A mask is an image that you project so that others believe that is who you are. But it stops others from really knowing how your feeling and may even keep you from knowing yourself.
You may not want to take off your mask because you don’t want others to see the sadness underneath. But when you take that leap of faith, you will often experience more closeness with friends and family.
It can be exhausting always wearing that “happy face” mask. Let people know what you are really feeling instead of always having to appear strong. When your mask gets too heavy have faith in yourself and throw it away. The real you will be out in the open and then you can start rebuilding your life.