After the Tears, Smile and Keep Singing

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A few years ago, Demi Lovato was a rising star as a talented singer and one of Disney’s most popular actresses on “Sonny With a Chance.” But behind the scenes she was suffering with addictions, self-harm and an eating disorder. Demi could have continued on with her career and hid her problems, she could have pushed all the hurt behind her dazzling smile and made us and her legions of fans believe that everyday was heaven. But she didn’t. Demi stood up and made a hard but right choice. She honestly let everyone know that something was wrong and she decided to get help.

During her time in rehab, Demi could have let herself become discouraged and let that hard, maybe lonely, time make her weak and bring her down. But she didn’t. And when it was over, Demi returned to the scene stronger and louder than ever in 2011 with Unbroken. In 2012, she was judging on Fox’s The X Factor. Just last month, she released her single Heart Attack which is off her upcoming album, Demi.

From here, Demi looks all set to have a very bright, stellar future of superstardom.

Demi’s comeback has lessons and should inspire us all. Painful things are bound to cut and hurt us, it doesn’t mean we have to let them break us. Thrown stones may crack our glass frame, it doesn’t mean we have to shatter. Tears of sadness may cause our flame to flicker, it doesn’t mean we have to let it go out.

When you suffer, don’t worry.

Take a step back. Breathe. Cry but keep your head up.

Never lose your smile. And never, ever stop singing.

“Nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through tears.”
Demi Lovato

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