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I Do Not Smile Often

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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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    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

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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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    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 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

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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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    This will be my last post about him... There was this guy i met here in ep. We had fun and so i thought. I haven't talk to him for 2 days cause im hurting.... im hurting because he...
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I am addicted to a hug from my family and friends. I do believe the power of a hug and a smile. I can see how others feel and how I feel when hugged and smiled at. I love it and...
    oldernudistwifeandmom oldernudistwifeandmom 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I believe it works both way. Even if you smile to stranger, you pretty much likely to get back. I know this lady somewhere in her 80s or+ and she is the reason I smile everyday at...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    I fake a smiley also because I dont want to bother people with them. I feel that the people around me have their own kind of problem to worry about. so I don't want to add my own...
    JN96 JN96 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    i love life but life hates me.. i often write to feel better , poems makes me better , its better than talking with anyone ... i wear a mask thats always smiling , which makes...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Why do so many think that smiling is a sign of weakness? I believe it's a sign of strength.Last week I was at the hotel bar. It was a very cool & trendy place, and my first night...
    CaliforniaDr CaliforniaDr 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Everyday, I always smile a lot. When I'm outside. When I'm talking to someone, I smile. When I'm alone or when nobody talks to me, they think I'm mad because I don't smile. Idk I...
    Weirdestone Weirdestone 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Ever since I got this job 3 summers ago, once in a while when you come back on that line, I get to see you. Everytime I see you, I smile. If only you knew how happy I get when I...
    DaddysGirl24 DaddysGirl24 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    And finally, don’t forget about the value of a each day puppy feeding program considering the fact that all puppies need a gentle regime.I've examine Web-sites that suggest...
    Ryan259m8ixi Ryan259m8ixi 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    Smile is a language of love, smile is a source to win heart, smile is a name of lovely mood, smile create greatness in personality so keep smiling :)
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Every day I wake up and I wish I hadn't. I smile for my daughter, for my cousin who lives with me, for my boyfriend, my co workers. You name it I smile and I say I'm fine. But no...
    Eve92 Eve92 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    What makes me smile the most, is when I come walking in the door after a long days work, and my baby boy is in the window waiting, smiling ear to ear. He watches me approach the...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    A woman that I see nearly everyday, has a pretty face but her figure is not one I would choose to date. Everyday when I see her I talk to her and try in some way to make her smile...
    avgjoe71 avgjoe71 41-45, M Nov 23

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    When im sad.... I put on a happy smile When im upset.... I chuckle or simply laugh When i get caught crying.... i simply make up a stupid reason why i am crying. but still no one...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I Smile Even Though I Am Sad, as it hides my pain and none makes me tearful by asking why I'm sad. Some people still recognise my sadness behind melancholic smile, but I try to...
    sad12hana sad12hana 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    The more often we see the things around us - even the beautiful and wonderful things - the more they become invisible to us. That is why we often take for granted the beauty of...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 7

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    That girl fakes a smile everyday. She has a brilliant and radiant smile. She has friends and people to hang out with. But her eyes deceives her. Remember that one time when her...
    breannabmk1023 breannabmk1023 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Up until the stalker, that girl I told y'all about - we are officially dating. The other day, she came over to my house and we watched a couple of movies. Later, we decided to go...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Dec 12

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    I smile too, through pain, hard times and happy times. It's just easier to smile than frown I suppose. My smiles has covered many a hard time I have been through and when I have...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    I love to smile at random strangers to see what they do Most smile back and the others give me a weird look, but I think it's a surprised smile
    Lampshade86 Lampshade86 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes my fake smile comes so easily to me that I believe it myself. Until I'm alone and my smile fades away.. then I remember. Or other days I smile while I'm inwardly...
    AlysonBlack AlysonBlack 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    We're on no established schedule all around right here! But I will show you These are due for one particular! I would like Grant residence that will help due to the fact I cannot...
    Aiden875z0uei Aiden875z0uei 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    I try to smile at people...though it's hard for me to look anyone in the eyes..but I know that I feel better when someone smiles at me...so I try to do that a few times a day. A...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Niall Horan's smile makes me smile
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I appreciate when someone gives me a smile - on EP and in real life, too. Nothing brightens my day, more. It takes less muscles to smile than to frown. I greatly appreciate it...
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M Nov 25

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    A few days ago, a came across a man from my town who is a quadriplegic, and his chair was stuck in the snow. I immediately went to help him out of the snow, noticing that many...
    Heresmystory Heresmystory 16-17, F Nov 30

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    Use your smile to change the world don't let the world change your smile.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 1

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    I love when you look at someone, with a smile 😊 on your face, and they break into a smile 😊 back at you, not because they know why you're smiling 😄, but because you're...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Because Of You..... I smile more these days From the moment you log on and I see the little green dot. To the messages you send with your cheerful "good morning"..."good...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I do this all the time I always but on a fake smile and when people ask" are you ok?"I say "I'll be fine " because I don't like to bother anyone with my problems when they have...
    Rach1544 Rach1544 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Have any of you ever gotten those people who just stare at you for no reason whatsoever and just smile? Sometimes I like it and sometimes I don't (It mainly depends on who it is...
    josio92 josio92 22-25, M Dec 10

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    More creepy than weird. When I worked at Walmart, there was a policy that all associates had to smile when within 20ft (if I remember correctly) of a customer. I adhered to this...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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