Start Every Day With A Smile

My mother always said I should start every day with a smile.

Well, I’ve been thinking about it, and that’s a pretty tough task. When I wake up, my mouth is usually in a frowning position. And no, it’s not because I’m sad. That’s just my face. When I sleep, I have literal resting bitch face.

Frown aside, my mouth is overcoming additional obstacles. Sometimes it’s dry and chapped. Sometimes it’s wet and drooly. Sometimes it’s covered in whipped cream from the kinky night before.

Sorry Mom, but I can’t do it. There’s no possible way for me to follow your advice.

Yes, I suppose I could adjust my face as soon as I’m coherent, but technically, that’s not starting my day with a smile. It doesn’t count.

And besides, I don’t have the acting chops to pull off the switcheroo. Somebody would catch me. Somebody always catches me when I fake things in bed.

Even if I could fool the world with an Oscar-worthy performance, I’d run into other problems. Like, am I supposed to interpret the day literally? Should I be smiling at precisely 12:00 AM?

This is problematic. Most midnights, I’m not even asleep yet. To follow the rules, I’d have to smile before I go to sleep. I would no longer be starting my day in the morning, but rather, I’d be starting my day in the middle of the previous night. I’d be starting my day on the previous day before the previous day even ended, and my bedtime would be my morning. None of this makes any damn sense.

And what if I am asleep at midnight? Unless I develop a habit of sleep-smiling, I’m doomed. I’d have to find a way to physically hold up my smile all night.

Maybe I could duct tape my lips? Maybe I could get Botox injections? Maybe I could hire a magical gnome who watches me in my sleep and touches my face when the time is right?

Bah, I give up. I’m not going to smile. Smiling is overrated. Who even cares if I follow my mother’s advice? I mean, it’s not like this is the first time I disobeyed her. I have “whipped cream” stained sheets to prove it.

What’s the worst that could happen? If I don’t smile, will be consequences? Is this one of those superstition things? Is it like seeing a black cat, walking under a ladder, or breaking a mirror with my ugly face?

If I don’t start my day with a smile, will I have bad luck forever? Will I get hurt? Will I fall out of a window? Will I crap my pants?

Maybe this is more serious than I thought. Mom, I’m starting every day with a diaper.

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Jan 11 6:27 am

That sucks. We started last monday. I got all A's on every test/quiz i took. I think we have exams this week. 🙁

Jan 11 3:15 am

Eh. What time is it there? I should call my friend…~

Jan 11 12:38 am

haha! I wake up looking quite stoned or drunk. XD And with a 'little' bit of PMS.
Maybe you could tattoo your face with a smile? Or get a 'The Joker' styled smile? XD

Jan 10 11:49 pm

They do? Thanks. I don't like bubblegum, I can't blow them.
I'll add your link with the new lyt, sorry, I'm very lazy D;

I start my days grumpy, so I can't really make it a 'smile'.

Jan 10 10:51 pm

Lol but that's the fact 😀

Jan 10 10:30 pm

So are you suggesting that my friend's suggesting that I have dry, gross hair? D:

Jan 10 9:54 pm

I wake up with more of a opened mouth expression. Not exactly a frown but not a smile either. lol.

Its okay
you don't have to smile
I don't like smilers anyway.
what is there to smile about???

Jan 10 9:53 pm

nothing, justin.
oh gosh i can't find a way to make fun of your name without it being lame o_o

Jan 10 9:52 pm

Oooh, new layout!

Jan 10 8:41 pm

Haha…I never took any English courses, and English isn't my mother tongue so…yeah. I have a poor grammar xD

Jan 10 8:26 pm

no, we don't does spelling 😀

Jan 10 8:00 pm

Haha. My friend actually thought I was conditioning my hair for those three days when I told her 😛
Thanksss 🙂

Jan 10 6:08 pm

Thanks for the hug.

Jan 10 5:42 pm

It is not "sometimes", but it's "often" lmao.

Jan 10 5:33 pm

…I will not sing the doom song.
Doom, doom doom. doom doom doom XD


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