Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they've given us.
Sometimes I wore smiles but didn't feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn't wear them.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
I am getting better at smiling when people expect it.
—Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.