them.
I want to find out all the details that makes them, them.
One of my favorites is Jupiter and its moons.
Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.
It is a giant planet.
On average it is the third-brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus.
Did you know that Jupiter has at least 67 moons but I can only see the four large Galilean moons with my telescope?
I don’t want this letter to be about all the factual details of Jupiter. I want it to be about you finding solace looking for Jupiter at night and shedding some healing tears under the stars.
If you are like me you probably find yourself surrounded by many people but always feeling lonely.
Always feeling as if nobody can be on your journey and understand how you feel.
It’s ok to be like that, and it’s ok to go to the stars for comfort.
They are the best listeners you will find unless of course, you know my dear friend Elaine is a professional listener.
And one of the kindest souls I know.
Stars are professional listeners. They have been listening to you and me for billions of years. (Click to Tweet!)
Go every night. Go on cry with them.
Go and tell them your dreams.
Go and be yourself with them.
You might feel lonely but you never are.
I say this to myself too.
And you know what else, the more you get to express yourself and your strangeness, yes, you and I are a little strange, the less people will understand you.
But your soul will be happy.
And the stars of course.
They will be happy too.
See you under the stars tonight.
P.S. I also have created a very private Facebook group for people who have stars in their hearts and are strange like us. It’s of course completely free and the most loving and accepting group you will ever find. Send an invite and I will accept it.
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, The Life Starters and Star Letters. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and is currently working on her second book on expanding the mind in ways that allows co creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life.