I, like many people, have and do go through life wearing a false smile. What does this mean? It means that we pretend to be OK a lot of the time, even when we’re not. At work we smile, even when we are thinking about bashing a customers head against the desk with rage, for example.
Lately my smile has faded, because I am simply finding it hard to put it on. In my family I have always been the one that ‘is OK’ and even when I am not, id just say ‘Oh I am fine’ I hold things together, and I stay strong when others can’t, it is just what I do.
but what do you do, when you lose your false smile?
It isn’t a bad thing to use a false smile, a smile does a lot of good, for many people. But I am just starting to wonder… why is it so hard to be happy? Why SHOULD we need to use a false smile? Surely we have reason to use a ‘real’ smile?
Smile, its important. Smile as much as you can, even if it is a false smile. But also remember to smile inside, because that is true happiness, a true smile.
We all have the right to be happy.
So there’s my pointless, ranting post. Enjoy. : )