The day of April 12th is very significant for me. April 12th was the day of my late father Matthew’s birthday and April 12th, 2005 was the date that I discovered that I was a highly sensitive person.
There’s a lot of sadness for me on this day. It’s hard for me to believe that my father passed away twenty-six years ago. He and I were so much alike in temperament and personality. In my case, it proves that high sensitivity is an inherited character trait.
I have many regrets that my father and I didn’t get along well. We loved each other, but we had many differences about the way we viewed life. Unfortunately the only people we couldn’t get along with were each other.
I wish that I knew about high sensitivity earlier in my life. My father and I would have understood each other and our relationship would’ve been better. I regret that my father wasn’t able to read my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. He would have been proud of me.
April 12, 2005 was a day of rebirth for me. I went to a class on the topic, Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? The class was very enlightening and I felt that I knew myself better that I ever had. I felt reborn.
This lead me to do more research on this subject. I gained so much insight into myself that my self-esteem and life improved. I have a burning desire to educate others on this subject from my personal point of view. That is the basic theme for all my writings. My philosophy is that the more you understand yourself, the better your life will be.
Do you have special days in your life? Do you take the time to reflect on them? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have. If you have benefited from this blog and my other written material, I’d appreciate you spreading the word to others.