I often wonder.
How is it that certain people display negative expressions on their face.
At all times.
When I’m angry, I smile.
When I’m sad, I smile.
When I’m frustrated, I smile.
Until I’m behind closed doors.
Then, I remove the smiley face and display my emotions.
I discreetly stare at people at work, and they have daily negative expressions.
They are unapproachable.
I mean, we are at work, I think it is unprofessional to be mugging people all day.
You know what.
That’s their face.
And if they want to wear anger and frustration on their faces everyday, that’s their business.
So I decided to conduct a personal experiment.
I decided to wear negative expressions on my face for a day.
Every morning, the task of waking up my kids, getting them out of the house and to school and getting to work on time can be tiring and frustrating.
I normally walk down the hall to work smiling despite being tired and frustrated.
I proceeded down the hall to my office, with a torn up face.
I wanted people to see and feel that I was over my morning commute!
Comments I received were:
- “Long weekend?”
- “Are you okay”
- “Have you had your coffee yet?”
- “I’ll come back later….”
Every afternoon, I stand in line to pay for my lunch. Sometimes I forget my wallet at my desk.
Normally I smile regardless and the cashier warmly says, “just bring it back later”.
I put on my angry, frustrated face.
The cashier looked at me and said, “The ATM is located down that long hallway and then you have to get back in line. NEXT!”
Wearing my negative emotions face was pissing me off even more!
Every evening, I arrive at the kids school to sign them out and the attendant calls them on the walkie talkies.
Sometimes, the same attendant that’s been there for 45 years regularly forgets my kids names.
They see me daily and they still don’t remember my kids names!!
I normally smile and just remind them again.
- Attendant: “Ma’am what are your kids names again?”
- Me (with a ratchet face): “OMG, The Knowles Kids”
- Attendant: “Wow, someone’s having a bad day.”
That night, after wearing my negative expressions all day, I felt tired. Not my normal tired, but TIRED TIRED.
I was worn out and when I looked closely, I swear I felt I aged a little bit.
I don’t know about you, but, I’m still trying to figure out how people display their negative expressions on their face ALL DAY.
I woke up the next day and was happy to shed the negative expressions.
I completed my daily tasks with a smile!
There are times when I’m still angry, still frustrated, still sad, however I still choose to smile regardless.
I personally believe:
Positive expressions give off good vibes that attract a better life. Unfortunately, negative expressions give off lower vibes that attract negativity and unwanted realities.
I don’t know about you, but, my negative expression face had me appearing as if I was 10 years older.
My plan is to drink from the fountain of youth forever.
I choose to smile.