I have a story I want to share with you guys, but before I do, let me ask a personal question. Do any of you seriously hate to smile? Do you feel like there’s nothing to smile about? I want you to think about that as you read the rest of this post.
I’ve been on Earth about 21 years now and I just started smiling in photos the beginning of this year. THIS YEAR. Like, I literally might have two or three photos of myself smiling from about age six until this year. Now, I know plenty of people who don’t smile in photos because that’s just not their thing. I wasn’t smiling in photos, let alone any time of the day, because I seriously hated to smile. I hated smiling, I hated laughing, I hated happiness and I hated myself. It was pitiful.
I didn’t know why I was like this. Part of me didn’t even care to find out. This unhappiness built up something serious over the years, and when it was added to the many other things that bothered me at this certain point last year, I broke. I just broke. Wanted to off myself, didn’t care about anything, became extremely lethargic. Crazy how all of this started from me not wanting to find happiness, peace and not even wanting to smile!
Does this sound like you? If so, let me tell you something, man.. For every reason you have to NOT smile, I will bet my house that you have a thousand reasons TO smile. It’s funny how everything goes back to living in the present moment. You’re upset because you’re attached to something.. so wrapped up in something and you won’t let go. Smile and be happy! Smile at the fact you’re even alive right now, smile because you even have some kind of device to read this post with, smile because you have food in your stomach and just smile to smile! It’s free to do and you can’t say that about most things nowadays. Stop thinking about whatever you’re thinking about, because most likely you can’t even do anything about it, and return to the present moment. Crack a little smirk and ask yourself how that feels.
I understand your pain, your hurt, everything.. I’ve been there, but I also know that it’s possible to bounce back from ANYTHING, live life and be happy. Everyone together now, say cheese!
If you need someone to talk to, I’m available anytime through email, Twitter, whatever. Contact info up top, don’t hesitate to use it. Your happiness is already inside of you and together we’ll bring it back out.