Hello Perfectly Pretty People.
Today I'm going to tell you a story.
Once upon a time there was a girl.
She was witty and smart and tended to use sarcasm more than is socially acceptable.
One day, this girl decided to change her life, for good.
[the first time didn't count]
In her pursuit of happy-ness, that girl went to frolic in the forest with friends.
Upon making her laugh, one of those nice friends said to her,
"Oh, just seeing your smile makes me laugh! You have the most beautiful smile!!"
From then on, the girl lived her life with the intention to smile every day, even if it was a bad one.
And she lived happily ever after.
I should really write children's books for a living..
Alright, if you're lost, I'm going to give you a clue:
I'm the girl.
And that friend is one of the gals who goes to step class.
She said that to me the other day and it totally made my day.
Strike that, it made my year.
I was also concerned.
I'm not sure I smile enough.
In fact, I'm positive I don't smile enough.
Sometimes someone will ask me if I'm having a bad day [remember how that was one of my pet peeves?!] and I'll reply, in a snotty way:
"Um, NO. Why?"
[gee, I wonder why they think you're in a bad mood..]
"You just look mad."
Well that's no bueno.
And then I realize I've just kind of been staring. I'm not mad, not angry, just..content. But I don't show it. I'm just staring like I'm in a freaking coma.
So that's going to be one of my resolutions.
[yes, I've decided to make myself resolutions in September. Because I make my rules]
Enjoy that, people.
And if I'm around you and I'm not smiling,
don't ask if I'm in a bad mood.
Just remind me to smile.