Just Smile~ | Ally

Hey I'm back with a new post. I just wanted to take some time to say that I really hope what the three of us post (Ally, Beth & Sarah) means something to the people who are reading it. Although we may joke around, we do put in the time and effort to think about the more 'serious' posts. (If you get what I mean) We really do try to give our best effort because most of the things we post about are all from experience. I'm not saying we're off on an adventure to change the world or anything but at least put a smile on someone's face. (Even if it's only for a second) And that's the topic for today!!! Smiling, smiles, smiley~ J (Anything you'd like to call it)

I truly believe that the strongest people are those who smile their whole way through in life. No matter what life throws at them. It's harder than you'd think. Although smiling may just be someone moving his or her cheek muscles; during hard times...smiling may be the hardest thing to do. Some people may choose to cry while some people may choose anger as a result. But the few percentage of people who keep their heads up high with beaming smiles on their faces are ones that truly know the meaning of life.

Life can't be defined by anyone until you've lived through it. Anyways, everyone lives a different life so there isn't an exact meaning. It depends on how you receive it and your own perception. Smiling can be something people do when they're happy but there are some people out there who smile without having a reason to.

From how I see it, I know it's harder than it sounds to smile even when you're sad or angry or just emotional. I'm human too so I get it. I'm sure most of us live life thinking that smiling can only be done by people who are happy/content but it's absolutely not true. Like I said, smiling is the movement of your cheek muscles. When you're sad, instead of dwelling on the pain or sadness, smile~ When you're angry, instead of dwelling on the anger and focusing on the rage, smile~

You may think who am I to be able to say this but I have my own feelings too and obviously I know what it's like to be hurt or be angry by someone else's action. But I'd like to think that even though they've hurt me or angered(?) me, I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of seeing me not smile. I don't think it's fair to myself if I were to lose my smile for someone else. Always remember, smiling is something you choose to do and not something you have to do.

This is going to sound so weird of me but how I calm myself down and try to smile my way though is by thinking of other people in the world. For some reason, I'd like to think that somewhere in this world, there is someone celebrating his/her birthday and I'm not about to ruin it for him or her by being sad or angry on their birthday. It may sound weird because I probably don't know that person and likewise but I just don't think I have the right to feel sad or angry on someone else's birthday cause I know it's a very meaningful day to the person. Also, I'm 100% positive that everyday is someone else's birthday whether you know him/her or not..... So I try my best to smile and be happy for that person who is somewhere in the world. I know I’m weird for thinking that way but it’s one of the ways for me to smile my way through.

P.S. To me, there isn’t such a thing as an ‘ugly’ smile. Everyone has their own dreams and desires, so everyone has their own unique smile. I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone saying, “I want to smile like him/her.” That just ain’t going to happen.

I don't really know how to end this post so I'm just gonna stop here before I start ranting on and on. If I can think of something else related to smiling, I'd be sure to write an updated version of this post. This may not have put a smile on your face but go out and look for something that does. It may just be right in front of your eyes.

Smile like there's no tomorrow,
Ally J