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I Smile Even Though I Am Sad

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    My dream is to prove everyone wrong.

    My goal is for everyone's eyes to be wide open with their expressions on their faces full of surprise and their mouths wide open. I'll impress them all. My wish is for everything to be different. I'll have more respect, people wouldn't think less of me, I'll be proud of...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I don't have a right too smile sometimes.

    Every time something good comes my way it goes south. I am thankful for what I got. I just hate getting my hopes build.
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M Feb 5

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    You can only take so much.

    And when you lose it, that's when everyone realizes. They realize when it's too late. They judge you for what only they realize without knowing the full story. And it hurts. Everyone has a breaking point, but not everyone has seen it. They can be scared to show it. When...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F Jan 16

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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 Nov 26, 2014

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    girlyboy83 girlyboy83 31-35, T Feb 15

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    Even if we could be together I still wouldn't

    be happy Why doesn't anything make happy?
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jan 5

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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, 2014

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    I think smiling helps to force you out of the

    blues sometimes. Even though it's the last thing you want to do when your sad, it does have a way of lightening your mood and lifting your spirits. I don't think anyone should be fake but if you can find things that make you smile, listen to music that makes you smile, or watch...
    ScienceExperiment ScienceExperiment 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Will I going to say some thing!

    !! If you don't want to tax back,,don't say hello from the star!!!
    rean23 rean23 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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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      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, 2014

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    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Jan 8

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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, 2014

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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 Nov 25, 2014

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    I now feel like ****!

    Fu€k you (unts for making everything worst! :L
    XXburnttoastXX XXburnttoastXX 13-15, F Nov 18, 2014

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    *smile* Yeah im fine.

    ... No, dont worry. Lol just a bit tired.... How many times have i said those lines... I sit here alone... Suffering... It's a been a long time, old friend.... I haven't felt this sad in a long time... Idek fuc**** why(srry for language), but i feel like a scum right now...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 28

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    No one cares if u really are a sad ***

    or not everyone wants a smiley besides people generally have fun if u are sad so why give them the pleasure to see u sad..deal with u r own sadness give a frontage of being happy allways times change situations very fast as they say the only thing permanent is""change"'
    romell romell 41-45, M Jan 6

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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 stood again on solid ground people have said how did you cope ? Anyway I express my moments of weakness behind closed doors...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Some friendships come

    and go and it's painful to see and feel them slip away. Like most things in life this may not happen overnight but slowly and so subtle that we may not even notice. I wish there was something that would make it possible to hold on, to not let that happen. Perhaps it's a change...
    Soleil05 Soleil05 70+, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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 just found out my grandpa almost passed away

    this past week. He's doing better then he was. I have been with him today for most of my day. He's lost so much weight it makes me wanna cry. But I'll be here to see him every day. Spend as much time as I can. While we have time.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    kaixin97 kaixin97 18-21, F Feb 17

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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 16-17, F Apr 27, 2013

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    I can't tell things to

    even my closest friends. I put on a false facade of someone who I'm really not; a happy, naive person who loves life. I have unconsciously lied to everyone. I am bullied at school and try my best to not let my friends know about it and do everything I possibly can to avoid my...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F Dec 22, 2014

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    it's so sad to know that those people

    who told you they care about you is now ignoring you as if they never knew you. As if you've never been part of their lives. As if you never exist.
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21

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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, 2014

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    There may be a hundred reasons to cry

    but there's thousands of reasons to smile.
    R0GUE R0GUE 70+ 5 days ago

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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, 2014

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    Yesterday I walked home

    and I had no energy. I just wanted to fall down and cry. I did cry a bit.. I was seriously thinking about committing suicide.
    walkinwonder walkinwonder 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2014

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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 6 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Because by that I can make others happy

    and I think that's most important
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F Dec 12, 2014

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    The sun did not rise today.

    .. My skin did not feel its warmth. My soul did not feel it's comfort. My mind is full of shadows of the past. Darkness surrounds me...my hurt like tiny shards of glass being pushed into my skin... My eyes blink away the tears that threaten to fall...my smile hides the hurt...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    i feel depressed all the time.

    people expect me to be good at everything just because i get good grades and going to Harvard Uni next year but people never ask how i really feel.
    08RoseBlack 08RoseBlack 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 29

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    rean23 rean23 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    That was my bad... :( I'm sorry.

    .. Phone is gonna die.
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F Jan 9

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    Im talking to a guy on okc.

    We have went out for 6 times, 4 times with lots of intimacy and make out and twice for movie dates and meals. The thing is he has nvr asked for my name or number and we only talked on it. I hinted to him before that im tired to talk on the site but he seemed to ignore it. I know...
    kae93 kae93 18-21, F Jan 8

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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, 2014

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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 7 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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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, 2014

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    unknowngirlvasquez unknowngirlvasquez 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I met this guy online in April.

    He's my best friend now. He was as wrecked as could be. We dated and only broke up last month. T'was me who broke up. He's okay now. Tables are turning. I did so much to make his world better. Now things are looking better for him and things are getting worse for me. He pointed...
    AlexisOwO AlexisOwO 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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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