Sometimes I have to put on my mask as it makes others happy and in order to survive I must wear a mask or I would melt completely.
Now my happy face when I am at work is for real as I do love the job and feel needed and appreciated. I enjoy the children.
Then there are other days when I feel so sad that I try to keep my OK face on and as you may remember several weeks ago I had a meltdown while driving the car and had to pull into a parking lot and called my daughter. I was afraid I would not make it home that day.
I had to wear a "Everything is going to be alright" face when my sister was ill as I could not break down everytime I was with her as it caused her to worry about me, so I wore a mask alot. I have the feeling she saw through it but I hope I was able to keep some of my fears to myself and not alarm her. I miss her so much.
So yes there is a time to put on your mask and a time to leave if off...............for me it is a balancing act.
And right now I have a sad face as thoughts of my sister have flooded my mind.
Gentle Hugs to you
“No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night.” ~Elie Wiesel
Thanks Raniah, I just had a few moments there as I posted when I missed Beverly tremendously. I have been doing well and I am being kind to myself but the world is not quite as bright to me as it used to be.