We HSPs tend to be acutely aware of the struggles our sensitivity can cause. In contrast, we often don’t give much thought to the joys that come with it.
I wonder what you’d come up with if you asked yourself what you love about being an HSP?
Here are some of the things I love about it.
I love that I care as much as I do. It’s who I am and it’s how I want to be in the world. It can cause me all sorts of difficulties too. But this blog gives me permission to stay with the joy I feel in caring.
I love details. I just love details. Beautiful in their own right and delightful in what they contribute to something bigger. They are precious little gems to me.
And I love that I can get what I call “disproportionately pleased” about seemingly innocuous things. That I can savour the richness of tiny moments.
Like the other day, I hit the most exquisite golf tee shot – even if I say so myself!
It came off the club perfectly, with such ease. Flying high and straight, the ball dropped in slow motion against a perfect blue sky, and then the trees beneath.
The fact it landed on the green and bounced beyond was irrelevant. Off the club and in the air, it was a thing of beauty. Nothing can diminish my joy at the feel of that shot and the shape of that arc.
It was a magical few seconds.
I smiled then and I’m smiling now as I type. I just have to close my eyes to recapture the feeling, the utter contentment.
Back to my question – what is it about being highly sensitive that brings you joy? Let yourself identify, name and bask in whatever you love about it.
Whatever the joys, they’re all and uniquely yours. Would you change them for the world? I wouldn’t change mine.