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I Do Not Smile Often

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 119 People

    Behind My Smile

    It really takes me a lot of strength to smile while I feel this overwhelming and constant pain inside me. People around me just don't understand what's behind my smile. It's a sad and confused little girl who has a fragile soul and...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2009

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    On Occasion...

    On occasion I will smile, such as when laughing, but for the most part I usually don't. It doesn't necessarily mean that I am a depressed person, I just show happiness differently I suppose. I generally show most of my emotion through my eyes, which many people don't catch on to...
    Arisadne Arisadne 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    There was once a time

    where I smile my brightest. Nowadays, not so much. Whenever I did smile, I always end up heartbroken, disappointed, or hurt some time later, not shortly afterwards, but also not too long afterwards. By not smiling, I tend to think that I'm protecting myself from pain...pain I...
    bkf2 bkf2 22-25, M Jul 22, 2014

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    Really Need To Smile More!!

    i really do need to learn to smile more, cos i always get people asking me why i look so miserable!!! lol
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    I'm Not Sad

    Despite my issues, I'm a happy person! I just don't look like it! everyone always asks "are you sad, what's wrong, did something happen, are you crying, are you going emo?!" No, no, no and no. I'm totally fine!! My natural expression is sort of solemn and wary. I can't help it! I...
    CheerioGrrrl CheerioGrrrl 13-15, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    I Have Good Reasons Though...

    1. I have a crooked tooth and I am a little self conscience about it. I cant afford to have it fixed2. I can't see well and often mistake people for oddly shaped machinery..
    R0B1N R0B1N 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    I almost never actually smile,

    that is with the corners of my mouth turning up and teeth showing. But the people who know me the best, they know to look in my eyes for my smile.
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F Jul 10, 2014

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    If I Don't Smile

    If I don't smile,It's just me,Sometimes I don't,The way I am,Often,Don't have facial expressions.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    I Don't Really Smile That Much

    Yeah, if you were know me in reality, I do not smile a lot. I don't know, to me, I find it uncomfortable to move such muscles  to form a sideways crescent.Even in pictures, I never really smile, and when I do, it's usually a very small faint one. Besides, I can never show my...
    captivityensured captivityensured 16-17, F Dec 14, 2011

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    I bet people see me smiling like all the time,

    but what they don't realize is when I have my back towards them. I sometimes just feel sad because of so many things and it drains me. To people it might seem like I smile more than I don't, but I know for a fact that I do not smile as often as they think I do. Sometimes its...
    xxxxxuu xxxxxuu 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    Wrote About Me

    I didn't write this but my best guy friend (hopefully soon to be boyfriend) wrote it about me. Once upon a time there was a girl named Hailey Smile like sunshine Eyes evil like Haydees Always makes me smile and she don't ever play me Try to make her happy and it don't even...
    luckyhippogriff luckyhippogriff 18-21, F Feb 1, 2013

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    Not Much Of A Smiler

    People have told me I don't smile very much. I tell them that, when I'm happy, they'll see me smile. It's just that I'm not very often happy.
    SquarePeg61 SquarePeg61 46-50, M Nov 10, 2012

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    I Am Not A People Person

    We live in this society that exemplifies being pleasant and social. By and large I just dont much care for people, I don't enjoy being among them, and when I have to be pleasant I have to force a smile. This is not because I am an ill-tempered person (Although I am) or that I...
    LordEvan88 LordEvan88 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    People Can'T Smile All Day, Every Day!

    People often tell me often that I look sad or upset. It’s SO annoying! I’ll be at work concentrating on a project…or in a store deciding what to buy – and someone comments on my lack of a smile. This is so strange to me! Who do you know who walks around with a big ol...
    newsoulawakening2 newsoulawakening2 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2013

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    But I Laugh With You On E P

    I hardly smile in real life I dont know why. Others think I am aloof or indifferent. But I am not. When I am not smiling, I am thinking. When I am thinking, I am planning and when I am planning, I deliver. I guess I know I know. Smiling is a friendly inexpensive and rewarding...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have a really ugly smile, and I don't smile often, but I have 1 friend on here that always makes me smile
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    it's funny how just because someone's always smiling or 'happy' people assume they have the perfect life. they don't realize how many or how often those smiles can just be an act...
    SweeterThanFiction SweeterThanFiction 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Your Smile is So Important A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. Life is short but a smile takes barely a second...
    rogi4u rogi4u 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    often all it takes is a smile and kind word. so little effort to make some one's day.
    serendipitousone serendipitousone 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Thank you kind people. Your words give me comfort and hope. I don't feel this way often but when I do...hehe Well ...I'm just glad I found EP.
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F Jan 11

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    Though we haven't seen or spoken in 25 years. Late at night, when I can't sleep. I often think of you. And that beautiful white skirt you wore for work, billowing around your...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Smiling and Hugging - 2 very nice free gestures!The power of a hug need not to say a word its just a simple gesture that works wonders and make someone feel better! It’s very...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    *Smile Lyrics*Smile though your heart is achingSmile even though it's breakingWhen there are clouds in the sky, you'll get byIf you smile through your fear and sorrowSmile and...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 Jan 16

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    About Dr. Alapati Keeping the best smile for the world is a passion to Dr. Manjula Alapati and it made her the dentist she is today. Dr. Alapati graduated from the University of...
    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Jan 21

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    Smile, Undoubtedly one of the most powerful things in this world. Today morning while heading to college I happen to cross a small kid, what attracted me or let's say totally had...
    theReasonbehindyourSmile theReasonbehindyourSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Well to make it seem that u knkw I've helped and put a smile on someone's face. I say good morning to strangers ask how they are and same to teachers and stuff. I try to be kind...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Smile each time, there are ups and downs in life, but you need to move on and just let it go, smile and move on, and make others smile too, Smile @ strangers while walking on road...
    rocky98098 rocky98098 22-25, M Jan 11

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    I love making people smile. It brings me the utmost joy. Everybody looks better when they have a smile on their face. When I make somebody smile it makes me feel so happy too. When...
    AlphaBoy7934 AlphaBoy7934 13-15, M Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm truly blessed that every morning I'm graced upon two beautiful smiles from my two children (ages 2 & 5). Some mornings I see both smiles at the same time as they come prancing...
    booyah73 booyah73 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 8

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    Faking smile is one of my daily routine , it's easier to fake smile then to explain to people who won't understand . Faking smile is my way to escape my painful memories , anger...
    ZeroShift ZeroShift 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am not that person who smiles at everybody. I am the person who freaks out when someone smiles at me. I hate it yet love it and the same time. It almost always catches me off...
    SerenForYou SerenForYou 18-21 Jan 4

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    making people smile makes me happy. i know how hard it can be to smile without it being a fake one so when i see a real smile on someone's face it just makes me happy to see that...
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    You there, the one reading this now... I want you to do something.. Smile.. Smile.. because you're beautiful because you're amazing because you're unique because...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    People that say you can always find the positive, beauty or hope in tragedy are so wrong. Watching lives mangled at the hands of society, hate, accident and even age gets tough...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I love to make other people smile but this days I can't even make myself smile.
    dynamitemartins23 dynamitemartins23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Tell me what makes you smile?! Ill try my best to make you smileeeeee friend!! Promisee :)
    grace00001 grace00001 18-21, F 13 Responses Jan 5

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    it hurts when I smile because there has been some things going on in my life,but my family and friends don't truly know how I feel. Even though I smile on the outside it feels lime...
    submit00 submit00 13-15, F Jan 7

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    For those who do know me there is someone on here who does make me smile everyday and that we chat everyday too and never fails to put a smile on my face this person is beautiful...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I smile even when im crying terribly inside so that i could make someone else smile who is in pain..
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F Jan 11

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    People always say that I have a perfect life because I always smile but they don't realize how many of those smiles are fake to hide my sadness
    braydenlovesmusic braydenlovesmusic 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    You know who you are...every time my phone goes off my heart races, my face lights up and the butterfly's on over load. I know your real, your sweet, make me smile and feel safe...
    MermaidTripp MermaidTripp 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    Yesterday at school I had to fake my smile frequently. I don't want to burden my friends with my problems. My jealousy is a reason. I just don't want to lose someone again. I miss...
    plantgoddess plantgoddess 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Thursday, i had asked out this one girl because she was the cutest, nicest girl i knew. Well i hadnt known she was already in a relationship. She never talked about it. Also, the...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    on second thought, id rather have a career that made me happy. I wouldnt want to go to a job that made me smile, as if that was one of the requirements needed to hold that position...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure when it began - I think maybe 4 or 5 years ago. I would have these moments out of nowhere where would just be extremely disoriented. When it happened and immediately...
    biggid2012 biggid2012 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    Let's take a minute and appreciate what we love, smile it's infectious :-)
    doryx doryx 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So, my severe depression has almost always kept me out of any sort of friend groups, and the one circle i was in made it pretty obvious I was the outsider, just clinging on. I've...
    TheUrge21 TheUrge21 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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