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I Do Not Smile Often

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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.
    Coconutsin1698 Coconutsin1698 16-17, F Jul 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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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 3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Just because i don't smile much doesn't mean I'm pissed off some people don't get that. Telling people to smile is just going to irritate them.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989 26-30, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    i have a thing for smiles. especially people with big lips. sometimes, i even stare at a person and wait for them to smile. even sometimes, i pick a funny movie to watch just so i...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    i used to smile all the time at people in public, as i was very trusting and naive. now i am more cautious... but on days when i'm feeling more carefree and happy, i'll smile at...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Often times when I'm depressed or not feeling positively about things I will put on a happy face and pretend that everything is OK. Maybe I don't want to burden anyone with my...
    quickonmyfeet quickonmyfeet 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I prefer smiling over laughing. Smile is the silent way to show the good in you. Since smile is the first step of friendship.
    Nido1111 Nido1111 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I feel really good when I smile at strangers. Why? I don't know. But it just makes me feel so kind. I love smiling at adults specially if there really old. It makes me feel like...
    Mariaishappy Mariaishappy 18-21, F a week ago

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    Do you ever come across a stranger and just wonder about what's happened in their life to bring them to this point in time? I was approaching an elderly woman when I went to the...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I imagine her smile every day and feel so sorry about everything that have happened lately. But there is no turning back, we are not writing each other anymore. And she deleted her...
    Tourion Tourion 22-25, M a week ago

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    I was once sad and lonely, Having nobody to comfort me, So I wore a mask that always smiled; To hide my feelings behind a lie. Before long, I had many friends; With my mask, I was...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Feb 1

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    "I'm glad I found you." Said the pretty lady in the grocery store, with the bright smile and the Michael Kors bag. Perhaps the only time tofu made me smile. We were both...
    76starships 76starships 36-40, M Jan 31

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    I want to focus on reading a paper about massive gravity but hunger keeps hindering me. I really don't know why human beings need to eat so often. I hope there is one way to remove...
    ExileMyself ExileMyself 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I love how attractive a smile can instantly make somone. The little curl of the lips that makes your heart melt... magical ?
    HisLittleBecca HisLittleBecca 18-21, F Jan 28

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    When you're happy you naturally SMILE, but try smiling when you're not feeling so great or engaged with day-to-day activities. SMILE when you are alone, when you are driving, when...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Where I come from, we'd say that apparently their smiles are worth so much that they don't feel like giving them away to just anyone. When we're feeling less generous, we'd just...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Oh my goodness so rude haha But seriously I am always smiling and happy and most people who know me, know they better smile back or say Hi hahah
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I don't smile anymore, that will change. Last night at the gym a man approaches me at the station with the paper towels and spray bottle cleanser and he tells me that he has...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 12 Responses Jan 26

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    So often I get hurt because I care so much about the people in my life and for this and the fact I wear my heart on my sleeve I have been hurt more times than I can count! Doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 26

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    oh yes, i mean, im a naturally shy person, so iv'e not really had many hugs over the years,even though i really love hugs, but i have lost count of the number of times i have had...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M Jan 25

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    Recently, any Modern baseball song has made me smile no matter what. I've been having a really ****** few weeks dealing with some major personal issues, but I just have to put on...
    longdarkhair longdarkhair 18-21, F Jan 25

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    winning the forth level on geometry dash yes it's not that big but it did make me smile and cry out yesssssss
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 24

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    I enjoy this because it helps me to smile. :-)
    tiger3cub8 tiger3cub8 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Some days it's better to not think... Ok I can't do this in fact if anything I overthink everything. Some days it's better to pretend your mouth is sealed shut. Yeah I can't do...
    Havegreatfriends Havegreatfriends 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 24

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    There's so much to talk about it actually. Because for me it's always have been hard to express what I feel, what I get through of, what I live. It's just hard so I put a smile on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 24

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    Seeing my daughter smile is pretty much my reason for doing what I do. It makes every day worth it.
    Northwoodsdad Northwoodsdad 26-30, M Jan 24

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    Smile, laugh, love, live I walk down the street, smiling, laughing Loving, living and he’s there My knight in shining armour I smile, feel loved and laugh Smile, Laugh, love...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Jan 24

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    It might be a common story of being happy to be with the person you like but can't have, but when you experience it, it's always like no other and it's very beautiful. I had the...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency 18-21, F Jan 24