Monday, May 7, 2012

Faking It

I have to admit there are times when I fake it. I’ve faked it:
  • first thing in the morning and last thing at night,
  • in the car, on a plane and a train,
  • while talking on the phone,
  • in the garden, and more than once hiking in the woods,
  • looking in a mirror,
  • during several parties, a lecture or two and a musical Broadway hit,
  • in the changing room at the department store,
  • while at the gym
  • sitting, standing, lying down and every possible position in between,
  • at school, work and multiple times in every room of my home.
In fact, I fake it wherever and whenever I possibly can, and I know I’ll fake it again and again. Why? Because by faking it, I might just begin to enjoy it for real⎯and real is what we are all looking for. It is the feeling we are trying to express, and if slapping a smile on my face is what it takes to motivate me towards happiness, joy, or something close to it⎯I’m going to:
  • smirk,
  • beam,
  • show my dimple or that twinkle in my eye
  • and grin from ear to ear.
So how about you, where do you fake it? You can tell me⎯I know you want to.

Photo courtesy of Pulpolux