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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    I am filled with such sadness at times

    that it is hard for me to breath. There is this lump in my throat. I feel like I could cry for hours about so many things, but then I think of my daughter and how much that would scare and sadden her, so I ignore that urge, but the lump doesn't go away. it's an ever present ache...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I smile when I'm upset stress

    and angry. People call me crazy. All I do is look pissed with a smile on my face
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 9

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    Keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing

    and there's so much to smile about.”
    Gilbert84 Gilbert84 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I smile everyday. I think of myself

    as the wannabe happy girl. Although, deep inside me I am weak, sad, depressed, scared, small, thin, stupid,etc. No one cares. No one knows me. I don't tell anyone about me for I am scared. They'll never know...
    TheLoner1234 TheLoner1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I can't let anyone see my true emotions (I have

    to focus on their problems not mine)
    rushman5 rushman5 13-15, M Aug 20

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    Sometimes all you can do is look in the mirror

    and remind yourself to keep going.. Just another night I get to cry myself to sleep.
    LoveCures09 LoveCures09 22-25, F Sep 14

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    Haven't been on here

    for a while, so not many people talk to me haha. If you need anyone to talk to, I'll listen? :)!
    JustThatNobody JustThatNobody 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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      So lately I have been feeling out of

    place. Like i do not belong?Anyone else?I fake a smile at school..it weird because before I smile I tell myself "smile like you mean it" and if you know where that lyric is from we may have to be best friends.
    juliebean4 juliebean4 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    If I go it won't be long till I'm burning on

    the inside if I go I could only hope that ill make it to the otherside
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F Sep 13

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    It's so hard :( I know God has a bigger

    and better plans for me. Hmm
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Cause I don't want to let the people know

    that I'm weak. I'm so fragile inside but luckily I can fake well with my smile and my humors.
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    I've been doing this

    for as long as I can remember. I find it hard to cry infront of people or talk about my feelings. I fear being judged,ridiculed or misunderstood. The feelings I have are so complicated for anyone to understand. I loathe pity from people. There is difference between feeling...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    Well at least I try to.

    .. Sometimes I fail to do it,but that's rare,unless my day has been super bad or I am having a PMS! ;) Other than that it always works. These days I keep thinking how would I have performed if I was a professional actress!! And the answer that flashes in my mind is "I would...
    lonelysoulPam lonelysoulPam 41-45, F 6 Responses May 28

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    Saying Goodbye

    I'm moving across the unites states and up until this point I've been taking everything well. I mean I'm still shocked that I'm actually moving but I wasn't sad or scared about anything. I had to say goodbye to my grandma today and I didn't really mind. It was kind of sad but I...
    irishchild777 irishchild777 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    I realized that on the Internet it is

    so easy to put that little smiley face emoticon and make people think you are the happiest person alive. When in reality you could be crying. I personally know how easy it is. People are not going to read between the lines. If somebody said: how is your day? And you...
    musicallife998 musicallife998 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I think that nobody really knows how sad you are

    until you tell them, ive never been one to share my feelings, ive either handled them myself or broke down crying, sometimes i think you have to just smile and say "im fine"
    jade0417 jade0417 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5

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    I am a genuinely happy person

    until I'm alone. I can smile and laugh at funny things and I can have a good time. But when I'm alone with my thoughts I sink into my sad place and I don't like what I see in the mirror. I am not depressed, I honestly don't know what I am. But I am positive and negative at the...
    Celeste098 Celeste098 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    smiling is easier than explaining to people

    why im sad. I realized that sometimes people dont really care whether your sad or not they just want to know what happened and then that's it
    oliviaferina oliviaferina 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I used to always be so happy

    and make all my friends and family laugh. I still do every now and then, I usually act like I'm okay and happy, just to make others happy. I love making people happy especially when I see them sad, I always try my best.. With me tho, it's different so many things have happened...
    txblank91 txblank91 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    last night I lite a fire in the pit

    and I drank a few beers, I had a smoke and I listened to that song we danced to for the last time. I miss you, I wish you were here again. I walked you to the train and let you go we both knew it was only for the summer.. does not mean I do not miss you. At least now I can...
    OldViking OldViking 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Was rather flustered yesterday night

    for some reason but being convinced i know i'm waking up to a complete brand new beginning, revived, refreshed, reorganized day from this day onwards, I promise myself. Don't get too upset when people are too busy for you, you'll never feel lonely when you know you're loved if...
    jessycarcher jessycarcher 22-25, F Oct 4

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    I now feel like ****!

    Fu€k you (unts for making everything worst! :L
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F Nov 18

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    I always smile, even

    when I'm sad..even more when I'm sad maybe. A smile makes good people happy, a scowl makes good people sad. If life sucks, if I'm hurting, then I've got more reason than ever to try to make the world around me a better place. Something as simple as a smile begets joy, and once...
    thatonewoman thatonewoman 26-30, F Sep 24

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    When ever it's quiet,

    whenever there is time to think, I realize how horrible the biggest parts of my life are. I listen to music so that I never have to be here, just a vacant body. No one would know, I'm so peppy, because I figure if I act it, and others believe it, I might believe it too. But I...
    Scarlett1floweaf Scarlett1floweaf 13-15, F Oct 22

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    U wanna know what I hate.

    ....when u got a long *** story on why ur said and the person says, "what's wrong?" I usually say it's a long story.......aka I'm sad ***** and too lazy to retell it all. I'm not telling u my 1 hour story. Anyways I don't think it's only me that's like that. When u let out a...
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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    Forever And Always

    I deal with a lot of stress, depression, and anxiety in my life. I'll probably be like this for the rest of my life. However, I refuse to be weak and make it obvious that my life is ****. And what better way than to cover it up than with a smile? I'm going to be honest, I love my...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    And she smiled through her pain,

    to hold back a million tears.
    MielBrionne MielBrionne 13-15, F Jun 27

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    Fake smiles hides a lot thing people can't see

    or feel it am glad I have the most beautiful smile ever <3
    qiyaamo123 qiyaamo123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Having depression plus,

    ****** stuff happening to me sometimes. That happens to everyone but... it hurts still and already having depression and a bad life at home makes it worse. But you know, smile and wave boys. Smile and wave.
    AnimeHalfBlood63 AnimeHalfBlood63 13-15, F Aug 18

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    I just am not the type of person

    who shows my sadness. Because when I do, I feel like I am seek attention and is begging for sympathy.
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Journal Entry: March 12, 2013

    My heart got shattered into pieces all over again. But this time it was sharper. It hurt more. It's excruciating. I fell again for someone beautiful. Some one i thought was like me. Some one who i thought understood me. But today, in the mist of all my pain, there was  a light...
    SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites SkinnyJeansAndSnakeBites 13-15, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Anyone watching east enders?

    Poor Linda just got raped, I hope Dean will disappear very soon, he is mentally sick man.
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I'm not your average follower,

    I'm happy to be myself and stay myself no matter how horrible I look to other people... Even though I'm happy with the way I dress and how my personality is I can't get past being insecure about myself and what others think of me, I wish I had the guts to talk to more people...
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 5

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    Everyone, I love you!

    do not think you are alone!! I will be by your side and hold your hand as we all fight together <3333333
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Smile

    I have to because I work with little children and they need to see a happy face. But it is not long before they make me feel happier anyway, just because they are so lovely - then my fake smile becomes real.
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    unknowngirlvasquez unknowngirlvasquez 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    It's probably why no one understands me,

    I act like someone I'm really not. Why? I'm scared to show my emotions and refuse to let others know who I really am, but I've got to stop, because I'm digging myself into a deep hold of depression. I feel it's weak to show my true emotions deep down, but I honestly don't know...
    GuuIsAwesome GuuIsAwesome 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    If u r depressed doesn't mean u can't smile

    because there is no one who doesn't laugh it's just a scientific thing even if u r faking it ur mind send happiness signals so u can feel happy but u just don't realise it . U can't say no it's ur mind who is controlling u sometimes .
    Ummaperson Ummaperson 13-15, F 1 Response May 24

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    I read somewhere that the answer is smiling.

    Smile when you're sad. Smile when you're alone. Smile when you're mad. Smile even if you don't want to. Try it. It makes everything a little bit better. Not a lot, but even little things count. Or maybe you'll just feel a little bit better because you kinda look stupid. Laugh it...
    Ishdee Ishdee 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    To this day I still put on a fake smile on my

    face every single day. Honestly I'm so good at that people can't even tell when I'm happy or sad. Its almost like what one of my friends told me.... The most damaged people are the wisest people The loneliest people are the kindest people The saddest people smile the brights! I...
    Zimry96 Zimry96 18-21, M Dec 26, 2013

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    Everyone, many times we find ourselves smiling

    without even noticing it. And when we notice we are smiling something deep in our chest makes us feel that we are loved or even happy. So smile today even if you don't know why. Because it's contagious!! Everyone what makes you smile?
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Even when I'm sad I smile.

    I like to think things will get better.
    Frannyj Frannyj 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Always So Lonely....

    Ever since my boyfriend of 13 months left me, I've always been crushed on the inside. I hide behind my sense of humor while i'm around my friends, But no matter how many people i'm with, I'm constantly lonely. Incredibly lonely. There's just a huge hole inside me now that only he...
    EmRose14 EmRose14 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    I'm always thinking

    that everything happens for a reason that God has a plan for me but I can't deny the fact that I'm hurting inside.
    panda05 panda05 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    Someone approached me

    and told me ," You have a mesmerizing smile but your eyes are so full of sadness." Don't think I'll ever forget that
    CurvyBones17 CurvyBones17 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Will I ever find someone

    that will accept me, flaws and all? Will i ever find someone that needs me just as much as i need them? I'm lonely and my heart is full of love to give but will I ever find the right one to pour it all into? I don't know...
    SincerelyJasmineXO SincerelyJasmineXO 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    Smiling takes all the sadness away,

    I don't have room in my heart for nasty rude ignorant people who are unhappy with themselves ...
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    I want to love and I want u to be loved.

    if not anyone else then by me
    smilebigalways smilebigalways 22-25, F Sep 6

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    Everyone goes through their own experiences .

    .. Some prefer to talk to many , some prefer not to talk. Life is hard, but giving up is not an option.
    breakingthebox breakingthebox 18-21, F Jun 17

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    satinderpal satinderpal 22-25, M Oct 2

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    I lost both my best friends to other people,

    but as long as I smile and project a bubbly exterior people will think I'm nice and well-adjusted, right? Right ...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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