That’s Just The Way My Face Is

People have asked me often why I don’t smile. They think I’m always mad or sad. But, I’m just not inclined to smile. It’s just my face.

I have never been so inclined. I listen to the statistics that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile and I have to question those results. Whose face are they using to do these tests?

I feel natural when my face is at rest. Smiling actually takes more muscles. In fact, I can feel my face when I smile. If I smile too much, I actually get cramps in my face. I have to smack my cheeks and drink salt water to stop the cramps.

One day, my face got stuck in place. Tears were rolling out of my eyes until the muscles finally let go. Of course, I’m exaggerating. That’s what I do!

The great thing to all of this is I am not alone. I just learned about other people who suffer from the same affliction. They made a video to spread awareness and I would love to share that with you now. The more you know…


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Michael Allen is the author of A River in the Ocean, the heartwarming story of a single father who is separated from his daughter when an awful accident nearly takes his life. He comes out of his coma with amnesia, but something keeps pulling him to find what's missing in his life. He didn't know he was looking and she didn't know she needed found. Available now at Amazon!

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A River in The Ocean is the story of a father and a daughter who get separated by a tragic accident. The father wakes up from a coma unaware he has a daughter while she has been raised for years by an odd couple who have great intentions, but no idea what they are doing. He begins to feel something is missing in his life while she begins to feel she is out of place. He didn’t know he was looking and she didn’t know she needed found.

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