The same applies to books, doesn't it? Think of the last book that made you cry. The article goes on to say that the sadness we feel at other's misfortunes (death, unfulfilled love, cancer, natural disasters, heartache...) can make us appreciate what we have.
Do you love a good book that elicits a tear? Please share any titles of books that made you cry in the comments! Here are a few stories that made me cry (or at least feel like it!):
THE HELP (so good!)
THE SECRET JOURNAL OF BRETT COLTON (bawled!)
JUST ONE WISH (I cried and laughed)
WINTER GARDEN (couldn't stop crying, seriously)
DEAR JOHN (swoon, smile, cry...I loved this story)
LES MISERABLES (how could I not cry?)
CHARLOTTE'S WEB (me cry over a spider? Seriously, tell me I'm not the only one who teared up.)
LOVE YOU FOREVER (I remember my mom crying while reading this to me too)
And here are a few other great tearjerkers recommended by my Facebook friends (thanks to everyone for replying to my question and sharing your favorite cry-worthy or otherwise touching books!):
More about these books can be found on goodreads.com or amazon.comAm I missing any? Please share your favorites in the comments.
Article mentioned: "9 Way to Go on a Bliss Trip" in Health Magazine