Sometimes, if I put my hand over the left side of my chest, I can feel my heart swell. It’s a weird physiological phenomena that I hope is not an indicator of a heart attack.
I feel it swell up when my feelings are heightened and completely take over me. These feelings have to be raging with intensity and must be enough to fill my whole heart - and I’ve got a big one. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it reminds me that I’m lucky enough to feel.
This morning, I put my hand over the left side of my chest and I felt my heart swell. I felt shaky, imbalanced, kind of angry, and almost heartbroken. But I remember a while back, I would never allow myself to get into situations that could make me feel this way. Now, it’s a matter of seeing everything in a brighter light. I am not all those negative things. My heart is swollen with pride and courage.