Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
There's so much more to life than finding someone who will want you, or being sad over someone who doesn't. There's a lot of wonderful time to be spent discovering yourself without hoping someone will fall in love with you along the way, and it doesn't need to be painful or empty. You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Go on adventures, fall asleep in the woods with friends, wander around the city at night, sit in a coffee shop on your own, write on bathroom stalls, leave notes in library books, dress up for yourself, give to others, smile a lot. Do all things with love, but don't romanticize life like you can't survive without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own. It isn't any less beautiful.
The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.
I am getting better at smiling when people expect it.
—Laurie Halse Anderson in Speak
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Sometimes I wore smiles but didn't feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn't wear them.