Have you ever considering how many people may have a smile on their face but they are not smiling on the inside. More and more you are hearing about people that are showing the world a happy face but are really hurting on the inside.
A smile can mean so much and in some ways it can even be used as a defense so that people don't ask questions about what is bothering you. I know that there have been times when I have put a smile on my face when I just didn't want people to ask what is bothering me.
To smile and be truly smiling on the inside as well is something that we all like doing but there are times when you smile in self defense. If you ask someone if something is bothering them and they don't want to talk about it, let it go because the more you ask questions the more likely they are to get upset.
If you see someone and it looks like they are only smiling on the outside let them know you are always there to listen but don't pester them. Knowing how to handle these situations is something that we all need to learn to deal with. Being a friend is great and that does involve being a good listening to the person. If you can't listen to their situations and only want them to hear about your issues you aren't doing them any good. A true friend is someone that will listen as well as be listened to and that is a key to a true friend.
A true smile is something that is great when it can be achieved. A smile to hide a true feeling is something that we all do and we need to be aware of it.