The whole premise of this page was that we all tell little white lies in order to keep things positive. Everyday that I have a bad attitude, I have to put on a smile because when I'm grouchy, my students end up grouchy. So, I try to keep things positive even when I'm not feeling positive.
One of my other layouts speaks of how I have a hard time keep my opinions to myself, but I also can temporarily put my negative thoughts aside to make my day run more smoothly. What would happen if I lashed out at everyone just because I felt crappy? It would lead to a more difficult day for me (and my students). So, sometimes I just keep my mouth smiling even when I want to scream!
The white pen was used for journaling and to draw the mask openings. I Love how the contrast of the white against the dark grey draws your attention.