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I Want To Keep Smiling Anyway

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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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    Somewhere I keep thinking there's people way worse off than me. At least I have a car, a job, and shelter. Would be kinda nice to have a decent paying job or at least one real...
    sweetiebomb sweetiebomb 22-25 6 days ago

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    because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about!
    dreamonlittledreamer dreamonlittledreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    But fail often for obvious events noticed.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M a week ago

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    I add a smile to everything I wear and that has worked great for me. Smiling is definitely one of the best beauty remedies. If you have a good sense of humor and a good approach...
    PosterGirl PosterGirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    I was brought up to always give a smile to everyone even to strangers. One day I was walking and I saw a stranger coming towards me and I did my usual curtsy with a smile and the...
    1littleangel 1littleangel 61-65, F 8 Responses Apr 20

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for a long time. I started out as the other woman. As far as I know he has never cheated on me. That is not the issue. We seem to get stuck in...
    justplainconfused1974 justplainconfused1974 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'd like to live in a wigwam. . . or, maybe Cat Stevens just makes it sound appealing. XD Anyway, as much as I love modern technology, I think there is a lot of value in tracing...
    throughthewindow throughthewindow 18-21, F 58 mins ago

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    My Ex came by the other day.... at first she seemed angry and stern. I gathered this by the tone in her voice and her telling me over and over again that she is here to talk this...
    VintageSparrow VintageSparrow 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I keep thinigs to my self because I'm very selective about who I open up to. You can't talk to everybody about everything. I have no problem being open and getting things off my...
    MJP88 MJP88 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    Diary Does anyone else keep a diary if so what do you use it for to remind you of up coming events or past experiences or both what is your entry for today ?
    chris7369 chris7369 41-45, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I don't like working in the hospital but I need to for experience. hospital experience is essential and will serve as bridge to my dream. And so I need to sacrifice. I tried...
    icedwithin17 icedwithin17 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    These are a little over 100 favorite songs, four per letter in the English alphabet of A through Z. I'll try to show the variety of genres I like. There are PLENTY of favorites...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have to study but my imaginations on being disciplined and punished keep distracting me :( it's very annoying :(
    rainygirl1992 rainygirl1992 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    To do it. Just what is the point in living anymore if I am not going to have salvation to heaven anyway ? Yup. Here's my point . I don't see how I can ever live a happy life...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    You know, I think that this stuff is wrong. I really struggle with my body image, and thigh gaps are one of the things that used to really prey on my mind. However, having...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I want to move out and leave my life behind. I don't hate it, I just know I'd have more fun and probably a better life if I got up and left today (besides my assault charges, lol...
    fuckbitchcuntwhore fuckbitchcuntwhore 18-21, M Apr 12

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    It is really so great thing , i dream in a pure and innocent love with an honest girl , is that impossible , i really do not know , all what i know and iam sure of that after the...
    umayyad umayyad 31-35, M Apr 20

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    There are times and places for smiling. I mean you don't smile at strangers here, because they'll think they have something wrong with their look, a piece of food somewhere, or a...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 23

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    I don't say what I want, so I never get what I want. I have alcohol hidden in the house. I have a secret lover. I have a journal that no one can read. I do not tell people my...
    Directionless450 Directionless450 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 27

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    There is this tight ball of pain, rolling around my insides. What it is made of, I can not entirely say. I have become too good at adding weight to that ball, increasing it's...
    SunAgain SunAgain 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I tend to forget what you said anyway so of course it's safe. Unless you are in serious danger I wouldn't tell anyways because it's not my place to run around telling your secrets...
    GlitterPunk GlitterPunk 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I think it's so attractive when people are happy. Smiling and laughing makes everyone look so kind & approachable.
    Grace1077 Grace1077 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    You know that moment sometimes where you feel like everything is going soooo perfect, and you just lay back and stare at the ceiling smiling for no apparent reason? That's meeeee...
    HeartOfWarrior HeartOfWarrior 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    smiling is the best thing you can do and get to raise your spirits!
    DeAnnsharon DeAnnsharon 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I am a in home care giver. I believe smiling with my clients makes them feel better. That's my purpose to make them feel better and have a better day.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't know why, but recently I want a baby so very bad. Unfortunately, it isn't a good time for my hubby and I. We are both at a bad place mentally and we need to stabilize our...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F Apr 20

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    Smiling is wayyy better than frowning.
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 22

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    I love making others smile with compliments, help or presents. It is the best thing for me to see that someone I like is smiling!
    Miridia96 Miridia96 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 23

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    I heard a song Sunday night on the radio and I really liked it. Typically, when I hear a song on the radio that I like, I will take note of the radio station and the time - down to...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    This is basically my rant on how I'm feeling right now. .So long story short, we were all friends, than one day the one girl wanted to just change and be not so nice. .It first...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    This is one of the memorable moment I had in over 3 years. I have others but this one exceeds them all. If only I could go back to this time in my life. It is a amazing thing...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    I am an 18 year old male living in Washington state. You'll find alot of posts out there with "opportunities" like this, but if you really want to leave your life behind and see...
    JonCroft JonCroft 18-21, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    It wasn't voluntary by any means. I was hanging out with a "friend" in 7th grade; for the purposes of this story, let's call her Jane. She was the only person who would talk to me...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    It's the weirdest thing. My ex "almost fiancé" (one that got away) dumped me over 6 years ago, and he keeps popping up. I was heartbroken when he left me, and still think about...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 2 Responses Apr 19

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    well I went to school for cosmetology. loved it. I love makeup fashion hair. I worked at a high end salon in a high end area. and the was the WORST mistake ever. people are so rude...
    bduerr bduerr 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    About 4 years ago, the world started spinning a little faster, or so it seems. December 2010 I didn't feel good, I couldn't eat and if I did manage to eat something, I didn't seem...
    Diriva Diriva 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Today was the cutest day ever. "Omg want me to come back" "Yeah yeah just come to the front door." As I saw him racing up I instantly started smiling to myself. He's so...
    PersistentRage PersistentRage 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I'm a straight shooter.I tell it like it is and always will. My life is in a state of reconstruction.21 months ago I was on an operating table for over 10 hours.Cancer was being...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 16