Growing up as a child and during my teenage and young adult years I was always able to keep the tears from flowing.
The first time I really cried was on my wedding day. Tears of joy, I suspect. What did I know at that time.
Somehow, years after that, after that I began to get tears in my eyes at births, on seeing the newborns, funerals, weddings, sad stories on TV or in the movies or even in the newspapers or on the Internet and personal events of that nature. This has continued.
I have even cried when I saw our flag fly at various times and places.
I have even cried at some sunsets.
I never had a prolong spell of crying but I do tear up and it no longer makes me feel ashamed or embarrassed.
My most recent tears came when I recently watched this video.
Not sure why but I did.
I am now a old softie.