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    Smile Anyway

    There's things which hurt or not proud of or things we don't understand and yet, the best thing, is to smile anyway.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2011

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    Crashing

    It feels today as if the world is crashing in around me. I want to lie in bed and let my dreams carry me to more pleasant times, but alas I cannot. I have to rise above it and keep going. Think about the positive and create a new path for today. Smile and be happy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 4, 2011

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    That's right, cover it up with glee,

    a fake top and base, everything pertaining to me. The inside is custom built to hide what you'll never see. The pain and hurt disjointed, well hidden as I smile happily.
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 8, 2014

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    A Reminder Of My Humanity

    This is my inspiration, my reminder to be strong when I feel weary. I have bolded my favorite part of the poem, though I love it all. What is it that sustains you, who are reading this now?The Invitation by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    its just exhausting. but i made promises so i cant dissapoint. i want an end to thoughts and feeling. an end to pain and the acid corrosion of the past. i dont want to remember...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    That cute moment when you catch your mom secretly smiling when she hears someone calls you "doctor" :p Happy birthday mama. I love you so so sooo much xx
    redDya91 redDya91 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think that one can tell a lot of things about a person with their smile ( and eyes of course) not only that I feel like smiling rubs off on people- like laughter, I think it's...
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    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    SiiMoow SiiMoow 31-35, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Elexxa Elexxa 22-25, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    coalburn coalburn 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyday I go on wondering am I really worth it? Why do I keep trying? And I tell myself I don't deserve to live, that I have no perpose. But I want to be better. I want to know...
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    I'm tired of being alone and single. I've never dated before, but I really want to. Every single day I see these guys walking around with their girlfriends and I keep thinking...
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    You see that girl? She looks happy, right? Telling jokes, smiling, having a great time and...Dying inside. She's hurt and tired. Tired of all the drama in her life, tired of not...
    xthefeelingsmutualx xthefeelingsmutualx 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wonder if it's even possible to have the things I want in a female partner? there are so many things that many would consider a "check list" which is usually not a good thing to...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think the hardest thing for me to do is smiling through a tough time. How do people hide their true feelings? most of the time I can, but it hurts to pretend to be happy. Why can...
    snoopy3 snoopy3 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Had a decent night at work, had some nice conversations prior and am still smiling. Some conversations just fill you up.
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F Feb 2

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    I am tired of being a soldier. I am tired of being awake. I am tired of being completely alone. I am tired of a family who can never help me because I'm to week to help myself, I...
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    I told my ex Im going to Arizona for a while and taking the baby, and hes upset.He doesnt want me to take the baby there. Ill be staying with my aunt.I dont know why hes upset.Its...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    OK well to start off I'm dating this guy.we have been dating going on 8 months.he's in the army so we don't get to see each other all the time..that's OK keeps are relationship new...
    lilfish lilfish 26-30, F Jan 31

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    garrett1990 garrett1990 22-25, M Jan 30

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    So I'm trans, and don't have any friends that would be anyway supportive of that. I live in a conservative area and played football and all of my friends where on the team with me...
    kayla55815 kayla55815 18-21, T 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I want to die I think my time on earth is over . I never felt I belonged anyway . I was never happy anyway . It's time to go !
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I want you to love the way I laugh. Let it seep into your skin and warm your bones. Draw it out of me whenever you can. I want you to fall in love with my big, dark eyes. I want...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 28

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    Don't let my expression fool you if I am smiling. The one on my face is transitory and does not reflect what's really going on inside. But then, the one on my face is all anyone...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Jan 27

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    Rite now im 19, and my gf is 15. We are deeply in loveee, it seems like we been dating forr years. Wen we first, she had a bf but I liked her wanted her. We still kinda but then...
    Legend1boyy Legend1boyy 18-21 1 Response Jan 26

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    I will never get the courage to say all of this to your face, but hopefully some dads are on here, looking for support from their kids. Im sure kids feel this way about their dads...
    lekearns99 lekearns99 16-17, F Jan 24

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    Long accompaniment with the Holy Ghost— His trial on the seer and his success 428) 9th October, 1980. Thursday. I had gone to our old house at Howrah...
    Dipakda Dipakda 66-70, M Jan 24

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    Smiling makes my day! So I love to pay it forward with a big bright smile making others day as well! No matter what mood I may be in, I will always smile, you never know who may...
    MeTooMeenu MeTooMeenu 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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