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Better paint a smile

Another tough to face morning
I gaze into the mirror
Palored cheeks
Clammy beaten brow
Dark circled tired eyes
Pin pricked pupils peer back
Medicated erupting skin
Drained tightly pursed lips
I know today I'd better paint a smile
Instill the motto to do what I can
When and however that may be
To try new things
Embrace all and use it to my advantage
To overcome adversity
Making a positive difference
To my own life 
And those around me
For it is those small mercies
That make such a difference daily

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  1. Date: 11/26/2010 8:04:00 PM
    The last two lines speak volumes, Anna-Marie. I can't remember if I answered that one soupmail of yours. I hope I did. Thanks for letting me know your difficulties. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/24/2010 12:42:00 PM
    Hi Anna-Marie--here's a smile ^_^! I really like how you turned this around, I do agree that we should at least try to "paint a smile" despite the adversities in life-- it may not sound much but it does help, even just a bit--thanks for sharing a positive attitude in this write and for the reminder to be positive-- :) --nikko also thanks for the congrats :)

  1. Date: 11/23/2010 6:13:00 AM
    don't remind me of the morning hard to get going these days.