selfieThis is the smile of pride,
It says, “I am succeeding, I am changing, I am proud.”

This is the smile of excitement,
It says, “I am moving forward into a new stage of my life.”

This is the smile of strength,
It says, “I can do this, I got this, I’m good.”

This is the smile of joy,
It says, “I am happy, in this moment, I feel at peace.”

All these smiles are brought to you by my reduction in medication and, hopefully a change in my life.

Normally I would have seen this positive, happy prompt and ignored it, not believing I could feel, let alone write, anything along those lines. But right now I feel good, happy, smiley. This is new for me, to feel empowered and truly in a good place, and I wanted to share with you guys.

I also want to thank you for being there through all the depressing and moaning posts, I know this wont be the end of them, but hopefully there will be far more positive from now on.

So here’s to more smiles; the real kind, not the painted on ones. Here’s to true happiness and the start of a new life.

Prose for Thought


  1. Nortonmum

    How lovely to have such positive changes, may it continue x

  2. Iona@Redpeffer

    Ah yes, here’s to real smiles indeed. The painted ones are much harder work to create.

  3. Talya

    That is so lovely thanks for introducing me to the #Prose4T linky x

  4. Red Vinyl Kitty

    You’re right, this won’t be the end to the sad posts, because life is full of every emotion. Still, “happy” is a wonderful thing, and should be celebrated! Your smile is beautiful, and it is lovely to see it on your face again. 🙂

  5. Amber

    That’s a beautiful smile! I’m so glad that you’re feeling better.

  6. Verily Victoria Vocalises

    And I am smiling reading this 🙂 So happy to hear that things are improving for you lovely – it couldn’t happen to a lovelier person. Thanks for linking to Prose for Thought x

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