The good side of pretending

I wish I could tell you I’m genuinely happy. Well, I’m trying my best to be happy and look at the brighter side of life. Some days I find it challenging to pull myself together, paint that smile and act like there’s nothing wrong. I believe I have the gift to convince people I’m happy even though I’m completely shattered inside.  I mastered the art of pretending to be happy just because my job requires me to look happy as possible. I’m starting to use it on my advantage and it helps.

I learned that you don’t have the obligation to always let people know of how you really feel for the reason they might use it against you. There are people who find vulnerability as a weakness and when they figured out your one, you’ll be their next victim and prey you by trying to inflict pain and see you feeling unstable and miserable. Guess what? You can win the fight, give them a battle they’ll regret. How? Just be totally happy! It’s that simple.  Don’t get affected by everything they are throwing at you and the pain they are trying to caused you.

Sometimes you need to be a little insensitive not with the feelings of others but with your own . They are just squeezing the worst in you not knowing through their actions they are slowly revealing the worst in them and their capricious side.  One way or another you’ve helped them discover more of their self, the monster in them. Brilliant! Give them a little mystery, be tough and let them wonder why.

I once read an article that says “pretending to be happy will eventually make you really happy” even by just simply smiling. I don’t know the exact science for it,  but it has something to do with endorphins. That is enough reason to always convince yourself to be happy even when everything seems bleak and unbearable. Happiness is a choice and a decision you have to make.

Could you count how many times I mentioned the word happy? It’s one of the few words that is irreplaceable in the dictionary, nothing would best describe happiness but happy itself.

Speak happy and you’ll be happy!

Be happy, it’s contagious.