Behind a smile

You can hide so much behind a smile, pain, anxiety, depression. It’s so much easier when someone asks, ‘How are you?’ to say, ‘fine thanks, how are you?’ and flash your winning smile; because in reality, who really wants to hear about your list of woes? Besides, they’d have a shock if you reeled off what was really going through your head, right?

But what if they really did care? What if they are asking you how you are, because they really do want to know, how you actually are? I’m not saying you should open up to your local supermarket clerk, but there are those who would rather know the truth, than see your best selfie smile. It’s ok not to be ok and for your friends and family to know it too, you don’t always have to hide behind your smile.

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