Tuesday, March 2, 2010


"Why do we close our eyes when we sleep, when we cry, when we imagine, when we kiss? Because the most beautiful thing in the world is unseen."


“Smile, even if it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.”...

...Interestingly enough, people never knew that.

I woke up this morning, completely drained. School has gotten me so worked up that it's unbelievable. But once I looked in the mirror, I pasted a smile on my face. Though I was tired. Though I probably looked like hell. I couldn't help but smile. Why? Because it makes me feel so much better.

It's amazing how something so simple as a lift of the corners of your mouth can light such a huge fire right under you. It warms you up and makes you feel whole again. It gives you the power to move on through the day, even though you're so exhausted emotionally and/or physically.

Maybe that's all we need. People talk of all of these special things like material things and relationships. Yes, those things are important to some people. They too can help you out when you aren't feeling too well. But what if you don't have that? What if all you have to rely on is yourself? What happens then?

At a moment such as that, people tend to quit and give up on happiness. But I feel sorry for those that do, because all they need is a simple smile. One look in the mirror is all it takes. Once they see that smile on their face, whether it's forced or genuine, they'll feel so much better. It might take a few looks, but who cares? A few moments to reflect upon what you can offer yourself is worth it.