Do Not Tell Me To Smile
I am a realist
If I am not smiling, it's probably for a reason
I'm figuring something out; maybe it's rent, money, family, relationships
It doesn't mean that I am mad or upset
Don't take it personally
We all have ups and downs
I may be having a tough day/week/month. I'm not asking for pity, but I'm not going to hide it. What's the point? So my ex thinks I live a perfect and magical life where I am never challenged or hurt? I know he's got more life shit going on than I do, so it's redundant
It is life
To think everyone is "having the best day ever" or "nailed every audition" or "always going up" is a lie. Those people are lying
But don't be offended, they aren't just lying to you. They are lying more to themselves....(yea, thats the sad part)
My smile is valuable. I need it smiling on the inside, taking care of myself, before it can take care of you.
By not smiling I am doing you a favor
I am telling you "The person in front of you is a thinking, strong woman, making her own decisions and supporting herself. Don't interrupt"
Do you go around asking men to smile?