The appreciation I have for happiness is something I refuse to let another alter. I pity those who have not yet come to the realization that this life is sacred. I do not smile constantly because I am ‘fake’ or because I am enthralled over a silly happening to which I base my entire attitude upon. I smile day after day because I am loved, because I am alive, and because I am happy. There are only few who know of my sufferings and my sorrows. Those few know that the thought of me ever being happy again, back then, was only a dream we could pray for. For me to say now that I am happy is something of a miracle I am thankful for each and every day. So forgive me if I have bothered you with my ‘bubbly’ personality and my ever so optimistic outlook, but I will continue to smile whether you like it or not, for I have an appreciation for happiness that I will forever try to share.