I have always loved the words ''keep smiling.'' I don't know where I heard it but since then I feel like it's the most positive thing I've ever heard. It relates to me a lot because in my life I've been exposed to the mental illness of depression. I don't have it personally or anything, but a really close family member of mine does. It's been a rocky journey but I honestly think at the end of the day you should seriously just keep smiling! I know that might sound cheesy or lame or something and I know it's hard to tell people to just be happy, but if you think positive thoughts, that's one step closer to achieving happiness.
I get in the mood sometimes where I get down about myself. Either about the way I look, or dress or I think about the things I don't have. But then I realize that other people have serious problems and they have it much worse. Now I am not saying that I don't have real problems or mine don't matter, I'm just saying that I shouldn't be complaining about little things like appearance when there are bigger issues out there. I should be thankful and just keep smiling because I have a house and family that loves each other. Again, sounds cheesy but it's true.
When I was 15, I went through a phase of really really wanting to get a tattoo.... Of course that being 15 I thought it was the best idea in the world.... I talked myself out of it eventually and decided to wait until after high school. But, still to this day, I want to get the same thing that I wanted when I was 15. Ever since I read those words I wouldn't love more than to get ''keep smiling'' tattooed on myself. If I had those words in a place I could see everyday it would be a constant reminder to stay positive and be happy. Even in times of trouble, I know that it will eventually it will turn around. Because light overpowers darkness and I know that the sun sets just to rise again shortly after. So really just keep smiling and I know that it will get better.