Reasons To Keep Smiling

Darrin Atkins
2 min readJan 7, 2023

There are so many good things in life for you

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There are many reasons to smile. Sometimes it can be hard to remember them, so here are some reminders for you.

  1. Some people are wonderful. That’s right, it is really true and that is worth smiling about. Think back to the most pleasant friend you have ever had and enjoy the memories you have of them. Reach out to them.
  2. Good things can happen all the time. Did you ever have something miraculous happen in your life? Well, that can happen again. Seriously, you don’t know what great things are going to happen in your life, but I’m sure they are waiting for you.
  3. Fun can happen. Every day is a chance to have fun. It doesn’t have to cost any money. Go find someone who can bring life to a party and just enjoy yourselves.
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Here are some other things that make life worth living.

  • Animals, especially pets like cats and dogs
  • Birds and the sounds they make
  • Lovely sunsets
  • Beautiful sunrises
  • Beaches
  • Mountains and camping
  • Hiking trails
  • Wonderful nature
  • Dolphins and whales
  • Deer and elk

If you always loved being in nature, give yourself a break and go find a lovely walking path in a forest or mountain. Spend some time at a lake. Camp for a while too. The wonder of natural environments will remind you what beauty can be like.

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Find someone who is a fan of you, someone who likes you, and then:

  • Talk to that person
  • Let them be a part of your life
  • Remember the impact you have on them
  • Stay connected with them
  • Build up each other and grow together

You never know how other people feel about you and what they think. Even though many people may not say so, you can bet they think fondly of you and maybe even hope to be like you. So stay strong and keep smiling.

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Darrin Atkins

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