Thinking about those who need a reason to smile/laugh or who walk around like the burden of the whole world is on their shoulders... Like a loaded gun, ready to fire any time.
Did someone tell them that it is not allowed, or that they need a permit for that?!!
Indeed, it is a tough life, we go through trying times, and sometimes we just don't feel like being happy. We want to drown in our own sorrows and maybe even kill ourselves. Something like depression, is an illness and it makes us want to do the unimaginable. But what about those who are not depressed and don't want to exercise their facial muscles regularly?
What if we tried to smile for ourselves instead of for others? What if we smiled for no reason? What we unconsciously smiled in the middle of work because of a beautiful memory?
What if we smiled just because we can?
Smiling releases endorphins - happy hormones and is uplifting. Maybe if we get into a reasonably good mood, we might get into the right frame of mind to actually solve our problems. Even if we can't do that, we can at least get the strength to see through the day. Best of all, a smile costs literally nothing. Who cares if people think you're crazy because you love to smile - just drag them into your craziness!
On that note, THIS ...