Scott's Life in Bangkwang Prison - Thailand

My Smile

Because I am seen to be 'grinning like a cat' on many photographs people seem to think that I must like it here or don't care.

Wrong both times.

Anyone who knows me will know that the 'grin' is part of me.

I've got great family and friends who are sticking by me, all they ask of me is that I keep fit and healthy and don't think so much.

Would the people who say these things be happier if I sat in the corner and cried?

Is that good for my family and friends?

No!  And it's not going to happen.  I'm going to keep smiling for myself and all those who support me.

I've done wrong.  I don't complain about my life in here, which anyone with half a brain would know is not too good.

If the 'grin' offends you - sorry - but it's my way of getting by!

I'll keep smiling and be as happy as my life will let me.  For myself, my family and my friends.


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