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I Do Not Smile Often

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    There are times when words are just not adequate to really communicate how we feel and quite often it's only the physical expression that works for us. I know often I need a hug to...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    whenever things are great I'll talk about it easily, but when everything feels like its crashing and burning I don't want to talk about it, I often feel like my burdens are my own...
    iamblackvelvet iamblackvelvet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    So often it can be so much easier just to fake a smile and internalise the struggles instead of having to explain everything to people who may or may not understand. It's even...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 9

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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn...
    Tonia248 Tonia248 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn...
    johnnie23 johnnie23 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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    The sound of the fan calms me. It's too quiet without a fan. A soothing sound, it is. Calming moments, it brings. (Channeling Yoda). It's just me and my fan in this moment. Just...
    AmyOnEP AmyOnEP 41-45, F Apr 13

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    I look at this in different ways depending on my mood. I do always smile at people I meet. It has to be a REALLY bad day for me not to. I grew up and live in a small town, though...
    Chrye Chrye 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    The young kid on the right I met while I ate at a new burger place in town a few weeks ago. He is 15 and still in high school working part time to earn money for vacation. He...
    beachfoot12 beachfoot12 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    It's kinda wierd today, as it's my birthday, everyone is smiling at me, expecting to get one back as they usually do. But i cant really smile back at them, i am not happy... I sit...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F Mar 28

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    It feels nice to make others smile, because when others smile and I see it, I smile too.
    Tak162015 Tak162015 16-17, M Apr 4

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    I received an email early this morning from an old buddy asking if I would meet him for a quick lunch as he was heading back to Europe. I already had a long list of errands I...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    One of the best feelings in the world is to know that you have been able to bring someone you care for happiness. Lately, I feel that I have been able to do this for two people but...
    Looking4Oz Looking4Oz 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Everyone knows this person A person with the prettiest smile ever A smile to seem stuck on their face forever A person they think they know inside and out A person that has people...
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I love to make people smile because I am smiling at them. The best way of making people smile is to first smile at them. It does make your day and there's too.
    americanfemaleonvacation americanfemaleonvacation 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I see the smile on your face and know it extends down into your beautiful heart. A smile from you, a stary lustful glance, a warm caring whisper that means so much. Your the...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    Yay!!Finally! Someone sweet made this group for me tonight :-) I've been always annoyed by people who always say ''You should put smile on your face''lol If i want to smile,i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I smiled at at least 5 people at 7am this morning in my way to the gym. Only got one smile back. Anyone would have thought it was first thing in the morning. Jeez
    NeanderThom NeanderThom 26-30, M 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I smile all the time so everyone is used to it. So when I don't smile one day everyone asks me if I am ok I always so "Yes" so that means I am mostly always lying!!! 😌
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    there is something satisfying about making another smile. it's not always easy. particularly when you don't feel like smiling yourself. so you.... when you are feeling low.... or...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm really good at faking a smile. Most people don't know that I'm depressed all the time and that I cut...I just wish I could forget all the things people say to me, sometimes my...
    brok3ngirl brok3ngirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I might seem alright on the outside I smile I wave and I say "hi" to everyone I met but I'm all like will they smile back will they wave and say hi will they even notice ....or...
    AnnabelleFlores AnnabelleFlores 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    today I was at a mall and I saw complete stranger she was about 60 years old. she was walking on a cane .And she was trying to get down the last step on a set of stairs and she...
    AnnabelleFlores AnnabelleFlores 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    It just doesn't look like a normal smile to me. I just can't smile right😁
    khadij khadij 13-15, F Apr 12

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    I'm currently feel lonely because of certain family members. and my son has deployed overseas in the army recently. now it's my daughter and grand daughter we haven't really been...
    Rosalind71 Rosalind71 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I fake my smile to let him see that I am happy so he wouldn't worry that I am still depressed and brokenhearted from him. But it was wrong to fake my smile because deep inside my...
    XxCuTiE14xX XxCuTiE14xX 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I want to laugh and smile I want inner peace and love for those whole darn world. I just want a world where we can sit with each other at table over coffee and sort our conflicts...
    NewZealandBorn NewZealandBorn 36-40, M Apr 17

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    I shouldn't feel lonely, I have a family, a fiancé, two happy children and a happy family. Often I feel left out and lonely, I work less hours than my mrs and do a lot of the...
    maxos maxos 31-35, M a week ago

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    This year has been hard. I came into my sophomore year of college thinking that I had a strong group of friends to back me up, but as this year goes on I seem to be losing them all...
    argetlam024 argetlam024 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago