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Why Mona Lisa Wasn't Really Smiling

Updated on February 8, 2013

Smile Mona ..... as big as you like

Hard to Hold a Smile for an Entire Day

Back in the day (before our high/higher technology) one had to sit for the artist to paint a portrait of oneself. My guess is that it could possibly take a day or more. How it must be difficult to sit that still and in perfect accordance to where and how the painting first started out.

Much like in our lives, we start out with one way or agenda and any move or change( no matter how small) is noted and often critiqued by the ones that are trying to hold one to that mold or picturesque life and thoughts.

Not that our friends and family don't want great things for us and wish us the utmost happiness and pleasures in life, maybe it just confusing to them. Human nature seems to dictate that change is negative and not a good thing.

My thoughts: change takes energy, and not just in the physical but in the minds of those that have a hard time with the " go with the flow" attitude. There isn't a manual for this. Some people just either will not allow themselves to be happy, free from guilt, obligations that are not theirs to own , and last but not least, those that need to control everything within their path, due to the deepest of out of control feelings.

When I realized, that even when our society are privy to still shot camera images. People are still not really smiling. It appears they are still conditioned to not spread a sun shiny smile . Of course if they are all that unhappy, I personally wouldn't want them the spend the energy. However I remember asking my grand parents as a child " why is everyone so unhappy?" The reply (and I accepted this , at that time) "We had to be still" I gather it was easier to be still without the smile :)

No matter how slow our intake is with change, there is probably no dispute that it will occur. We can either smile about it and try to find good reason to or be in dismay and fight it with all our mind and might ...................... but why would we? Oh because many just do not like change.

Change is what makes a difference. Change is what our society has built itself on. Change is only a negative if it hurts another or ourselves. If not for a change in season or a change of heart and thought..... We would never know what feels great and correct in the first place.

May everyone feel something good , do something great...... for yourself and others. If not sure what that might be...... whatever hasn't worked in your past... change it up and be courageous and do something different. It just might be the change that is right for you.

always,

wishingUwell

Mia



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    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      thanks so much denden. I very much appreciate you taking the time to read and leaving such a nice comment.

      wishingUwell

      mia

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      denden mangubat 

      5 years ago from liloan, cebu, philippines

      Very positive attitude you have there.Thanks I enjoy reading this hub.

    • Ronald Bachner profile image

      Ronald Bachner 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      You are welcomed, Mia.

    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Ronald

      Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs and ever so nice comments. My heart is truly in most all I write and so happy that it was noticed. Again Thank you :)

      always

      wishingUwell

      Mia

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      Ronald Bachner 

      5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Mia,

      I like your positive outlook and how you show your heart in the couple of hubs you have written. I am glad to discover you. You are a bright spot. I hope all is well.

    • Momma Mia profile imageAUTHOR

      Momma Mia 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Happy Sunday to you Always Exploring :)

      It means so much to me that you read and have left this very nice comment for me.

      Life is full of change, some we created, some we certainly did not. It is all in how we will percieve it. I feel if we can allow it with a positive out look , we have a better chance of it not hurting as bad.

      Take great care

      always

      wishingUwell

      Mia

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I like your positive outlook on life in general. If we do not try something new, how will we know whether we'd like it or not? I have found many times that making a change was wonderful and wondered why i waited so long. Thank you for sharing....

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