I Know That Just Because You Smile Doesnt Mean You Are Happy

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    A Smile That Can Light Up A Room

    I've been told that I have a "smile that can light up a room," but to be honest, that smile hides so much. I find myself frequently smiling when I'm around others, but the truth is that inside, I don't always genuinely feel happy. I want to feel happy, I just don't seem to know...
    prettyblueeyes09 prettyblueeyes09
    22-25, F
    Aug 9, 2013

    Be possitive, stay happy don't let the

    negativity or the drama of the world get you down.. SMILE!! :))
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    Jan 26, 2014

    I Wish

    I wish some day I could smile like I used to, or laugh until my stomach hurts :DSome day...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 18, 2012

    Faking It...

    I do it. So I'm sure everyone else does. There are those days when you feel like crap and nothing can make you happy. The only reason you smile is if you're forced to be friendly. It comes out so fake. But most of the time people don't care, they just go about their day...
    kes36 kes36
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2012

    Looking In The Wrong Places??

    i been looking for someone who can show me love and respect who can be with me even though we haven't had sex. sadly that's all what guys want from me and it ****** me off! I wish I CAN fINd someone who would love me forever and wouldn't leave me I hate feeling lonely the word...
    Googlenun Googlenun
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2013

     You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh!

    ts that weighs you down .. :)
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    Jan 8, 2014

    Not everyone is happy

    when they smile. Sometimes it takes all that person has to force out a smile and pretend that everything is alright when all they wanna do is cry or scream. Breathe out the bad and inhale the good. Let go of the bullshit and try to always be positive. Look at the brighter side...
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    Mar 3, 2014

    I'm just going to act like it doesn't hurt me

    and fake a smile and pretend everything's okay. Maybe one day they'll see the pain that hides behind this strong smile. Maybe one day they'll realize what they've done. Maybe one day they'll be sorry.
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    I know because I do this.

    I wear a smile like a mask so others don't try to find out what is wrong because that would just lead me to cry, and I dislike crying in front of others. I wrote a poem about it. . .Though it important for you all who do it to realize that it can be helpful to do this when you...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos
    18-21, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    I smile because I don't want the people I love

    to be sad. Because I am tired of all the questions from people that don't care but are just curious.
    NihilityPO NihilityPO
    13-15, M
    1 Response Mar 22

    Nonexistent

    There's one thing that I have felt through out my life, it's the one feeling that just absolutely gets under my skin. Being ignored by some one I dont know doesn't bother me to much but it irritates me. But when some one I care about does it, it's a different story. I absolutely...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2012

    I Wonder.

    So many things I do wonder. Things that play on my mind to often, that make so many lesions on my heart. It's all still new to me. Things I can hardly fathom. Kickin my sleep in the gut and my brains outta breathe. Where will things finally stand? I can't even take the smallest...
    Katarina2012 Katarina2012
    22-25, F
    Apr 26, 2013

    Smileing

    will in the same token smileing dosent mean happy. not smileing dosent mean im not happy ether. funny how that works huh.... its odd but its true it takes somone really knowing me to know whats going on with me
    orangeagent676 orangeagent676
    22-25, M
    Jul 29, 2012

     Your skin isn't paper,

    don't cut it. Your face isn't a mask, don't cover it. Your size isn't a book, don't judge it. Your life isn't a film, don't end it. You are beautiful the way you are .. :))
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2014

    Dear whoever is reading this,

    I understand how rough life could be. I just want to let u know that things will get better. Keep holding on just a little bit longer. I know u feel like nobody really cares. you’re wrong. I care, otherwise I wouldn’t be posting this. you’re not alone, we may be miles away...
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    Dec 30, 2013

    You see my smile and tell me how beautiful it

    is. Look closer and closer still. The smile hides the pain. You see beauty, I see a dolls frozen face. Never blinking and unchanged. You have read the surface of my face and smile back. I welcome you and make you feel at home. A smooth surface with turmoil beneath. Come closer...
    jrf9782 jrf9782
    31-35, F
    Apr 29, 2015

    This is so true. I've learned by experiences,

    mine and others, that a smile doesn't mean a person is happy. You can see someone's true feelings through their eyes. You can get a hint of sadness in it even though he's smiling from ear to ear. Be careful not to be creepy when trying to look at someone's eyes. lol.
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    Mar 13

    Looking In The Wrong Places??

    i been looking for someone who can show me love and respect who can be with me even though we haven't had sex. sadly that's all what guys want from me and it ****** me off! I wish I CAN fINd someone who would love me forever and wouldn't leave me I hate feeling lonely the word...
    Googlenun Googlenun
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2013

    It Is A Must When Working With Customers Face To Face

    Sometimes i just dont want to speak to anyone early in the morning let alone smiling but when you are working with customers you just have to put everything aside and become friendly. I know most people dont do this early in the morning but i do it because i dont like being...
    ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique ImperfectionsMakeUsUnique
    22-25, F
    Aug 20, 2012

    I Get It...

    ...but i totally am called out every single time i fake smile because apparently i wear my emotions on my sleeve. i can never ever hide what i'm feeling; happy, sad, confused, effed up, nada, nothing, can't hide it.it's both a curse and a blessing. sometimes i do just want to be...
    notholdingback notholdingback
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2012

    Happy New Year Everyone Wishing You Guys All

    The Best And Good Health Hopefully 2014 will be good to all of us :))
    Dimforest Dimforest
    22-25, M
    Dec 31, 2013

    On the flip side, just

    because I'm not smiling doesn't mean I'm not happy.
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2015

    At A Crossroad

    the last 20 yrs i've lived w/ my husband and now my life as i know it is over. i have a large, loving family but the person they know no longer exists. i have no idea what i'm going to do now...i feel all alone w/ nothing to show and no one i can trust. i'll be 52 and never...
    broken52 broken52
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    Faking It With The Best Of Them

    Just like everyone else, I hide behind fake smiles because it is easier than explaining my tears. I can be quite humorous when I want to be and I can make you laugh at the drop of a hat. However the fun girl with the twinkling eyes is the same girl that sometimes cries herself to...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Sep 9, 2012

    Masks

    smiles to be me is like wearing a mask to convince the world that u are fine and that people will stop asking how u are or whats wrong if u are not smiling. if you smile people will think that u are ok when really u feel like shouting or crying. i have worn these masks so often...
    icanthide icanthide
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2012

    Smiles Can Lie

    People smile through sadness and pain all the time. I know I do. Smiling takes up much less time and energy than crying. A smile can be a quick lie. I think when people laugh is when they are happy, even if the happiness is short lived. Laughing takes more time than a smile and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 28, 2012

    They say the one that smiles the most are the

    saddest. I am living proof. I believe that just because your day is bad doesn't mean that someone else's should be to. so smile and try to give out happiness :)
    Justine75 Justine75
    16-17, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    Sheild

    a smile can cover every emotion today a smile can cover many things it can cover hurt and hoplessness it can cover anger and rage it can cover hate and love it can cover sadness and tears it can cover happiness and joy it could be real or fake some use it as a sheild to keep...
    MusicWhore MusicWhore
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2012

    You Hide

    You hide behind your smile but you don't fool me. I know you feel like crying sometimes so instead you smile and laugh and then look the other way. He says ''you alright?'' and you reply ''yeh'' in this chirpy voice. But behind that chirp there is agony and sorrow ... something i...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout
    26-30, F
    Aug 24, 2013

    It's really true! You smile to everyone!

    And if someone is asking you, if your okay?And answer is yes! But deep inside bleeding big time but you don't need to let anyone know because you don't need their sympathy. Sometimes it suck!🙊
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 7, 2013

    Everlasting Smile

    Smile....u are on candid camera...or it is say "cheez"... i flash my smile to all who knows me and to those who do smile if we came across each other in certain function as a courtesy and respect. but a smile never reflects the truth feeling of oneself.... we can smile thou...
    enchantingjade enchantingjade
    36-40
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2012

    like it can be said d,

    while now cry later
    dyingwish dyingwish
    18-21, M
    Mar 23

    I might be a cheerleader

    and have a bright smile but that doesn't mean I'm not dying if not already dead on the inside . As I take a deep breath I'm taking in oxygen but also other chemicals imagine those "chemicals " as sadness and oxygen as happiness with happiness comes sadness . We then to smile so...
    LillyO3 LillyO3
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    Today I smile and it is real.

    A foreign but welcomed change. Lovely
    jrf9782 jrf9782
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    "Father's Day" - Not a hug,

    a kiss, a "I love you daddy", from either of my grown kids. Oh well! Swallow your pain and carry on. ...Smile
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    Isn't it crazy how one phone call from your ex

    can ruin an entirely beautiful day??? Don't even know how he possibly can do it, but I still revert back to "that weak" person I was with him!! How the hell can a person get the strength to stand tall after being kicked down so many damn times....
    Ringster73 Ringster73
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2015

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